- Nov 7, 2016
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Have you noticed how often Escort sells out of their $800+ RD that doesn't detect MRCD? Part of the genius of Theia is that it aims squarely at both the guru and the uninformed because he doesn't care to be informed user. That "everyday Joe Blow" wants a device that he can plug in and forget about until it alerts and he doesn't want to have to consider whether the alert is real. He knows it's real because this unicorn doesn't squawk unless it's the real deal. The guru will get far more from Theia but Joe Blow will be protected with minimal effort.Theia is going to price themselves right out of the market if they price it at $850 or more. Perhaps a bunch of people here will but it, but they want to sell in retail stores. The everyday Joe Blow that wants a good radar detector just doesn’t care about most of the stuff talked about here. If those people came onto this forum, they would roll their eyes and get bored with all the tech talk and leave within 10 minutes. Radenso is practically a no-name company here in the states. The way to blow the doors off of Theia is to actually price it less than Escort. Build up Radensos name, get these things in as many cars as it can. Start to eat into market share and then demand more money on next products once people have committed. Otherwise, the Escort and Uniden products will always be ‘good enough’ for the majority. Fighting for the 5% of enthusiasts isn’t going to make Radenso enough money. Theia should be priced at $649 and sell a ton of them. $1 more than $799 is suicide.
Here's another reality: If you can't afford a grand for protection as good as Theia promises then you can't afford to significantly speed. You can't afford the ticket, the lawyer, the insurance hike, or the fine. Get caught over 80 in a police state like VA and you'll find out. How many stories have we seen right here where people spent well over a grand on one ticket? @DocTJ can tell you about spending over 8 bills on one in AL IIRC. I'm pretty sure I have 3-4Gs in CMs in one car and I roll with about $1500 worth in the other. I go nowhere without at least my $500 G2. Have you noticed how quickly the G2 goes out of stock? People who can afford this can either afford Theia or they're lying to themselves, probably drowning in credit card debt, and shouldn't be spending the money they do on many things.
The very first high speed save Theia gives you that your R7, R360c, G2, or whatever you're using would've missed will pay the difference in price and then some. Two or three such saves at the most and the device paid for itself. How long does it take for the average speedster around here to rack up 3 saves?