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  1. #1
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    Default Escort died - what a cr*p company

    Ijust bought a blinder and veil from roy and was all happy with my purchase. Until the next day when my Escort x50 started freezing up and giving the self cal warning.

    Of course because I committed the crime of buying on ebay Escort would not stand behind their product. In my opinion that is plain crooked behaviour by them.....but anyway.I don't know any other company that does this. Where do the sellers on ebay get thier stock - I guess not from escort.I am sure they have a lame excuse.

    It will cost me $50 to fix but the question is will escort fix it correctly, can I trust it again? Does Escort at least warranty its repairs??

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    Maybe the title of your post should be something like....Ripped off on EBAY AGAIN ! :twisted:

    Why blame Escort because you bought a non warranted item?

    Escort does not sell on EBAY.......Escort does not wholesale used junk to EBAY scammers for resale...

    You tried to go cheap,,,,,now pay the price :!: :wink:

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    I think you are being naive. These distributors obviously get their product from somewhere.

    Why are so many 8500s dying compared to V1s.

    I buy tons of stuff on ebay which happens to be a very good source. If I had to pay $300 for an escort I would have bought a V1 instead.

    I think the x50 is a great detector which has saved me numerous times. Unfortunately Escort is not a good company. By the way I bought 3 garmin gps locators on ebay- there units do have some issues but boy do they stand by their products.

    And as for your comment about me reaping my just desserts you are mistaken. I can afford $50. Escort cannot afford this kind of bad publicity.They haven't yet realized that in the internet age- lousy customer service leads straight to bankruptsy.

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    Ebay SUCKS. No electronics you buy on ebay can be trusted. Especially RD's. Get your product from the direct source or and authorized reseller!!!

    I've been meaning to sell a used Stereo that only plays music if you hold the power button down. ...u want me to sell it to you on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshama
    I think you are being naive. These distributors obviously get their product from somewhere.

    And as for your comment about me reaping my just desserts you are mistaken. I can afford $50. Escort cannot afford this kind of bad publicity.They haven't yet realized that in the internet age- lousy customer service leads straight to bankruptsy.
    I think: (Authorized dealers -cough cough- are there for a reason)

    OF course they(these distributers) get their products from somewhere... guess what...so do crooks. :roll:

    Escort can afford your bad Ebay publicity because anyone with any sense will realize that its an EBAY item.

    Granted many things that come from ebay are very good products, honest people doing honest business... this isnt always the case.

    There are 2 reasons why so many more Escorts are out there dying then the V1 (on this board):

    1) There are exponentially more X50's out there then V1's. (Since you can only get the V1 from VR directly.)

    2) V1 drones on this forum keep getting new user names and posting all these 'problems' with Belscort products solely to propel the V1.
    :wink:

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    My real question is whether if I get my x50 fixed- will escort warranty their repair ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csteph
    Ebay SUCKS. No electronics you buy on ebay can be trusted. Especially RD's. Get your product from the direct source or and authorized reseller!!!

    I've been meaning to sell a used Stereo that only plays music if you hold the power button down. ...u want me to sell it to you on ebay.
    I guess you have good feedback on ebay so of course I would buy from you. Yes I know the internet is terrible.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshama
    My real question is whether if I get my x50 fixed- will escort warranty their repair ?
    Call Escort and ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshama
    My real question is whether if I get my x50 fixed- will escort warranty their repair ?
    NO they will not, why ask us, ask them, they should tell you this. You may have a 30 day warranty but that is it.

    As far as the eBay thing, complain about the price to Escort. They are the ones that set it. And they have the right to protect themselves and retailers like Roy only supporting product purcahsed from authorized dealers.

    Think of it this way. If the retail cost of Escort was cheaper, the ebay price to would be more cheaper, you would still probably buy the RD from eBay.

    I understand you wanting a better value for your money all the way around in this case from purcahse to product reliability.

    But don't come on here comlaining about NO warranty, that is the decision you made! You knew it, and now, your upset because you screwed yourself. Next time if you want a better value for your money, go to BB and buy the replacement warranty every 2 years for $40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csteph
    Ebay SUCKS. No electronics you buy on ebay can be trusted. Especially RD's. Get your product from the direct source or and authorized reseller!!!

    I've been meaning to sell a used Stereo that only plays music if you hold the power button down. ...u want me to sell it to you on ebay.
    Couldnt of said it any better.

 

 

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