Since we have so many unasnwered questions, it would save us a lot of time to have a Belscort rep answer some of our questions and concerns...
detector performance variance
service required issues
poor customer feedback/customer satisfaction
Upgrade-ability (false promises?)
Next Generation of detectors
50%increase false advertising
I know this has been suggested before, but I think it would do Beltronics wonders in terms of customer loyalty and satisfaction to have a rep in here to answer our queries.
I don't think they should be subject to bashing either, but if there is a concern the rep shouldn't be handled with kid gloves either.
Lets see if they come around or not.
As a former 8500 owner, I was very satisfied with the performance of my previous unit. Has quality control and/or quality in general gone down and why?
My new 8500 had very good K range, but absolutely horrible Ka range. This has been the experience of several other members in the forum, why? I spend 300 plus on a detector I expect it to work, work right and for a very long time.
Other consumer items are discarded at the assembly line if there are problems with the product, gilette razors and condoms come to mind. If Escort/Bel want to save face they should increase quality control. I would reccomend they test every single unit before it leaves the factory, if they don't already. As well, if they don't want to go that route, say they test 1 out of every 100, if there is a problem with that one, they should round up the most recent 1000 units and see why there is a problem.
My suggestions would probably result in reduced profits short term, which wont impress pragmatic bean counters, but will do wonders for their long-term profits.