New: What is rev 13?
I just bought a used 8500 off of Ebay. I know, I know, big mistake. ops: Wish I would have thought of this site before.
I did the thing to find out what version it is and I got rev 13. Well, after looking around a bit on here, it appears there is no version that high. So, what does this mean? Does it mean 1.3? I hope not. :shock:
Anyway, while the seller said it worked perfectly (......What? he had 100% positive feedback. I thought I could believe him. ), the mute button on the front is stuck. Not really a huge deal b/c the smartcord one works fine and is closer. What IS troubling me, is the fact that there is no serial number sticker or anything on the bottom. I can only think of one reason why that would be missing. Does anyone know if there is an "internal" serial number that can't be easily peeled off? Is there a stolen serial number database?
Oh well, I don't think I want to keep the thing, but in case I have too, any advice you guys could provide would be most appreciated. Thanks!
missing serial is usually not a good thing. perhaps the original 8500 had rev13. x50 has a different numbering system. i'd get a return and go for something better. if you have to, you can use the broken mute button for return.
how much did you pay for it
I think that Rev 13 is the initial software revision for the 8500. I mean, you have a unit built back in 2000/2001. I think most of the 8500s that we hear about on the forum have Rev 15 software. If the unit is working I wouldn't worry about the Rev# anyway.
Thanks for the help guys!
I paid $190 for it.
It seems to be working okay, but I'm still not sure I want to keep it. I think I'm going to ask the seller for a $50 refund, and if he refuses, I'll just send it back.
Anyone else with some advice or info???
Rev 13 is an older 8500, which is exactly what you purchased. Why would you try returning it?
Well, if he states "No" and won't except it back just let him know
that you realize it has no serial # and if he wouldn't like to be
turned into the Police you'd swap it out quietly. If he keeps his
word, you keep yours. If not turn him in !!!! Make sure you take
photos of the unit and make copy's of the paper work to prove
you received the stolen merchandises.
Use the point that it doesn't have a Serial # as the reason
your returning it. He can't really counter you on that
$190 for a 8500 seems like way too much. especially since a bel 940 for $125ish should be able to outperform it
I heard the 8500 was a good rd. And yes, no serial # isn't a good thing.
Here is the deal the model you probably have is an old 8500 dating back 5 years or so, the newest models are 8500 x50's that is the difference. The x50's have much better performance.
Originally Posted by proudNMAmember
The old 8500's had the better S7 horn though.