Buy a second-hand drone with confidence or sell your drone without the fear of being scammed. We offer a safe and secure way to buy and sell consumer drones.
Refurbished and second-hand drones purchased from Drone Parts look and perform like their brand-new counterparts but cost a fraction of the price. Drone Parts ensure that the reliability and performance of all the second-hand drones we sell are identical to that of new models.
To set your mind at ease when buying a second-hand drone, consider a few points and how comfortable you are with each.
Most consumer drone manufacturers rate their batteries to an estimated 200 charge and discharge cycles before their performance decrease. If you can determine the number of cycles that have been used, it will provide you with information on whether you'd need to add new batteries to the cost.
Drone Parts takes extreme care in inspecting second-hand drones before offering them for sale and will look out for any evidence of glueing, etc. However, thorough reinforcement using carbon fibre spars may make a repaired unit stronger than the original. Should such an item be offered for sale, all observed changes or repairs will be noted.
Number of flights
Most unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have software that enables you to read the number of flights on the airframe. While second-hand drones with hundreds of flights may require some repairs soon and you should include that in the cost, buying a unit with a high flight count is not necessarily a bad decision, as professional UAV operators often maintain and service their UAVs better than someone with a low flight count that did not take extreme care of their unit.
Accessories and cases are great value-added items when buying a second-hand drone. In addition to batteries, lens filters, goggles, etc., may sweeten the deal but are not essential. There's no harm in asking if any accessories are available.
Original packaging and manuals
Although the packaging and manuals have little effect on resale value, being assured that the second-hand drone is sell packaged and you can refer to instructions easily may influence your ultimate decision.
Maintenance on drones is minimal. However, asking for records might set your mind at ease but is not likely to be a dealbreaker.
Drone Parts assurance
When inspecting any second-hand drones for reselling on our site, you can be sure that we will do a thorough range check and execute a flight test to ensure the unit and all its controls function correctly.
We inspect and approve every drone that we add to our listings and handle all logistics and transactions ourselves. Once the seller has received payment will the drone be released to the buyer. For more information, contact Drone Parts directly.