I need some help. I received an Escort Passport 8500 (Non x50 version) from a friend as he just upgraded to a Valentine One. While the Passport works, it needs some repair. The speaker sounds less than healthy, and the front lense has some deep scratches on it. I am thinking of sending it into Escort for repair and upgrades, but the $80 needed to redo it sounds a bit steep for being an older detector. My question is, should I sell it on ebay and use that toward a better RD, or should I go ahead and get it refurbed.
I was talking to an Escort rep and he said the x50 is far superior to the original 8500 in the way it picks up radar, especially on KA and I know the cops around here LOVE Ka. What would you do?