DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter on Sale for $229.99 at Staples [u]

If youโ€™re looking for a hot price on a quadcopter, you better jump on this quick. Staples.ca has the DJI Phantom 3 Standard available for $229.99 right now:

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This should be classified as a pretty hot deal, since Amazon.ca sells it for $579 right now, and Best Buy has it for $679.99.

The DJI Phantom 3 can be used with the DJI GO iOS app, which allows users to see live HD video, change camera controls and settings, plus more. It features 2.7K video and 12MP stills, with its 3-axis stabilized camera and can fly for up to 25 minutes.

Let us know if youโ€™re going to jump on this. Users have been able to add to cart and check out successfully.

PS – here are new rules for recreational drone users.

Update 12:42PM: Now showing $579 regular price…

Thanks Bhavdeep!

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  • Corey Beazer

    you linked to the best buy and not staples

  • A Cubed

    The 229 link goes to best buy and the price at staples is back to 679

  • Whoops, fixed!

  • Corey Beazer

    thanks for the tip, gonna jump on that!

  • clee666

    Is it still legal to fly them?

  • A Cubed

    Thanks so much! Ps use this coupon code for an extra $20 off: 7403699001229472

  • Corey Beazer

    Been flying my Mavic Pro around GTA since those new laws with no troubles

  • Thunder

    it shows $579 and out of stock ๐Ÿ™

  • OliChabot

    missed it ๐Ÿ™

  • Reza Andrew Kharrazi

    I’m here at a Staples in Toronto and they’re trying to do everything NOT to honor it!!!
    They have it in stock here at the store.
    And currently they’re trying to connect me to their head office.
    Manager and superviros trying to say we can’t!

    I’m not gonna take a no for an answer.

  • Chris

    Well…it’s no longer on sale on the website. It was maybe just a flash sale that literally lasted an hour or so. If the stated price online was $229 (still) then you’d have a case. Otherwise, try again next time.

  • Daniel

    I literally just went on their website and was able to order one from a local Hamilton store as of 5:02 pm est for the $229 price.

  • Reza Andrew Kharrazi

    Definitely not a flash sale Chris!
    The head office claimed it was a mistake. Although even when we were talking to the head office the in store manager could still see it online.

  • Reza Andrew Kharrazi

    Hi Daniel,

    How did you pick a certain store to buy from online?

    Would you be able to share a copy of your receipt with me if I gave you my email? I’m still in the store.

    Thank you

  • Chris

    Dang, I’m interested to see how this plays out! Keep us updated, and good luck!

  • Daniel

    Log on to the staples website, I believe it has to be on a computer.

    Search for the drone, it’ll say the price is $579. Click the “PICK UP TODAY” icon and then you choose a store and proceed on with the checkout process https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b88db4626b5c56522162dbaa9dab91787e84f6a4f146925f8310d0015e2eac1a.jpg

  • Daniel
  • Reza Andrew Kharrazi

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8d49f87ce225b45fcf11b82043ea23e5eb46640c59d1d56833e4a9a461c65ba4.jpg Daniel,

    Just logged in, in the store.
    It does show 299.99 and store availability when pick up today is chosen then once trying to check out, it says the item is out of stock.

  • Daniel

    You have the warranty checked off FYI … Maybe try a different store. May be an inconvenience but maybe you’ll have better success .

  • Andrew

    Were you able to actually pick it up at this price?

  • Daniel

    Thats the conformation email . Just waiting for the email that says i can go pick it up. So the deal isn’t done yet per say. Says it should be ready in 2 hrs.

  • Andrew

    I am very curious to see if they honour this or cancel it. I just did one myself here in Burlington. Hope it goes through! Also I was able to use a $20 off coupon too!

  • Daniel

    I tried the coupon, but it said it was already redeemed. Not to hurt by it.

  • Reza Andrew Kharrazi

    DANIEL!!!
    YOU ARE THE MAN!

    I was getting an error, then I changed the store to another store nearby and it went through!!!

    Thank you so much for taking the time and writing, explaining and informing me brother ????????????????

  • Daniel

    Lol No problem at all. Thats what these great websites are all about, helping each other out. Big thanks to @iphoneincanada:disqus for posting this up.

  • Andrew

    I just got confirmation mine is ready for pick up so off I go! I hope they don’t pull a fast one on me.

  • Daniel

    Good luck, let us know how you make out.

    It would appear now, that the price has changed back to $579 for good.

  • Andrew

    Success! I now have it in hand!

    I just bought this since it is cheaper than me buying a brand new battery for my Phantom 3 Advanced. ha ha. Now I’ve got a brand new battery and props (With a leftover drone) for much less than if I bought those items myself.

  • Reza Andrew Kharrazi

    Very true! ????????

