It’s not yet Black Friday 2018, but tons of drone deals have already been announced (and many are already available for grabs now). We’ve been hard out work scouring the Internet and ads for not only the best drones, but the top accessories, backpacks and apparel that any dronie would love.
The Drone Girl Black Friday 2018 deals list runs the gamut from expensive camera drones to cheap toy drones for kids. Whether you’re looking to get a deal on a drone you’ve been eyeing for a while now, or just looking for the best gift for drone fans without spending a lot of money, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve also found that many stores have totally different prices for the same (or similar product). In those cases, we ranked the deals from best (in our opinion) to worst. Of course, everyone’s needs our different, so best in our opinion may not be best in your opinion. Maybe you have the Amazon Prime credit card and can qualify for additional cash back if you buy through there. Maybe you prefer to buy directly from the manufacturer to avoid the middleman. Let this serve as your guide, happy shopping, and happy flying!
Black Friday 2018 drone deals for drone hobbyists and photographers
1. DJI Mavic Air: This is easily my favorite drone you can buy today. The DJI Mavic Air combines the best of both worlds of the Mavic Pro and Spark. It’s about the size of a Spark in flight, but folds up like the Mavic Pro to become even smaller. It has the Spark’s nifty gesture control, but it also has the Mavic Pro’s 4K video. Read The Drone Girl’s full Mavic Air review here.
Usual price of the DJI Mavic Air:
- $799 for standard Mavic Air
- $999 for Mavic Air Fly More Combo which includes 2 additional Intelligent Flight Batteries (valued at $79 each), 2 additional pairs of propellers (valued at $8 each), a battery charging hub (valued at $49), a battery to power bank adapter to charge your phone (valued at $19) and a travel bag (valued at $69)
The best Black Friday 2018 sales on the DJI Mavic Air (note that some sales continue throughout the week beyond Black Friday), ranked:
- Amazon: Mavic Air “Mobile Go” bundle, including landing pad, VR goggles, microSD card and more, $699
- DJI’s own site: Mavic Air, $699 plus free shipping
- DJI’s own site: Mavic Air Fly More Combo, $899 plus free shipping
- Costco: Mavic Air plus bag, $699 plus free shipping (note: you must be a Costco member to qualify for this deal)
- B&H Photo: Mavic Air, $699 plus free shipping
2. Yuneec Typhoon H: This is an excellent pick for photographers given its 6 rotors (a comforting safety feature), foldable arms to allow it to pack up smaller than its actual flying size, retractable landing gear to ensure legs never get in your shot, and a 360-degree range of motion camera. Read The Drone Girl’s full Yuneec Typhoon H review here.
Usual price of the Yuneec Typhoon H:
The best Black Friday sale on the Yuneec Typhoon H (note that some sales continue throughout the week beyond Black Friday):
- Amazon: Yuneec Typhoon H, $599 (deal is available Nov. 22 through Dec. 1)
3. DJI Spark Fly More Combo: If you can afford it, then I recommend you spring for the DJI Mavic Air, but if you’re on a budget, I cannot say enough good things about the Spark. The drone is mostly notable for its Jedi-mind-trick gesture control function. Read The Drone Girl’s full DJI Spark review here.
Usual price of the DJI Spark Fly More Combo:
The best Black Friday sales on the DJI Spark (note that some sales continue throughout the week beyond Black Friday), ranked:
Black Friday drone deals for kids, newbies and anyone on a budget
1. DJI Tello: Tello is a kid-friendly drone that combines DJI flight technology and an Intel processor to create a budget camera drone that also can be used to teach newbies the basics of programming. Read The Drone Girl’s full Tello review here.
Usual price of the DJI Tello:
The best Black Friday sale on the DJI Tello:
- DJI: $79 plus free shipping
Black Friday 2018 deals on drone accessories
1. Samsung 128GB EVO Select microSD Card: This is an incredibly fast SD card with high capacity, ideal for anyone shooting video with their drone.
Usual price of the Samsung 128GB EVO Select microSD Card:
The best Black Friday sale on the Samsung 128GB EVO Select microSD Card:
- Amazon: $19.99
2. 1TB Samsung T5 Portable SSD: I’ve talked on my site before why I love the idea of a portable SSD for drone photographers, and here’s an incredible deal on one that’s reliable, fast and fairly priced.
Usual price of the 1TB Samsung T5 Portable SSD:
The best Black Friday sale on the 1TB Samsung T5 Portable SSD:
- Amazon: $198
3. Drone Girl’s own branded apparel! We’re selling everything on our shop for 15% off! We have shirts, tanks, mugs and even baby onesies! Simply type in “refresh” in the coupon code box today and Thursday, and 15% will automatically be discounted from your entire order.
Black Friday 2018 deals on other tech gear for dronies
1. MacBook Air (2018): While the discount isn’t huge, it’s notable given the MacBook air is so new, and you rarely see discounts on this product.
Usual price of the MacBook Air:
The best Black Friday sale on the MacBook Air:
- B&H Photo: $1,100
2. Sony a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera: If you love drone photography, there’s a good chance you love photography from the ground too. This is one of my favorite mirrorless digital cameras for newbies. Most mirrorless cameras are incredibly compact, and this one has impeccable image quality.
Usual price of the Sony a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera
The best Black Friday sale on the Sony a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera:
- Amazon: $400
Oh, and if you don’t have Amazon Prime yet, here’s a link to a free 30-day trial. That will get you free 2-day shipping — a big win for this holiday shopping season. Don’t need 2-day shipping and willing to wait? Amazon often makes offers like “$2 off digital products” or “$5 off Amazon Prime Now grocery delivery” if you opt for the slower shipping option, meaning you’re basically earning money with those choices.
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