To me Escort is bad news. I wouldn't put up with that crap. And if you have an Issue once you finally get the unit, you will have the same Slow Boat to China problem with them. It's really a shame that what used to be really good isn't worth a crap anymore.I ordered a Redline 360c on June 24th, and it has still not shipped. Where is my RADAR detector, and why am I being charged for something up front that ESCORT doesn't have?
A back order allows you to place an order now for units that will become available in the very near future. Based on your payment method your card might be billed right away. You are welcome to cancel your back order anytime prior to shipment, free of charge for a full refund.
Just to chime in....have you looked at your Car Audio folks?
Car Toys has them in stock in Denver and running a sale.
Probably in store only. They do indeed have them though. I bought one at the Denver Car Toys a few months ago and they had a bunch.Always a good suggestion. A number of members have purchased their RL360C from various vendors other than Escort.
Regretfully, it does not appear that Car Toys carries the RL360C. Maybe it's something that is an in store item only?
We are not charged until it ships though.Thanks to the Amazons of the world we have become an instant society.
Did you pay 100% for the vehicle yet or was it some crazy simple deposit list most are?Try buying a new car. I signed the purchase agreemnt July 6th. Was told yesterday to expect the vehicle by November!!!
For a well known company I think it is beyond disgusting that they charge you card long before your product ships. I place a lot of orders though a lot of companies for business and personal. Some standard, some custom and the most I ever had to put down is 50%, that is only on custom orders. It really just shows how greedy Escort really is, or shows that they are hurting financially. Either way, not good at all.
They are and they are not. Technically you are right, they are not hiding anything as it is in the 'fine print', however given the standard of 'not being billed until shipped', having this happen is an unhappy shock to consumers.Although I completely agree that you shouldn't be charged until your item ships, Escort clearly states their Back Ordered terms and conditions. We may not like these terms and conditions, but Escort is not hiding anything.
As consumers, we have the choice to either place a Back Order or not. If the consumer chooses to place a Back Order, Escort has made it clear that "based on your payment method your card might be billed right away. You are welcome to cancel your back order anytime prior to shipment, free of charge for a full refund.".