Purchasing a drone? Here’s some tips & tricks to help you

       

     If you are determined to buy or finance a drone, which is not a small purchase, you should read these tips to acquire some knowledge and avoid some common mistakes.

Many people nowadays are thinking that to buy a drone online is easy. They will click on the first website and hope to choose a good one. At Verydrone.com we know that buying the right drone can be complicated due to the growth of product lines from drone companies like DJI, Yuneec, Parrot and others. Many consumers are ready to spend their money on a high­priced drone, but should only do so if the product perfectly matches their needs.

This article written by the Verydrone team is a guide to help you in selecting the right drone. You can then save time and money and take full advantage of your new drone purchase by following some of these suggestions, and by thoroughly researching online drone sales.

Whether you are looking for a photography drone, a racing drone, a mini drone or just a recreational drone, it’s important to know the answers to the following questions:

Why? How much? Where? How? ­

  • Why are you buying a drone?

The use of a drone today can be very diverse. That is why there are so many on the market. So, are you going to use a drone for entertainment? For aerial photography and filming? To travel? Or are you going to buy a drone for professional use, to invest in a trendy and helpful tool which allows you to analyze space and collect data (Infrastructure, Real Estate, Agriculture, Security, etc). Drone manufacturers provide a large range of drones to meet different needs. Once you know that, you will be on the right track. ­

  • How much are you ready to pay for a drone?

Build the right budget. There are affordable drone options for almost any budget. Therefore, you must be careful about what you are buying. What is a good drone? From what price will you find it? The Verydrone team considers that a good drone contain features like: an HD camera, follow me and return home functions, an obstacle sensing system and a GPS. The DJI Phantom 3 is a good example with an affordable price ($499). The newer version of that model is the DJI Phantom 4 ($1199) which has a better camera and more smart modes. This one is very easy to fly if you are a beginner. In the same range, we recommend also the Yuneec Typhoon H ($999). The latest trend is compact drones and mini drones, which are very portable and easy to carry with you everywhere. The best options are the DJI Mavic Pro ($999) and the DJI Spark ($499). ­

  • Where to buy a drone?

Ok, now you know what you need, you have defined a clear budget, and you have an idea about the drone model you want. So, where are you going to buy the drone? We recommend a store or a website that specializes in online drone sales. They know what they are doing, they know the business, and the most important thing: they are passionate about drones just as the Verydrone team is. Make sure the online drone retailer provides FREE shipping that is fast. On Verydrone.com, FREE Shipping applies to select products over $399 only and is only valid within the contiguous 48 United States. Once your order is placed you can track your package using the tracking number provided in your shipping order. ­

  • Make sure to have a large choice of means of payment.

One of the most important factors to consider when buying a drone online, is payment options. Of course Credit Cards and PayPal should be accepted, but being able to finance a drone is another important option. Affirm is a financing alternative to credit cards and other payment options for your drone purchases. Affirm offers instant financing for online drone purchases at www.verydrone.com to be paid in fixed monthly instalments over 3, 6, or 12 months. If you want more information about Affirm and Verydrone, just go on: https://www.verydrone.com/financing/.

  • Buy accessories and drone kits.

You should not buy the drone alone. You will indeed need accessories and kits to take full advantage of the device. Batteries, propellers, propeller guards or camera filters are all important drone accessories you’ll need to take to the air. You may consider buying drone bundles which are very interesting and cheaper than if you buy the accessories separately. Make sure you’re online drone retailer has a variety of accessories for your brand of drone. Verydrone offers a free essential starter kit when a drone is bought.

  • Quality Customer Service & Support for your new drone

You should make sure that an entire team is available if you have any questions or problems with your new drone. Even though the internet is full of resources on how to use a drone and how to fly it, nothing will replace advice from a real person. First, check if the website has a contact form and a phone number. Then check if the website has a physical address. Another thing is to look for drone warranties. If you get confident about flying a drone, more risks will be taken, and you might crash it. Make sure to stay in a spacious area and keep an eye on where your drone is going if you lost it. Otherwise, you can buy an extended drone warranty to protect your new investment. We remind you that Verydrone offers drone flight­classes (all level), drone repairs and drone customization for professionals.

Our purpose is simple: to educate, illustrate, and provide quality drones and service for our customers. We want to share our experiences and knowledge with the world. Drone culture is not just a hobby, for some it is a passion, others a career, and for most a lifestyle that is a relief from the stresses of everyday life. We want to create a family of drone enthusiasts and share our stories, experiences, and work, all while growing in knowledge and friendship. So, come join on this adventure we call Verydrone.