Official Launch Date for Uniden R7 has been set for Monday 4/15

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I really hope that there aren’t people canceling orders just to order somewhere else with hopes that they can get a unit a few days sooner. My order is staying with the guy who has always taken care of forum members........I’ll happily wait until 4/15
 

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I really hope that there aren’t people canceling orders just to order somewhere else with hopes that they can get a unit a few days sooner. My order is staying with the guy who has always taken care of forum members........I’ll happily wait until 4/15
I 100% agree. I’m not going to cancel my order from Tom. I also got a couple of other guys to order from him that aren’t members here. They won’t cancel either. Tom has absolutely nothing to do with this and is caught in the middle. I feel bad for him. His support for the products he sells is top notch and he is always 100% reliable and helpful. However it’s been made very clear just exactly what Uniden thinks of the enthusiasts here who are the most loyal and the most helpful of all their customers. It’s a shame. So unless the “R8” comes with a 1982 version of Heather Locklear in the box I won’t be buying that one.

Uniden could’ve posted a nice note here apologizing for the screwup with a brief explanation and then allowed BRD to ship out the pre-orders right away. In my opinion that would’ve fixed any bad feelings and pretty much ended this. Instead they double down by postponing the shipping for almost two weeks!! It will be close to 20 days for some members to receive their R7 form the time the first ones were shipped/ received. Wow!!!!!!

Please note I don’t care if I have to wait three more months for this thing. It will never be my primary. I run DSP. I am not personally butt hurt over this. I just don’t like seeing the disrespect or more accurately lack of respect for this community. It’s obvious that at the very least Uniden doesn’t care about us. I hope they don’t ever use the testing done by the members here for advertisement to sell their products to outsiders. How F’ed up would that be?
 

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I looked for an answer on this, but couldn't find one. Did we ever find this out? Leaving for Vegas for a few days on the 15th... Would love to have the R7 for that. If not, my Magnum will continue to keep me safe :)

Update: Nm, I reread the OP.... :(
yeah.. :facepalm: Obi had asked the question about pre orders and shipping before the 15th. I hadn't seen an update to his question, which is what I was looking for. :doh:
Yeah, the OP was edited after my posting. Anyway, looks like we have a clear answer now.
 

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I sold my R3 so will Uniden cover any tickets I get since they did not honor the pre-ordered status? ;)
 

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First post, and I just found rdforum last week. I purchased a new vehicle (Porsche Panamera!) recently, and for my daily highway commute (100+ miles total), I decided to help increase my awareness on that commute with a detector purchase. The last time I owned a radar detector was nearly 25 years ago when I first started driving.

Totally by chance, I was researching and found these forums, and then coincidentally saw the R7 available on Best Buy. Put my order in, arrived yesterday. I now feel a bit badly for having not ordered from BRD, but I'll certainly do so in the future.

Thanks for all of the posters who've put helpful information in these threads. Also, Vortex's videos and posts really helped me get up to speed on the current state of these devices.
 

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I 100% agree. I’m not going to cancel my order from Tom. I also got a couple of other guys to order from him that aren’t members here. They won’t cancel either. Tom has absolutely nothing to do with this and is caught in the middle. I feel bad for him. His support for the products he sells is top notch and he is always 100% reliable and helpful. However it’s been made very clear just exactly what Uniden thinks of the enthusiasts here who are the most loyal and the most helpful of all their customers. It’s a shame. So unless the “R8” comes with a 1982 version of Heather Locklear in the box I won’t be buying that one.

Uniden could’ve posted a nice note here apologizing for the screwup with a brief explanation and then allowed BRD to ship out the pre-orders right away. In my opinion that would’ve fixed any bad feelings and pretty much ended this. Instead they double down by postponing the shipping for almost two weeks!! It will be close to 20 days for some members to receive their R7 form the time the first ones were shipped/ received. Wow!!!!!!

Please note I don’t care if I have to wait three more months for this thing. It will never be my primary. I run DSP. I am not personally butt hurt over this. I just don’t like seeing the disrespect or more accurately lack of respect for this community. It’s obvious that at the very least Uniden doesn’t care about us. I hope they don’t ever use the testing done by the members here for advertisement to sell their products to outsiders. How F’ed up would that be?
I keep my order with BRD, BUT my card has been charged for a product I don't have on top of it all. So all these people acting like its no big deal may not have any skin in the game!
 

