Why You Should Never Buy a Drone from the High Street

BLOG POST 02.05.18

…and Always Buy from the Experts

Perhaps “never” is a bit harsh. But there are plenty of reasons why you should think twice before buying a professional drone from the high street, and here they are:

Hints & Tips on How to Fly

Drones are advanced pieces of technical equipment that host a multitude of different flight modes and intelligent features, which can be difficult to get to grips with if you’re a novice pilot. Yes, there is plenty of information available to you on the internet to discover these features and how to activate them, but this requires hours of patience browsing for relevant articles and videos. It can be difficult to work out what you want your drone to achieve and how to then relay that information in a google search – *sigh* – if only you could call someone with your query to get an instant answer… Our technical team are on hand to answer your queries between 9am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. They can help you with hints and tips on how to fly your aircraft, and with their years of hands-on experience and knowledge at your disposal, you can be confident you’re learning from the best.

Extensive Technical Knowledge

Let’s face it, it’s almost impossible to beat the level of technical knowledge offered by industry experts. At Uplift, we have an incredibly knowledgeable technical team with years of experience in operating (and building!) consumer and professional drones and equipment.

When you buy from us, you’ve got access to a vault of expertise in identifying and solving firmware issues and technical faults. In these situations, a high-street supplier will simply send your product on to DJI, which could lead to huge turnaround times without your equipment, all for issues that are relatively simple to assess and fix – with the right skill-set!

Universal Protection

It’s easy to assume that buying from national household brands means you’ll get a preferable warranty or higher level of protection on DJI products. In fact, DJI ensure the same warranty is applicable no matter the retailer, and as a consumer you’re protected by a standard warranty no matter where you buy their products.

It’s also important to note that most UK drone specialist retailers offer finance options with flexible credit and repayment services, so you don’t need to pay for your purchases in one go. We offer various interest-free finance options across our equipment and training courses with Divido – learn more.

Lifetime Support from Commercial Experts

What could be better than receiving lifetime support with your new drone purchase? How about, receiving that lifetime support from commercial experts. Unlike buying from high street retailers, you have access to a wealth of technical knowledge within the commercial industry. You’ll receive help and assistance with commercial applications specific to your chosen platform and equipment. Plus, we already work in the industry you’re entering…

Shouldn’t I Just Buy from DJI?

You would think so, as buying directly from the DJI Store means your purchase is sent straight to you, and with no ‘middle man’ you can get your hands on it as quickly as possible. However, when you buy from a specialist retailer like us, your product is quality checked partway through the delivery process. We know exactly what to look out for and ensure each product is subject to a thorough quality control check before sending anything out to our customers. Secondly, DJI is a global giant and they don’t currently have a contact center in the UK (it’s based in the Netherlands), so it’s often easier to get in touch with an expert organisation that’s based on home turf. It’s these considerations that you need to be aware of, before automatically deciding to buy directly from any global brand.

Expert Buying Advice from Uplift

Once you weigh up the pros and cons, it’s hard to even consider buying from a generic national supplier. Sure, you know the brand and feel secure buying from them. But it’s key to remember that drone equipment is an advanced, new and specialised technology – so it’s important to always buy from the experts.

We hope you found this buying guide useful, and if you have any questions about the equipment available via our Online Store, please don’t hesitate to contact our Technical Team on 0330 111 8800 (Mon-Fri, 0900-1730).

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