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    I recently went on a trip from NJ to PA. And while I was trying out my newly purchased Escort Passport X50 Blue, On the return trip, I was doing 80 on route 78 East, and I ran into what seems like a "ghost" police car sitting in the center emergency U-turn Lane. It was facing directly towards the oncoming traffic on 78-East. Needless to say, it was late night and there was no traffic. When I did notice his car as I passed it doing 80MPH, I nearly had a heart attack since my Passport didn't even beep for at least 3 miles in advance. So, after a few minutes of heavy heart pounding sweats, I finally realized there was no one inside that car? Is this common? because I have never encountered state trooper vehicles like that parked in NJ without someone at least using X-Band? Any ideas on why they do that?

    On a side note: On the trip to PA, I received a instant FULL alert on K-band, and I thought it was one of those hazard signs in PA which also use K-Band. But as soon as the FULL Alert came, it disappeared, I slowed down and to my surprise I noticed a LEO Sitting parked in the grass on the right lane using Instant On K-Band. I think the Passport saved me an expensive ticket right there.

    P.S. I paid $185 shipped for the Escort Passport X50 Blue is that a good price??

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    Im not sure about the empty cop car but $185 for a x50 blue is a great deal even if its used. You get it off ebay?

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    nah, im a bestbuy employee, through an employee accomodation program direct from escort. Blue is $185 shipped for us. worth the deal now that I think about it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rahul1023
    nah, im a bestbuy employee, through an employee accomodation program direct from escort. Blue is $185 shipped for us. worth the deal now that I think about it...

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    Great Deal....Go for it.

    Expect ALL bands in NJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rahul1023
    nah, im a bestbuy employee, through an employee accomodation program direct from escort. Blue is $185 shipped for us. worth the deal now that I think about it...

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    Wow, you practically stole that detector. Great deal.

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    It's becoming more and more common for NJSP to "dump" a vehicle in the median and leave it there. Definitely watch for the ones piled up with snow as the weather gets colder. I presume these vehicles are "garage queens," i.e. too expensive to maintain any longer.

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    I fly by cops all the time doing 75-80 (in a 65) and none of them ever bothered me. I wouldn't press my luck over 80 though.

 

 

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