Opinions on a offer for a Max 360c

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Good morning all ....... Please go easy on me being a newbie here at RDFroum.org. Glad to be here & party of the community from the Chicagoland area.

I'm looking for your folks opinions. I'm a long time owner of Escort going back to the early 90's and the original Passport. Anywhoo since then I've upgraded a few times. Prior to my last purchase back in Dec my last detector was a Maxx II & prior was the 9500. In Dec I purchased the Max 3 and have been pretty happy with it most of the time besides the false alerts I seem to only get in 2 certain areas of my daily travels. However after updating last week the firmware 1.4 those place are no longer giving me the false alerts.

That all said I have a buddy who just likes to burn cash. Long story short he has a brand new Max 360c he only used for a week and never even registered it yet. He's willing to let it go to me for $450 and it includes a 3yr subscription along with the in car hardwired kit. Now I do have 2 cars and normally I just take my detector and use it in whichever I'm taking for the day. But I can't decide if his offer on the Max 360c is worth taking seeing as I just bought the Max 3. I realize the 360c has the arrows as well at Wifi but those are 2 things I've never had and aren't really that important to me.

So my question is do you guys think its worth me taking him up on his offer to grab the 360c for $450 when comparing the 360c unit & performance compared the the Max 3 I had just purchased. Any feedback relative to device performances & differences between the 2 I have & if you think it is still me worth buying please post and let me know your thoughts/opinions. Oh and as far as the Max II it went to my son after upgrading to my Max 3 so I dont have that one anymore.
 

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Welcome! Between the two, I'd pick the Max 360c to get the arrows primarily. There's other benefits too like the WiFi and fewer Ka falses, but I understand that arrows and wifi aren't a big deal for you. That said, long range detection does look to be better on the Max 3. Here's a test I ran featuring both of them. Maybe that's more important for your needs?
 

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Welcome! Between the two, I'd pick the Max 360c to get the arrows primarily. There's other benefits too like the WiFi and fewer Ka falses, but I understand that arrows and wifi aren't a big deal for you. That said, long range detection does look to be better on the Max 3. Here's a test I ran featuring both of them. Maybe that's more important for your needs?
Thanks for the reply & input as well as the link. I'll take a look are your testing done comparing the 2 when I've got a few mins.

And on that note many thanks for all you reviews & efforts done with different detectors. In the few I have looked at in the past you've got some get insight & great details when testing & comparing units.
 

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Welcome, once you go to arrows, it's hard to go back, I run an R7 in my DD and we have an R3 in wife's. As soon as her's goes off when I am driving, I slow down and begin to wonder where the signal is coming from.
 

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Max 3 - More outright range/sensitivity. More compact size. Has poor reactivity to instant on. Probably reliable and trouble free, and less falsing after update.
Max 360c - Arrows (don't discount their usefulness), better overall feature set. Has much better reactivity to instant on shots or small brief wiffs of a signal that could give advanced warning. Has known glitches or reliability reputation, that has never been 100% solved.

That said, I have had both and only still own the Max 360c.
After arrows, both my Max 3 and R3 are basically just numbers in the collection or loaners, while the others get windshield time.
 

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Like most of the others here I would go for the Max 360c with arrows. It's a good price since that unit normally sells for $650
 

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Welcome to the forum, I like dogs, if that counts for anything. As far as Escorts, they are expensive but cheaper than a steady girlfriend. I guess I don't really have an opinion.
 

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Just wanted to say thanks for all the Welcomes & kind words for the newbie here. Appreciate the feedback as well on my question relative to what I own & have as an offer.

That said after some further review & reading I am gonna break down and buy this Max 360c from my buddy. To good of an offer to pass on for what I get at what he's willing to let it go for.
 

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Just wanted to say thanks for all the Welcomes & kind words for the newbie here. Appreciate the feedback as well on my question relative to what I own & have as an offer.

That said after some further review & reading I am gonna break down and buy this Max 360c from my buddy. To good of an offer to pass on for what I get at what he's willing to let it go for.
Welcome to the forum. Good move to buy the 360C.
 

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