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pythagoras183
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After the Best Buy shafting, I thought I'd check other retailers. Just ordered a Mavic Pro from Walmart and was assured they have it IN STOCK right now. THEIR warehouse. AND I wasn't charged sales tax. So happy right now.



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It sounds like they somehow have a lot in stock.

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dana5
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Hate to be a skeptic... But that is not likely to be the case... I seriously doubt they will have any in the first week of November, or the 2nd week, or 3rd. Wal-Mart is not a "tech shop", and I just don't see how they would have stock before Apple or BestBuy. I am not saying they are deliberately trying to deceive you (like DJI), but who ever you were chatting with probably does not know the difference between a DJI Mavic, and a houla hoop.
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Well in Australia not a f. single drone has been shipped. Lucky you guys
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dana5 Posted at 2016-10-27 16:15
Hate to be a skeptic... But that is not likely to be the case... I seriously doubt they will have an ...

I don't know man. Maybe I'm being too optimistic, but I've never had a CS rep at Best Buy/Amazon actually confirm that they have it in their warehouse rather than DJI's.

I have a good feeling about this one.
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This is what I've been telling people. I ordered a combo today on Amazon UK. It's saying 'we have your order' and it will be 'released on the Nov 4th' In tracking it says dispatching on 3rd, arrive my 4th.
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Revs Posted at 2016-10-27 16:22
This is what I've been telling people. I ordered a combo today on Amazon UK. It's saying 'we have yo ...

You ordered on Amazon? or you somehow ordered from Walmart through Amazon?
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I will never buy anything from Walmart.
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pythagoras183 Posted at 2016-10-27 18:17
I don't know man. Maybe I'm being too optimistic, but I've never had a CS rep at Best Buy/Amazon a ...

Yeah... I don't believe BestBuy has any in their warehouse either. I don't think ANY us retailer has had any stock arrive yet. I have all kinds of reasons why I believe this, but there is not point beating a dead horse.

Many sellers through Amazon claim "out of stock" with no date to be available, NewEgg says the same. Apple, the most valued retailer for DJI, will not be getting them for weeks. Even BestBuy (small potatoes, compared to the others) does not have any stock. And these are all tech retailers. WalMart is more of a toy dealer.

Now, here's the proof. If you look on WalMart's site, and search for the DJI Mavic Pro, you see that they DO have it listed... But WalMart does not sell it. It clearly states "Sold and Shipped by Beach Camera". Now, they are a tech dealer of sorts, along the same lines as B&H, specializing in camera sales... But a smaller organization. In short, they are not going to have it either. But the point here is, if they told you WalMart has it in their warehouse, that would have to be a lie. They are not even a direct retailer for DJI.

The only other thing I can say is... I HOPE I am wrong!
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pythagoras183 Posted at 2016-10-28 00:25
You ordered on Amazon? or you somehow ordered from Walmart through Amazon?

No, nothing to do with Walmart. What I'm saying is companies like Amazon, Walmart, Apple etc will have been receiving stock, but I can only assume they're contractually obliged to keep them on hold until an agreed date. I guess Amazon UK (EU) still haven't sold their stock, so you can still order now and receive on the 4th.
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Fulgerite Posted at 2016-10-27 16:27
I will never buy anything from Walmart.

Why is that?
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Revs Posted at 2016-10-27 18:29
No, nothing to do with Walmart. What I'm saying is companies like Amazon, Walmart, Apple etc will  ...

That's possible for Apple and Amazon, but not WalMart... They do not sell DJI (not directly), so they would not have any stock in their warehouse.
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Just don't like the business practices.  I prefer to support local business.

That's all.
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why did you post this!?! oh man i hope this is real.....cuz i just bought one.  I wonder if it'll arrive before my combo.

Fly More Combo Order Time:        2016-09-27 22:23:26 (UTC) ....Pending......obviously
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Well, you guys got them all already, cause they're gone. I thought I was good cause there were 3 left when I started the process, but I guess it's whoever finishes first. Damnit. Seems awfully good to be true anyway. But good luck!
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As i was in the checkout in walmart site. i hit check ouy. it said sold out!!!! UHHHHH
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And it's out of stock.
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pythagoras183
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I find it odd that he'd say things like "we do have the item in our warehouse" and "we have large bulk for this item" if he wasn't basing that on anything. I mean he put me on hold and checked something.
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ericv1972 Posted at 2016-10-27 19:45
As i was in the checkout in walmart site. i hit check ouy. it said sold out!!!! UHHHHH

damn i must've gotten lucky...cuz i was getting denied at first from my banks fraud protection.  i was like it's NOT FRAUD LET ME BUY THIS BEFORE EVERYONE ON THE FORUM FINDS OUT! Paypal to the rescue!
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Now the question is.... did they pull it because they actually sold out of stock or because they shouldn't have it listed in the first place?

