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You PAID way to Much, or DJI is retarded for posting this.
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LordoftheFlies
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This is just bad business, your Drones have NO resale value whatsoever.
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You are definately getting the short end on this deal.. better off selling on e-bay
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LordoftheFlies
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I think they have officially gotten their balls bigger than their brains. Marketing Dept. FAIL!
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LordoftheFlies Posted at 2018-8-23 07:58
I think they have officially gotten their balls bigger than their brains. Marketing Dept. FAIL!

How much do you think your used drone is worth? Curious ..
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Far_North
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It's an easy way to get your new drone and a credit for your used drone all in one transaction, almost.  Convenience is never cheap.   If you don't think it's fare then don't use it.  It's all about choices and the more choices the better.
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LordoftheFlies
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$500-700, Especially with the awards and accolades this particular model has earned. Certainly not a 50%+ decrease in value on a 2016 release date.
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Far_North Posted at 2018-8-23 08:09
It's an easy way to get your new drone and a credit for your used drone all in one transaction, almost.  Convenience is never cheap.   If you don't think it's fare then don't use it.  It's all about choices and the more choices the better.

The problem, isn't using it the trade up. The problem is value. selling it anywhere has just gotten that much more difficult. Any conscience drone user will know this feature exist and try snipe the market. And quite honestly, I am not too happy that the company just shaved $500.00 off their products value with no warning or reason.

It is if there are admitting all the problems in the forums are justified bc these drone are just 300 dollars worth of Chinese crap.
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I'm sure the number is based off a cost/profit margin number of getting these drones back and putting them out into re-circulation as replacements.
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Now the Advert makes sense. I see the big picture; sell crap gear. Charge to fix it, release new crap gear, get our crap gear back at more than 1/2 the half the value, and swap more crap gear parts to fix the crap gear. This company is like the BMW of the drone market. Can't blame them, but I won't be using their warranty programs or support. Its all for money. Guess I just have to pop the crap open and fix it myself. #usnavyengineer #engineergrad
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LordoftheFlies Posted at 2018-8-23 08:09
$500-700, Especially with the awards and accolades this particular model has earned. Certainly not a 50%+ decrease in value on a 2016 release date.

I disagree... Drones today evolve faster than let's say cell phones. And after 2 years, most flagship cell phones lose AT LEAST 50% in value.
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2018-8-23 08:27
I disagree... Drones today evolve faster than let's say cell phones. And after 2 years, most flagship cell phones lose AT LEAST 50% in value.

Oh yeah for sure. I am just used to the optics market retaining value. Company's like Zeiss, Leica, Hasselblad, & their are a few others have stayed relevant by making photography equipment that holds value. I guess its a testament to our times, technology is moving so fast. It's hard to find a position worth investing in.  
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rolling56 Posted at 2018-8-23 08:05
How much do you think your used drone is worth? Curious ..

Don't forget the was for a "NEW" trade in. God knows I don't want to see the value on a used model.
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LordoftheFlies Posted at 2018-8-23 08:31
Oh yeah for sure. I am just used to the optics market retaining value. Company's like Zeiss, Leica, Hasselblad, & their are a few others have stayed relevant by making photography equipment that holds value. I guess its a testament to our times, technology is moving so fast. It's hard to find a position worth investing in.

Optics is another story... especially with the companies whose equipment was on the Moon and working there. (hasselblad camera with zeiss lens). I am fairly sure that even if M2 is delivered somehow to the Moon it would not manage to take off, lol. And speaking of reselling values in optics there are also some very drastic examples of rapid fall in value... large format cameras.... ppl today don't want to move around heavy and big equipment, finely adjust standards, learn about some serious science, they rather get tilt and shift lens for their mirrorless...
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LordoftheFlies Posted at 2018-8-23 08:33
Don't forget the was for a "NEW" trade in. God knows I don't want to see the value on a used model.

That wasn't a trick question. How much do you think your drone is worth? No matter what the model. So what do you think?
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LordoftheFlies Posted at 2018-8-23 08:23
Now the Advert makes sense. I see the big picture; sell crap gear. Charge to fix it, release new crap gear, get our crap gear back at more than 1/2 the half the value, and swap more crap gear parts to fix the crap gear. This company is like the BMW of the drone market. Can't blame them, but I won't be using their warranty programs or support. Its all for money. Guess I just have to pop the crap open and fix it myself. #usnavyengineer #engineergrad

Do it then and quit your bitching!!
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This does not make sense, DJI should at least offer 55-60% of the retail value for a trade in value.
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Honestly, this has no perception of the value of your drone.  Go to the official store and look at what they are still selling a refurbished MP for.  It's like trading a car in at a dealership.  Your always only gonna get half of what the car is really worth.  They'll detail it and mark it up 50%.  DJI will do the same with the drone they buy back from you.  If you want to get more for it, you'll have invest the time in selling it privately.  It's just the high cost of convenience.  
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rolling56 Posted at 2018-8-23 08:44
That wasn't a trick question. How much do you think your drone is worth? No matter what the model. So what do you think?

