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*PHANTOM 3 DROPPED PRICE* P3A and P3P

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Raleigh Johnathan, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. Raleigh Johnathan

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    I was checking on Amazon yesterday and saw that the P3A was 677 USD and the P3P is 769 USD.
     
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  2. alokbhargava

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    Are you planning to buy one?


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  3. Badgenes

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    those aren't new prices, my wife bought my first Phantom, a P3A, for my birthday last month for 677.00. If there is a price drop coming, that isn't it. Just a heads up as if you are waiting for one you should keep waiting.
     
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  4. toddjlyons

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    Sam's Club is dumping P3 Standards for $469.
     
  5. NJ-Phantom3Pro

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    I got my P3P from Amazon a few weeks ago for $799.00 shipped. And $769 is now the new price.


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  6. Mark The Droner

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    I paid less than that at BJs in July.
     
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    Odd as it is, BJ's in Rochester NY is selling them at full list price.
     
  9. 42FrankZ

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    That is odd.
     
  10. Dustin_W

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    It all depends on the seller. Look at the "Sold By."

    Last week I crashed mine and looked to see how much I could get a new one for. It was listed last week as $769. Then a day or two later was over $800, but was sold from a different seller. So the price will fluctuate depending on who currently has the lowest price of in-stock items.

    I will also try to buy from Amazon directly "Ships and sold by Amazon." Had a few shipping errors with other sellers, and it's much harder to get a return or refund if it's sold by someone else. The policy is a little different. Amazon gave me a refund, but wouldn't ship a replacement. I had to re-order it again. Just keep that in mind.
     
  11. msinger

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    Phantoms shipped by Amazon can be easily returned directly back to Amazon (even if Amazon is not the seller).
     
  12. Dustin_W

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    Sure, but trying to get a replacement from damaged shipping is a little harder. If you order from Amazon, they will just ship you a new one. If it's from a different seller, you have to take a couple extra steps.

    When I ordered my P3 Pro, the memory card got damaged in shipment. Was reported by USPS that it was being mailed back to the shipper. I contacted Amazon to ship me a new one. They couldn't just ship me a new one since I ordered from another seller. But they did give me a refund, and I had to place another order. If it was sold from amazon, all I would have had to do is click the button to ship a replacement.
     
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  13. msinger

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    Extra steps... like?
     
  14. Dustin_W

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    Just updated my reply with a specific example. I had to contact Amazon directly for a refund. Just took a couple extra days. Nothing major. There's just different ways they handle stuff with other sellers.
     
  15. msinger

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    As for returning drones (which is a more common case than a missing package), I can tell you the process is super easy with Amazon. I recently had to go through that process myself when I received an Autel X-Star that had a bad compass. All I had to to was print out a free return shipping label, box it up, drop it off at UPS, and I received a full refund ~3 business days later. I try not to buy directly from Amazon since they charge tax.
     
  16. MY DRONE JOURNEY

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    Don't worry I payed 800 uk for mine with a extra battery and still happy
     
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    After reading this thread and watching my drone vids, my bro-in-law just pulled the trigger on a P3A and an additional battery from Amazon for about $780. Great deal, IMHO.
     
  18. toddjlyons

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    Me, too! $647 plus $101 for an extra battery, delivered.
     
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