Thats what I need to hear, I'll shoot them an email first before anything. They do take PP which helps for refunds.HeliPal has been around for a while, but I've never dealt with them either. Just did some searching and found a lot of bad reviews. For example:
"They take your money for stock they don’t have"
Complete B.S from the manufacturerThe same thing has happened to Spark batteries. I bought a new Spark battery on eBay off a reputable dealer 6 months ago. The same battery from the same dealer is now twice the price at US$145. An original Spark battery on DJIs site used to retail for US$49. I can still buy a 3rd party battery on Amazon for my P3S for less than the cost of an original DJI one which is no longer available.
I mean, that's what's happened so far and I can see DJI repeating it to essentially force people to upgrade.TBH I think the Mavic Air 1st gen is superior to the Mini series in every way, especially the extra 200+ grams that it carries. That being said I now need to look into selling my MA1 with every option and accessory for next to nothing and look into a new upgrade. I like the new Air2s but will this same issue happen in the future with DJI where replacement batteries are inaccessible? I really love my Mavic but now I'm 100% looking elsewhere before I make the plunge for my next $1K plus drone.