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Old 04-14-2014, 6:00 PM
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Default Whistler - GRE support ...

Can't remember what thread I read someone ask if Whistler might pick up support GRE products. I thought it was a good question so I asked Whistler .....


ME: Will the Whistler company be offering support for any GRE products since
you've picked up their line of scanners?

WHISTLER: We are currently looking into that, but at this time it is unlikely
because we only acquired GRE's intellectual property. However some of our
parts such as antennas, belt clips, etc will be interchangeable so we will
be able to provide them and we will have a trade in program that will give
a discount off of the purchase of a new Whistler scanner when you trade in
a scanner of any brand.

Thank you for your interest!
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Old 04-14-2014, 7:25 PM
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we will have a trade in program that will give
a discount off of the purchase of a new Whistler scanner when you trade in
a scanner of any brand.


Well now!! this could be a good thing.
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Old 04-14-2014, 8:00 PM
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we will have a trade in program that will give
a discount off of the purchase of a new Whistler scanner when you trade in
a scanner of any brand.


Well now!! this could be a good thing.
We already know this. It was mentioned some time ago.
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Old 04-14-2014, 8:13 PM
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First i'm hear of it.
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First i'm hear of it.
From Whistler......... From back in January


Email Response from Whisler Today (1/16/14)
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First, it's amazing how you can email Whistler and they actually GET BACK TO YOU. Refreshing.

Second, I only have two scanners and I will probably hold onto at least one of them if and when I go for a new Whistler scanner later this year.
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Old 04-15-2014, 2:03 AM
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First i'm hear of it.
First I heard of it as well, guess I missed that (and many other) thread. I confess I don't read the entire forum each day.

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We already know this. It was mentioned some time ago.
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From Whistler......... From back in January


Email Response from Whisler Today (1/16/14)
Sorry to disappoint you with old news. I did do a quick forum search for any threads with "Whistler support" in the title of the thread and found none.

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First, it's amazing how you can email Whistler and they actually GET BACK TO YOU. Refreshing.

Second, I only have two scanners and I will probably hold onto at least one of them if and when I go for a new Whistler scanner later this year.
I thought so too.
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I need a yellow battery holder for my PRO-106 so I am hopeful Whistler starts to replenish the supply of them.

$50.00 each on Ebay is just a lil' too steep.
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I love how the answer to GRE support is we will give you pennies on the dollar for your old GRE branded scanner for a new Whistler model. Does Whistler have to support GRE branded scanners? No. Should they? Absolutely.
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I love how the answer to GRE support is we will give you pennies on the dollar for your old GRE branded scanner for a new Whistler model. Does Whistler have to support GRE branded scanners? No. Should they? Absolutely.
This is why I wrote to them, I feel the same way.
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I need a yellow battery holder for my PRO-106 so I am hopeful Whistler starts to replenish the supply of them.

$50.00 each on Ebay is just a lil' too steep.
Here ya go
A Yellow " A A " Police Scanner Battery Holder for Rechargeable Batteries | eBay
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Thanks Squier.
But I'll betcha that piece of plastic will sell for over 30 bux! Crazy.
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Wait until the last minute before you bid so you don't drive the cost up (of course others may bid early nothing you can do about that).
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Please look at what he is charging for shipping! Over $15.00 for "expedited" shipping.
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Sorry guys I'm confused here. Whistler is offering a buy back program on GRE scanners at a discounted rate? What if your old scanner is in perfect working order?! So does all this mean that they(whistler) won't continue to do the updates or support or repair for the GRE models? If this is so that stinks.
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Sorry guys I'm confused here. Whistler is offering a buy back program on GRE scanners at a discounted rate?
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I love how the answer to GRE support is we will give you pennies on the dollar for your old GRE branded scanner for a new Whistler model.
NOWHERE does it say ANYTHING about accepting
only GRE scanners for trade-in.

this is what it actually says:

a trade in program that will give
a discount off of the purchase of a
new Whistler scanner when you trade in
a scanner of any brand.

It's easy to see how rumors are started on the web.
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ill give them time to get any bugs out then ill trade in my old uniden sport cat and pay the difference,for a new whistler rebranded gree,
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NOWHERE does it say ANYTHING about accepting
only GRE scanners for trade-in.

this is what it actually says:

a trade in program that will give
a discount off of the purchase of a
new Whistler scanner when you trade in
a scanner of any brand.

It's easy to see how rumors are started on the web.
Ok whatever but you didn't answer my question? Are they going to continue to do right by GRE PSR 800 owners? Will they continue the EZ Scan weekly database updates?!
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Ok whatever but you didn't answer my question? Are they going to continue to do right by GRE PSR 800 owners? Will they continue the EZ Scan weekly database updates?!
Did you even read the first post?

I asked if they are going offer support for GRE products. Oh, and how would they "continue" something they never did?


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