Will we see another update to the R7 or is the game over

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Sometimes we have short memories and only focus on the present, when the R series was first released (and yes Kuni was there) the regular updates where incredible some done weekly. Lots has happened since then and now it seems they are trying to fix many things at the same time which is causing its own issues. (Who hasn’t had a pc update with new features just have them negatively impact other features that were working fine before ...) Anyway, I am disappointed with the the delay also, its been a long time, and hope an update comes soon. In the meantime, my R7 will continue to protect me and I have dialled in where it is very quiet.
 
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- The price on Amazon has been a flat $599 for the last two months, with $499 dips every now and then for the flash sales
- As I write this, there are eight sellers or Amazon selling the R7 new, starting at $499 and going up.
- The official price on Uniden's site is now $499, which could be either the new MSRP price from now on, either a Christmas thing.
- Flash sales on Amazon will now probably be at prices south of $450 and north of $399, if the same flash sales continue the same way they did before.

This is a normal price curve for a normal electronic product. Nothing in this price (past and current) reflects a discontinuation, an inventory dump or anything similar. If such a thing is coming - the pricing does not YET indicate it, so it can't be used as proof.
They're $444 right now on Amazon. I grabbed one this morning for $390 on Amazon.

** Correction....they're $467 now. They were $444 earlier today**
 
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Uniden is most likely already working on a successor to the R7, would not surprise me at all if they were to renege on offering auto lock outs as a R7 update or maybe charging an a fee for that update.
 

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If enough people are unhappy with a product or company it will eventually show in their earnings. Vote with your wallet folks.
 

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They're $444 right now on Amazon. I grabbed one this morning for $390 on Amazon.

** Correction....they're $467 now. They were $444 earlier today**
I think the one for $390 on Amazon was slightly used. I saw that one too but it said used for sure and the cheapest new one was $444 from Amazon which I bought. I think the R7 at $450 is a great deal. It’s the same price as the Pro M. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. I’m debating buying the Pro M to try it out to compare.
 
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I think the one for $390 on Amazon was slightly used. I saw that one too but it said used for sure and the cheapest new one was $444 from Amazon which I bought. I think the R7 at $450 is a great deal. It’s the same price as the Pro M. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. I’m debating buying the Pro M to try it out to compare.
Yep...could be used. Said damaged box. We shall see once it arrives. I have till January 31 to return it.
 

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For $459 on Amazon I might even grab one. Thanks...

Uniden R7 Extreme Long Range Laser/Radar Detector, Built-In GPS W/ Real-Time Alerts, Dual-Antennas Front & Rear W/Directional Arrows, Voice Alerts, Red Light Camera, Speed Camera Alerts, OLED Display https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PJ2ZX6R/?tag=rdf0cd0c-20


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With Amazon it seems like they use some hueristics to put an item on sale, then slowly creep the price back up.

It's almost like they try to trigger services like camel camel camel to alert to a price drop, but by the time you get there it's creeped up a bit so you feel compelled to buy before it continues to climb in price.

Check around midnight and see if it's dropped again.
 

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I don't agree with your position on this. As enthusiast we may be a small minority but we are the people that others who are not that attracted to technical things come to for advice. We are that techie guy that everyone comes to for advice on how to work their cell phone or fix something on their laptop. When we recommend or do not recommend a particular product it carries weight. When someone's riding in my car and asked me what kind of radar detector that is they listen and often down the road by the same one. If I tell them to not think about getting this one, for whatever reason, guess what they will do.

This is the very same pattern that escort followed several years ago and look where they are now. They are still selling products but have nowhere near the customer base or enthusiasm as they once did. They accomplished that by shitting on their loyal customers because they complained about what direction they were going in. The 1st thing to go for them was their customer support. That was followed by their rep on their forum giving false promises and literally lying to people. Then they just started blocking people from their forum that said anything bad about the detector or their service

Someone else mentioned this and I noticed it as well. When your customers are telling you something has changed you don't respond to them by saying you are wrong nothing has changed. They wouldn't be telling you that if they didn't perceive it so that's a clue for you, as a company, to look at your processes and figure out what's going on. Saying nothing has changed is basically telling your customers you are imagining it and you're wrong.

