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Why You Shouldn't Get The DJI Mavic Pro Drone Right Now

By JR O. , Nov 03, 2016 04:58 AM EDT
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DJI's latest drone is the most competitive drone in the market right now. (Photo : DJI / YouTube)

The DJI Mavic Pro is DJI's latest work of art. It is undeniably a better drone than most of its current competitions and it is fairly priced as well. Not only is it equipped with all the smart features you'd need in a drone (i.e. Follow-me Mode, Sport mode, live stream, etc.), it's also very portable. It's pretty much like the DJI Phantom 4, the Mavic Pro is just easier to store. For a starting price of $999, it's actually the best drone on the market.

The only problem with the Mavic Pro is that its maker is failing to ship it on time, posing a big problem for people who pre-ordered it. As per recent reports, DJI failed to hit the drone's target release date and they also fail to give buyers a concrete explanation regarding the "whys" and the "whens" of the matter. Normally, buyers could handle delays, but only up to a certain extent. In the case of DJI, their lack of solid updates and the amount of time they spent stalling are pretty much enough reasons for people to lose their last drop of patience.

DJI Mavic Pro Delays

The DJI Mavic Pro's release has been very much anticipated which is why when the company has started its pre-order, a bunch of drone lovers immediately hit the buy button and waited for the shipment. However, as it turns out, DJI may not have been ready for mass-release. According to a Gizmodo report, only a few number of the alleged buyers have actually received their orders. The main problem here is that DJI allegedly says one thing and the vast majority of the buyers say the opposite.

The company is firm on saying that the delivery of orders is in progress and that the alleged small number of shipment is far from reality. However, since we live in a world where the internet dominates, these DJI claims are easily contradicted. Online communities including forums and blog comments have been witnesses to the rage and frustrations of Mavic Pro buyers. DJI posted a statement on their website but their promises are once again vague and far from comforting.

DJI Mavic Pro Early Verdict

While there is no question on the product quality of the DJI Mavic Pro, it would be best if people would hold purchasing the drone. For customers who have already made their purchase, it's unfortunate that all you can do at this point is to wait for shipment. It's safe to say that the Mavic Pro will be shipped. It's just that there is no certainty as to when it's going to happen. You can go ahead and see if there is a way to cancel your order. Contacting DJI or your reseller is one way to go. However, as per Gizmodo, cancelling your DJI Mavic Pro order is only possible through the company's web chat, which could be utterly frustrating. Also, you may be fined $50 for supposed currency exchange since DJI is based in China.

The DJI Mavic Pro is such an impressive product and everyone who sees its online reviews will be in awe as to what the drone can do. The fact that it can avoid obstacles makes it a no-brainer deal even for beginners. However, at this point in time, it might be better to wait for DJI to do a full production and full shipment of the Mavic Pro before you buy one. If you aren't in a hurry, it's better to wait for the shipment to stabilize and see if you can spot the product in physical stores.

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