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Old 10-17-2006, 02:17 AM   #1
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any one have experience with buying refurbished radar detector units? is it worth it?
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my cop buddy said they are not worth the money if the cop knows what he is doing and turns it on and off ... but some are lazy ... sorry for the highjack
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Gojo..I don't think you hijacked..you gave good information.

Buying a detector now is a waste in my mind. All the laser and instant on technology makes it a mute point. It will let you know AFTER you are nailed if the cop uses either of these.

Scrambling...now that'* a whole nother ball game.
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Gojo..I don't think you hijacked..you gave good information.

Buying a detector now is a waste in my mind. All the laser and instant on technology makes it a mute point. It will let you know AFTER you are nailed if the cop uses either of these.

Scrambling...now that'* a whole nother ball game.
agreed.. most larger police departments (or smaller ones with some cash in their pockets) use instant on laser, which makes a detector useless... Honestly, i can say that i got more tickets when i had my radar detedtor than since i got rid of it. All it did was tell me that i was about to get pulled over.... And under very few circumstances did it actally possibly help

now to UN-hijack.

I have bought tons of refurbished products in my life and never had an issue with them... As long as it comes with a warranty and or return policy, i think you are pretty safe. I like re-furbished products... being in the manufacturing field, i know that if there is a large number of products returned, genereally they have the same issues, and a refurbished unit will have all hardware and firmware updates to cure the most common problems, and therefore MAY possibly be more reliable than a brand new product
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http://cgi.ebay.com/BELTRONICS-VECTO...QQcmdZViewItem

look at that...is it possible its so cheap and they have that stock? and i look at the old comments..but yet the thing saying how many negitive positve read zero when lookin at the rating.. is this a scam???
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I have not had any problems with my detector. It has all the bells & whistles. It gives me plenty of warning to slow down and it has cloaking also. It does pop, laser, etc. I especially like the built in compass
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May I make the suggestion that you just slow ya butt down??
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May I make the suggestion that you just slow ya butt down??
I know you ain't talkin' to me because I would tell ya..... Nope

For me it isn't really a speed thing but a reminder of how fast I'm going especially on days when I have a lot on my mind. The last time I got pulled over I actually had my mother in the car with me. We were just chatting and I was simply not paying attention. If I'd had a detector with me it would have saved me from getting pulled over but I didn't get a ticket so it worked out fine
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[quote="Triplesix"]http://cgi.ebay.com/BELTRONICS-VECTOR-995-BEL_W0QQitemZ280039111014QQihZ018QQcategoryZ39765Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem



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http://cgi.ebay.com/BELTRONICS-VECTOR-995-BEL_W0QQitemZ280039111014QQihZ018QQcategoryZ39765Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

look at that...is it possible its so cheap and they have that stock? and i look at the old comments..but yet the thing saying how many negitive positve read zero when lookin at the rating.. is this a scam???
any ideas on this??
Looks like a decent unit. Here'* the specs page from the BEL site
http://www.beltronics.com/vector995.html
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