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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jamie b, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. msinger

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    That's a good deal if you add up the cost of all of the extras. The only way to save more would be to buy the Phantom from this $799 eBay deal and purchase the accessories separately. That eBay seller is not an authorized DJI dealer though (if that matters to you). However, considering the seller's eBay reputation, I'd feel safe buying from them.
     
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    can skip few of the items don't see case for it very important
     
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    96% rating in 12 months on 522 sales is pretty bad.
     
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    Change back? It's cheaper than buying everything separately.

    P3P - $999
    2 extra batteries - $238
    Charging hub - $90
    3 ND filters - $87
    Prop guards - $19
    RC strap - $10
    Memory cards - $64
    Inspire 1 tablet mount - $30
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    $1,537 total

    Note: I left out the gimbal guard, lens cap, hood, and lighting kit.
     
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    I'm sure there are a number of things in there that most people wouldn't normally purchase if it wasn't included. And when you figure the pro can be had for $799 I just think there would be better purchase options unless, of course, you are planning to purchase everything included here which I would like to believe most people wouldn't. But having said that I am always a strong advocate of Amazon.
     
  7. Jamie b

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    Well there are some other deals on Amazon where you get the drone and an extra battery for $1070. Is that a better deal than going with all the extras?


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  8. msinger

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    Agreed. That's why I did not total some of the extras up ;)
     
  9. msinger

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    That's a good deal for Amazon.
     
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    A case, is the most important accessory, IMO
    Otherwise, you'll be carrying your P3 around in the cardboard box that it came in.
    I'd much rather have a backpack case over a hard case.
    It's a lot easier to take your P3 where ever you want, without people giving you looks, wondering what's in the box.
     
  11. Jamie b

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    I plan to get the go professional case for the phantom


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  12. msinger

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    Good plan. That's my favorite case :)
     
  13. Jamie b

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    Do you recommend the prop guards for a first time flyer? I do have some flying time with the blade helis tho.


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  14. auen1

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    I've never used prop guards.
    I think you'll do fine without them.
     
  15. msinger

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    I don't recommend using them outdoors. It could negatively affect the flight if the wind hits them just right, etc. Until you're comfortable flying your Phantom, stay in a wide open area free of all obstacles. That way you'll have nothing for the prop guards to bump into. Once you master that, you'll have no need for prop guards.
     
  16. Satellite Aerial View

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    I see this as a desperate move for sales.