Scroll up, it should be the middle wheel or you can use the arrow keys. #agism
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Tridiver Posted at 2018-8-23 08:45
Do it then and quit your bitching!!

I am sure I posted it in the discussion forum... Could be a mistake though. Nope no mistake.
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Its simple economics.  If the value of the drone on the resale market is $500-600, DJI cannot pay $500-600 for it because they have to make money.  They are a business and have to make a profit.  Consumer products typically have to have at least a 25-30% profit margin on them to be cost effective for a company to sell.  Remember - DJI is in the business of SELLING drones, not BUYING used ones at a price that is so steep that they cannot effectively resell them.

Whether you are talking about trading in used video games, a used car, etc. the story is the same.  You will never get as much money from the dealer as you will in a private sale.
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Sho'Nuff Posted at 2018-8-23 09:09
Its simple economics.  If the value of the drone on the resale market is $500-600, DJI cannot pay $500-600 for it because they have to make money.  They are a business and have to make a profit.  Consumer products typically have to have at least a 25-30% profit margin on them to be cost effective for a company to sell.  Remember - DJI is in the business of SELLING drones, not BUYING used ones at a price that is so steep that they cannot effectively resell them.

Whether you are talking about trading in used video games, a used car, etc. the story is the same.  You will never get as much money from the dealer as you will in a private sale.

you have point. +1
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Sho'Nuff Posted at 2018-8-23 09:09
Its simple economics.  If the value of the drone on the resale market is $500-600, DJI cannot pay $500-600 for it because they have to make money.  They are a business and have to make a profit.  Consumer products typically have to have at least a 25-30% profit margin on them to be cost effective for a company to sell.  Remember - DJI is in the business of SELLING drones, not BUYING used ones at a price that is so steep that they cannot effectively resell them.

Whether you are talking about trading in used video games, a used car, etc. the story is the same.  You will never get as much money from the dealer as you will in a private sale.

Agreed. you should have sat in on their marketing meeting and told them it is a bad idea.
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LordoftheFlies Posted at 2018-8-23 09:00
Scroll up, it should be the middle wheel or you can use the arrow keys. #agism

Cry baby. We've seen you kind here before Welcome to the real world
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LordoftheFlies Posted at 2018-8-23 08:23
Now the Advert makes sense. I see the big picture; sell crap gear. Charge to fix it, release new crap gear, get our crap gear back at more than 1/2 the half the value, and swap more crap gear parts to fix the crap gear. This company is like the BMW of the drone market. Can't blame them, but I won't be using their warranty programs or support. Its all for money. Guess I just have to pop the crap open and fix it myself. #usnavyengineer #engineergrad

#MEllennial #patyourself
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This is common in any trade up program. They sell a refurbished MP for 799....not surprised they are offering 50% of that.

Like others have said, I would take it to craigslist or eBay.
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I chose to put my MPP up on FleaBay.  Even with their fees, I will make more money than their program.
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I don't purchase my toys as an investment.  It's all about the fun.  
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Jesus, are you dudes getting these drone ads in the reader's digest or something? We're talking about value, the company just told us the drone are worth pickles. Do you have an idea as to why that is, or do you want to go back to playing backgammon with Memaw?
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I can't image getting more than 500 for a drone that i paid 1000 for and been using for 1.5 years.
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Fraggboy Posted at 2018-8-23 10:40
I chose to put my MPP up on FleaBay.  Even with their fees, I will make more money than their program.

Did you do an open bid or a fixed price?
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Chad Martinez Posted at 2018-8-23 10:52
My aircraft keeps getting DC'ed from the APP.

How far out into your flight?
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LordoftheFlies Posted at 2018-8-23 10:53
How far out into your flight?

2 yards. While its still on the ground.
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Chad Martinez Posted at 2018-8-23 10:54
2 yards. While its still on the ground.

What is your antenna config for the craft and controller. Sorry, I have to ask to get through the basic troubleshooting steps.
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