Written by Warrick Kernes
Buying a drone is not just about searching shop to shop for the best possible deal, this is the foundation of an ongoing partnership. You're not buying a box of cereal here, you're investing in a wonderful piece of technology and you're going to need great advice before your purchase, help with selecting the best accessories for you to get what you want from the drone, and you're certainly going to need post-purchase support when you're learning to fly or if you need servicing, maintenance and repairs once you start using your new drone.
You're not looking for a drone supplier, you're in need of a drone partner and here are some reasons why we want to be your partner in this journey.
- Best customer service in eCommerce
- Get 10% Discount off booking your RPL (remote pilots license)
- Get 25% Discount off drone maintenance or repairs
- Full Warranty Support as an Approved DJI, Parrot + GoPro Reseller
- Finance your drone purchase using Mobicred
- Approved eBucks and Discovery Miles partners
- Well crafted bundle packages
- Drone Industry Opinion Leaders
- Advice on Drone Laws
- Learn to Fly with us
- Collection or Free Nationwide Courier Delivery
- Established 2010
1. Best customer service in eCommerce
Action Gear was selected as the 1st place winners of the Best Customer Service Award in the 2015 South African eCommerce Awards. Runners up included Superbalist, Takealot and Yuppiechef so you can rest assured that you're in good company.
2. Get 10% Discount off booking your RPL (remote pilots license)
Action Gear is proudly partnered with the leading drone license schools in South Africa. If you buy your drone from us you will automatically qualify for a 10% discount off your booking fee when signing up to get your RPL with one of our partner schools.
*Valid for purchases from May 2017 onward.
3. Get 25% Discount off drone maintenance or repairs
We are also partnered with SA's drone repair specialists SkyFix. If you've bought your drone through Action Gear you automatically qualify for a 25% discount off any servicing or repairs with SkyFix. Hopefully you won't need this but if you do it can save you a fair amount. You can use your Order Number as a reference when booking your drone in for repairs.
*Valid for purchases from May 2017 onward.
4. Full Warranty Support as an Approved DJI, Parrot + GoPro Reseller
Occasionally we see fly-by-night operators selling drones which are grey-imported. While there's a chance to potentially save a few Rands this is not a recommended place to buy your drone as you'll have zero warranty support if something goes wrong. Action Gear is an approved partner of DJI, Parrot, GoPro and more so we back up our sales with 100% warranty support. Unfortunately some people only find out the value of this when it's too late.
5. Get Finance for your drone purchase using Mobicred
Action Gear is partnered with Mobicred which is a SA based service which will let you buy your drone on credit. If you would like to do this simply sign up on their site and then come back to us and we'll guide you through the process.
6. Approved eBucks and Discovery Miles partners
Do you have some extra eBucks or Discovery Miles laying around? Why not use them to pay for a part or full payment of your drone purchase? Action Gear is very proud to be one of the few stores in South Africa to be partnered with both eBucks and Discovery Miles.
7. Well crafted bundle packages
As one of the first companies in SA to sell drones, we're not only interested in giving you the best deals available; we're also interested in supplying you with the right drones and accessories that suit your needs. We've crafted our bundles specifically with this in mind. There are some dealers who sell products in their bundles which outright void your product's warranty 100%. Please be careful of such dealers as you won't be able to get warranty support when you need it down the road.
8. Drone Industry Opinion Leaders
The experience mentioned above also means that we are looked to by many people in the drone industry to help shape the future of how drones are to be used in SA. We deal directly with the SACAA to help guide safe and responsible use of drones.
9. Advice on Drone Laws
If you have any questions on the drone operation laws in South Africa or if you need to know which licenses to get (and where from) then we can help. This is a partnership remember so when you buy your drone from us, you gain access to our advice too :)
10. Learn to Fly with us
If you want a lesson on flying your drone safely and securely then you're welcome to book an appointment with us and we'll spend an hour or so with you for this.
*Hosted in the Randburg (Johannesburg) area.
11. Collection or Free Nationwide Courier Delivery
Whether you're based in Kathu, Alldays, Joburg or Cape Town we'll cover the cost all of the door-to-door courier costs to get it to you on our express courier delivery service.
You can more about the delivery / collection services here.
*Free delivery on all orders over R1000.
12. Established in 2010
We've been running strong since 2010! There are only a few drone specialists who have been around so long. If you'd like to read more about the history of Action Gear then click here.
Still not sure?
If you're still not convinced, then here's another 16 reasons why we think you should buy your drone from us. In closing, here's a few words from Action Gear's Sales Director Dave Davies about the Do's & Don't of purchasing your drone.