Valentine Suspends Upgrades

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Well, we have learned one thing. With Theia in the works and the new Escort Redline out perhaps some people were thinking Valentine Research was sunsetting. There was talk here not too long ago about Mike retiring or selling the company. Now it seems like the V1G2 is a hotter thing than toilet paper was at the outset of covid19.
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I called today and I got the same response as Matjeu got. They will receive my V1G1 today but told me they are not sure when I will get my replacement. That it could be weeks before I get the new one which I hope is not the case. They still have not opened all of the boxes they have gotten so far this week.
 
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Id just sell your old v1 on here, the folks here are pretty good and ive sold several and bought a few as well with zero problems. RD's are hot now because the increased enforcement out and about across the country, plus some people taking road trips due to summer.
 

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Ouch. This sucks. Good luck to everyone trying to get the new v1 right now.
 

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Wow I guess I got lucky. My unit arrived Monday morning and they charged my card that afternoon and the package left their facility on Tuesday and got here on Wednesday. I did fork out for the expensive next day air UPS option. I'm loving the V1 gen2 with the JBV1 software. Have yet to do a major drive but that may be happening this weekend as I move more stuff into our storage unit this weekend. Hopefully they can get units shipping out sooner rather than later for you all.
 

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I would feel bad trying to sell my V1 to anyone. It is one software version before K guard. It obviously can't be updated anymore and goes off all the time (on K band) making it worthless. Looks like I'll be waiting for the upgrade program to open up in the future.
 

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I would feel bad trying to sell my V1 to anyone. It is one software version before K guard. It obviously can't be updated anymore and goes off all the time (on K band) making it worthless. Looks like I'll be waiting for the upgrade program to open up in the future.
If you make that clear, it'll be fine. Some people only have to worry about Ka. I lived with K guard off for a long time.
 

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I suppose it depends on your POV. I sold my Gen1 on eBay and got $250 for it, about $220 after fees. Some people may not want to deal with the hassle of selling on eBay, shipping, and the possibility the buyer may want to do a return. Trading in to V1 is quicker and easier. I sold mine on eBay but that may not be best for everyone.
"Trading in to V1 is quicker and easier", you may want to re-evaluate that. Certainly not quicker and not really any easier than eBay. Those long time customers are at the back of the bus to get a modern unit. You have to mail it one way or the other unless you go to CL which some may not like. My point really was the "upgrade" program is not all that great these days, in fact it's pretty poor. Lot's of upgrade people have been waiting for months now trying to send in an old V1 which by today's standards of performance has been obsolete for many years. Sold many things on eBay and not really a hassle to do at all. Plus instead of getting 30 to 50 cents on the dollar of what it's worth you get close to actual value (ebays fee's bite in a bit). Shipping is the same cost regardless.
 

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Where are you? Happy to send you a V1G1, R3, or Pro M to tide you over for a bit. PM me.
Wow. And you live in New England! You are probably a Boston Red Sox fan. I'm going to have to stop bad-mouthing Red Sox fans. That is a really nice offer to help XDA. Man I am impressed. Damn nice thing to offer. This is one of the reasons I am so proud to be part of the Forum.
 

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The upgrade program isn't all that great it seems. Better off selling on fleabay.
You get a lot more. My V1G1 sold for $250 within 2 minutes of me posting it for sale on EBay.


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I called Wednesday and they told me it would be a week to 10 days before the upgrades would be shipped. I shipped mine the same day it was re-offered so hopefully it's first come first served. I'm running the 360 right now so I don't really need it.

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I called today and I got the same response as Matjeu got. They will receive my V1G1 today but told me they are not sure when I will get my replacement. That it could be weeks before I get the new one which I hope is not the case. They still have not opened all of the boxes they have gotten so far this week.
That is terrible customer service. I hope you are exaggerating at least somewhat.
 

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Serious question. What will VR do with all the V1G1 units traded in? I assume when y'all say "upgrade", you're taking about trade ins?
The old Gen1's are destroyed and eventually the materials are recycled.
 

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I may have just made the cut too. Despite mailing out my trade-in the day after VR send out the "instant upgrade" emails to the masses, the package was not received until 7/30 (FexEx Ground). The waiting game is on.
 
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