Theia Price Speculation:

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766.85 USD today= 1000.00 CDN.
One can hope to keep it to a grand even at today's exchange rate.
I will take the gains of CDN$, but not the loss depending on how the rates swing.:D
 

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766.85 USD today= 1000.00 CDN.
One can hope to keep it to a grand even at today's exchange rate.
I will take the gains of CDN$, but not the loss depending on how the rates swing.:D
I must admit though last June the going rate for Max 360c was $998 CDN, and sales gave $50 off.
The main reason why I looked at other brands when upgrading the 9500ix fleet, and becoming a RDF member.
 

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799.99 is reaonable for theia. If theia is over 1k
People will buy cheaper, i.e. R7. 360c or V1
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Why would anyone pay more than 1000?
When there are good alternatives for a lot less.
 
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799.99 is reaonable for theia. If theia is over 1k
People will buy cheaper, i.e. R7. 360c or V1
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Why would anyone pay more than 1000?
When there are good alternatives for a lot less.
Of course people would buy it.

Say, even if it was even in detection range of the others, ( which I’m sure it’ll exceed), the biggest selling point then would be the absolute silence against anything other than legitimate threats.

One of the biggest complaints with all the current detectors is falsing. You could run it in any location, ( city/ highway/ unfamiliar locations) with others in the car with you, and know that when alerted, you can immediately start slowing down without having to analyze the signal first.

No more annoying others in the car with you as well.

Not everyone has the same driving environment. What’s escorts biggest selling point? Auto lockouts. Big requests of the others. Auto lockouts, and better BSM filtering along with more range.

As long as it tests out and does what it claims.... of course it’ll sell. Even if you consider the detector you have now as “Adequate”, I’m sure you’d jump on a Theia if the price was close to what your using now.
We know it be the most expensive WS detector on the market... but there’s a old saying. “Speed Costs Money” Some will be able to afford it off the bat. Some will have to save up for it. Some might not be able to justify it for what they need.

That’s a personal choice that only a individual can answer. Some need a clean license for their job. Can’t afford a hike to their insurance rates.

Still speculation is fun, but we haven’t seen Theia yet or if it lives up to claims and expectations. Asking “ Why would anyone pay more than $1000.00 for a detector”, well, many would if it lives up to the claims.
 

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Some might pay over 1000, but a lot will opt for cheaper unit,
as there is lack of funds.
 

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799.99 is reaonable for theia. If theia is over 1k
People will buy cheaper, i.e. R7. 360c or V1
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Why would anyone pay more than 1000?
When there are good alternatives for a lot less.
IF Theia lives up to its promise, there will be NO alternatives. This device will be in a class of one. Time will tell however.
 

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In addition to silence against everything other than a real threat is features. In one of Vortex’s last videos he lists in the comparison table, that each had some features but not one had all the features. From what I read Theia will be the first to do this also.
 

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People have budgets. That will be a limit. Some have
trouble justifying 200 to 300. 1000 would bust a budget.
Just my opinion. Opinions are like a nose, everyone has one
 

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Agree totally. Not everyone can afford the top priced RD’s that are available today...
 

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I saw this yesterday at O’Reilly. I wonder how many of these they sell. You think Theia will be on a display like this at your local auto parts stores?

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It’s amazing that people buy this crap but I guess there is a price point for everyone
 

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Whatever it costs, you're paying for knowledge, the box not so much....
 

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Look at the money people spend on wheels, jackups, lowerings, superchargers, turbochargers, flagship phones, etc.. Ok how about other detectors? Think 360ci, Stinger, front/rear RCM. Sure, those are remote mount but who thinks the people who have that cash to drop wouldn't prefer the far greater performance Theia promises? At $800 I might need two. At a grand or more, it will sting but speed always costs. Brake pads and rotors, tires, and I'd prefer not to add tickets and insurance hikes to it. Not hard to justify. Now if you just don't have the money, maybe you should cruise at PSL until you figure out how to get it.
 

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No one's paying $1000 for a windshield detector. Give your heads a shake.

