i just bought my 2nd V1 today at the store for a for 39.99$ yes you read it right 39.99 at the pawn store here in texas.
yes it does work
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Serial Number 5714300502
V1 Description: Radar circuitry known in-house as V1.7 gives high performance on all radar bands. Also, it remembers your "mode" setting when shut off, and has a stack of four LEDs on front panel for band identification. Front and rear laser.