• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

WARNING! Scanner-R-Us.com

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coreymcl

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I purchased a scanner from this site after asking if the unit I was purchasing would be able to monitor the things I wanted to monitor. I received a response back from this company stated it would.

After receiving this unit and talking with others here on this site. I discovered that this unit would if fact NOT allow me to monitor what I what too. This company's response was the email I received back from them tell me it would work, "was not a guarantee". Now I have paid for shipping twice and still do not have the unit I need.

Stay away from this company!

Corey McLaughlin
 

KE4ZNR

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I understand your frustratiion however it is up to the consumer to make sure the product is going to work for them...you can't take the word of a business that is trying to sell you an item...did you expect the company to say it would not work? I saw your other conversation about this issue and I am sure the Uniden 246T works great for Analog transmissions in your area just does not work on the digital transmissions...If I am going to buy a SUV and the salesman tells "HECK YEAH, it will work off road" I will do research and make sure the SUV actually works off road....I understand you just want a radio that works for your area but you should have researched your area and figure out what type of radio systems are in use in your area before spending your hard earned money...
Happy Monitoring!
Marshall KE4ZNR
 

RayK

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After receiving this unit and talking with others here on this site. I discovered that this unit would if fact NOT allow me to monitor what I what too.
Corey McLaughlin

My question is why didn't you come to this site with your questions before you made a
scanner purchased.You would have got all the help needed.
 

Go-24

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KE4ZNR said:
I understand your frustratiion however it is up to the consumer to make sure the product is going to work for them...
While I agree the consumer has responsibility in a transaction; so does the seller.

KE4ZNR said:
you can't take the word of a business that is trying to sell you an item...
If you cant trust their word how can you trust anything else about them?

KE4ZNR said:
did you expect the company to say it would not work?
YES, if they were asked a specific question I would expect an honest answer. If they intentionally lied just to sell the product, I would do as the OP did and spread the word as to their lack of trustworthiness.

With all that said, I have nothing to base any opposition against this particular company/site. It could have possibly been a simple misunderstanding ...
 
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