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Coptershop is closing?

Discussion in 'News' started by Highrpm955, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Highrpm955

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    I just got an email saying Coptershop is closing the doors, all inventory and fixtures are for sale. Man! I wish I lived closer!

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    CopterShop is CLOSING!
    On Black Friday, we will host a MASSIVE close-out sale for all our existing new, used and open-box drone inventory.

    Come to our warehouse in Woodinville, WA, on Friday, November 27th, for thelowest prices on all drones, camera stabilizers and accessories. No reasonable offers refused. Store fixtures and warehouse equipment will also be liquidated. Doors are open from 8 AM to 2 PM, but come early because the best deals will sell out quickly!

    Phantom 3 Professional, $999 or lower
    Phantom 2 Vision Plus, $399 or lower
    DJI Ronin, $1999 or lower
    DJI Inspire 1, $2299 or lower

    Fearless Phantom 3 Backpack, $99

    All GoPro cameras and accessories are 20% to 40% off!

    Toy drones and parts, a mixed of new, used and broken = FREE

    Many more great close out deals. All inventory MUST GO!

    Sale starts at 8 AM, this Friday!
    19510 144th Ave NE, Suite B-7
    Woodinville, WA 98072
     
  2. Redtazdog

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    I'm going shopping as I only live 10 minutes away
     
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  3. Highrpm955

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    Let us know if you got any crazy deals!
     
  4. davlucmac

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    I'll head up there as well. Good news for those of us trying to score a deal... but bad news for those trying to run a business supporting consumer UAS. I wonder what the issue was...
     
  5. JayBurd

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    Drones have taken off like rockets in recent years and there aren't that many shops. I too wonder what the issue is.
     
  6. davlucmac

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    I believe it's margin. These suckers are relatively expensive tools/toys depending on how you look at them. Given the fact that a retail shop has fixed margins that are relatively thin... I'm guessing they just can't move enough product to make ends meet.
     
  7. Redtazdog

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    I'm guessing lower quantity in sales because of location.
    Drones plus in Bellevue sells a lot of them but this is a much better location
     
  8. Redtazdog

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    At the shop 1 hour and a half before opening and there is already a couple other cars.
     
  9. Dexter Harvey

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    You have a good understanding of things. DJI makes it extremely hard for you to run a proper business, extremely low margins are one thing but the fact that you are also competing with your supplier in terms of sales is a huge problem. When DJI takes the decision to discount their products online, you don't get a discount from them, if you want to move that same product, you have to lower your price in order to make that sale and deal with an even lower profit margins. I predict that more stores will eventually close. I was happy the day that I pulled the plug, 50K to 100K a month on orders without any terms. You have that feeling in your gut that these guys don't give a you know what about your business. I'm so glad that I'm out of this madness!
     
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    Wow, very interesting insights.Explains a lot of what I've noticed in the industry, as a purchaser.
     
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  11. Dexter Harvey

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    I don't know if this is the status quo when it comes to other drone manufacturers but my experience in respect to DJI was brutal, a total nightmare.
     
  12. StealthChaser

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    I spoke with CopterShop owners. They are closing DJI distributorship as they were offered the opportunity to run the US operations for a new Chinese drone manufacturer, which requires them to dissolve any DJI relationship.

    They are seeking a buyer for the "CopterShop.com" business and are looking to liquidate their warehouse inventory. They currently have a 10k sf warehouse with office and retail space which they are looking to get out of immediately too.
     
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    So what happened? Did you get crazy deals? Was it more/less than you expected? Did they sell the majority? Lot of people show up with bundles of cash? Just curious of follow up, and wondering how much I regret living 8-states away. I'd have loved to get those great discounts if they were as rumored prior to Friday.
     
  14. StealthChaser

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    One of the great deals I was able to get was the full size Ronin ($1999)brushless motorized cinematic gimbal for full size cameras and RED, rugged pelican style carry case, extra battery($149), and thumb operated remote control($89)....,

    They ended up throwing in a few Inspire 1 90-min training videos, two sets of propellers, and fpv practice drone......all for $1750

    I got several DJI part# items to try to hack together a 2nd camera for FPV too like a 5.8GHz transmitter, fpv hub, and cable to connect GoPro hero black 4 to the hub, and GoPro goose neck that bends any direction to position GoPro wherever you want. My hope is to use it as my FPV, oh and the 7" Field Monitor HD LCD to receive and display the fpv GoPro video on. These goodies cost me another $245.

    It seemed like on average everything was 40% off but depending on the employee helping you, they would reduce the price and offer you additional items for a greater discount or just throw it in for free if they felt you were on the fence. They really did just want to liquidate the inventory to prepare for thier new drone partnership.
     
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    Now THOSE are some DEALS!!! WOW, great job!! Wished I could've been close enough to be part of that. Looking forward to your end results. Thanks for posting!
     
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