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e71884bf3a0f78bdf86bbba31335fd0beb5be634911eb84e0717883d42539608.jpg

    Just drove to this other location and picked up my order from the Staples on Laird in Toronto.

  • Reza Andrew Kharrazi

    Daniel,

    It usually says 2 hours by default, it took me 15 mins to drive to the other location and they already had it ready for me.

  • Haha nice!

  • Cheers

  • Daniel

    Ok sounds good. Ill go grab it after dinner.

  • Boom!

  • Nick

    Before you buy a drone make sure you look at how close you are to any airport, helipad, place where seaplanes land… They recently changed the rules for hobby flyers and that 9km away from anywhere where aircraft can take off or land is a major pain in the ass. Ridiculous really, because why not just say you have to be a lower altitude when you’re a certain distance away.. for example why not say you have to be no higher than 50 meters when you’re 6km away? An airplane isn’t going to be that low (unless it’s crashing). Anyway, check that stuff out on a map. In Victoria, BC you can’t fly anywhere because of it, except for a 3 km or so strip near Keating. Lots of cities are similar because of nearby airports, helipads on hospitals etc. They say those rules are temporary and they’ll change again soon, but the new rules may require all drones carry liability insurance and pilots get some kind of license. Not to be a downer.. I bought a DJI Mavic in December and they changed rules shortly after that.. I probably wouldn’t have bought it if the current rules were in place then. But since I have it now I’m trying to look in to jumping through the hoops to be able to use it for commercial photography, and therefore also able to fly closer to an airport.. but it’s going to be a pain.

  • Reza Andrew Kharrazi

    Thanks Gary :))

  • Daniel

    I picked mine up, after going threw the process i told the Manager how much i paid and her Jaw literally dropped to the floor. She then went on to see if she could get one for her self , to no avail lol I bet someone will be unemployed after this mess up.

  • Island Man

    I found this forum regarding yesterdays event on this online sales on this drone. Very helpful that there are manly other involved.
    I had been shopping at a staples retail store for a drone and made my mind up on the drone i wanted to buy as a gift, as any smart consumer i ALWAYS check online prices and get a price match at the till.

    To make a incredibly long story short, i was told by the assistant manager that his store couldn’t price match in store, they said thy would make some phone calls. I was then told by the Asst Manager and salesman who was helping me, to go online to http://www.staples.ca and purchase online. I went away to do some duties around town and had a moment to go staples.ca Clicking all the default steps, i added to product to my shopping cart and purchased the product with my credit card and received a order number.

    I walked back into the store 30 mins later to pickup my order as i knew there were 3 in stock, and when i walked up my product was visible from the customer service desk. The assistant manager walked up to me like he had seen a ghost, and told me my order was not completed. Find out later he cancelled it, generating a misleading e-mail indicating my order was not available at that store.

    I contacted head office and have been getting the run around, and being treated like they had never had my order in the system and had no record of it, basically playing stupid until i escalated. I was asked had to send all my screen shots proving my online order, and even had to contact my bank for proof that my card had been pre-authorized for the online transaction.

    Corporate is playing ping pong with me hoping i’ll give up, and move on. Thankfully, i understand the consumer law and remain waiting to see if Staples would like to keep a customer, and prevent my ultra highly detailed report from being submitted to competition Bureau of Canada, who i’ve spoken to already and say i have a very stong case, but i’d rather give Staples the benefit of the doubt and allow for them to do the RIGHT thing for its customer.

  • Island Man

    See my post above. I see you managed to pickup your order far after mine

  • Island Man

    Hey Andrew, I see you got your order fine after your online order and store pickup yesterday for the DJI drone. See my post above

  • Island Man

    Hey Gary, see my story above. Waiting for staples to get back to me after right out rufusing and canceling my online order for in store pickup. Bait and switch.. hoping staples canada will do what’s right here.

  • Island Man

    I’m told there are over 400 online orders btw.

  • Island Man

    That’s what i did also, instead the in store manager took it upon himself and cancelled the order ( even after HE TOLD ME to order online) then they suggested i look at other models of drones instead. #baitandswitch

  • Island Man

    Hey Gary ๐Ÿ™‚ my first post is being flagged as spam according to the the disqus AI. Thanks if you can fix it.

  • Luke

    Careful, staples told me in store in duncan that order sold for the error price, the difference will be charged to its customers credit cards. I have no clue how they could get away with that, however Head office told me there were 400+ online orders and they are addressing them all one by one.

  • Luke

    Staples head office called me back and told me there is nothing they can do for its online customers and are currently contacting all who purchased online they will not be held responsible for their price error online. The in store staff wouldn’t sell the 229 drone to me in store despite the online price.. so the manager told me to buy it online. I came back into the store and was told the drone was no longer available for sale at this price. The manager cancelled my order and did what he could, be in the end left a customer high and dry. Staples do not care about us little guys!