I was going to pre order the 695 and emailed Whistler about the company that I was going to buy from pertaining to the warranty being honored. The company was not listed as being unauthorized. The response Whistler gave was not only must the company not be listed but the price must be $180 or more. The price was about $40 lower. I don't see why what I pay should have anything to do with the warranty. Just thought I would pass this along.