Just saw this on the ebay banner. Only 60 available for sale. Might need to be quick if you want one.
Starts at 10am!
Wow, can't believe how cheap drones have become. I have a DJI Spark which I rarely use, and part of that was I was afraid to lose/damage it given how much it cost at launch. Is the Tello superior in any way or is it just a budget drone which does the same thing?
EDIT: Found this pretty decent guide/explanation comparing both of these: https://www.halfchrome.com/tello-vs-spark/
EDIT 2: "More than 10 available / 63 sold in one hour" - looks like there's decent stock still even at 10:15am.
budget drone. Does most of the stuff and great value for the price range.
But you cant fly outside if its windy.
Spark is heaps better if you can little bit of extra IMO
If by "a little bit extra" you mean $500 or about 6 times the prices of this, I would disagree with your definition
Unfortunately you need to spend about 6 times the price to get something that is actually capable of decent flight, decent pics, and decent vids.
@stuffandthat: that might be true, but call it what it is, not 'a bit more'
@stuffandthat: From what I can tell, you need fly more to make it worthwhile (since controlling via the phone still has many of the same limitations as even a budget drone).
@jace88: @jace88 Pretty much.
NO GPS. Brushed motors. No gimbal stabilisation or pan/tilt for camera.
Why need gps you have eyes right? It’s for strolling down park your not making an assasination
you won't lost it, that's the reason is better to have GPS.
Anyone who has used both gps and non-gps drones outdoors knows the difference.
With GPS, a drone can hover and not be blown away by the wind.
And eyes? I know drones are supposed to stay in your sight, but where is the fun in that?
The Tello is good indoors, or on a windless day (rare here in perth!). The Spark can fly across the river or harbour, without losing it.
Big price difference too of course.
If he had a good throwing arm and attachrd something ridiculously sharp or explosive to it, I'm sure he could make it work. He's just salty coz can't aim
Not entirely a deal. I got it from Lettronic.com for $85 and it came within a week
thanks, and it is still available for $85 with free shipping
what website ? Lettronic.com is that Australian ?
wow cheaper.. those people buying from ebay at 99, must be busy cancelling
I was checking Lettronic website but it looks dodgy. It's like a dude just made up a website and selling things. Checking the address provided and it's a dirt road. You'll be lucky to get the item but damn sure you can't do anything if you don't or its faulty.
@itstuan: they only accept paypal so the worst you will do is get your money back, and it's sold in Australia so you might be able to get warranty from the usual place.
But agree the seller doesn't look very big/established, but I wouldn't judge them on that alone. Clearly the fellow above got his and is happy
@Jackson: or the fella above lives on that dirt road
@bex000: No idea about the vendor but I live in Noosa.
Just sharing honest account of my purchase.
Unrelated but Ozbargain had me worried about tobydeals too. I'm sure they are worthy whatever criticism but I got the Xiaomi V10 from them without issue too. Ozb had me convinced I'd have to issue a charge back or something.
Just use safe payment methods and work for your savings.
@ndftz: agree. i never bougth from toby, but my other mate bought several times, last month bought again a mobile phone arrived here in 2 weeks he is happy .
@Jackson: Got one too. Last time I checked There's still stock. So if we encounter issues we can get our money back yeah?
@Jackson: I would judge that alone before sending my money. Even if the seller is genuine, doesn’t make the item warranted by manufacturer. Its no different than buying things on gumtree.
Sorry just saying some facts, I would only buy from reputable business. When things go wrong, they’re less likely to screw you over.
still $85 too
Thanks just bought one of lettronic, will see how it goes. Bargain at $85
Here is the Link for the $85 DJI Tello drone
this is getting hammered, can't pay on either pc or phone, phone number doesn't accept incoming calls
fifth time lucky, paypal finally worked
duh…. You've paid $85.00 AUD
to [email protected]
i am worry as hell now
by paypal, you can't always just get a refund if it doesn't come
@Jackson: and from paypale i see paid to Trung Quan Nguyen
@ChiMot: It’s okay I Bought it too. We can get our money back via PayPal if the item doesn’t come.
@Kdw26488: but they got our name address phone number
@ChiMot: Then hopefully he can fly all the way to Perth and give me a refund in person or he can show up with a Drone.
Have to admit though it’s been a solid month for me for PayPal disputes.
My paypal transaction says:
You've paid $85.00 AUD
to [email protected]
@naman8913: how does that even possible? (with different email address?)
@ChiMot: No clue. Best case scenario we get this at a good price. Worst case I lodge a paypal dispute (just need to part with $85 for a while).
I don't know what to say other than it actually arrived and is genuine. I can't speak to anything else like warranty etc but I was surprised with the prompt delivery
For an extra $14 you can get piece of mind. Just confirming that vendor did infact ship a real product in a timely manner
@ndftz: did the parcel look suss? With Officeworks or another store printed or another invoice from another store on it? If so this might be a triangulation scam where the seller will buy the drone from a legit store such as Officeworks and pay with a stolen credit card and send it to you and the seller keeps the $85.
@jayboi: I can't confirm that as I sent it to my mate as a gift. I saw the drone however and it was real.