God, the mavic is the most stressful purchase I've ever made.
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pythagoras183 Posted at 2016-10-28 07:49
Now the question is.... did they pull it because they actually sold out of stock or because they sho ...

It did list that there were only 3 left when I tried purchase one.
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I'm one of those who got 1 of the 7 (in theory).  Note that Walmart is NOT the fulfiller here - it's Beach Camera.  So I don't know how a Walmart Chat agent would be able to know what the stock is.  I'm also very skeptical, and immediately send a note to the seller (Beach Camera) through Walmart.com to clarify that they do have stock, or to cancel my order.  Note that on Beach Camera, they don't show stock.
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tV1fr835Dcq3 Posted at 2016-10-27 19:53
It did list that there were only 3 left when I tried purchase one.

it said 4 before i purchased...then decreased once my transaction went through.
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pythagoras183
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Not feeling confident about Beach Camera... ugh.

Tried calling but they're closed for the day.
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qMvQTfjUrm4z Posted at 2016-10-27 19:56
I'm one of those who got 1 of the 7 (in theory).  Note that Walmart is NOT the fulfiller here - it's ...

same....i'm not 100% they'll ship next week either...here is what they said when i spoke with the CS.
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Going out on a limb and saying:  yeah they aren't going to have any next week and will issue a statement saying it will be late Nov.    Just a hunch.
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qMvQTfjUrm4z Posted at 2016-10-27 19:56
I'm one of those who got 1 of the 7 (in theory).  Note that Walmart is NOT the fulfiller here - it's ...

Yes Walmart is a third party, I'd buy directly from Beach Camera. I noticed they have a good return policy flexible 45 day, plus free shipping. They also carry an insurance policy 1yr and 2 yr. About the same cost as DJI. Of course they are not in stock but they'll get them sometime. Disclaimer: I'm not associated with Beach Camera, just letting you know of other options out there.
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That's cool.  We have 2 contradictory chats for Walmart - so even if Walmart.com trys to pull a "we can't cancel it, only the seller can", we should be able to use this as a get out of jail card free to demonstrate how Walmart.com provided inaccurate information.
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Yeah beach camera. Best Buy couldn't get their crate, but beach camera! I'm sticking with the dji que, seems like other than Newegg, really the only people who have them. I see Gearbest has a preorder, but the price is high. They're a chinese vendor.
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i'm wondering can walmart prevent a third party from saying that an item is in stock when in fact it isn't?
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Walmart sent me a photo of their stock. Just kdding, I hope you guys get them.
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That 7 number had to come from somewhere, right? Right?

Beach Cameras didn't just tell Walmart, "Ehhh let's put up 6.. no, 7 for sale. 7's a good number." Riiiiight?
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pythagoras183 Posted at 2016-10-27 20:16
That 7 number had to come from somewhere, right? Right?

Beach Cameras didn't just tell Walmart, "Eh ...

OR....maybe they're like.....we need 7 grand to meet our quota this month....Put the Mavic Pro on Walmart and say it's in stock!
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phatee Posted at 2016-10-27 17:11
i'm wondering can walmart prevent a third party from saying that an item is in stock when in fact it ...

I remember watching a documentary about Walmart a while back, and it went on about how advanced and precise their inventory management is. Like next-level inventory system.
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phatee Posted at 2016-10-27 17:18
OR....maybe they're like.....we need 7 grand to meet our quota this month....Put the Mavic Pro on W ...

Sadly that wouldn't surprise me at this point.
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Well... Since it said "Sold and Shipped by Beach Camera", it would have been them... IF they had any... I think before the 4th, delivery will be delayed. Everyone seems to be selling what they don't actually have.
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Can anyone find out if Beach Camera is a Chinese company?
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Whats the chat have to do with the sales screens?  Thats Beach Camera (which isn't WalMart).  Im confused.
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If DJI knew that there were still kinks, and also hadn't produced too many, maybe they would ship small lots to smaller stores.  Who would you rather piss off with tons of returns and customer complsints, Apple/Best Buy or Beach?
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baychilla Posted at 2016-10-27 18:19
Whats the chat have to do with the sales screens?  Thats Beach Camera (which isn't WalMart).  Im con ...

Both screenshots are from Walmart.
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