Why Theia at a price point of $1000+ is not cost effective.

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They can be fun if you don't take them too seriously. Fierce debate about whether a radar detector that hasn't been released, with performance that hasn't been measured, will be worth a price that we already know it won't cost. Grab your popcorn. :)
I've enjoyed the popcorn over the past year watching the discourse here :)

And, my credit card is ready to buy upon release :)
 

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Theia has already paid for it self. The amount of time I have been entertained by this forum on Theia is quite large. As soon as Vortex nods I will stop living vicariously and get one. I like tech toys so even more time fun coming. Marginal utility be dammed
 

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A Porsche isn't cost effective either. Strangely, they sell a few hundred thousand of them each year. Theia isn't for everyone - if you're struggling to pay your bills, I really would suggest looking at something cheaper.

But there are a lot of people who have money and buy things because they are the best, they are beautiful, they just want to have the most expensive one, etc, etc, etc. Theia isn't supposed to be cost effective - it's supposed to be a statement piece for discerning owners who want the Porsche of radar detectors. Right now, such a thing doesn't really exist. There are good performers and really excellent functional detectors, but nothing that blends performance with technology with quality like we are trying to do. Matt Moreman from Obsessed Garage said it the best - he runs a Uniden R7 because it's better than nothing, but he thinks all current radar detectors are so cheap and poorly designed and old technology that he is not excited about selling any of them in his store - a multi million dollar retail outlet that specifically focuses on higher end, discerning customers.
I prefer Alpha Romeo...

Valentine one it is then...
 

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I'm wondering if Escort will up their game after Theia is released. Most likely they will just sue over some obscure patent. 🤣
 

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I am worn out just reading this thread so far.
 

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Man, all the “I’m not spending that much money“ posts aren’t going to age well if Theia does what is claimed. :rofl:
 

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Man, all the “I’m not spending that much money“ posts aren’t going to age well if Theia does what is claimed. :rofl:
You mean people will be doing this...?
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Converting my car to e85 to get 12mpg wasn't cost effective, but it's fun.
Buying $1000 earbuds wasn't cost effective, but I like them.
Buying a $2000 shotgun that is functionally identical to the $1500 model except for a gimmicky carbon fiber rib isn't cost effective, but I did it anyway because I'm a sucker for that kind of stuff
The thousands of people who spend $10k on custom installed radar detectors are not making cost effective decisions, but they do it anyway because they like the clean look of their car.

I'll just repeat that last point - there are thousands of people spending $8500 more than a Uniden R7 and ALP to get the same or worse level of protection because they don't like looking at a detector on their windshield. There are lots of people who would pay an extra $500 for a windshield detector if it just false alerted even half as much as anything else with zero other benefits.

When moving into luxury markets and luxury purchases, cost effectiveness isn't the point.

And I'm getting ready to spend $329 on a coffee maker - Technivorm Moccamaster. Does it make coffee? Yes. Does it taste the same as a cup of coffee being made from my crappy Keurig machine? Doubt it.
 

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And I'm getting ready to spend $329 on a coffee maker - Technivorm Moccamaster. Does it make coffee? Yes. Does it taste the same as a cup of coffee being made from my crappy Keurig machine? Doubt it.

Excellent choice on the coffee maker over the crap!

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And I'm getting ready to spend $329 on a coffee maker - Technivorm Moccamaster. Does it make coffee? Yes. Does it taste the same as a cup of coffee being made from my crappy Keurig machine? Doubt it.
Completely depends on what you're going to put into it. It can't turn bad coffee into a good cup. If you don't roast your own beans or acquire them from a local roaster, you're just drinking a lot of stale beans with varying degrees of rancid oil. Adding more heat isn't the answer.

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I have a friend who keeps flooding me with expensive coffee machines when he gets tired of them (gave me I don't know how many different types of grinders for I don't know how many different types of grinds), I was tripping on FrancisFrancis orange gnomes at some point - still hard to beat my Keurig with Barrista Prima pods.

And unlike tangible and provable superiority like one detector over the other, using "crappy" anywhere where taste buds are involved is only allowed for the French - they have staked enough claims on snobiness to hold the culinary one as well.
 

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