How much would you pay for a new V1?

How much would you pay for a new v3.8952 V1 and BT module?

  • $450 (approximately the "current" price)

    Votes: 30 25.4%
  • $500 (approximately $50 more)

    Votes: 11 9.3%
  • $550 (approximately $100 more)

    Votes: 4 3.4%
  • $600 (approximately $150 more)

    Votes: 4 3.4%
  • $650 (approximately $200 more)

    Votes: 6 5.1%
  • I have no interest in purchasing a V1 if it remains v3.8952

    Votes: 63 53.4%

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$600 is reasonable.
 

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Although I love my 3.872 V1, unless or until V1 comes out with "the new V1" with range and off axis at least as good as my R1 and a frequency display in a stand alone unit, I'm not interested. If they do build one however. I'll drive to Ohio and wait in line "black friday" style to get mine!
I personally would like to see a frequency display in the V1 too. Some people don’t care about that due to the great app(s) like JBV1 out there, but I personally would like a frequency display readout on the V1. I do hope when the V1 comes back in stock, there is some type of internal performance upgrade so I won’t have a choice but to buy another V1. My V1’s over the years have been so reliable and trustworthy, and it has been several years since my last V1 went missing/stolen. I am ready to be a V1 owner again! If there aren’t any changes when it comes back in stock, I think I’ll keep waiting another year or two too see if something new comes out from VR, and I’ll just keep using the detectors that I own and see what comes out from other manufacturers, or I may just break down and buy another V1. I’ll just have to wait and see what happens.


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Zero as is...


I would be interested in r7+ performance w/ user updatable firmware, onboard jbv1 features, gps & onboard PLS database...
I guess it's time for a V1 with an integrated cell phone. Maybe MV could patent that...lol
 
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I would be interested in r7+ performance w/ user updatable firmware, onboard jbv1 features, gps & onboard PSL database...
Out of curiosity, what kind of JBV1 features?
 

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But no, seriously, if there are no improvements but the parts have become more expensive I can deal with it. I won't be buying a new one even if that is the case, but I have been holding off on sending mine in for a health check until we have something solid. (I don't suspect anything, it's just been in service since the K filter came out)
 
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I guess I didn't think it through before I voted the same price. I wouldn't pay more for a non-revised unit. But I'd gladly pay more for improved performance.
 

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I guess I didn't think it through before I voted the same price. I wouldn't pay more for a non-revised unit. But I'd gladly pay more for improved performance.
You thought it through just fine. The hypothetical in the OP was:

Hypothetical scenario: let's say that tomorrow, the Valentine One website lists the V1 as back in stock and ready for shipping. And in this scenario, the "part shortage" theory was correct. The V1 for sale is the exact same version 3.8952 Valentine One unit that was being sold a couple of months ago. No upgrades, revisions (at least any that would affect the end-user), or improvements.
 

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I guess you'll need to get a different brand of detector... Since I've heard over and over again that MV will never put a GPS chip into the V1..
That does seem to be the generally held belief.
 

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What would I pay, depends on what a new V1 brings to the table. If it has a new OLED display with the same performance, I'll hold on to what I have now (3.8952) as it does everything I need it to do. If there are some improvements in range/sensitivity then I'll probably upgrade mine.
 
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You thought it through just fine. The hypothetical in the OP was:

Hypothetical scenario: let's say that tomorrow, the Valentine One website lists the V1 as back in stock and ready for shipping. And in this scenario, the "part shortage" theory was correct. The V1 for sale is the exact same version 3.8952 Valentine One unit that was being sold a couple of months ago. No upgrades, revisions (at least any that would affect the end-user), or improvements.
You're right Brainstorm. I forgot after reading a bunch of the other commentary. That's what I get for posting sober.
 

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I sell V1 in China. I don't think V1 is due to the shortage of spare parts. Since January, the batch of V1 has been abnormal. Previous production batches 1342,1343, each batch interval is about 2 weeks, from January 1335,1336,1338,1339,1340 have, I anticipate that they are clearing inventory, parts shortage will not last for six months.
I think the decline in V1 sales has led to the shutdown of production, and their sales have not been able to sustain the company's daily expenses.
 

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I would pay up to $600 for a unit with the range and filtering of a R7
Yea, I think he mentioned like they were selling before going out of stock, and that ain't the R7 killer (other than in laser) from what I've read I'm afraid. :(
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I MIGHT pay the same price they were listed at on the web site back when they WERE in stock.... if I even pay that. I'm sure not going to pay a premium for the same item as a reward for making us wait this long and at this point, my V1 buzz is waiting for Uniden to fix the R7 laser weakness, when that day comes, I'll be out of V.
 
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Yea, I think he mentioned like they were selling before going out of stock, and that ain't the R7 killer (other than in laser) from what I've read I'm afraid. :(
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I MIGHT pay the same price they were listed at on the web site back when they WERE in stock.... if I even pay that. I'm sure not going to pay a premium for the same item as a reward for making us wait this long and at this point, my V1 buzz is waiting for Uniden to fix the R7 laser weakness, when that day comes, I'll be out of V.
There isn't a fix for the laser detection on the R7. It is what it is... it only has one laser sensor and it's on the top.. no front or rear..
 
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I sell V1 in China. I don't think V1 is due to the shortage of spare parts. Since January, the batch of V1 has been abnormal. Previous production batches 1342,1343, each batch interval is about 2 weeks, from January 1335,1336,1338,1339,1340 have, I anticipate that they are clearing inventory, parts shortage will not last for six months.
I think the decline in V1 sales has led to the shutdown of production, and their sales have not been able to sustain the company's daily expenses.
How do you source your V1s? Do you buy direct from Valentine? Can you explain your relationship with Valentine Research? And the other vendor's whose radar detectors you sell?
 

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There is fix for the laser detection on the R7. It is what it is... it only has one laser sensor and it's on the top.. no front or rear..
Thanks for the info, was not aware of that.... (top sensor)...
 
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