Ended: DJI Phantom 3 4K Drone $599 (Reg $999)

Canon Rumors Guy

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<p>DJI is selling refurbished Phantom 3 4K drones for $599 (Reg $999) via ebay. This is a great deal for a first time drone buyer or for anyone that wants to upgrade from the entry level drones out there.</p>
<p><strong><a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5574981434&toolid=10001&campid=5338002170&customid=&icep_item=262699270755&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg">DJI Phantom 3 4K Drone $599</a></strong> (Reg $999)</p>
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R1-7D

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Re: Deal: DJI Phantom 3 4K Drone $599 (Reg $999)

The problem I have with these drones is that they are a bit like buy a Sony camera: you buy one and practically five minutes later a new model comes out.

I get that technology is moving quickly, but depreciation is sure going to take its toll on these drones faster than on most tech these days.
 

mpphoto

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Re: Deal: DJI Phantom 3 4K Drone $599 (Reg $999)

I saw this sale a few days ago and bought a refurb Phantom 3 Standard from the same seller for $349. It looks like the Standard has since sold out. I see how the $599 Professional model is a good deal, but I didn't want to spend that much on something I may not use often. The Standard seems capable enough and hopefully it will be a good drone for learning the basics.

One cost that surprised me was a spare battery. The OEM battery usually costs $149, though Amazon had it on sale for $99. I know the Phantom's LiPo battery is more exotic than our Canon DSLR batteries, I just wasn't ready for them to cost so much more. That said, I'm impressed by how DJI has so many different spare parts available for sale.