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If the replacement comes as well, my offer of $200 still stands ;)
Well, the replacement came. :( So, being honest, I'm shipping it back to them.... of course if they don't email the label....
 

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Well, the replacement came. :( So, being honest, I'm shipping it back to them.... of course if they don't email the label....
I think there's drop off locations that you can take it to and they'll ship it back for you without you providing the label or anything.
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I think there's drop off locations that you can take it to and they'll ship it back for you without you providing the label or anything.
Maybe if you call and complain about them not providing the return label they'll tell you just to keep it,..😁
 

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Well, the replacement came. :( So, being honest, I'm shipping it back to them.... of course if they don't email the label....
Glad you finally got your R7! I can't wait to see what you think of it, especially K band!
 
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Glad you finally got your R7! I can't wait to see what you think of it, especially K band!
It's interesting....just running lab tests on ver 133 right now. Trying to make sure I've tested everything before I go to 135. Not a simple answer....

Out on the road today, I can say that it is "chatty" compared to the V1G2. It is quieter than the V1G1, but the V1G1 has no filters at all- so....I hope 135 is better....
 

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It's interesting....just running lab tests on ver 133 right now. Trying to make sure I've tested everything before I go to 135. Not a simple answer....

Out on the road today, I can say that it is "chatty" compared to the V1G2. It is quieter than the V1G1, but the V1G1 has no filters at all- so....I hope 135 is better....
You have to realize that you need to set K-band to about 40% in advanced mode to have the same range as the V1G1 and V1G2. If you are running the R7 in Hwy mode, its K-band range is considerably better than V1Gx. So you will get more falses and from a greater distance. You should also turn on both K Filter and TSF, as well as setting K Block 1 and K block 2 to weak. And you might try MRCD on as @DC Fluid reports that stops Mazda CX-5 falses.
 

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You have to realize that you need to set K-band to about 40% in advanced mode to have the same range as the V1G1 and V1G2. If you are running the R7 in Hwy mode, its K-band range is considerably better than V1Gx. So you will get more falses and from a greater distance. You should also turn on both K Filter and TSF, as well as setting K Block 1 and K block 2 to weak. And you might try MRCD on as @DC Fluid reports that stops Mazda CX-5 falses.
Yup, I left it at 100% just to see. I did have the rear at 80%. Today was ver 133, so I didn't have some of those options. I could tell that it did have better range than the V1G2. The BSMs it picked up were all close and pretty loud. ~80% of the R7 BSMs the V1G2 didn't alert to. A few may have been door openers that it picked up, but the V1G2 didn't see. I'm going to check those out tomorrow hopefully with ver135.

Around here I can't block 24.168, as I have found a local LEO right at that frequency. Mute/weak should be good for it though with the new version. BTW, this new feature worked as it should on the bench. MRCD was on and tested... I didn't know I had a local source!

I hope to have something posted by Saturday.
 
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$409 just NOW !!

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Yup, I left it at 100% just to see. I did have the rear at 80%. Today was ver 133, so I didn't have some of those options. I could tell that it did have better range than the V1G2. The BSMs it picked up were all close and pretty loud. ~80% of the R7 BSMs the V1G2 didn't alert to.
Wow, what a difference a version makes! I'll have more later, but the 135 version is a huge improvement. The BSMs are pretty much equal for today's drive. Very tolerable. Maybe 6 falses for BSMs in an hour of rush hour traffic and ~30miles. Same course, same time of day, so relatively the same number of cars. Probably about the best you can hope for, for consistent testing. I think the R7 had one the V1G2 didn't and the V1G2 picked up a weak 24.168, that the R7 blocked. Other than the K blocks on weak, I ran the same settings as yesterday on ver 133.
 

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I did not see the used one for 290 but I did get a like new used/return "in excellent condition but packaging may be damaged" for $356 + $30 tax!

I sure hope the package doesn't have hair ties in it!!

We'll see on Wednesday!!
I really appreciate the heads up and the info!! Thank you very much!!

This thing has been bouncing everywhere from $500+ something down to the $340's.

After just getting the Escort RL360C the first part of February I wasn't really planning on spending any more anytime soon but this is way too good a deal to pass up!! This one will be in my daily driver so I won't have to worry about the LEO'S hiding!
 

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I had to go for it!
"Like new but package may be damaged"
That's good enough for me!!
Now they're learning curve starts for this model
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Watch later in the day it'll be down to like $325😂😁🤪😕😬
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Watch later in the day it'll be down to like $325😂😁🤪😕😬
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The hair ties are on sale now
Please no hair ties.... 🤣😂
Off topic, sorry I couldn't resist.
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I had to go for it!
"Like new but package may be damaged"
That's good enough for me!!
Now they're learning curve starts for this model
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Please no hair ties.... 🤣😂
Off topic, sorry I couldn't resist.
😂🚑⚕️

You should be good, the one I got the other day for 331 + tax was sold as “Used - Very Good Condition” a step down from yours, but as far as I could tell other than the original box seal being cut it was never used. I examined where the mount slides in and it was in perfect condition, now after I’ve inserted a mount a few times there are some light scratches in the slide groove so that is a good indicator as to if it was really used or not.

I like it, a good upgrade from the R3, I like the arrows, bigger screen, and the new filtering options.

I got the R3 as a stop gap until Theia comes out, I hope it comes out before I buy any more to add to the collection or I start eyeballing speed guns to test with!
 

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You should be good, the one I got the other day for 331 + tax was sold as “Used - Very Good Condition” a step down from yours, but as far as I could tell other than the original box seal being cut it was never used. I examined where the mount slides in and it was in perfect condition, now after I’ve inserted a mount a few times there are some light scratches in the slide groove so that is a good indicator as to if it was really used or not.

I like it, a good upgrade from the R3, I like the arrows, bigger screen, and the new filtering options.

I got the R3 as a stop gap until Theia comes out, I hope it comes out before I buy any more to add to the collection or I start eyeballing speed guns to test with!
Sounds good thank you for the information that makes me feel better about buying a used or refurbished one. 👍
Now I just have to watch some of Vortex's videos and read up on all the multiple settings.
I just can't believe those prices are jumping around so much!
We'll see come Wednesday if I've got hair ties, hair gel or an R7!

For sure I'm going to inspect the package closely Wednesday when it arrives to make sure it's a couple of pounds and lease the size of a radar detector box! 😁
 

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So , with the problems of people not receiving the actual detector and getting hair ties instead, do you think its worth ordering one? Or just avoid the hassle altogether
 

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I wouldn’t worry about it, even though it’s happened to a few members here the odds are pretty small you don’t end up with what you ordered, and for those that didn’t, although I’m sure it was a big disappointment not to play with the new toy when they expected most didn’t have a hassle with Amazon to get it straightend up.

Personally I would only get one that was at least shipped by Amazon though (ie. not shipped and sold by one of the other vendors) unless they had a very good reputation.
 

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