Learning to Fly
- May 3, 2017
- Reaction score
- Ellicott City, MD
So you are again an authorized Escort dealer?Every product that is sold is sold through Escort and their distributors. The problem is a lot of companies think its easy to sell and they put in on their shelves and online stores and guess what they dont sell because everyone is selling the same product at the same price and there are better more established business to buy from so these companies get desperate and start selling it cheaper than the MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) and then Escort tells these companies that they are now unauthorized because they broke their MAP Policy. These companies come and go all the time. The ONLY reason RadarBusters has stayed alive is because they are known as the 10% off shop. Heck they usually have banners splashed all over their site and they discount everything but I guess theoretically they are not violating Escorts policy because they advertise the prices at MAP but then promote the crap out of their 10% private VIP Program.
Uniden products are hot and unlike Escort Uniden does not need to give their stuff away so they wont stand for that 10% off crap so RB had to exclude them from any discounts but they will discount any Escort product to move it and I guess Escort is happy at this point to move anything so they let it continue.
The only reason we were temporarily listed as Unauthorized is because after seeing how better Uniden was performing we really were not selling Escort anymore and Escort was not happy with that. At one time we were selling almost $1M a year in Escort & Beltronics detectors but all that business moved over time to Uniden & Net Radar and to clear out some MAX 360 units that were collecting dust we put them for sale at $100 off and since VG watches everything we do he probably ran to Escort and within 1 day we got the unauthorized notice after being a dealer for over 12 years. It did not bother me because I really prefer to sell other products which perform better.
Long story short I made a deal with Escort to just return the inventory that was not selling and they removed the notice.
If that is true and that is good in your eyes, then I'm happy for you.
I would love it if Uniden would improve their secondary features. If/when that happens, I'd love to get the R3 again and I'll be buying from you. I, along with everyone else here, appreciate the support and attention you give to this website. I wasn't happy with the R3 for a few reasons but that doesn't mean I was unhappy with you or the service you provided. So thank you.
And get on Uniden's @ss. They can at least improve the db with a fw change.
Thanks for the explanation. I appreciate it.