Recent content by Kievan Rus

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    Ontario Man Charged With Driving 221KM/H

    I think this "Ontario man", "Florida man", etc is to avoid specifying race. Relatively soon it'll be "Ontario person" or "Florida person" to avoid mis-gendering
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    GOOD NEWS!

    It's 11 am in Los Angeles right now. Past rush hour. Lock down and all. It takes 22 min to go 17 miles on 5 past 710. That's 43 mph. That's very fast, compared to before COVID.
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    Decent (unsure if temporary) price drop on Uniden R7

    The times we live in. Everyone and anything is getting banned. People get conditioned to expect that posting a link to Amazon listing might get them banned too. As populace gets used to banning, and it will only continue to grow. Really sad
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    GOOD NEWS!

    Have you ever driven in a metropolitan area of Los Angeles or Washington DC? Permanent. Absolute. Total. Traffic. Day and night. My car had something like a 27 mph lifetime average speed when I lived in LA, and that's with me taking it on road trips to other states. If I'd drove only it within...
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    GOOD NEWS!

    Those stats are fine for packed US urban areas. Los Angeles, Washington DC region, others where most of the time one can't even reach speed limit. Definitely not a car for Montana
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    Decent (unsure if temporary) price drop on Uniden R7

    No worries. Was just curious how it compares to home A/V industry. Thanks for the answers to other questions. Well, one last one: how many, very roughly, corded radar detectors above $300 MSRP are sold in US a month? It's it less than 10k units or several times more?
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    Decent (unsure if temporary) price drop on Uniden R7

    I understand. Different industries, different sales structure. With audio, majority of the sales are local (through installer). Then there 2 established online sellers with their own platform, and then there's Amazon and eBay. Ebay is where ridiculous prices are. Amazon tends to be more...
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    Decent (unsure if temporary) price drop on Uniden R7

    Really, that many? Hmm. I know that a very, very popular audio brand's most popular volume SKU for an in-ceiling speaker sells 50-70 units a month on whole of eBay. That's at ghetto crackhead prostitute price. I thought that there are a lot more people that install in-ceiling speakers vs buying...
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    Decent (unsure if temporary) price drop on Uniden R7

    Understood. $10-15 profit per unit at best. I'm guessing there are 10-20 R3 units are sold a month on whole of Amazon. What do you think? Did escort do setup online purchases to clean up dealer list?
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    Decent (unsure if temporary) price drop on Uniden R7

    Understood! But in this specific example, you say R3's wholesale cost to a dealer is $130ish. It's on sale on Amazon for $144. After Amazon and shipping fees, where's the 5% margin? Like you said, it's a loss. Maybe a break even with rebates/promos. After you saying that those "in underpants in...
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    Decent (unsure if temporary) price drop on Uniden R7

    @Jon at Radenso, I'm a dealer for a few audio brands. The price I buy at is the lowest wholesale price that there is. I see some dealers selling on ebay violating "no internet sales" policy way below MSRP, at negative prices. Price - eBay fee - shipping fee is for sure a loss. I know that if...
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    Decent (unsure if temporary) price drop on Uniden R7

    Could you please elaborate as exactly how Escort's before and now Uniden's dealers make money by selling just a few bucks above wholesale dealer cost? After Amazon and shipping fees, that's guy to be a negative...
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    Competition vs Theia Thoughts

    Both of these, in my opinion, are spot on. Deacon's assessment of elantra04 has a 6 decimal precision and made me chuckle. On a personal level, I find it a little bit off putting that Radenso rep comes across unnecessarily thin-skinned
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    ALP install on Mercedes W124

    I'm thinking about installing ALP laser jammers. Have just basic understanding of the concept. My car has a 1) narrow grill 2) that raises with the hood, so that closing the hood might stress the heads (?) 3) there is a vertical line in the grill smack in there middle, which will prevent...
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    Ohio state police statistics page.

    That is exactly what those figures are. There is less enforcement thus far in 2021 vs same period last year.
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