Are you looking to get a new DJI drone and have some old tech lying around you could get rid of? Along with the August 2018 announcement of the folding DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, DJI introduced a new program to help you with your old tech, this is the new DJI Trade Up program.

Keeping it simple, you can get yourself a new DJI drone by trading in old tech, but is this the program for you?

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What is the DJI Trade Up Program?

DJI Trade Up allows customers to send in old tech, such as old drones, cell phones or tablets, into DJI to receive a credit to their DJI accounts. A credit in your DJI account is as good as cash you can put towards a DJI drone, gimbal or any other DJI product DJI’s online store.

To make the DJI Trade Up program happen, DJI have partnered with Li Tong Group. Li Tong Group are leaders in maximizing supply chain efficiency and minimizing waste produced by companies like DJI.

How does it work?

To see if your device is eligible, you will have to head over to the DJI Trade Up website. Complete an online evaluation of your device to get an estimated value of your used and tired tech – remember that the value will be based on the type of hardware and its condition. With a quote in hand, you can choose to complete the transaction by shipping your device over to DJI, for free. They’ll inspect and evaluate the device to confirm the condition. A short while later, DJI credits will be added to your DJI account.


Once your DJI Trade Up order is completed your device will be sent over to DJI’s partners to factory reset the device and remove all the data to allow it to be resold or recycled. Please note the DJI Trade Up program is currently only available in the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii and DJI credits can only be used online at

We checked it out ourselves, DJI will give us up to $296 for our used DJI Mavic Pro, that’ll almost buy the Fly More kit when we upgrade to the Mavic 2 Pro.


Thinking about getting a DJI drone?

Have you been thinking about getting yourself a DJI drone? We recommend you check out some of our DJI related content to help with your purchasing decision.

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Wrap up

Would you send your device into DJI to get some extra cash back for your next DJI purchase? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or head over to our social media accounts.

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