Amazon Review Top 3 Detectors

Discussion in 'General Radar Detector Discussion' started by LexusISF, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. LexusISF

    LexusISF Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Dont know if anyone saw this on Youtube, if it was posted earlier please delete.

    Adam from Amazon has picked his top 5 detectors in March. Lets just say no one here would share his thoughts :)

     
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    BhamGuy PSL +10 Advanced User

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    Uhh, no.
     
  3. The Only Sarge

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

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    Adam has no expertise in Counter Measures.
     
  4. Vortex

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    Sometimes I watch these things and it makes me question the other official Amazon reviews and recommendations I see and it makes me wonder how to find good quality information on products I know little to nothing about.
     
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    Yeah...no testing references, nothing just “my opinion”. I still don’t understand the 9500ix push with zero filtering I see everywhere. Terrible.
     
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    schissler Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    My 9500IX is still one of the quietest detectors I've ever owned...But probably because I spent 4 years and give or take a couple thousand lock outs for every K band source within Edmonton city limits lol
     
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    Let them recommend crappy detectors...only adds to the "radar detectors don't work" theory while we in the know,know otherwise.
     
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    Well I’m not saying the 9500ix is terrible - the article is. However I still don’t understand why I see more advertising for the 10 year old 9500ix than the 360 series
     
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    Holy moly great point.
     
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    This is why you join forums like this for major purchases. You'll never find better information than from the enthusiasts of a product.
     
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    That sounds like rons voice talking about the 9500ix... thats it im buying a cobra
     
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    Good point Vortex, most of us make decisions based on reviews and if this is typcial, makes me nervous relying on Amazon reviews now depending on the item...
     
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    I have turned away from Amazon almost completely over the past couple years and gone back to making far more purchases on eBay. Especially for car parts which is mostly what I purchase online. Amazon, like so many others, got big, turned into big corporate business and went straight in the crapper with terrible prices and ridiculous shipping cost.
     
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    Yup. I try to find forums like this for enthusiast type products. I generally trust Wirecutter, and not much else globaly.
     
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    I guess that’s a problem with paid advertising and being completely clueless about a product. My first detector was a Cobra, “the best detector for the price.” At least it was fun shooting it with a .22. Once I knew a little more about radar detectors, my second detector was a Max 360. I thought that buying the most expensive detector from Escort, an established and ‘reputable’ company, meant a high performing device, oh boy. Once I found out about this forum and learnt way more than reading amazon reviews and (paid) articles, I bought myself an R3.
     
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    Yep, 100% on board with you here. Plus, if you have patience they offer regular sitewide coupons and extra ebaby bucks back.
     
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    There's nothing official about it. Just trying to beg for affiliate clicks.

    Could only down vote once unfortunately.






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    I think you mean “speed counter measurement”...
     
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    that dude is SAF
     
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    The 9500 can be silent if unpowered. And this shill wouldn’t know the difference.