GoPro to Offer Effected Karma Buyers Free Hero5 Black Edition
In attempt to restore some good Karma (I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself) following the Karma quadcopter debacle, which saw a number of GoPro’s new drones tumbling uncontrolled from the sky, the action camera giant is making moves to repair relationships with the 2,500 customers effected.
The recently announced drone was recalled following a number of instances of inflight failures resulting in a dangerous and uncontrolled plummet to destruction. Those who have had to return their Drone are being gifted a free GoPro Hero5 Black edition, a shrewd manoeuvre by the company who will be desperate to lock new users into their eco system before they jump ship to other drone manufacturers. I’m sure GoPro hope that gifting customers a free GoPro5 will increase the likelihood of them waiting for the Karma to return to shelves once the issue has been resolved. Market leaders DJI are killing it at the moment however, and many jilted Karma fans must surely be tempted by the competition.
If you are one of the effected customers check out the following link: GoPro Karma Recall and Return Information page, where GoPro provide the following information:
Q: Will I receive a refund for Karma?
You will receive a refund for your purchase. All components included with the Karma drone bundle, including HERO5 Black and Karma Grip, must be returned for a full refund. Once your complete return has been processed and refund issued we will send you a HERO5 Black as a thank you. For Best Buy customers to receive their HERO5 Black, please contact GoPro Customer Support directly and have your original transaction number available to confirm your product has been returned and processed at Best Buy.