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    Default Market Share of Each Radar Detector?

    I'm curious to know what market share each radar detector garners.

    I read that the Valentine 1 chews up .6%. (according to a popular "radar test" (hint, hint) site created by a man that doesn't really like the V1)

    Anyone know about the X50 and RX65? How about the RMR junk?

    I'm assuming most market is in low end detectors.

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    Great question......Unfortunately I don't have the answer.....

    Maybe Professor Jim does......

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    I believe cobra and whistler run the majority of the market... but I do not know percentages...

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    I look at it this way. Exotic car manufacturers such as Ferrari and Lamborghini pull in a tiny fraction of overall car sales compared to GM, Toyota, etc. To me, the V1 is the Ferrari of radar detectors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown Z
    I look at it this way. Exotic car manufacturers such as Ferrari and Lamborghini pull in a tiny fraction of overall car sales compared to GM, Toyota, etc. To me, the V1 is the Ferrari of radar detectors

    at least price wise that is..... :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    I believe cobra and whistler run the majority of the market... but I do not know percentages...
    I'd think it'll vary from place to place depending on what the local stores sell. Around here, i'd say it's mostly whistler and cobra, but I do see a couple radioshack, and the occasional uniden or Belscort. I've only seen two V1's running around here though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    I believe cobra and whistler run the majority of the market... but I do not know percentages...
    makes the most sense based on pricing and availability alone.

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    The lowest 1/4 in price account for about 3/4 of sales.

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    I found this about the market share:

    This is from a story dated December 28, 1999:

    The combined companies(Beltronics and Escort) have annual sales of about $50 million, about 30 percent of the overall radar-detector market.

    Because of sluggish sales, the radar-detector industry has been in turmoil in recent years. Three of the industry's biggest players Microwave, Beltronics and last year, Whistler have sought court-ordered reorganization.

    Mr. Coleman's other companies include ClearLink Inc., a maker of Fuzzbuster radar detectors, FRS radios and products sold under the ClearLink and Connect brands.

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    Yeah Belscort does have a good chunk but also they produce many models.

 

 

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