This doesn’t really come as a surprise, although I didn’t check for it right away when I wrote yesterday’s posts about DJI raising their prices as a result of the trade tariffs taking effect. DJI has now also raised the prices on their DJI Care Refresh packages. Apple seems to be absorbing most of the tariffs so that they don’t impact consumers in the US. So why does DJI simply pass them on to us drone enthusiasts?
Tariffs Stories September 4
Tariffs Stories September 3
Earlier today, we updated you on the DJI drone inventory in the official online store. Unfortunately, the price increases are not limited to only the drones. The tariffs also result in a price increase for the DJI Mavic 2 Intelligent Flight Battery and the DJI Phantom 4 Series Intelligent Flight Battery.
On a positive note, at least you can now buy batteries for your DJI Phantom 4, as they have been out of stock at the official DJI online store for a long time.
Tariffs Stories October 1, 2018
In a series of price hikes, DJI now also increased the price on the Phantom 4 Pro/Advanced Remote Controller (Includes Display) to $749. The raise applies to both the regular controller as well as the Obsidian black one. We have contacted various sources within our network and they all tell us the same. As a result of the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, DJI was forced to increase the prices on a number of their products. The first price hike we noticed was on the Mavic 2 Fly More Kit and a number of accessories. The second on impacted the Mavic 2 Pro.
Tariffs Stories September 17, 2018
This morning DJI raised the price on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone from $1,449 to $1,499. The price hike comes shortly after a steep price increase on many of the accessories that a typical customer might want to add to their drone. They include the Fly More Kit, batteries, and ND filters. Interestingly, the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom has not changed in price and is still offered at $1,249.
Tariffs Stories September 13, 2018
In an unannounced move, DJI raised the price on the Mavic 2 Fly More Kit and many other Mavic 2 Zoom/Pro accessories, such as the Mavic 2 Intelligent Flight Battery and the DJI ND filters. The price of the Fly More Kit was increased from $319 to $379. That is almost a 20% price increase. The new prices are effective today. We reached out to DJI and this is what they had to say.