A few days ago I visited my local and independently owned Radio Shack. I got to yacking about radar detectors, asking them if they had gotten any more in stock yet. Fortunately they didn't have any on order at the moment. The owners know me rather well, so I took the time to explain the reasons why Cobras actually perform rather poorly compared to other brands of RD's. Knowing that their finances are tight due to the economy, I suggested that they stock the higher end Whistlers instead. It turns out that the Whistler Pro78 rev C and the newer SE models are available to them from one of their suppliers, so I told them to stock a few of the new SE models and that their customers would be quite happy with the Whistlers. They decided to take me up on my advice and are ordering some Whistlers. Cool, huh? At least the people around here will be able to buy something that actually works!