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What's with the prices on broken gimbals?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Monkeyleg, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. Monkeyleg

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    Weeks back I bought a P2V+ with a broken gimbal. I bought another broken gimbal on Ebay for $130 to cannibalize for parts. Unfortunately there's still a couple of motors I need.

    Now gimbal prices all seem to be north of $200. I even saw one sell for over $300 a few days ago.

    Is this a seasonal thing, or have gimbals become some sort of hot commodity?
     
  2. mad in nc

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  3. Monkeyleg

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    As much as I'd like to just hand off the gimbal to either of them, I'm on a budget. The gimbals aren't difficult to work on. I don't have any equipment for testing the motor control boards, so I'm just swapping out boards from a Phantom that works and see which ones make a difference. Then it's finding a used one that has the board(s) I need.

    I just don't understand why prices spiked in the last 2-3 weeks. Broken gimbals were going for $130 to $170. Now you can add $60 to $70 to that.
     
  4. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    My thoughts are supply and demand .... Maybe the repair companies are buying them up for spares and there's a a bit of bidding wars.
     
  5. Monkeyleg

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    Makes sense.
     
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    A lot of bidding the prices climb. Low bidding they go for a lower price. So I guess it is a snooze says supply and demand. It appears when it is a proprietary product the prices are higher due to lack of competition. Checked you electric bill lately? It's now higher than the cost of my first house mortgage.