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whats up guys, i'm sure many of you have spare radar detectors lying around, i'm just looking for something decent, nothing extravagant or anything (like a v1... well... unless you can give me a really good deal) something like a cobra will be nice (or something with lidar/laser). If anyone has anything extra lying around, i'll probably want it! (basically for the false sense of security)
 

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I have a cobra that I may be willing to sell. Let me take a pic of it, get info for you, and see what you are willing to buy it for, thanks!
 

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cool, thanks, keep in mind i'm a college kid, the semester just started, meaning i just spent $450+ on books, money i'd rather be spending on my teg, so hey, not to sound cheap, but to sound genuinely poor, i'm gonna need a good deal =T

i'm kinda aiming for the guys who've long since ditched their old ones for a v1, and have their old ones in the garage, you might as well get a lil something out of it, lol (=-
 

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I see. You should have done what I did as far as books are concerned... Wait until you get your course outlines which say what you will be reading, borrow the books from classmates and photocopy each and every page for 3 cents each or free if you have access elsewhere... It's a little tedious (especially with the 200 pages I needed to copy where I could only fit one per page) but you gotta love the price!
 

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i don't read them books anyway..but i still buy them, i don't know what the hell i'm i doing...just pay attention to the lecture.
 

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hahaha.... i've tried that... copies are 10 cents here, the university tries to get as much money out of us kids as possible.... i just forked over 3.05 for a book that was 2 hours late.......

well back to the topic.... radars anyone???
 

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Theres no point in spending 100-150 on a radar detector thats not gonna work in all cases. Ive got the Escort Passport 8500 and id like to say that after i got pulled over 3 times i got one, and havnt been pulled over in months. The v1 works it best on laser, but the passport works the BEST on all radar and works on laser, and i only paid 255.00. Id say that is the best 255 that i have ever spent.
 

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Another thing u cant jus put the detector up and expect not to get pulled over, you have to know how to use it and its not gonna protect you from a cop seeing what your doing, if your not aware of your surroundings, it doesnt matter if you have one or not.
 

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Hey, i'm just looking for a heads up on my long distance driving, i borrowed my friend's crappy $70 cobra for a road trip (8 hour) and being that we were in the boonies for most of the time, we caught all of the speed traps, even caught lidar bouncing off a car ahead (yes, i know we were definately VERY lucky to have detected it, but it let us know how serious the cops were at this particular trap).

Well down to it all, i drive a lot of long distance, i know a detector wont save me from tickets if a cop is out to get me (X, ka, Lidar.. whichever), i've already read all the articles (www.radartest.com etc. etc.) and i'm basically getting a radar just for a heads up, catch bounce-backs from other cars etc. so i figure i dont really need a fancy radar, just something up the the point of lidar and i'm fine.

No more "why are you bothering to get a cheap detector" replies please, or why i should invest more etc. i've basically made up my mind, if anyone is looking to get a couple for their old detector lying around, then post!

thanks! everyone!(thanks for the reply anyways silverbullet)
 

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thanks for the info anyways silverbullet, i'm sure other members found it useful!
 

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I bought a v1 iv had it for about 4 months and i have gotten pulled over twice. the first time was a warning the second time the cop was behind me about 200 yds going the same speed i was. And got me going 70 in a 60
 

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Whats does VG-2 means on our radar deceters? And what its perpose is?
 

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i have both the Escort 6800 and the Escort 7500 for sale, i never though of selling them because i like them both so much but this Ls Vtec conversion is gonna cost more than i thought, so i can use the money, if anyone is interested in either one pm me, i can let them go at a very fair price
 

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VG-2 is the cops radar detector detector. Its what they use to see if your using one butmost all detectors now are undectable, so as long as they dont see it, they dont know

And no radar detector will help you if the cop is pacing you, or your detector isnt mounted properly, like i said before you have to beware of wahts around you and dont speed to bad if your the only one on the road.
 
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