. . . so I snagged an X50 for a hundred bucks
Saw an ad on craigslist for "escort 8-band radar detector" and gave the guy a call. It had been on there awhile but I figured I'd at lease ask. Turns out it was a blue 8500 x50. He was asking a little more, but I made him the offer of a hundred even and he took it.
It works great. . . makes me think of my old bel. I'm a V1 guy but I think the blue is converting me.
Probably one of the best banjamins I've spent in awhile. 8)