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Have you fallen to the 360 camera bug? I’m guessing yes because you found this article and I’m betting you’re looking for the best offer on your first Insta360 camera for your next ride, vlog, moto vlog, bike vlog, or just want to learn more about 360 cameras.
So, stick a while as I share with you the ultimate list of stores and individuals where you can purchase Insta360 cameras legitimately.
Before we go any further, I’d like to point out that there are affiliate links in this post. That means that if you click on the links and purchase the item, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Why 360 Camera
Riders, vloggers, and video creators are already fans of action cameras. A 360 camera, on the other hand, will be a good investment if you want to add more stories to your already creative images.
The key reason why 360 cameras are becoming more popular among consumers is that they can capture multiple angles with a single press of the record button. It is more fun to use a 360 camera than an action camera.
In addition, the ability to reframe a 360 video in post-production is the most important aspect. That means you don’t have to be concerned with where the camera is pointing when moving. Just enjoy the moment and take care of the right angles in the post-processing.
Don’t get me wrong: action cameras like the GoPro are prominent and simple to use. This type of camera has a particular target market. But for the purposes of this blog post, let’s concentrate on the Insta360 cameras.
For moto vloggers, the additional investment of more than P3,000 for the external mic adapter for GoPro is a lot more compared to the less than P500 mic adapter for the Insta360 One R.
And for the One X series, its mic adapter is still way cheaper than the GoPro’s.
Where to buy (Insta360 Camera)
Insta360 is relatively new in the Philippines, unlike GoPro that has already established distribution points. You can find them easily in stores like Henry’s (in Glorietta) or thru their online store.
But in the case of our subject-matter, and while we are still on the pandemic, online shopping is the best possible way to get hold of this camera.
If you have noticed the thumbnail of this blog, you may probably have an idea already.
You can also try Facebook Marketplace, but just be very careful in screening sellers that offer too good to be true deals.
Insta 360 Affiliates
I personally got my own Insta 360 One R from an affiliate. Somebody, I don’t know personally. But because I trust the process of affiliate marketing, I did not hesitate at all.
There are two (2) Facebook groups I have been to and there I found a list of affiliate marketers. You can check them out too.
Both Insta360 Users Philippines and Insta360 One R Users Pilipinas have active members and you can scout there the best affiliate.
Why buy from an affiliate?
Because they are legit. They promote links that point directly to the Insta360 store.
Affiliate marketers earn a very minimal commission from every successful sale made out of the link they share with you.
As for Insta360 affiliate members, they earn just 5% commission. What’s the best about buying the item from an affiliate is that you help them earn a little amount but no additional cost to you as a buyer.
For the Insta360 affiliate program, some affiliates may be able to offer you additional USD15 or USD30 discount vouchers.
If you’ve been to the Facebook community I described, you’ll recognize the names Aldrich Alexandre, Don Novero, and Leviste Val. You can approach them individually because each of them has a different bundle to offer.
Watch this video on how I was able to score the Insta360 One R Twin Edition for only P24,000 from an affiliate.
Shopee is an established e-Commerce platform where sellers from around the region have vast products like Insta360 cameras.
Shopee Mall sellers vs regular sellers. There are 2 types of sellers on the platform — the usual seller and the premium ones. The premium ones are located in the Shopee Mall. These kinds of sellers are either brand owners or official distributors or resellers of a certain product.
If you opt to buy an item from a regular seller, make sure it has social proof already. Meaning they already sold an item and that it is legit and comes with the brand’s warranty. Plus there should be at least 90% 5-star ratings.
As for the Shopee Mall sellers, you don’t have to worry because they are official resellers or distributors.
Buy at Urban Gadgets on Shopee
Urban Gadgets is an established gadget store. They have physical stores around the Metro, a highly active Facebook page, and an online store.
You can buy your Insta360 cameras and accessories from this store.
Why buy from Urban Gadgets on Shopee? Because you’ll take advantage of Shopee’s low shipping fee, plus, you also get the brand’s official warranty.
Finally, if find a much lower price on the platform, don’t forget to engage the seller by sending a Private Message, ask them about the details, send actual photos of the product and inquire about the warranty. Inquire as well if the item is brand new because pre-loved or second-hand items are allowed to be sold on Shopee.
Now that you are ready to buy your first or next Insta 360 camera, or accessories requirement for your content. I’d like to introduce you to a growing community that helps each other.
There two (2) Facebook groups that you can join right now.
Insta360 Users Philippines. The group has more than 6,000+ members as of this writing. Members here share their own experiences, their content and you also spot the most active affiliates of Insta 360.
Insta360 One R Pilipinas. Similar to the first group, this one is dedicated to One R users. It has more than 4,000 members as I write this blog post. The same with the former, you can spot content creators here, users, and affiliate marketers.
Joining these groups will help you a lot. You can learn the best practice in using a 360 camera, the pros and cons, the best deals, and whatnots.
I am a content creator and I publish stories here at Tech Patrol, I also create videos about gadget unboxing and reviews and I have a personal Youtube channel for my moto vlog.
I wrote this story for our fellow enthusiasts to be guided because I often see posts about where to buy and other inquiries about Insta 360 camera and accessories.
I hope I was able to provide a little value to you and I look forward to your next Insta 360 video!
Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments section.