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Burning a hole in my pocket

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pokercop, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. pokercop

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    I have saved the money to finally purchase the P2 with gimble and a case. Any suggestions as to where to buy it from? I understand if I buy from someplace in Las Vegas I won't have to pay tax. Obviously saving a little cash would be good.

    I was hoping to hold out to see if DJI was going to offer a free battery with the P2 (non-vision) but I'm not so sure that's going to happen since they just recently started the P2V bundle deal.


    Thanks!
     
  2. Ksc

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    b&h. they didn't charge me shipping or tax. and they have great customer service
     
  3. paprzy

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    I just received my first Phantom (PH-1) - bought from B&H. Not only was the price great, but they shipping was fast and no sales tax. Enjoy!
     
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    Not sure if you're interested in a two-month old Complete P2 Ultimate FPV Package or not, but I just posted this today:

    viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9550
     
  5. CJ31

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    I got my setup from Intelligent UAS http://www.1uas.com. Free shipping and no tax if you don't live in MD. They are super knowledgable and unlike BH, some sellers on Amazon and others, they specialize 100% in this stuff. You also earn credit for your purchases. I was able to get 3 pairs of extra props for free because of my P2 order. I would highly recommend. I am also not as high on BH as some others in this forum are due to a recent experience. Good luck!
     
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    +1

    Intelligent UAS is one of my top go-to vendors for anything DJI, and have always given me stellar service. B&H is a solid vendor overall, but 1uas specializes in this stuff.

    Pokercop, they also have a good bit experience working with all sorts of civil agencies, so they might be able to work with you in that regard.
     
  7. pokercop

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    Thank you all for the input. I actually ordered from B&H before I read the comments about Intelligent UAS. Can't believe I finally pulled the trigger on this. I also ordered a hard case and extra battery. Now I wait a week pacing the house waiting for delivery of my new baby.... crazy excited now :)

    I just hope it doesn't fly away on me. I've read the manual, watched about a hundred videos and talked to several people. I just hope that fly-aways are rare and not a "not if but when" kind of thing.
     
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    Reports of flyaways seem to have dropped off significantly since around Dec I think (if memory serves me right). Still can't say it absolutely won't happen to you, but my sense is that at least a significant part of the root cause has somehow been addressed in recent hardware/firmware changes.
     
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    Education seems to be the other helper... ;)
     
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    One can always hope :D I'd like to think there was a tipping point reached with awareness and such, but when the total number of Phantoms skyrocketed w/the release of the P2/P2V and the reporting rate of flyaways went down at the same time, I dunno if I can put my money on human nature in this case lol.
     
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