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Best Black Friday drone deals

I guess this means drones are officially mainstream.


Allen Weiner


Drone shopping is officially a thing, now that the formerly futuristic devices have become this generation’s version of remote-controlled cars. They’re the toy du jour of the modern hobbyist, and that means this year you can expect them to turn up on a number of holiday wish lists.

Fortunately, this year’s Black Friday deals include a few online-only options so you can save a few bucks on drone shopping.  

Be warned that many of these deals come with a suggested age limit (no doubt to avoid nine-figure lawsuits), so don’t send preteens to pick one up for you. A few also suggest the drones be used only indoors. Take heed, and happy hunting!

What: RC Drone with Video Camera

Where: Radio Shack

When: 8am, Thanksgiving Day

How much: $34.99

What: Attop YD-719 4 Channel RC 3-Axis Flight Control Quadcopter with Spy Camera

Where: Wal-Mart (online-only)

When: Now

How much: $49.99

What: Aee Toy Drone – Wi-Fi, Battery Powered, Outdoor (0.42 hour run time)

Where: Wal-Mart (online-only)

When:  Now

How much: $830.00 plus $13.44 shipping

What: Aee Toy Drone – Wi-Fi, Battery Powered, Outdoor  (0.42 hour run time)

Where: Best Buy (online-only with free in-store pickup)

When: Now

How much: $159.99

What: UDI U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with Camera RTF Mode 2

Where: Amazon

When: Now

How much: $61.25 (plus shipping; free shipping for Prime members)

What: DJI Phantom drones

Where: Amazon

When: Now

How much: There are a variety of DJI drone sales over on Amazon; the Phantom 2 is now $579, the Phanton 2 Vision is $799, and the Phantom 2 Vision+ is $1,159

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