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Buy And Sell Drones ((BETTER))

Have you got a DJI Phantom or Spark that is just collecting dust? Or are you upgrading to a Mavic Mini or an Inspire? You can make back a fair amount of the original investment by selling your old drone. There are many different ways of doing this and we have listed the main options in the UK as well as given you our tips and tricks learned from buying and selling dozens of DJI drones. These tips do of course apply to other drones including Parrot, Yuneec and Autel drones

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Here at Droneoptix we are always looking to buy drones. We offer the simplest option of all as we even arrange the shipping. All you need to do is package up the drone and it can either be dropped off at a local parcelshop, or collected from your doorstep. We send the money either through Paypal before you send the drone, or by bank transfer once we have received and tested it, so you get actual cash, rather than store credit.

if(typeof ez_ad_units != 'undefined')ez_ad_units.push([[468,60],'dronetrader_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_6',157,'0','0']);__ez_fad_position('div-gpt-ad-dronetrader_com-medrectangle-3-0');Over the past years the UAV market has gone from niche to mainstream, with many titans of industry now integrating drones into their everyday operations. With cutting edge technology comes a frequent upgrade cycle, and there has been a flood of used drones hitting the market over the past years.

eBay has tremendous brand recognition and of course a huge audience. If you have an eBay account and are prepared to pack and ship your drone, an eBay listing can be a good idea. Be prepared to take a bit of hit if it does sell, however. eBay takes around a 10%-12% cut of your profits.

With one of the easiest to use ad posting services available and a very targeted audience, gives you a much higher likelihood of selling your second hand drone than a general classifieds site such as Craigslist or Kijiji. Best of all, it is free to post ads and DroneTrader does not take a commission! (DroneTrader has both a USA and Canadian site available).

DroneTrader also provides and easy to use iOS app ( ) that allows you to quickly post used equipment right from your mobile device, easily message other buyers and sellers, save your favorite ads for future reference and more.

The DJI Trade-Up program allows you to trade in your used equipment towards new DJI gear. Although you do not receive cash payouts, you do receive credits towards brand new equipment. Some users state that payouts are quite low, however it does save you the hassle of having to sell your drone privately.

A newcomer to the used drone market, DroneFax offers a unique service in that you pack up and ship them your drone, they inspect it, and then sell it for you. There is however a $59.95 upfront fee and they do take a hefty 20% commission cut on the final sale.

If you are located near a PayMore electronics recyclers store this may also be an option for you. They claim to offer top dollar for used drones but you will need to drop it off at one of their locations.

This company offers a drone buyback program that appears to be a great option to get your cash quickly. They do pay significantly less than if you were to sell the drone yourself and pocket all the proceeds of a sale, but it may be an option for some sellers.

When you make a sale, eBay keeps a portion of the sale (typically 12.55% of the sale price plus $0.30 per order). Though, eBay handles the actual transactions. When items sell, they send your payouts directly to your bank account.

There are a number of eBay-esque websites, but designed specifically for drones. Online market places like DroneTrader allow you to list your used drone gear, and often for free. While this may help you avoid fees that major sites like eBay charge, you may also have less seller support. Drone Girl has not independently review any of these drone-specific marketplaces, so use them at your own risk.

Sell your Drone for cash at Our Drone trade-in program makes it very easy to sell your old device. Each order will receive a fair and upfront price quote, a free shipping label, and fast payment by check or Paypal. Selling to Buy Back World is a free, simple and direct process. There are no hassles with taking photos or creating an online listing. You will not encounter any uncertainty or danger by having to meet up with strangers to sell your drone.

Find out how much your drone is worth. Start the trade in process by choosing the brand and specific model of the drone you want to sell. Answer a few questions about the cosmetic and functional condition of your device. We recommend including as many accessories such as the battery, charger, camera, lens, remote control, box, case, and stabilizer to maximize the resale value of your used or broken drone. Our buy back program accepts devices from leading manufacturers such as DJI, Parrot, and GoPro.

