Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
17-08-2017, 11:03   #31
tedpan
Moderator
 
tedpan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 3,869
Mod: Drones
Quote:
Originally Posted by JJJJNR View Post
Does it have a follow me function and does it work.
Nope, Follow me is one of the features not currently on the Mi Drone although with development I think this could come with a firmware update.

Currently it has Auto take off, Dronie Mode, Orbit, Return to Home and route planning with waypoints.
tedpan is offline  
Thanks from:
Advertisement
21-08-2017, 19:08   #32
arek_s
Registered User
 
arek_s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 96
have you seen this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcQcr4rc0kE

did you expierience something like this?
arek_s is offline  
21-08-2017, 19:42   #33
tedpan
Moderator
 
tedpan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 3,869
Mod: Drones
Quote:
Originally Posted by arek_s
have you seen this one:
Yeah, I watched it a few days ago.

Quote:
Originally Posted by arek_s
did you expierience something like this?
His battery is obviously not clicking in. It's a very secure mechanism when it clicks and is properly installed, so I'd say he has a faulty unit.

He's an idiot to fly like that when he knows about the fault. He has a few videos on it and has known for a while before he crashed.
tedpan is offline  
31-08-2017, 16:46   #34
Dummy
Registered User
 
Dummy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 977
I see this is now selling at €567.
Dummy is offline  
31-08-2017, 17:21   #35
tedpan
Moderator
 
tedpan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 3,869
Mod: Drones
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dummy
I see this is now selling at 567.

It's back to 385 euro now.. happy days
tedpan is offline  
Advertisement
04-09-2017, 11:35   #36
Dummy
Registered User
 
Dummy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 977
Quote:
Originally Posted by tedpan View Post
It's back to 385 euro now.. happy days
It's reading €567 still for me :-(
Dummy is offline  
04-09-2017, 12:07   #37
SteM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 4,898
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dummy View Post
It's reading €567 still for me :-(
€407 from tomtop.
SteM is offline  
04-09-2017, 12:13   #38
Suckit
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 6,854
€397 if you pay in USD
Suckit is offline  
04-09-2017, 12:19   #39
Dummy
Registered User
 
Dummy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 977
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suckit View Post
€397 if you pay in USD
I must be doing something wrong. In US dollars it is $673 for me.

The site I am looking at is - https://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopt...ZOCgnpGBnTeirA

Do I have that right at least????


D.
Dummy is offline  
Advertisement
04-09-2017, 12:21   #40
Suckit
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 6,854
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dummy View Post
I must be doing something wrong. In US dollars it is $673 for me.

The site I am looking at is - https://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopt...ZOCgnpGBnTeirA

Do I have that right at least????


D.
https://www.tomtop.com/p-rm6355eu.html
https://www.tomtop.com/p-c-rm0064us.html

Tomtop will also pay any fees that it may get hit for.
Suckit is offline  
05-09-2017, 07:22   #41
tedpan
Moderator
 
tedpan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 3,869
Mod: Drones
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dummy
Do I have that right at least????

Yes, must have been a glitch in the matrix! It's 385e again.

Best of luck!
tedpan is offline  
05-09-2017, 07:25   #42
tedpan
Moderator
 
tedpan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 3,869
Mod: Drones
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suckit
Tomtop will also pay any fees that it may get hit for.

I've never seen fees/customs when shopping with Gearbest, I'm guessing they use the same shipping system as Tomtop.

Banggood does not, and I've been hit twice now.
tedpan is offline  
05-09-2017, 14:34   #43
Suckit
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 6,854
Quote:
Originally Posted by tedpan View Post
I've never seen fees/customs when shopping with Gearbest, I'm guessing they use the same shipping system as Tomtop.

Banggood does not, and I've been hit twice now.
They definitely do not.
With Gearbest you are taking a risk. If it does get stopped, you will have to pay the extra fees.
Tomtop pay for you (in the case o the more expensive and popular drones).
Gearbest ship through different EU postal systems in the hope that it ill look like it originated in the EU or that fees were already paid.
(All of the others do that too (Tomtop, LIITB. Banggood etc), so just as likely to get caught). Gearbest have manipulated tracking in the past, and do not have a good history (not even here on boards), i am guessing it will only be a matter of time before their current vat circumventing gets stopped. They will not pay any fees for you. Unless the items come from their 'EU Warehouse', you still risk having to pay.
On most other sites the individual seller is responsible for their own method of shipping unless they choose to use the sites method.
Suckit is offline  
05-09-2017, 14:52   #44
tedpan
Moderator
 
tedpan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 3,869
Mod: Drones
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suckit
They definitely do not. With Gearbest you are taking a risk. If it does get stopped, you will have to pay the extra fees. Tomtop pay for you (in the case o the more expensive and popular drones). Gearbest ship through different EU postal systems in the hope that it ill look like it originated in the EU or that fees were already paid. (All of the others do that too (Tomtop, LIITB. Banggood etc), so just as likely to get caught). Gearbest have manipulated tracking in the past, and do not have a good history (not even here on boards), i am guessing it will only be a matter of time before their current vat circumventing gets stopped. They will not pay any fees for you. Unless the items come from their 'EU Warehouse', you still risk having to pay. On most other sites the individual seller is responsible for their own method of shipping unless they choose to use the sites method.
I understand, I'm just saying, I've used gearbest at least 10 times over the past 24 months for phones and drones and have never had an issue with customs. Maybe they've changed their process? Several people in my office have had the same experience. How has everything got through?

I order once with banggood as their Mi Drone batteries were 20quid cheaper. It was shipped through Sweden and got stopped in Dublin. Had to pay 30quid in taxes and fees. They can't be using the same system.
tedpan is offline  
05-09-2017, 15:31   #45
Suckit
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 6,854
Quote:
Originally Posted by tedpan View Post
I understand, I'm just saying, I've used gearbest at least 10 times over the past 24 months for phones and drones and have never had an issue with customs. Maybe they've changed their process? Several people in my office have had the same experience. How has everything got through?

I order once with banggood as their Mi Drone batteries were 20quid cheaper. It was shipped through Sweden and got stopped in Dublin. Had to pay 30quid in taxes and fees. They can't be using the same system.
I get what you are saying and i am not entirely disagreeing with you.
Banggood ship them as normal, sometimes they will skip through, sometimes not.
Gearbest actively try to avoid customs, they even had some method previously manipulating post somehow. They were caught and i am not sure if fined or what happened after.
I have been stopped a few times using Gearbest in the past, so it is just pot luck. Although as mentioned, they do try to avoid them, so until whatever method they are currently using is noticed, they will continue to do so successfully. I have not used Gearbest for a few years down to other reasons so i do not know what methods they currently use.
But unless a site specifically says that they will pay any fees, or that it is shipped from within the EU (implying fees paid) i would expect to pay the extra when it arrives.

The fact that some items do not get charged, i would just count as a pleasant surprise.
Lightinthebox/miniinthebox also have another method of shipping altogether.
They even have a 'customs duty issue' fee form on their site, although i have yet to have any need to use it. You can also choose to "Add duty & tax insurance to your order".
My point is that there are many sites actively trying to find the best way to ship to EU legitimately, Gearbest do not seem to be trying (and they have a very chequered past), so there is a chance that they will get stopped soon, especially with UK coming under pressure and the €2bn fine (or whatever it is now).
Suckit is offline  
Thanks from:
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet