DJI just got caught out pure and simple. The Mavic was the first of its kind and more people wanted a drone this year over Christmas than any other. Over one million drones were sold worldwide and what with all the teething problems as well as all their other products, DJI were not ready.
Russia had loads as no one really buys or fly's there, but the UK and Thailand got one batch which sold out before they even reached the shops. After that is was simple maths DJI just could not handle and were not ready for customer demand. When you have people selling P4
's and even inspire 1's to buy the Mavic you can see how easy it was for demand to outstrip supply.
Next of course was the amount of non working and crashed Mavics adding to the problem, hence why people sending Mavics back were getting someone else's repaired Mavic.
I also do not believe there will be a Mavic 2
anytime too soon unless it is lower spec and lower price i mean that would really piss off DJI customers who waited months for one and then suddenly find themselves with an updated drone release.
They will do as much as they can in firmware updates and try to get this one as perfect as they can before a Mavic 2
is on the scene.
What you will get though is a whole new range of drones as others try to take the market from DJI.
i would not wait if i was looking for a drone for some generally good footage with the portability of the Mavic then why wait.
I have two one Russian brought and one Thailand brought and although i am not up to the standards of flying on here or the levels and distances flown so far. Both my Mavics have flown very very well without any cause for concern. They have pretty much done what it says on the tin.
The Mavic does not and can not claim the best camera or the best stability in winds (those high wind warnings really get on my tits).
What it can claim is it is the best drone in its price range that has the poratability to get it in the air in around 90 seconds.
in Bangkok i pulled up in a car park and had the drone flying in about 90 secs.
if you want superior footage out the box with no post production get a second hand inspire and all the set up times that come with it.
If you want to hike up a mountain trail or have a lightweight foldable drone that you can stick up i the air fast and capture some very good footage for the camera it has then go buy one now and get flying.