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Hiker
Posts: 8

Buying a Karma drone 2nd hand - is it worth it?

Due to financial reasons last year I had to sell my Karma drone that I liked a lot, the Karma grip too. I've bounced back and entertaining a good 2nd hand deal on a clean one with Hero 5. I also have a Hero 7 now. Is it worthwhile while spares are still available from a firmware update point of view?

Backpacker
Posts: 940

Re: Buying a Karma drone 2nd hand - is it worth it?

i bought my Karma after it had been discontinued, i've done the update to use the Hero 7 & now use it more than my DJI Phantom. Personally i'd do it

Explorer
Posts: 11,678

Re: Buying a Karma drone 2nd hand - is it worth it?

Heck yeah. Not sure where you are located or how much the selling price is on the one you are looking at, but GoPro has certified refurbished Karma drones (includes Karma Grip, Drone, Controller, Mounting ring, and Backpack carry case) for $299.99. If you purchase through GoPro you also get the one year warranty. https://shop.gopro.com/accessories-3/refurbished-karma-for-hero765-black/QKWXX-K01.html

I just bought a second one for my son. I've been flying mine for over two years now and it's still great.
Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: Buying a Karma drone 2nd hand - is it worth it?

Thank you danielr15. When I get home in 12 days I'll go and look at it. Apparently hardly used. I think I'll commit. 

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Hiker
Posts: 8

Re: Buying a Karma drone 2nd hand - is it worth it?

Thank you duanem8. I'm pretty much convinced. I'll get home in 12 days then I can go and look at it. Apparently it's hardly used & looks as good as new.