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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Liverpool, NY

    Question RD Annual Sales USA

    Does anyone happen to know how many Radar Detectors are sold annually in the USA?

    Just curious

    I would assume that Cobra sells the most units?


  2. #2
    Radar Fanatic
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Default Re: RD Annual Sales USA

    Sounds like a good project for one of our college members. You'd probably have to contact each retailer (bel, escort, cobra, etc) and request the info.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010

    Default Re: RD Annual Sales USA

    I'd be curious how many Cobra sold due to cheapness or RMR due to their marketing tactics.

  4. #4
    Radar Fanatic
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    Default Re: RD Annual Sales USA

    That would be a very interesting thing to find out. I do believe you're right about the Cobra thing; their units are everywhere and are normally very easy on the wallet. Honestly, I highly doubt RMR even comes close to Cobra's sales numbers. Before joining this forum, I had never even heard of RMR, and obviously never seen them in any stores around here.

  5. #5
    Power User
    Join Date
    Jan 2005

    Default Re: RD Annual Sales USA

    An article at This Week In Consumer Electronics gives the U.S. radar
    detector sales at about 1.7 million units in 2003.

    Thursday, December 4, 2003

    Blair estimates Escort sells about 25 percent of the roughly 1.5 million radar detector units purchased annually. The market is down from its peak of 3 million units in the late 1980s.

    According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA):

    "Factory sales of radar detectors, which tailed off to an estimated
    $134 million last year after holding steady at $170 million in 2000
    and 2001, are expected to slip again to $123 million in 2003."

    Total Factory Sales of Consumer Electronics
    (millions of dollars)

    Est. Proj. Radar Detectors

    1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
    140 160 165 170 170 134 123

    Both units and dollars in this report reflect total industry sales
    (domestic sales and imports to the U.S.).
    Last edited by <<JAZZY>>; 05-16-2011 at 05:57 PM.



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