Drone Black Friday 2018 Deals (DJI, Parrot, Others)

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Every major drone manufacturer has released deals for Black Friday. You can save hundreds on some of the best drones in the world. DJI, Parrot, and Autel are among the brands that have released offers.

The date that these sales end depends on the manufacturer. For instance, DJI’s sale will continue through the day after Cyber Monday. Others are on day offers at big retailers like Best Buy. Inventories are limited so it’s a good idea to order as soon as possible. This will also ensure faster shipping.

We have gone through the flyers of major retailers at found what drones they are selling for Black Friday. We have ordered them by drone brand for your convenience.


DJI offers the easiest to use and most powerful drones, but they are more expensive than other options. Many would argue that the world-class features more than make up for the price tag. DJI offers industry leading flight time and every drone has well thought out capabilities like Follow Me mode.

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$899DJI Mavic Air Fly More ComboDJI$1159
$699DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter with Remote ControllerDJI$799
$359DJI Spark Portable Mini DroneDJI$399
$459DJI Spark Fly More ComboDJI$549
$79DJI Ryze TelloDJI$99
$99DJI Ryze Tello BoostDJI$140
$764.99DJI Phantom 4 Pro Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 4K Video Camera (DJI Certified Refurbish)Newegg$959

* Get $90 Kohl’s cash


Parrot is a French company that makes well-built drones for beginners. The Bebop 2 is a classic drone and it offers the best in class flight time, especially when compared to the price. The Parrot Anafi was just released and it’s designed to compete head on with the DJI Air. The Mambo is a drone for kids that offers good features.

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$549.99Parrot AnafiParrot$699.99
$59.99Parrot MamboAmazon$109.99
$299.99Parrot Bebop 2 FPVAmazon$599.99
$35.20Parrot Jumping Night MiniDroneAmazon$149.99


Yuneec is DJI’s most direct competitor for higher end drones. The Typhoon series has a unique hexacopter design, which means that it has six propellers. This means it can carry heavier gear and it provides better stability.

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$699.99Yuneec Typhoon H Hexacopter with 4K CameraNewegg$1499


The GoPro Karma is designed to take GoPro’s action cameras to the sky. It has a very well built camera stabilization gimbal.

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$699.99GoPro Karma Quadcopter with Hero6 Black-WhiteBest Buy$999.99

Sharper Image

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$38Sharper Image 14.4” Large Drone with CameraWalmart$49.99
$79.99Sharper Image 14.4” Lunar Drone with HD Camera and Virtual Reality Smartphone ViewerKohl’s$169.99


Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$49.99Propel Sky Rider 2.4GHz Quadcopter with CameraKohl’s$149.99
$39.98Propel Sky Force Battle DronesSam’s Club$49.98

Autel Robotics

Autel makes drones that are comparable to DJI. They are a California based company and they are well known for the orange color of their quadcopters.

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$1250Autel Robotics EVO RC Quadcopter with HD Camera Rugged Bundle – includes Additional Batteries and Waterproof CaseNewegg$1350


Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$23.99DROCON GD60 Mini Drone RC Quadcopter with 720p HD CameraAmazon$34.99
$39.99DROCON Ninja Foldable Drone for Kids with 720p FPV HD CameraAmazon$59.99
$63.99DROCON U818Plus WiFi FPV Drone with Wide-Angle HD 2MP CameraAmazon$129.99

Holy Stone

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$31.99Holy Stone HS170G Night Elven Mini RC Quadcopter DroneAmazon$39.99
$67.49Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone with HD WiFi CameraAmazon$229.99
$103.99Holy Stone HS230 RC Racing FPV DroneAmazon$199.99


Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$79.20Hubsan H216A X4 Drone with 1080p CameraAmazon$99.00 


Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$143.98Syma GPS FPV RC Drone with 720p HD CameraAmazon$179.98

Other brands

Discounted PriceItemRetailerOriginal Price
$69Vivitar AeroView Drone with CameraWalmart$129
$42.49HAOXIN F21G IELLO FPV RC Drone Quadcopter with 720p HD CameraAmazon$69.99
60% offAll Protocol dronesMacy’sVaried
$19.19Metakoo RC Drone with WiFi FPV HD CameraAmazon$25.97
$55.99DBPOWER Discovery WiFi FPV Camera DroneAmazon$109.99

How to Choose a Drone

There are a ton of drone deals this Black Friday. With so many options, it’s tough making a decision. It ultimately comes down to how you will use the drone. If it’s a drone for kids, they’ll be happy with almost any of them. There’s nothing like taking to the skies and that’s what all of these options accomplish.

The number one factor to consider is the battery life. Most drones can only stay in the air for a matter of minutes. 8 – 10 minutes of flight time is pretty typical for a cheap drone. You will need to pay significantly more for a longer lasting drone. DJI and Parrot are good options if that’s what you need.

The second thing to consider is the camera quality. Most drones have awful camera resolutions. Even when drones claim to have 720p cameras, the quality is still bad. You will want to look for a drone with a camera that’s 1080p or even 4K if you want to share the results on social media.

Overall, you can easily save hundreds on a new drone during Black Friday. Come up with a list of features you want and select a drone based on that. If there’s a deal we missed, let us know in the comments.