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I 100% agree. I’m not going to cancel my order from Tom. I also got a couple of other guys to order from him that aren’t members here. They won’t cancel either. Tom has absolutely nothing to do with this and is caught in the middle. I feel bad for him. His support for the products he sells is top notch and he is always 100% reliable and helpful. However it’s been made very clear just exactly what Uniden thinks of the enthusiasts here who are the most loyal and the most helpful of all their customers. It’s a shame. So unless the “R8” comes with a 1982 version of Heather Locklear in the box I won’t be buying that one.

Uniden could’ve posted a nice note here apologizing for the screwup with a brief explanation and then allowed BRD to ship out the pre-orders right away. In my opinion that would’ve fixed any bad feelings and pretty much ended this. Instead they double down by postponing the shipping for almost two weeks!! It will be close to 20 days for some members to receive their R7 form the time the first ones were shipped/ received. Wow!!!!!!

Please note I don’t care if I have to wait three more months for this thing. It will never be my primary. I run DSP. I am not personally butt hurt over this. I just don’t like seeing the disrespect or more accurately lack of respect for this community. It’s obvious that at the very least Uniden doesn’t care about us. I hope they don’t ever use the testing done by the members here for advertisement to sell their products to outsiders. How F’ed up would that be?
Exactly my thoughts and what I was alluding to be in my past posts.
And I absolutely have zero skin in the game as I couldn’t order from Tom If I wanted to.
 

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I keep my order with BRD, BUT my card has been charged for a product I don't have on top of it all. So all these people acting like its no big deal may not have any skin in the game!
I just purchased and have paid for a couple of products that are outside the scope of this form. One of them will sit down the street at the dealer for the next 8 to 12 months while the Fed's process paperwork... We all have skin in the game at some point. It comes with the territory.
The situation sucks, but it is what it is and continuing to complain about the it won't change it. Hopefully Uniden has learned some lessons and fix the issues for next time.
 

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I just purchased and have paid for a couple of products that are outside the scope of this form. One of them will sit down the street at the dealer for the next 8 to 12 months while the Fed's process paperwork... We all have skin in the game at some point. It comes with the territory.
The situation sucks, but it is what it is and continuing to complain about the it won't change it. Hopefully Uniden has learned some lessons and fix the issues for next time.
Sounds like some one is waiting for their "hush kit" to clear.

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Assuming the dealer has a range attached he can use it there until the stamp comes through.
Nope, no range at this shop... Sorry for pulling this off topic. Just wanting to illustrate that a week or so does not have to be made into a big deal.
 

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Good hear. Want be long. Although I'm not in mix yet. I have already wished a couple times that my R3 had arrows. That is in last week or so.
 

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Good hear. Want be long. Although I'm not in mix yet. I have already wished a couple times that my R3 had arrows. That is in last week or so.
Jump in when you are ready. Timing is different for each person. I have been wanting an upgrade to my Magnum for about a year. I was going to get an R3. I feel lucky that once I was ready to purchase that the R7 was ready for order. :)
 

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Yeah today the boss was giving me a hard time because she checked the bank. I’m like it’s coming I promise! Wondering if Uniden is going to pay for my marriage counseling sessions.


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I really hope that there aren’t people canceling orders just to order somewhere else with hopes that they can get a unit a few days sooner. My order is staying with the guy who has always taken care of forum members........I’ll happily wait until 4/15
I just ordered an outdoor pizza oven.. Like the R7, its new to the market.. The Ooni Kona...
 

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Yeah today the boss was giving me a hard time because she checked the bank. I’m like it’s coming I promise! Wondering if Uniden is going to pay for my marriage counseling sessions.


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My wife and I came to an understanding a few years ago. I am going to buy what I am going to buy. I will do it responsibly in that I will not go into debt to do it and it will not impact the ability to pay bills or provide for the family.
I got a generous bonus from work. I told her how much was coming and told her how I was going to spend it. Buying some toys (R7, Mods for the truck and a new longer range pea shooter with the needed bells and whistles), put good size chunk on our house and giving some to charity. Telling her what I am going to do normally keeps her sane... :)
 

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