Is a used Escort Max worth anything?

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Is a used Escort Max worth anything?

Poll closed Jun 13, 2018.
  1. Yes, eBay!

    12 vote(s)
    63.2%
  2. Yes, Amazon!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Yes, FB Market!

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. No, trade it into Escort!

    0 vote(s)
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  5. No, keep it and do not upgrade!

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  6. No, throw it away!

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  1. CPB

    CPB Left Lane for Passing Only Intermediate User

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    I've got an Escort Max, purchased it right when it came out so obviously paid high dollar. It seemed like within the year blind spot monitors started happening, then a bluetooth add on smart cord was added, then a new Max2 unit. Essentially this unit quickly became abandon ware.

    It doesn't get updates, can't pair with escort live, goes off due to every Tahoe/Yukon/Humscalade or Honda. The Ka range seems pretty great, but I haven't yet used one of the newest detectors either. Is there a market for a unit like this?

    The only other option I see to selling is the Escort trade in program, but the values are mediocre.
     
  2. The Only Sarge

    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Advanced User MFG/Vendor

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    Why trade a bag of turds in for a bag of turds with a new box? Sell it on FleaBay and get a Radenso or Uniden.
     
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    CPB Left Lane for Passing Only Intermediate User

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    The only reason I'd consider another escort is that I have a hard mount that uses my headliner bolt. I'd have to come up with another solution. My car doesn't have a traditional mirror stalk, so no mirror mounts work and I hate suction/sticky cups with a passion.

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  4. Choose Life

    Choose Life 35.5 hater R3 Day One User Advanced User Premium Member

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    I don't think what's addressed enough is Escort is alive in name only
    Those of us that were customers in the 90s remember the name fondly
    Knowing full well the company didn't make it through the recession and has been bought out by a marketing company that whores the Escort brand
     
  5. The Only Sarge

    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Advanced User MFG/Vendor

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    What kind of mount is it?Brand?
     
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    I made it using one of the generic amazon mounts, then bolted that to some bracketing I made.The bracket then attaches to the headliner bolt that also holds the grommet for the passenger sun visor. I could take some pictures, but basically I just need an adjustable mount that I could bolt to that is Uniden R3 compatible.

    Current mount that I hacked up to work: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TKVCTZE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Advanced User MFG/Vendor

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    Well I would use one of the perma mounts or fab another one. I used Escort for a few decades almost exclusively...but when the Venture Capital boys bought them they just went to crap..
    I really like the Perma Mount. Rock solid. Ten bucks.
     
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    System PSL ÷ 2 Advanced User Premium Member

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    If you send me the dimensions of your rear view mirror bracket I could fab you something together. I only have an Escort sticky cup though, and I know how fond you are of said brand. Not sure if I could make it universal or not
     
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    You should have seen Escort in the 1980's....to own one was to have the King of radar detectors. Now they are the court jester.
     
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    Ah heck, sell it on fleebay, you'll probably get some money for it. A guy named Pointman from Escort made an infamous statement 05/2013: "With final production software, the Max is the longest range radar detector available ever, for all guns, all bands". If you put that in your listing, anyone who knows radar detectors will instantly laugh and move on. For people that don't know squat about radar detectors, and they are the vast majority, they will leap at the chance to buy your Max. Good luck.
     
  11. The Only Sarge

    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Advanced User MFG/Vendor

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    Then Escort= Kate Upton
    Today Escort=Mama Cass
     
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    Sold it on eBay and sold my 9500ix locally. My R3 comes in today.
     
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    How much did you sell the Max for on e-bay? I have one taking up space.
     
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    $180.25
     
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    Thank You CPB. I did not consider selling that box on my shelf. Mine is like new I would sell it for a somewhat similar number.
     
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    Ugh, Uniden sent me an R1 despite me ordering an R3.
     
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    You could contact Jake and come up with a custom mount. I’m thinking sandwich a plate between what you have and attach his gizmo to the plate?
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    Ordered one of the permanent mounts. I'll drill holes in it to leverage the existing ones in my mount.

    I think it will work ok.
     
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