DJI Inspire 1 Financing
DJI Inspire 1 Financing
You’ve seen the top-of-the-line DJI Inspire 1. You’ve watched video tutorials about how smooth it flies. You’ve done your research, and you just cannot wait to get that high-tech remote in your hand. But there may be one thing holding you back: the price. You might be thinking do I have to pay that all at once? No, actually. At $2,899, the DJI Inspire 1 isn’t cheap, but you can finance your drone, which will allow you to pay off the price in manageable portions.
When I say “finance your drone,” what I mean is that you are essentially being loaned the money by the drone company, and you have to pay off that loan in installments. This does mean that you would be paying interest, but this may be the most efficient payment method for you. Now, not very many companies give financing as an option. Some that I’ve found that do are Drones Etc., DSLR pros, and dronenerds.com.
Drones Etc. offers the lowest financing I’ve found of $80 a month for the standard DJI Inspire 1 single remote bundle. For the DJI Inspire 1 dual remotes bundle, you can finance for $93 a month. These are very competitive rates.
At DSLR pros, they offer a financing deal of $111 a month for the single remote bundle but they don’t supply the dual remote bundle at all.
At dronenerds.com you can also finance your drone for $111 a month for the single remote bundle and $131 for the dual remote bundle.
By buying through Adorama, you have the option of using FlexShopper, which will actually lease you the drone. You would pay weekly payments of $115. To own the Inspire 1, you would simply keep paying this amount until the drone was paid off. Now, FlexShopper says you can only lease to own items that are between $49.95 and $2,500 so the information seems a little contradictory. But I think an exception is made for the Inspire 1.
Now, with a lot of different options, it’s easy to get confused about what the best deal actually is. It might be more feasible for you to pay a lower amount each month or it might be better to pay a higher amount and then get your drone paid off faster. A lot of getting the best deal also depends on how much interest you would be paying—which fluctuates. Some companies offer more competitive rates than others, and you would have to ask them what their rates are when you decide to finance your drone.
Understand that although financing is a quick way to buy your drone without spending an extravagant amount of money in one go, it may not be the best option for you. If you can buy the Inspire 1 straight out then this would be better, because you would not be paying interest. But if you need your drone asap, and paying the entire price straight up isn’t really an option for you, then go ahead and finance your drone.
- Ashley Smith