Radar Detector

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Vector

18-07-2007 13:27:53

Hey guys I am looking for a radar detector, anyone know where i can get a good deal on a cobra or something?

if i get a cobra id like the more advanced models since i know all cobras suck but i dont have the money for a valentine 1 or anything

ILoveToys

18-07-2007 13:57:09

my cobra might suck, but it's saved me from a bunch of tickets since I've had it )

Quadracer89

18-07-2007 15:57:34

Seriously, getting my radar detector was one of the best idea's I ever had. I bought one from Walmart for like $30. It was a cheap-o shitty cobra, but it did let me know when a cop was in the area. I ended up selling it to my friend for $20, but if you want to know the truth, I ended up stealing a better one from Walmart about 2 weeks after I sold my first one. It was a really kickass cobra one. It retailed for like $160..

tylerc

18-07-2007 16:23:14

[quote4feaaac541="Quadracer89"]Seriously, getting my radar detector was one of the best idea's I ever had. I bought one from Walmart for like $30. It was a cheap-o shitty cobra, but it did let me know when a cop was in the area. I ended up selling it to my friend for $20, but if you want to know the truth, I ended up stealing a better one from Walmart about 2 weeks after I sold my first one. It was a really kickass cobra one. It retailed for like $160..[/quote4feaaac541]

WOW, you are SO COOL roll

Vector

19-07-2007 08:18:11

lol, yea so anyways


which model cobra should i be looking for, which model cobra do you have that is $160?

i had a mid level cobra for the longest time then i took it out and got a ticket ( now i want another one.

doylnea

19-07-2007 19:41:08

Just spend the extra money and get a Valentine 1.

TryinToGetPaid

19-07-2007 19:44:43

I bought the one off woot for 50 when it retailed for 200. Even if it catches ONE cop, it will be money well spent.

Kidd

19-07-2007 20:37:34

get the valentine 1 or dont get anything at all

samz465

19-07-2007 20:43:43

woot had one on their wootoff...it was $50.
Too bad you missed out =[
Here's what they had though
Whistler Radar Detector DE-1770

-Samad

zr2152

19-07-2007 21:19:57

Valentine is the way to go. I believe that is the brand that will pay for your ticket if you get one.

They run about $200.

DIABLO

19-07-2007 21:46:29

Or you could just drive the speed limit, where are you in such a rush to get to?

tylerc

19-07-2007 22:01:07

roll

First off, you aren't even old enough to drive.

Second, you go ahead and go the speed limit and let me know how that works for you with people tailgating you.

Especially in NYC.

Kidd

20-07-2007 15:50:46

first there is barely driving in nyc.

subway ftw

driving in ny doing the speed limit is ridiculous i got things to do lol

Quadracer89

21-07-2007 08:37:58

Yea, in NYC you barley drive. If you do decide to take your car out, your not speeding anywhere. Half the time your stuck at a traffic light making your way down the road. Jersey is where its rough, try driving 65mph on Rt.80 and see what happens...

Vector

22-07-2007 13:21:11

Yea i think I am going to go ahead and get a Valentine one

if i want to drive the speedlimit ill drive my moms daewoo, besides, i only need it when im at the streets, i drive the speed limit when i commute

Vector

23-07-2007 16:16:59

$400 is not something im willing to spend! lol

Allen626

23-07-2007 16:29:45

[quote12c5e552b0="zr2152"]Valentine is the way to go. I believe that is the brand that will pay for your ticket if you get one.

They run about $200.[/quote12c5e552b0]

More like 450$ cheapest

Kidd

24-07-2007 08:54:41

its 400 plus shipping

32 bux for 2 day shipping .

its worth it if u figuring in the ticket and insurance rates

Vector

24-07-2007 09:26:13

no im going to be doing minimum driving when im in college i need something cheapo

tylerc

24-07-2007 10:08:17

Don't invest in it if you're going to be doing minimum driving then. Cheap stuff for radar detectors is as good as no stuff.

ILoveToys

24-07-2007 10:21:13

I got my cobra for $50 off of woot like a year ago....It's the Cobra XRS9500....You can get it for under $80 pretty much anywhere. Works good if you ask me....

doylnea

24-07-2007 23:21:58

[quoteb36fd0e392="Allen626"][quoteb36fd0e392="zr2152"]Valentine is the way to go. I believe that is the brand that will pay for your ticket if you get one.

They run about $200.[/quoteb36fd0e392]

More like 450$ cheapest[/quoteb36fd0e392]

Absolutely no reason to buy a new V1. Buy a used one off eBay. Last I checked they were on 1.8 software - which you can check by plugging in the serial number at http//valentine1.com/upgrades/

I paid ~$185 for a 1.7 when I bought mine - the upgrade site actually suggests not upgrading if you have a 1.7, as it's not cost effective for the improvement in detection.

[quoteb36fd0e392]Upgrade Recommendation While this version is not quite up to todayís V1 standard for Ka, itís almost always good enough, and always better than detectors from other makers. X and K performance is excellent. Upgrading merely to improve radar performance is not cost effective, in my opinion, unless youíre concerned about the POP Mode operating in your area. Upgrading does bring other benefits, including our latest laser warning (front and rear), which outperforms the competitors by a wide margin, LEDs for band identification, and POP Protection. Also, you'll get the new Euro Mode. [/quoteb36fd0e392]