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Gimbals. Are they really this scarce?

Discussion in 'GoPro/GoPro Gimbal' started by brianuc4, Nov 14, 2017 at 2:11 AM.

  1. USMC86

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    Nope. They aren’t $1288.55 scarce! They are unfortunately, a little harder to acquire than the Solo itself. When the gimbals bottomed out earlier this year, a lot of guys “ stocked up “ on the gimbals- they were about $40 a piece! This is the same gimbal that was introduced to Solo enthusiasts for $399- so it was a tenth of the initial price. Solo owners looking to get a gimbal should expect to pay more than $40 but NEVER, EVER, EVER pay $1288.55 or even close to this insane mark up!
    Also, look carefully at the way the gimbal is listed, it is possible a gimbal may be listed for $25- $40... but it may be ( for parts only ) non- functioning. Look up Just Bruce on this forum, he purchases, repairs and completes a operational functions check, then if it meets his approval, he sells them! A good way to get a gimbal for a decent price.
     
  2. brianuc4

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    This was the only listing at this price so I'm not sure if it's a mistake but all the others were nowhere near that price.
     
  3. USMC86

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    Every now and then, you will see a crazy ad on ebay where you would swear they were on crack- as the $1288.55 gimbal. I’ve also seen the Solo/ Gimbal at a highly inflated price at times- guess you can ask whatever you’d like- just hope no one is taking this hook, line and sinker. IrishmanPDX started a thread in relations to the gimbal prices about two weeks ago- I think he even averaged out the prices based on “ buy it now “ auctions at that time.
     
  4. mike_kelly

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    I suspect those totally crazy priced auctions are actually drug or other illegal transactions.
     
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    LOL, really? Maybe Craigslist is what you were thinking.

    A non cynical reasoning could be to inflate ebay price trending, currently it is $339. Buying at $239 makes you feel like you got a deal... The free market of supply and demand, manipulated by algorithms.
     
  6. brianuc4

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    I never thought of it like that but you may have a point there.
     
  7. USMC86

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    Like momma said, “ You get what you pay for.”- but not in the case of the $1288.55 gimbal!!!
     
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    I've got a set of original, collectors item, 3dr props. $600 to whomever contacts me first.............. anyone? Anyone?
     
  9. USMC86

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    Brianuc4-
    Scubanut2014 has a package for sale for $325- includes a wheeled case , gimbal and some relish3d extras. If you bought the package- kept the gimbal and sold off the Solo, case and extras- you could have a gimbal for probably less than a hundred bucks! Maybe even less- the case , Go Professional 3DR case is $239 alone according to the ad. Could possibly keep the gimbal and sell off the Solo, extras and case for your purchased price. Free gimbal?? for a little “ sweat equity.”
    Scubanut2014 is in his mid 50’s- so I’m thinking his drone has probably been well taken care of. Just a suggestion if you needed a gimbal.
     
  10. USMC86

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    ONLY $600- IrishmanPDX! That’s a bargain! Maybe throw in a set of $750 gimbal weights?
     
  11. brianuc4

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    Seems like a reasonable price I guess? Let me sell my other 2 drones to buy these props.
     
  12. brianuc4

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    I already have a gimbal. I was just searching ebay the other night for a spare one and that 1200 dollar one caught my attention, not in a good way!
     
  13. USMC86

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    That $1288 gimbal, IrishmanPDX’s $600 props you still would need a drone- maybe call NASA and see what they have for sale!!!
    Million dollars later and you’ll still want a green cube!
     
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    Oh I got a collectors item GREEN Green Cube............ $1000.

    Honestly, I can see the solo having the same legacy as the Amstrad CPC 464 some day. A highly capable machine for it's time, but just slammed by the competition. Some day, long down the road, it will probably be a good collectors item, no matter how outdated it gets.

    The museum of drones, here we come!
     
  15. USMC86

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    put that green cube next to the Wright Brother’s airplane!!!!
     
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