Hey Everyone, I thought I would get some opinions from you all. I am starting a online store focused on FPV and Drones based in the U.S. Fully assembled quads, planes, frame kits, parts & accessories.
I have purchased a big shipment of FPV planes that are on their way from China and hope to sell them for as cheap as possible to let you guys save as much as possible, I mean cheap!! This site for now will be a side project and I have low overhead being that this will run mostly out of my apartment, I am not married or have kids and a pretty high paying job as a network engineer and will put all profits into the site and more product to what you guys want. In matter of fact I'm putting every extra dollar and savings into this site to keep prices waaay low. BUT YOU!!! DIY DRONES is exactly who I want to market too. I want to know what it is you need exactly so I can get it in stock and keep the price ridculously low.
So why buy from my site? Well, I have a large CNC machine that I want to use to make the perfect Quad frames and custom work that you guys need. Also, I have daily access to a Laser Cutter (my companys architecture group for modeling) 30grand piece of machinerey. You guys need any custom work, I can get cutting away. Need parts fast? I live downtown, ship same day if ordered before 6pm on stocked items.
My first project is taking my new APM purple board and creating a custom case for it. The base is a clear plastic plate that the board mounts too, has a cover that snaps onto it after connecting your cables, it is lightweight and keeps the board totally enclosed and protected. I hope to make these in bulk and sell to this community.
Yes, I know DIY has their own store and their are plenty of competitors you can go to elsewhere, but competition is good for everyone, keeps prices down and customer service always improving, which will be hard for Tim at readymaderc, he is already the nicest person ever, but more of these site will just mean more customers for both of us and get more people interested in UAV's and Quads.
So where is the Site? The site is up but showing a maintanence mode window only and is built on a wordpress e-commerce solution that is all HTML5 and I will use paypal and google checkout and have multiple shipping carrier options and will ship internationally and domestically.
I love this community and really just like helping people, so let me know what you would like to see in cheapdrones.com and I will keep you updated on the sites opening soon status. the twitter feed cheapdrones will also have the latest news and updates as well. I will send out coupon codes here for the grand opening that will be like 15% off first purchase or free shipping. something like that.