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Where to buy PRO106

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Ok guys if you were going to buy a PRO 106 would you "A" go through E-Bay?....."B" Go through RadioShack?...or "C" ?.....I don't have a C ......e-bay cheaper..yes....but no warranty....and what would you pay for a 106?.....help please....Mike
 

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This is sort of a silly question. You go to r/s and buy it when it's on sale for $349 and to have a warranty with it, and keep the receipt.
Very simple answer.

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I would have to agree - unless you find a really steep discount on eBay (in my mind at least $100 cheaper) and are willing to take the risk. I have had very good luck on eBay, only got burned once in over 100 transactions, but...with something as high tech as the 106, it may not be worth the risk.
 
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Go to RS buy it you have the warranty. If you think about it a warranty means something possibly culd go wrong with it, so it is always a good idea I believe to even buy an extended warranty if offered.
 

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Ok it was not my intent to have a silly question.....I will go to RS for the purchase based on your opinions...wait till it goes on sale.....if it does...Mike thanks
 
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Never bought an extended warranty on anything and damn glad--cuz would have wasted a bunch of money. Example, purchased a Kenmore temperature sensing dryer in 1965 and it failed 39 years later in 2004. Could not get a replacement electrical part anymore so bought a new machine with all the money saved from extended warranties over the years and still likely had a lot more money to buy a 197 and a few other scanners. I've sent one of maybe 30 scanners in for repair, and none under warranty. That PSR-500 cost me 72 bucks--Extended warranty would have cost much more for the same three year period.

I have 6 GRE made digital scanners and had 1 uniden, which I sold due to obsolescence--3600CC only and not rebandable.
<rant>Shame on Uniden--they replaced that scanner in less then 9 months with another scanner which could do 9600CC as well and is rebandable--shame again </rant>.
 

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I got mine on eBay. Scanner don't have many moving parts. Just make sure there are photos and a good description. But don't buy it on eBay if you're only saving a few bucks, just get it new then.
 

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I bought my Pro 106 from "Great Deals" on ebay. For $324.00 it comes with all accessories. This seller is also owns a Radio Shack store. So no problem with warranty. Through phone discussion there was no problem changing the 4 rechargeable batteries and charger for the RS Programming cable. Which i needed because unlike the Gre 500 the Pro 106 does not come with the programming cable.

800MHz Scanner Antenna
Model: 20-283 | Catalog #: 20-283
Enercell™ Adaptaplug™ C
Model: Adaptaplug C | Catalog #: 273-3
Enercell™ 9VDC/ 800mA AC Adapter
Model: 273-355 | Catalog #: 273-355
RadioShack® USB-PC Scanner Programming Cable
Model: 20-546 | Catalog #: 20-54

After recieving the Pro 106 I also bought the Pro 197 base because it was a great deal. Pardon the pun.
 

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Or keep an eye on these classifieds, I was able to get a great deal here about a month and a half ago. Pro 106, box, programming cable, ac adapter, everything (minus the yellow battery case) for $218 shipped. I am still happy about that deal.
 

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rs pro106

if you go to the store and apply for their credit card and get approved you will save an extra 10 percent. this is what i did when the scanner was on sale for $299.99. an extra 30 bucks off, plus i had 10 dollar off coupon good for any purchase over 40 dollars. AND you can buy the u.s.b. cable for 50% off. whew!!
 
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