A very...VERY small percentage might, but that won't make them any profits. Majority of consumers will not pay that much. They would price themselves right out of sales doing that and they know it, which is why they're claiming in multiple places under a grand.

Even if Theia were $800 I still wont be buying one right now.

A) Because it's untested, I'll wait minimum 6 months after release
B) Current exchange rate at $800USD puts it at $1130CAD....and F-that. Not a chance in hell I'll pay that.
 
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No one's paying $1000 for a windshield detector. Give your heads a shake.

A very...VERY small percentage might, but that won't make them any profits. Majority of consumers will not pay that much. They would price themselves right out of sales doing that and they know it, which is why they're claiming in multiple places under a grand.

Even if Theia were $800 I still wont be buying one right now.

A) Because it's untested, I'll wait minimum 6 months after release
B) Current exchange rate at $800USD puts it at $1130CAD....and F-that. Not a chance in hell I'll pay that.
Best part about it is.... you don’t have to.

There’s a bigger worlds out there that will. This detector is suppose to be the flagship for Radenso.... not the only one they’ll make. They’re not Valentine.


Instead of buying Theia.... you could probably wait and see if they put RAI in a mid-tier level detector that will maybe be in your price range..... whatever that is.

They’ve hinted they might do a remote as well. Not that it matters to you.... but to some, that like the advantages of a remote..... can you imagine? The cost? No one would ever spend over $1000.00.

Good thing you’ve never heard of jammers. No one.... absolutely no one..... would ever invest in those crazy things.

Yup... your probably right. There’s no market.... what a waste. Bunch of dummies

Not sure if you’ve read much.... but this isn’t a detector aimed for the masses. It’s Radenso’s halo project. To introduce RAI to the general public.

It’s direct competition is the R7 and 360C. The premium market. The tech. Open API. Aluminum case... not plastic. Future proofed.

To say it won’t sell, and there’s no market for it.... pretty short sighted and closed minded.

I agree. Wait till it’s tested then make up your mind. It’s your money 💰. Vote with your wallet. If it pans out.... it could be everything most of us have been asking for
 

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If Theia's testing measures up to the promise, I will absolutely buy one. I've had plenty of time to think it over, and I have no hesitation.
 

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I believe the general price range will probably be $800 to $1000. It's worth buying one to see how this new concept works.
 

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No one's paying $1000 for a windshield detector. Give your heads a shake.

A very...VERY small percentage might, but that won't make them any profits. Majority of consumers will not pay that much. They would price themselves right out of sales doing that and they know it, which is why they're claiming in multiple places under a grand.

Even if Theia were $800 I still wont be buying one right now.

A) Because it's untested, I'll wait minimum 6 months after release
B) Current exchange rate at $800USD puts it at $1130CAD....and F-that. Not a chance in hell I'll pay that.
This is a moot point to argue since it will be under a grand, but it's not correct. I don't want to be a $500,000,000 business. I want to be a nice profitable niche business. It's more fun that way. To do that, it's much easier to sell fewer higher priced SKUs with better margin as opposed to more SKUs at lower margin. Again, this doesn't really apply to Theia since margins are thin on it. But I priced it the way that we did to make it attainable to enthusiasts and to hurt Escort. If I priced it at $1200, Escort could clone it for $900 and undercut us. That's not possible with the way we are going to price it.

Anyway, there are more than enough people who would pay $1k plus for a detector that I could be a single SKU business and carve out a nice, multi-million dollar small business. There are entire niche enthusiast companies that grow to $10-20mm doing nothing except having the best product and pricing it accordingly. I'm guessing you would also not pay $4k for a laptop, $1k for earbuds, $1200 for a DAC and headphone amp, and $9k for brakes for your race car. But I did, and thousands of others do as well.

In 2019, there were more new Porsches sold just in the USA than there were Uniden R7 and R3 combined.
 
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Just curious. Radenso said that Theia is going to be their flagship and they will likely make cheaper models using the same processing tech. How will those cheaper models be different? Since their processing detects basically everything and should not have any falses, it seems that the only thing they can limit in the cheaper models in range? Thoughts.
 

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