Here is what I said:
I purchased an Escort model 8500 from a local person a few months back and by doing a reset on the unit the display informed me the 'Rev.' was 'Rev. 13.'
How old is my unit based on that information?
Would sending the unit in for a 'tune-up' revise that edition or nay?
Thanks in advance,
To which they replied:
The revision number you were displayed places your detector between 6 and 7 years old. However this does not mean you will need an update to your firmware as the 8500 was built to last a long while right from the factory. There are no new bands or frequencies of radar or laser in the US, so no up-date is required at this time. So there is no need to send in any 8500 series model on a regular basis to help it perform better.
Radar Laser Experts
5440 West Chester Road
West Chester Ohio 45069
Customer Service Department
8 AM - 6 PM M-F EST
I thought I would do them a courtesy and include their number. They did call me Sir Edward!
I give them props for not saying 'yes, send us your money.' They were honest and just said no which is cool of them.
I do get an improvement when I reset the unit though and to keep it up to par maybe I need to do it weekly.
Still though I would like to upgrade. My sisters friend is apparently 'giving here' a $4-500 Escort after she saw mine on Saturday night and was asking me about it. This of course peaked my interest and I told her if this malakry did happen then I would buy it from her and give her my 8500. I will let the board know.