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Costco.com Uniden DFR7 Long Range Radar Detector $219.99 9/15/17 - 9/24/17 Free Shipping

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Searched and not found posted. Thought I would share.

Got an email blast with the deal. No mention whether they carry in stores or at what price point there.
Glad to update OP if anyone knows.

I have this detector as my daily driver and it is excellent. This price is less than used ones go for on ebay typically..
Hope this helps some who can take advantage.

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The DFR7 is the top of the line Radar Detector with a built-in GPS feature. With the DFR7, you can mark geographical points where you commonly encounter radar transmissions, These can be school zones, red-light cameras, and places where police frequently monitor traffic. You can mark these points so the detector will announce "User mark ahead" when you approach them.

Features:
  • Super Long Range Laser Radar Detection
  • GPS Built-In
  • RedLightCamera Alert
  • Speed Camera Alert
  • Advanced K Band Filter
  • Voice Notifications
  • Mute Memory
  • Quiet Ride
  • East to Read OLED Display
  • Frequency of Radar Band
  • Current Speed
  • Battery Voltage
  • Altitude
  • Clock
  • Separate Strength Meter
  • MAX Speed Warning System
  • Suction Mount
  • Cigarette adapter with mute key and USB
  • Memory feature saves user's last settings (except MUTE) when the unit is powered down/disconnected from power.
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Great price, I have been watching this and the DFR6 on Amazon for a while with little movement. jumped on this. I have never seen one of these in my local Costco so I just ordered online rather than making a trip over there. Thanks, rep'd
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$22 for tax .... still a good deal?
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The Uniden R3 from BestRadarDetectors.net is the best Radar Detector on the market, but the DFR7 is a good budget detector for the budget buyer.
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The Uniden R3 from BestRadarDetectors.net is the best Radar Detector on the market, but this is a good budget detector for the budget buyer.
...and is $400?
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$22 for tax .... still a good deal?
Yes, unless you can find another legit deal that does not charge tax.
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...and is $400?
Yes. That is a very good price ($400) on the Uniden R3. if you compare to other top of the line detectors, which the R3 beats in range. Max 360 $650, redline EX $550, Ranenso Pro SE $500......

Just trying to lead people who aren't knowledgeable about radar detectors in the right direction.

The DFR 7 is a decent detector, especially for $220, but there are much better out there.

It is definitely a get what you pay for item.
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The Uniden R3 from BestRadarDetectors.net is the best Radar Detector on the market, but this is a good budget detector for the budget buyer.
I think you made a typo in there somewhere.
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I think you made a typo in there somewhere.
Nope. I did edit my original post to indicate the DFR7 is a good price for someone on a budget.
The DFR7 is a mid range detector and probably fine for many average users. I just want those who are less knowledgeable to know it is not the top of the line.
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"long range" is this just marketing nonsense?

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"The DFR7 is the top of the line Radar Detector with a built-in GPS feature. With the DFR7, you can mark geographical points where you commonly encounter radar transmissions, These can be school zones, red-light cameras, and places where police frequently monitor traffic. You can mark these points so the detector will announce "User mark ahead" when you approach them."

Let's be real - does anyone ever really use this feature? I mean if you know there is a red light camera or some kind of radar near your home or where you travel frequently, you pretty much know it is there and dont need your GPS to remind you. And if it is some place you dont travel to frequently, well what's the point of putting the reminder?

seems like a silly gimmicky feature that no one will use

but i am more interested in knowing of any legitimacy to the long range claim
This does have long range indeed. I get good off-axis hits as well as over hill warnings with plenty of time to adjust. I would say it does give up a little performance hit due to filtering. The R3 would be better according to Vortex Radar on Youtube, but it is $400 also. Had I not recently purchased the DFR7, the R3 would be a better alternative if budget allows. The DFR7 started out at $299, This is the lowest yet for it. I will hold off upgrading until the R3 drops at least $50.

I definitely use user marks as reminders, for places I don't drive frequently but know about speed traps in. Once I start calling out the "User mark ahead" before the detector does, it may be time to remove the reminder. I also used this feature on my 9500ix for instance at a spot a biker trooper sat now and then after a blind curve with laser. Plus another stretch they've been hitting hard lately with laser around curves.
I use it for roving vehicles parked and taking pics, and/or school zone traps they move around a bit at.

I do not consciously speed much, but sometimes get distracted at a bad time, just like any human being. I like having a good detector for a reminder in case I am not behaving properly at a bad moment. I won't even go one mph over when I am alerted. Sometimes LEO's are just on a quota mission and even 5 or less over could get you a citation. Been there and done that.

I found out my speedo is 1 mph out of calibration as well according to the gps on the DFR7. It sucks looking at the speedo and it is under my real speed even by just 1. It makes 5 over in my mind actually 6 over so it might really matter some day.
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is valentine 1 still the best
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is valentine 1 still the best
That question is a can of worms depending on who you ask. If you want arrows and don't mind pairing your phone for premium features it is good, but still not top dog in the range department.

Everything you want to know is here.
https://www.rdforum.org/index.php
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"long range" is this just marketing nonsense?

Also:
"The DFR7 is the top of the line Radar Detector with a built-in GPS feature. With the DFR7, you can mark geographical points where you commonly encounter radar transmissions, These can be school zones, red-light cameras, and places where police frequently monitor traffic. You can mark these points so the detector will announce "User mark ahead" when you approach them."

Let's be real - does anyone ever really use this feature? I mean if you know there is a red light camera or some kind of radar near your home or where you travel frequently, you pretty much know it is there and dont need your GPS to remind you. And if it is some place you dont travel to frequently, well what's the point of putting the reminder?

seems like a silly gimmicky feature that no one will use

but i am more interested in knowing of any legitimacy to the long range claim
Simple Google search will reveal that this detector was the one of the best detectors on the market if not the best until the R3 came out.

And obviously your talking out the side of your head about GPS... (I laughed at your comment) It's not to help remember where a red light camera is, for you... , its to MARK where the red light camera or other regular alert is, for the DETECTOR, and make it where the detector WILL NOT ALERT. This information is also on the web... Super easy to find. Maybe now you get it?
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