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Should I return P3A since P4 Release is imminent

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Eric1084, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Eric1084

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    Really caught me off guard, and I have heard a lot of rumors claiming Phantom 4 is coming out. I bought a Phantom 3 Advanced Last week for $719. Originally wanted to purchase the Professional, but since it isn't on sale, I held back on that. But it just went down too. Should I just return the P3A for now, and wait for the P4? Only used it once or twice to test whether it works or not. I don't really use it, and it is more for me to use on vacations, but since I aren't going to any, I can wait. If I decides to return it however, I would have to somehow sell all of my virtually brand new batteries and the dji backpack as well. What do you guys think?
     
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    The "announcement" is close but shipping may be months away. It's very expensive to stay on the cutting edge of technology for sure.

    If you've already used the aircraft is it really "ethical" to return it at this point? That's a personal decision and no one can make it for you.
     
  3. msinger

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    If DJI continues their usual pattern, they'll most likely be shipping the first units in May/June if they announce a new Phantom on March 1st.
     
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  4. Eric1084

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    I mean I guess BigAl07 made a pretty good point there. Plus, $719 for P3A is not a bad deal really. It all just comes down to whether the new model makes a huge difference or not...
     
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    "A bird in hand is worth two in the bush."
     
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    Don't automatically assume that a "P4" will replace the Phantom 3 series. The Phantom 3 still is a GREAT value proposition and, with Lightbridge, well ahead of its competition. I think DJI may introduce a new bird in the spring, but that it will be a 2 kg class drone meant to max out the category in many foreign countries and, if we are legislatively lucky, the US, too. Whether it is a Phantom, or something, we'll learn next month.
     
  7. JickMagger

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    If your P3A is working well I wouldn't be eager to replace it with an undoubtedly more expensive and less tested model.
     
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    more to the point the p3 PRO just dropped to 999.00

    good luck and have fun flying!
    what ever one you end up with.
     
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    Yup, looks like they are dumping stock.
     
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    I think those sale prices are the new prices. Making room for the P4?
     
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    I suggest fly it for a year, enjoy and be ready to buy new one during next Christmas. By that time all issues of new a/c will be known/ resolved.
     
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    I agree ... I jumped on the pre-order of the P3P but I think I'll be waiting on the P4 for some tested reviews or I might decide to jump over to the Inspire 1.
     
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    yep,
    they learned last year, and I think they had more left after Christmas than they expected.
    maybe some of the media negativity had some folks rethink buying!
     
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    Never be first to buy a DJI product. Just a suggestion.
     
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    But, I just cannot resist... :D
     
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    I'm in the same boat as OP, but i have the Pro model purchased 3 dats for $999.00 from BB and i have 45 days to return or exchange it.

    I decided that i am going to wait and see what P4 will offer and the price its going to be.
    If it's something that i want and able to afford i will upgrade and if new improvements will not matter to me i will just keep my pro as it is a great model as it is.


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    The price has been released. It's $1700!
     
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    That is a good general rule for everything.
     
  20. dlinecinema

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    I just picked up an advanced for $649. I'll wait until the bugs are worked out and the price drop on the 4, then I'll jump on one. The phantom 3 series is pretty solid.


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