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Has anyone bought Spark batteries off amazon? I'm ordering a few things and thought about adding two batteries to my order. I see there sold by a third party seller. Do I take the chance on them? or just buy from a DJI dealer?
 

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You'll likely be fine by buying from the current seller here on Amazon. Like always, review the feedback for the seller if you're not familiar with them.

If you only want to buy from a dealer, then you can buy from this dealer.
 
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thanks, msinger that's the one I was looking at on Amazon. BTW what kind of warranty does the strobe light have??
 

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what kind of warranty does the strobe light have?
STROBON Cree lights? The manufacturer doesn't have a warranty posted on their site, but I know they replace/fix them within one year.
 

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STROBON Cree lights? The manufacturer doesn't have a warranty posted on their site, but I know they replace/fix them within one year.
Great I will be placing an order for one light (WHITE) no mount because of the landing gear. Order placed thanks, Jeff, 👍
 
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I've gotten batteries from Amazon but I've also heard some people got old model, previously opened and even fake batteries. You have to look really close to make sure sold and shipped directly from Amazon. Third party sellers are getting very deceptive and hard to be sure who you are dealing with. If it's not labeled Prime or if shipping takes more than 7 days also sketchy.

You will usually not see them lower for $43 from a legitimate source. Any less than that would make me suspicious. Target has recently had them on clearance in stores but it's not advertised so YMMV.
 

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Only bought additional batteries from authorized DJI dealer - no problem and have 5 in total.
I decided to buy from the dealer I bought my spark from
 
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For anyone else looking to buy on Amazon, there are many dealers selling on the listing linked above. For example:
  • Camrise
  • Adorama Camera
  • RotorLogic
  • Unique Photo
  • Aim To Find
  • Fumfie
  • SSE Photo & Video
  • ALL e RC
  • Beach Camera
 

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Seems like that basic issue with these battery purchase decisions is "do I pay full price from an authorized reseller?"
On Amazon, authorized dealers often own the buy box. And if they don't, they are usually the same price as the buy box price. Just click the link to see the other sellers and pick one of the dealers I listed above.

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On Amazon, authorized dealers often own the buy box. And if they don't, they are usually the same price as the buy box price. Just click the link to see the other sellers and pick one of the dealers I listed above.

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Yes,I know..

That is how it is SUPPOSED to work. But nefarious third part resellers have successfully spoofed Amazon's system. They are mostly overseas and selling inferior products to what they advertise. It's a widespread problem and Amazon is just starting to address it (no visible improvement yet).

If you see a price too good to be true there's always a reason. Sometimes it's a legit clearance but often it's counterfeit.

The choice is yours... pay near retail price from an authorized seller OR take a greater degree of risk to save a few bucks. Lots of folks have been cheap and thought they were being careful but got burned. Amazon will fix it eventually but in the meantime...
 
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I bought a 2-pack about a month ago and just added another plus a 4 battery charging hub from Amazon. All the batteries were perfect, original DJI product.
 
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If there is a Target store near you, they have in stock batteries for $34. Check their website to order and to make sure your local store has any left.*

*Disclaimer: I hate target and refuse to shop there, but I bent the rules just this once 😁
 

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If there is a Target store near you, they have in stock batteries for $34. Check their website to order and to make sure your local store has any left.*

*Disclaimer: I hate target and refuse to shop there, but I bent the rules just this once
Thanks for the heads up. Just picked up two @ $34 each. They rang up at $49.95 but I showed them the web site on my phone and got the $34 price.
 

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