Why is the Phantom 4 still expensive?

Joined
Sep 28, 2016
Messages
10
Reaction score
0
Age
33
With the Mavic out producing almost close to quality video as the Phantom 4, any idea why it's still expensive, considering the Mavic is about the same price?
 

msinger

Approved Vendor
Joined
Oct 30, 2014
Messages
30,803
Reaction score
10,149
Location
Harrisburg, PA (US)
DJI does not usually drop the price of their other aircraft when new unrelated aircraft are released. If you're looking for a break on a Phantom 4, then wait until the Phantom 5 is released.
 
  • Like
Reactions: JohnnyB
Joined
Sep 28, 2016
Messages
10
Reaction score
0
Age
33
DJI does not usually drop the price of their other aircraft when new unrelated aircraft are released. If you're looking for a break on a Phantom 4, then wait until the Phantom 5 is released.
Oh makes sense. Can't wait to see what they'll be bringing next!
 

Mark The Droner

Premium Pilot
Joined
Aug 26, 2015
Messages
5,312
Reaction score
1,739
IIRC, last year, the P3 dropped quite a bit as Christmas approached, and then dropped even more after Christmas.
 
Joined
Jul 26, 2016
Messages
1,539
Reaction score
479
I've been flipping on the Mavic due to the sundry supply chain delays verses maybe holding off for the Inspire 2 if it has a better camera, or at least 16MP or more and better optics, and maybe being cheaper on the newer version too as they go move through the generation builds.

Dunno.
 
Joined
Sep 7, 2016
Messages
312
Reaction score
103
Age
43
With the Mavic out producing almost close to quality video as the Phantom 4, any idea why it's still expensive, considering the Mavic is about the same price?
Even if it seems to be close specs-wise to the Phantom, mavic is cheaper in many ways.

For one it benefits from the R&D done for the phantom and other product lines, no magnesium alloy frame, weaker cheaper batteries and motors etc..etc..

Even if it cannibalises some P4 sales, it's a different product line for different audiences, hence a different price point.

As msinger stated, stay tune for holidays pricedrops and the next step for the phantom line to see p4 pricing dropped, even if it dropped significantly already for a product only 6 months old.


Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots
 
Joined
Aug 31, 2016
Messages
9
Reaction score
1
Age
35
So with cold weather and winter coming would you suggest on waiting on buying a p4 till after Christmas or in the spring when a new phantom comes out?


Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots
 
Joined
Sep 7, 2016
Messages
312
Reaction score
103
Age
43
If you don't plan of flying/filming/creating much or at all during the winter yeah I'd say wait for sales, see what's coming next, wait for the Mavic to settle in.

I fly during the winter even though opportunities are less weather/lighting-wise.


Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots
 

BigAl07

Administrator
Staff Member
Premium Pilot
Joined
Jan 5, 2015
Messages
6,377
Reaction score
4,925
Age
48
Location
Western North Carolina
Or just go to Best Buy and show them the used model from B&H Photo like I did and ask for a price match and get it for $849.95!
That's not very ethical but to each their own.
 
  • Like
Reactions: msinger
Joined
Oct 22, 2016
Messages
34
Reaction score
9
Age
31
When a new Honda Civic is introduced, the Honda Accord's price doesn't drop significantly.
 
Joined
Sep 14, 2014
Messages
55
Reaction score
29
Long, long ago when the P4 was introduced (what, six months ago? ;)) the MSRP was $1400. They've already reduced the price by 20%.
 
Joined
Oct 28, 2016
Messages
25
Reaction score
10
Age
33
Sure you can.
So I went back to Best Buy today to show them that there was an error and I had mistakenly asked for a price match that was actually for a used model. To my surprise they said that it was their error and that they should have checked it out more thoroughly on their end. They didn't do anything to reverse the price match. To make up for my error, and their error, I just bought a new battery and backpack, in which they price matched legitimately and I still saved a few bucks.

You can never go wrong with Best Buy from my experience.
 
Joined
Sep 19, 2016
Messages
1,068
Reaction score
672
So I went back to Best Buy today to show them that there was an error and I had mistakenly asked for a price match that was actually for a used model. To my surprise they said that it was their error and that they should have checked it out more thoroughly on their end. They didn't do anything to reverse the price match. To make up for my error, and their error, I just bought a new battery and backpack, in which they price matched legitimately and I still saved a few bucks.

You can never go wrong with Best Buy from my experience.
At-a-boy!

Sent from my XT1096 using PhantomPilots mobile app
 
Joined
Apr 7, 2016
Messages
91
Reaction score
43
Age
37
Location
Aberdeen, Scotland
Very honest of you and very easy to make the mistake you did. I'm sure many people would try that approach to get it cheaper in the first place but remain tight lipped on the forums. It's like when you could exploit the battery offer of but one get one free.

Sent from my SM-G935F using PhantomPilots mobile app
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2016
Messages
51
Reaction score
18
Age
46
Or just go to Best Buy and show them the used model from B&H Photo like I did and ask for a price match and get it for $849.95!
The lady at Best Buy that sold me my P4, spent 45 minutes finding the lowest prices on everything I bought, and matched it. I was surprised as I did t request it but awesome nonetheless. Got my extra batteries down to $100 ea.
 

New Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
134,984
Messages
1,396,596
Members
98,369
Latest member
JDS