Once you have chosen the correct model and added it to you box you can complete the sign up process by providing your basic information. During this checkout process you can choose whether or not you wish to receive a free box mailed to your address to send in your drone. This may delay the selling process by several days since we actually mail this kit out to you. If you have your own box and shipping materials, you can simply print the free prepaid shipping label and affix it to your box.

Once we receive your drone, our team of trained electronics technicians will inspect the device to make sure it matches your condition assessment. Our quality control team will check to make sure that the correct model was selected, verifies the authenticity, assesses the cosmetic condition, and tests each function to determine whether or not it is fully working as it should be. If the assessment matches, your payment will be issued by check or Paypal within 1 business day after passing inspection. If there are any discrepancies found during the testing process, you will be sent a revised offer by email which you can choose to accept or reject. If you do not wish to accept this revised price quote, your device will be returned to you. In many cases, your broken or damaged drone may be worth some money. Any drones or accessories deemed to have zero value will be recycled responsibly.

When you sell your devices, shipping is always FREE to BuyBackWorld. You can choose to print your own pre-paid label at home or we'll even send you a BuyBackWorld Shipping Kit directly to your front door. Once you'vereceived our shipping kit or printed your own labels, simply pack your items up and bring them to your local Post Office or drop them in any blue mailbox. Your shipment is fully tracked at every step of the wayand we'll let you know as soon as we receive it.

The best way to trade your old drone for cash is by selling to a trade-in program such as BuyBackWord, listing your drone for sale on platforms such as eBay and Drone Trader, or selling your drone locally on Marketplace.

To unregister your drone, log in to your FAA account and click on Manage SUAS Inventory. This will show you all of the drones registered under your account. Look for the drone you want to unregister and click the Cancel option.

Some buyers may be leery of buying a used drone from a stranger on the internet, and selling locally allows you to meet with your buyer which gives you the opportunity to show them that the drone works properly. This is a plus for many buyers, and the convenience of selling to someone local will enable you to exchange the drone and accessories for cash without the hassle of shipping.

When selling your drone on Facebook Marketplace, you can simultaneously market the listing to drone enthusiasts in those groups. Targeting your listing to people who are interested in drones will result in a quicker sale.

Selling your drone on eBay can reach a broader market of worldwide buyers but does come with some drawbacks. Aside from the eBay fees involved with listing and selling your used drone on the platform, there is also the issue of returns.

eBay now allows buyers to return merchandise for a full return within 90 days of purchase, which can put you in a rough spot when it comes to selling electronics such as a flying camera. However, eBay is still a viable option for selling your used drone.

Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, director of the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), emphasized changes underway to the Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) policy, which has thus far prevented the sale of armed drones to Washington's Arab allies.

The UAE has had Chinese Wing Loong I drones since 2016, and started receiving its purchases of the upgraded and deadlier Wing Loong II in early 2018. The UAVs, intended for surveillance and reconnaissance, can carry a range of weapons including missiles and laser-guided bombs to blow up targets on land or in the air. The Saudis have bought China's CH-4 and the Wing Loong II, and both countries have deployed their drones in Yemen.

According to Jack Watling, a land warfare expert at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, the UAE's Chinese drone purchases began after the the U.S. refused to sell them American armed UAVs.

Gulf militaries do have American drones, but not ones capable of destroying targets. These include the U.S.-made Predator XP, which can carry ISR camera packages, but it's downgraded so that it can't carry weapons systems.

In November, as part of the Trump administration's push to sell more weapons abroad, the State Department released updates to the CAT policy featuring measures to speed up arms transfers and reduce previous restrictions.

But supplying the technology to the Gulf could backfire on the U.S., Watling says. The U.S. provides its allies ISR in exchange for access and leverage; "if they sell the platforms, and the UAE and Saudis get good at using them, then they will be less dependent on the U.S."

Camera drones have many practical uses, including recording weddings, inspecting construction sites, and checking on anything high up. It can make life more convenient since you don't need to climb to inspect a structure like a windmill or roof. 041b061a72


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