Neltronics & Radar Direct, may have parallel imported the wrong models of EX for NZ.

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Turns out Radar Direct, and all the other retailers have parallel imported the wrong models of EX for NZ. We should not be getting the "international" version

This is so new. When I imported my EX from the US i found i had to use a VPN to update it. As of the last Detector Tools update i no longer need to use a VPN.
My serial number begins with an 84*****. So mine is definitely a North American version.

So as of the latest update, what i believed was the wrong detector for this market, has now become the ideal candidate for this market.

You guys that bought International versions locally..... what do your serial numbers begin with??? If you're unhappy with you EX, and the serial number does not start with 84***, this might give you recourse to return it.

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You know it's funny, a year or so ago i surmised that we never needed the "international version", and it had always been the wrong decision to bring the original Redline International here. We never needed strelka, mrcd or any of that fancy sh1t.

Fuuk man, who's running that turkey shoot over at Escort.... LoL

*UPDATE:
K-band segmentation on the 84**** version with update to 1.5 version firmware still has the same 4 segments and frequency range.
Don't misunderstand me, I still love my EX, I own a R1 & R3, but the EX is my daily driver, it's the little things, i like the software features, and how it feels in my hands... trivial stuff but enough to tip the scales for me.
 
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Radar Direct are not advertising it as "International" .....

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But throughout the body of text they refer to it as "international".....



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To add some cream to your comments, when they started advertising the EX, they said this was a one for all model, i.e no special international version. Not great for a company to change their story!
 

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It sounds a bit like their V1's "tuned for NZ".
Tuning, as in turning off X and K.
 

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To add some cream to your comments, when they started advertising the EX, they said this was a one for all model, i.e no special international version. Not great for a company to change their story!

I actually found that quite confusing when i was researching to buy my two radar detectors some sources say one for all then other places said NA and int version. Not very research friendly to newcomers
 

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Funny, here in AU, both main resellers DGC and radars.com.au are not saying its International, but main importer/distributor Neltronics AU are still advertising as Intl ?

Good news for us, buy a cheaper US model and import to AU/NZ and save money ;)
 
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It sounds a bit like their V1's "tuned for NZ".
Tuning, as in turning off X and K.
Yep, I remember Radar Direct in their early days with the VLT1-NZ saying "tuned for NZ", That will be $1680 thanks very much, they must have made some good dough back in the V1 heyday.
 

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You know, i never heard that from Escort, never ever seen it in print. I heard that from Vortex.

Yeah and I got it from asking Escort. There seems to be a good amount of confusion in terms of both features and serial numbers for Escort’s international detectors. This was true for both the Redline Pro A and now the Redline EX as well.
 

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Yeah and I got it from asking Escort. There seems to be a good amount of confusion in terms of both features and serial numbers for Escort’s international detectors. This was true for both the Redline Pro A and now the Redline EX as well.

Hey Vortex, we're all good my friend.

The mere fact my US imported EX would only update via VPN, and now all of a sudden i don't need a VPN, is proof enough for me that Escort changed their mind.

And they had to release yet another version of Detector tools make the change. I guess the geo blocking was not an update-able part of the code, so they had to re-write it, hence the new version 3 weeks ago.
 

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Just to add to our OP.
Both my redline ex units purchased from a local retailer (Repco nz) have serial numbers beginning with 84xxxxxxx
Work exactly as you describe in your post.

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So I'm looking at buying redline ex from radar direct or repco.what say thee:hellyeah: or hell no? :iiam:
 

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To add some cream to your comments, when they started advertising the EX, they said this was a one for all model, i.e no special international version. Not great for a company to change their story![/QUOTE
To add some cream to your comments, when they started advertising the EX, they said this was a one for all model, i.e no special international version. Not great for a company to change their story!
Could you provide any information on this thread on first comment above.
Still all good to buy new from repco
They're currently $999 at repco I believe.



Posted from my SM-G950F using the RDF Mobile App!

Thanks,yes I've got one arriving through repco.
I was trying to get comments regarding the first comment at the beginning of thread,whether there might have been a problem with international
 

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Could you provide any information on this thread on first comment above.
Still all good to buy new from repco


Thanks,yes I've got one arriving through repco.
I was trying to get comments regarding the first comment at the beginning of thread,whether there might have been a problem with international

I think most of that stuff has been sorted out. Initially when Escort released the EX- there was some thinking or maybe hope is a better word that they had gone away from the different model for US and different model for the rest of the world (International). Anyway, long story short, the models being sold in NZ are the correct ones. They are not great at detecting redflex, but then most detectors are pretty useless at that.
 

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I think most of that stuff has been sorted out. Initially when Escort released the EX- there was some thinking or maybe hope is a better word that they had gone away from the different model for US and different model for the rest of the world (International). Anyway, long story short, the models being sold in NZ are the correct ones. They are not great at detecting redflex, but then most detectors are pretty useless at that.
R3's are extremely hit and miss on redflex, mostly miss.
 

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I forgot to mention in my last post, 125 meters on the Ngauranga gorge Redflex, going away in the same lane.
FA going towards it opposite lane.
 

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