I hope uniden continues to produce a market leading product that performs better than all the others for a reasonable price. I hope the production of the R1 and R3 and finally the R7 Was not in all hands push to generate excitement in the brand and now they've put it on cruise control so the money can roll in. You can get away with that with the general market but not with the enthusiast. If these radar detectors companies have learned anything in the last 30 years it's the core of your sales is going to be driven by the enthusiast's that not only purchase your product but recommend your products by word-of-mouth.
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Yes yes yes !!!

Bravo !! :slick:

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For $459 on Amazon I might even grab one. Thanks...

Uniden R7 Extreme Long Range Laser/Radar Detector, Built-In GPS W/ Real-Time Alerts, Dual-Antennas Front & Rear W/Directional Arrows, Voice Alerts, Red Light Camera, Speed Camera Alerts, OLED Display https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PJ2ZX6R/?tag=rdf0cd0c-20


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[email protected] @Up All Night How dare you tempt me ..
Still $458. Might have to hop off the fence on this one !!

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Yep...could be used. Said damaged box. We shall see once it arrives. I have till January 31 to return it.
Pro M HANDS DOWN THE QUIETEST STEALTHEST AND TINY est !! (( I own ))
R7 HANDS DOWN BEST DISTANCE AND ARROWS !! ((From Users here )). Not own ... yet.

Sold my other ProM, V1, R3 .... kept my REDLINE
FOR 35.5 KA Duty Only 😎😜

Run REMOTE NR DSP FR/Rr (( R3 cousin)) Jeep
Run REMOTE RADENSO RCM Fr/Rr (( proM cousin)) Week-End Warrior. My FAV so far. 🙏

Good Luck with your choice(s) !!

Benzr
 
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Yes yes yes !!!

Bravo !! :slick:

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[email protected] @Up All Night How dare you tempt me ..
Still $458. Might have to hop off the fence on this one !!

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Pro M HANDS DOWN THE QUIETEST STEALTHEST AND TINY est !! (( I own ))
R7 HANDS DOWN BEST DISTANCE AND ARROWS !! ((From Users here )). Not own ... yet.

Sold my other ProM, V1, R3 .... kept my REDLINE
FOR 35.5 KA Duty Only 😎😜

Run REMOTE NR DSP FR/Rr (( R3 cousin)) Jeep
Run REMOTE RADENSO RCM Fr/Rr (( proM cousin)) Week-End Warrior. My FAV so far. 🙏

Good Luck with your choice(s) !!

Benzr
@benzr , have you seen the R7 in our classified section? It's like new for $400.00! If I wanted a R7 I would snatch it up in a second! My R1/Redline-O combos are killing it for me, so I'm all good!
 

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@benzr , have you seen the R7 in our classified section? It's like new for $400.00! If I wanted a R7 I would snatch it up in a second! My R1/Redline-O combos are killing it for me, so I'm all good!
Holy Sh!t !! THANKS GOING THERE NOW !!!

Thanks Friend !!
 

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You got TMG s installed ??
Yes! So far I've got the dual G2's up front and they are killing it! Jane gave me the rear heads for an early Christmas present and they will be my next project! The fronts are killing it at our tests and have already given me my first laser save a couple of weeks ago in Va!
 
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Yes! So far I've got the dual G2's up front and they are killing it! Jane gave me the rear heads for an early Christmas present and they will be my next project! The fronts are killing it at our tests and have already given me my first save a couple of weeks ago in Va!
Niiiice !! What about her car ??
Then Mods back to Topic !!
I missed the R7 ... oh well .... sigh
Still $458 is tugging on me 😜😜

YOU are testing and i havent had time ...
i just might have a 2head avail for Loan ....
Maybe even permanently 🤔😏🤔😇

Benzr
 

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Niiiice !! What about her car ??
Then Mods back to Topic !!
I missed the R7 ... oh well .... sigh
Still $458 is tugging on me 😜😜

YOU are testing and i havent had time ...
i just might have a 2head avail for Loan ....
Maybe even permanently 🤔😏🤔😇

Benzr
I'm sorry you missed the R7, I wonder why it's still not marked as sold? If I would have known that, I wouldn't have mentioned it to you!
 
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