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Why is the Inspire so expensive in Australia?
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Skippyo
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When I first saw the US price I thought that it was reasonable. Even though the second controller was $500. So $3300 for the inspire with second controller in the US. In Australia it is $4800! With the second controller at $710 that's more expensive than a Futaba 14SG! I even with the difference in the exchange rate I don't see how they can justify the difference in price. Aussies being taken for a ride again.
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johnwarr
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Same reason
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tonymmorley
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Indeed, please explain why you have chosen to financially extort Australians with what can only be viewed as an Australian tax. This will only result in reduced sales in Australasia. No one in their right mind is going to stand for this, people will simply re-route their packages and use freight forwarding services, and then resent DJI to top things off. It's a real slap in the face to select Australian shipping and then magically the same product goes up in price $1231.00. So please explain in detail why it costs over a thousand dollars per unit for Australians.
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arhnem.digital
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Do the conversion of US dollars in to Australian dollars then add freight, GST and import duties. You're not going to get it much cheaper from the US.

US$3296 from B&H New York.
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CineAir
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To be honest I don't really see the point of the Inspire 1 in Australia anyway. New laws will soon allow people to use UAV's that weigh under 2kg for commercial purposes which means if we want 4k aerials we can use the Phantom with a GoPro 4 on it. Now if you buy the Inspire 1 to use commercially (which is the main reason to justify spending almost $5000 on it here) you will need to go and get fully qualified anyway which will cost around $15,000.

Now why would someone spend all that extra money and then not just get the S900 and use a decent camera?

I am struggling to understand DJI's reasoning behind this new model. I know it fits the middle ground between Phantom and S900 / S1000 but I don't see a decent market there. Too expensive for low end users but nowhere near good enough to be used professionally on commercials and films.
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dronelyfeAUS
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CineAir Posted at 2014-11-13 19:32
To be honest I don't really see the point of the Inspire 1 in Australia anyway. New laws will soon allow people to use UAV's that weigh under 2kg for commercial purposes which means if we want 4k aerials we can use the Phantom with a GoPro 4 on it. Now if you buy the Inspire 1 to use commercially (which is the main reason to justify spending almost $5000 on it here) you will need to go and get fully qualified anyway which will cost around $15,000.

Now why would someone spend all that extra money and then not just get the S900 and use a decent camera?

point would be that your gimbal goes 360 degrees and shoots in 4k CIN DNG.

Can i ask if you have had much luck in gaining "good" Consistent work with a P4P?
knowing your unlicensed and wont get public liability as you state your operation is under 2kgs.

Just dont see how anything other than a payload bigger then the Inspire will get you any commercial work in Australia, so if you want a P4P please buy one and leave the big boys to the money ; )
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Geebax
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dronelyfeAUS Posted at 2017-3-13 17:26
point would be that your gimbal goes 360 degrees and shoots in 4k CIN DNG.

Can i ask if you have had much luck in gaining "good" Consistent work with a P4P?

Please note that you have replied to a post that is 2.5 years old, and is no longer relevant. The person does not have a P4P, he is talking about a Phantom 2 with a GoPro Hero 4 camera attached.
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