Let me check if it came with tracking
Edit. Yep it had tracking with Toll
Came from WA or at least that's the first event on the tracking
Well, no shipping information and site no longer exists….Paypal dispute lodged.
duh yeah website not loading anymore
Error 522 Ray ID: 5daaa1723bba16e1 • 2020-09-30 02:49:26 UTC
Connection timed out
shouldn't buy from non .au website
@ChiMot: You’ve been warned mate. Shouldn’t throw your money before sussing the seller.
@itstuan: Yeah…. Regretted
@ChiMot: Any news?
@Modesty: Not yet. You?
@ChiMot: I just disputed it, The seller has to respond by 16th of October which is probably not happening because of the sus email and info. so will just have to wait for PayPal to respond and refund
@ChiMot: No. I even forgot that I ordered. Was just going through emails and then realised. Just opened dispute through paypal. It's my first time handling with paypal, is it 100% they will refund the money or they can make any excuses?
@Modesty: Me First time too. I thought if many people disputing one seller then it will raise alarm but somehow this scammer is smart once they receive few purchases they changed their email address!
@ChiMot: Any updates? No response from seller yet and they are expected to respond by 16th of October which probs won't happen so I will probably get my refund by then.
@jayboi: Got my refund yesterday.
@errorius: Did the seller respond and refund? Or did PayPal refund?
@jayboi: No response from the seller so PayPal refund me.
Any news? Lodged a dispute yesterday as well.
@errorius: Not yet. Seller is expected to respond before 10 Oct (as per Paypal). There is always a backup for lodging a chargeback on credit card as well so not worried.
@naman8913: will lodge mine today to paypal
@ChiMot: and today received refund from paypal. 10 days turn around, not bad. lesson learnt..
most likely the dude is triangulation scam
Website is very slow, probably getting ozbargained…
pretty sure what happens with these dodgy sites are that, they price match with Officeworks and pay with with a fraudulent credit card
agree shoddy but just wondering why you said price match, can they just buy online with fraud cc ?
also, why selling this budget drones then, why not go all the way selling iPhones and Tvs?
People are more cautious when buying more exp items.
Can you please share if its a good one for the price?
Ndftz can you comment on the quality?
It was a gift for a colleague but yeah it was a legitimate DJI drone. Seemed fine. Saw some short clips from him. Pretty decent gift for a fellow techie
I actually don't own any drones, but am tempted - just can't ever decide.
Go for combo one if you want to buy this.
Otherwise, you will end up buying batteries separate
or buy 2 of these?
Why don't they release v2 with a better camera…
Do you need a licence to fly this?
No, under 2kg no license is required.
lucky my weight is 65kgs now
beat me by like 40 seconds :( hehe
@seamonkey: You were gonna say 65kg as well?
@PorkHunt: nuh. Was going to just throw down a random weight cos I knew that wasn't the relevant part. I'm tall so actual weight sounds worse than the reality.. Somewhat.
Unfortunately I'm north of 80kg.
where is the ebay banner i dont see it
still popular? no xiaomi drone in similar price that can beat this?
I got this from a recent deal https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/564836
Great value at $41 and I'd happily pay or recommend it at early $50s
I looked at all the reviews and no way is the Tello listed here worth twice as much..
That was gone quick
power of ozb… 130 sold at $99 = $ 12,870 gone in a flash for something that may be collecting dust in a month or two…
and we are heading to recession due to covid? no way!
big businesses are, myer or david jones won't be around for long.
Wife said no :(
Any tips on how to convince her?
Her selfie looks great from up high…
make her looks slim
She can use it to spy on you.
ask your other wifes
You always wanted this since you were a little boy.
Too late now. Buy first ask later :)
should've created a separate bank account with money to use before getting married and having joint accounts
but then what excuse will you give when it rocks up and she asks what money did you use to buy that? hahaha
haha thanks guys, couldn't convince her and the deal is gone anyway.
Okay drone for flying indoors or outdoors when there's no wind at all. Camera does the job but it's nothing great. The drone connects via WiFi to your phone so dropouts can be a problem, and range isn't anything great unless you buy a range extender. The DJI app does the job but the Tello FPV app is much better, but costs I think $8.
The Tello was my first drone and knowing what I know now I would save that $100 and put it towards something that can handle a more than a light breeze outdoors.
so better buying a cheaper under 50 drone, then going up if you are still having fun
If you just want a drone to see what it's like $100 isn't bad. If you can find something cheaper with the same sort of specs go for that. If you think you're likely to buy something good and get in tot he hobby then save your money for that drone. The thing is, any drone around that price point will pretty much be only to fly indoors or on a very still day, so you're likely to not get a great experience. Once I got the Tello I ordered my next drone a day later because I wanted to go a decent distance, take decent photos and videos, and since then I haven't touched the Tello.
The drone experience can be very different depending on the features. You might be better off getting a second hand (or a new) Mavic Mini or other "true" entry drone. If you don't like you can onsell again.
This is my opinion
Any recommendations for something in the 150 range that can be used outdoors?
It can be used outdoor, just not windy.
Kites or may be balloons … works like a charm when it's windy
Good one, LMAO 😂
Online reivews say Video is choppy and laggy .. anyone has experience using this drone?
I think this drone is just for fun or for kids to play…….
If the photos or videos really mater, should go for better drone…
ok Noted thanks