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Refurbished vs new

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by jcoop, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. jcoop

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    So I'm planning on buying the p3s, and I was wondering whether or not it would be a good idea to buy a refurbished one from the OFFICIAL DJI website. Is that a good idea or not?
     
  2. jcoop

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    If you have any suggestions, please tell me


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  3. Tony B

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    Whats the warranty on a refurb?
     
  4. jcoop

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    According to the website, it's the same as with new ones, but if you replace it due to a problem, you can only switch it out with another refurbished one

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  5. Tony B

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    price difference?
     
  6. flpholt

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    due you want a new car or a used one someone sold cause it had problems
     
  7. jcoop

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    The price diff is $70. It's 85% of the original price

    It's one that's been returned to DJI, and they have fixed it, as well as tested the software stuff, and flight tested it.


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  8. flpholt

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    would rather have a new one than a reject that supposedly was fixed
     
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    Research is the best way to go look at all other brands and make a decision from that
     
  10. msinger

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    If you buy a brand new Phantom, DJI will also swap it out with a refurbished model and/or refurbished parts if you need to send it in for repair.
     
  11. DroneDestination

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    Just buy a new one from a local Best Buy. Easy returns if you have any issues. IMO $70 is worth it to make sure you get all-new parts and, most importantly, a new battery. Not sure if refurb P3s have refurbished or new batteries!

    EDIT: Or an Apple Store. They seem to be very forgiving with DJI issues, at least for the many people who bought a P4 from them.
     
  12. Tony B

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    agree 70 is not worth it.. buy new you can get them from time to time for 399
     
  13. jcoop

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    do you know where you can get them for that price tony b?
     
  14. Tony B

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    I got mine from eBay cookie electronics.

    It was in early May big sale picked it up. Keep your eyes open !, I'm sure they will come back
     
  15. jcoop

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    Ok thanks!


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  17. jcoop

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    Yeah I've basically decided to just get a new one


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  18. dg8882

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    I'm not 100% sure on the warranty policy from DJI but I would suggest making sure you are buying from an authorized dealer or DJI may not fix it should anything go wrong.


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  19. Alphaboy1

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    Guys i have a Phantom 3 Standard for sale which is considered an open box, never flown only taken out of box looked at and put back in box. Decided to go with P3 Advanced.