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DJI Spare Parts Price Reduction Announcement
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DJI-Tim
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Good news, everyone! You spoke, and DJI listened.
  
  
From April 1, 2016, We’re dropping the price of certain Phantom and Inspire Series components.

Through supply-chain optimization, we’re able to offer you a steep 20% to 50% reduction in some component costs, without any drop in quality at all. You have our word on that.
  
  
These better prices directly reflect DJI customer feedback. We pay great attention to your views and user experience. We’re also dedicated to improving our repair service, getting you back in the air as soon as we possibly can.
  
  
We want to thank you for your recommendations, trust and support. And we hope that all your flights are successful and enjoyable.
  
  
Best Regards,
  
DJI After-sales Technical Support

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Harb
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Nice.....thank you
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Prax
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Are the TB47 batteries concerned?
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rbendjebar.mac
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Does that include the X5R SSD? At 1500 USD it is ridiculously overpriced!
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rbendjebar.mac Posted at 2016-4-1 11:14
Does that include the X5R SSD? At 1500 USD it is ridiculously overpriced!

Judging by the online store I would say it's not.

I promise to only ever buy another ssd when they go on a 50% sale or something LOL... but seriously.
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Nice, this is a welcome change and hopefully the parts will come in handy. These select items include new batteries?

Thanks Tim


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Tim,

Wait a minute....... Is this a April Fouls joke???

If so, you got me!!

Rich
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Haven't even received my inspire yet and I'm already looking forward to reduced costs... Hanks DJI
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Lol... Thanks even... Haha
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Dji Tim can you confirm which components are price reduced and when this will take place? Much appreciated.
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rbendjebar.mac Posted at 2016-4-2 01:14
Does that include the X5R SSD? At 1500 USD it is ridiculously overpriced!

It's really not overpriced.   In professional filmmaking we are used to SSD costs being very high since they need to sustain a massive bitrate.  Normal SSDs wouldn't be able to keep up.

In RED cameras $1500 only buys a 240GB SSD.   512GB costs $2450.

So it's not out of line and the individual components are incredibly expensive.   I'm not saying DJI isn't making a margin, just that they aren't buying the components cheap and selling for a great profit, they really cost that much.
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Actually, someone on rcgroups already took apart a mag.  They (DJI) are in fact buying the components cheap and selling them for  great profit.  They do not cost that much.  Comparing to a RED mag is not exactly fair.  Why don't we compare ronin costs to movi and say they should be priced the same.  It's really apples to oranges.  It's one thing to say that DJI is pricing them at a rate the professional market might buy into in low volumes, but it is simply incorrect to state that the components are expensive.  Maybe the RED components are, but these are standard PC parts.  Its like apple with memory, they are making a killing on NAND, you can say the market does accept it but in no way can you say they are not making a great profit.
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It's a samsung mSATA drive with  a miniPCIE connector that converts to mSATA on a simple adapter board.
, retail ~$400 all in, so in volume should be less.  I think a reasonable price point is $800 for the mags, maybe $1000. Let's hope this is one of the accessories they are dropping the price on.
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I1d Posted at 2016-4-5 07:28
It's a samsung mSATA drive with  a miniPCIE connector that converts to mSATA on a simple adapter boa ...

So you are saying R&D has no value?  Remember the X5R is not going to sell millions of units, it's a specialist tool for professionals.    You need to consider the big picture.  
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RichJ53 Posted at 2016-4-2 04:26
Tim,

Wait a minute....... Is this a April Fouls joke???

LOL, It wasn't! The prices are really dropping
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jimhare Posted at 2016-4-5 08:26
So you are saying R&D has no value?  Remember the X5R is not going to sell millions of units, it's ...

Thank you for understanding this important thing, Jim!
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DJI-Tim Posted at 2016-4-4 19:33
LOL, It wasn't! The prices are really dropping

Hey Tim

Welcome back and that is great news. Are you going to post the sales or do we need to just look for them?

Rich   
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RichJ53 Posted at 2016-4-5 11:19
Hey Tim

Welcome back and that is great news. Are you going to post the sales or do we need to jus ...

Unfortunately we are not posting the price lists... But the main point is that now it's going to be cheaper to  repair the drone
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jimhare Posted at 2016-4-4 17:26
So you are saying R&D has no value?  Remember the X5R is not going to sell millions of units, it's ...

This is a strange straw man argument. I didn't say R&D has no value. Your previous statement remains incorrect. DJI is in fact buying the components cheap and selling them for a great markup. And, contrary to your claim, they don't really cost that much. Did you even know the actual components used before this posting?
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Can we buy the black shell anywhere??
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Timsters Posted at 2016-4-5 13:38
Can we buy the black shell anywhere??

The black shell is not available yet...
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Tim what about the TB47 battery? I need to buy 10 of these batteries for my little business and it could make a huge difference if the price is about to drop.

Thnks for your answer (and sorry for my poor english).
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DJI-Tim Posted at 2016-4-4 20:55
Unfortunately we are not posting the price lists... But the main point is that now it's going to b ...

That's nice to know and will benefit all those that need to get back in the air after a crash.

Thanks Tim
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I1d Posted at 2016-4-5 14:44
This is a strange straw man argument. I didn't say R&D has no value. Your previous statement remai ...

That's not what's happening at all.  I was referring to those who said any $150 SSD should be able to be used.   

I am a bit surprised that it's a high end off-the-shelf SSD in there but none of this changes the big picture, which is you can't compare it to a mass market item that will enjoy lower costs through higher sales numbers.

Maybe the RED SSDs also only cost $400 to manufacture but they sell them for $1500.

Why did Elon Musk just thank Model S buyers for paying for the Model 3?   

DJI isn't a black box company, it's a development company.

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DJI-Tim Posted at 2016-4-5 02:19
The black shell is not available yet...

Do you know when it will be? I have a cracked black shell to replace.  
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seanemclean@gma Posted at 2016-4-6 08:32
Do you know when it will be? I have a cracked black shell to replace.

So far everything that multiple DJI retailers I deal with have heard is there are no plans to offer the black edition parts for replacement. They are simply white parts that have been refinished. Be careful though as contrary to what is generally accepted it actually isn't black.  If you need correct replacements add me as a friend so we are able to pm and I'll be happy to help you obtain correct replacements.
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Prax Posted at 2016-4-5 08:13
Tim what about the TB47 battery? I need to buy 10 of these batteries for my little business and it c ...

amazon $TB47
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