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  • Frank Leidy
    I checked around a little bit last night. I didn t see anything on ScannerMaster or Communication Electronics (usascan.com). I sure wish Scanners Unlimited
    Message 1 of 19 , Dec 20, 2008
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      I checked around a little bit last night. I didn't see anything on
      ScannerMaster or Communication Electronics (usascan.com).

      I sure wish Scanners Unlimited was still open. Glen was the best. I
      preordered by 396T from him. Had it overnighted, and in my hands the day
      after it was released. I know others had to wait days before they got one.

      Has anyone else found a dealer doing pre-orders?

      Frank

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Karl" <karl.simonson@...>
      To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 6:42 AM
      Subject: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?


      >I was fortunate enough to win a jackpot on a casino slot machine so I
      > can finance the purchase of another scanner. Are there any dealers
      > taking pre-orders? Anything further on a more precise release date or
      > a firmer pricing figure?
      >
      >
      > ------------------------------------
      >
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >
      >
    • Wayne
      Hi all. My name is Wayne and I m in Australia, I was about to go ahead and order the 396D ( Digital ) in Australia when I learned about the 396XLT the next day
      Message 2 of 19 , Dec 20, 2008
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        Hi all.

        My name is Wayne and I'm in Australia, I was about to go ahead and order the 396D ( Digital ) in Australia when I learned about the 396XLT the next day I rung Uniden Australia's head office and spoke to the head of Sales, Marketing and distribution to ask when and of if this model will be released in Australia.

        So far that's the way it has happened only to be told NO it's just a Christmas prank that some one is running on the net and that I had been sucked into a scanner that doesn't even exist despite me directing this person to the various sites on the web they would not have a bar of it, so I'll be interested to see if

        ( A ) dose it appear in the US and

        (B) dose it make it to Australia

        Either way you can bet if either happen I'll be onto Uniden in Australia and back to the person to whom I spoke to so quickly it's not funny either they are

        (A) right and we have all been sucked in or

        (B) they are trying to put people off the trail or

        (C) they really are just Dumb

        Thanks for the info that has been passed in this group so far I'll keep an eye here with great interest.

        Rgs
        Wayne.

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Frank Leidy
        To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 1:39 AM
        Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?


        I checked around a little bit last night. I didn't see anything on
        ScannerMaster or Communication Electronics (usascan.com).

        I sure wish Scanners Unlimited was still open. Glen was the best. I
        preordered by 396T from him. Had it overnighted, and in my hands the day
        after it was released. I know others had to wait days before they got one.

        Has anyone else found a dealer doing pre-orders?

        Frank

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Karl" <karl.simonson@...>
        To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 6:42 AM
        Subject: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?

        >I was fortunate enough to win a jackpot on a casino slot machine so I
        > can finance the purchase of another scanner. Are there any dealers
        > taking pre-orders? Anything further on a more precise release date or
        > a firmer pricing figure?
        >
        >
        > ------------------------------------
        >
        > Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        >
        >
        >





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      • Mike Iszak
        It would be *BAD* business for it to be a joke - I m sure there are lots of people who are holding off at purchasing a regular 396, in hopes that the XT comes
        Message 3 of 19 , Dec 20, 2008
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          It would be *BAD* business for it to be a joke - I'm sure there are lots of people who are holding off at purchasing a regular 396, in hopes that the XT comes out soon. If it was a joke, they'd likely loose those customers to the GRE product. I sure wouldn't buy from Uniden again if I was 'suckered' into waiting for a scanner that isn't real.

          Paul seems like a straight-up guy, I can't imagine him doing such a thing.
        • johnstark
          I don t think Paul deals with anything outside the US & Canada, Other countries are a different division. John ... From: Mike Iszak To:
          Message 4 of 19 , Dec 20, 2008
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            I don't think Paul deals with anything outside the US & Canada, Other
            countries are a different division.

            John

            ----- Original Message -----
            From: "Mike Iszak" <miszak@...>
            To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
            Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 5:34 PM
            Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?


            > It would be *BAD* business for it to be a joke - I'm sure there are lots
            > of people who are holding off at purchasing a regular 396, in hopes that
            > the XT comes out soon. If it was a joke, they'd likely loose those
            > customers to the GRE product. I sure wouldn't buy from Uniden again if I
            > was 'suckered' into waiting for a scanner that isn't real.
            >
            > Paul seems like a straight-up guy, I can't imagine him doing such a thing.
            >
            > ------------------------------------
            >
            > Yahoo! Groups Links
            >
            >
            >
            >
          • tomvanderpool
            Have you seen any of the posts by Upman (Paul)? I ve seen him on the groups and RR for an extended period now and his posts are mostly of the take it to the
            Message 5 of 19 , Dec 20, 2008
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              Have you seen any of the posts by Upman (Paul)?

              I've seen him on the groups and RR for an extended period now and his
              posts are mostly of the "take it to the bank" genre (IOW you can count
              on what he says to be correct). With that in mind, I would be QUITE
              surprised if this all just a "prank"?

              The other question to ask yourself is "what would HE gain?" (by this
              prank)

              I would also ask myself "What does your local guy gain?" (assuming he
              is NOT bringing out a new model and really wanting you to buy his
              current one).

              On a good day, this information may well be worth everything you paid
              for it. <wide grin>

              Tom



              --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "Wayne" <turbine_prop@...> wrote:
              >
              > Hi all.
              >
              > My name is Wayne and I'm in Australia, I was about to go ahead and
              order the 396D ( Digital ) in Australia when I learned about the
              396XLT the next day I rung Uniden Australia's head office and spoke to
              the head of Sales, Marketing and distribution to ask when and of if
              this model will be released in Australia.
              >
              > So far that's the way it has happened only to be told NO it's just a
              Christmas prank that some one is running on the net and that I had
              been sucked into a scanner that doesn't even exist despite me
              directing this person to the various sites on the web they would not
              have a bar of it, so I'll be interested to see if
              >
              > ( A ) dose it appear in the US and
              >
              > (B) dose it make it to Australia
              >
              > Either way you can bet if either happen I'll be onto Uniden in
              Australia and back to the person to whom I spoke to so quickly it's
              not funny either they are
              >
              > (A) right and we have all been sucked in or
              >
              > (B) they are trying to put people off the trail or
              >
              > (C) they really are just Dumb
              >
              > Thanks for the info that has been passed in this group so far I'll
              keep an eye here with great interest.
              >
              > Rgs
              > Wayne.
              >
            • radiodon9294@bellsouth.net
              For what it is worth in this discussion... I have the computer programming protocol for the BCD396XT so it does exist. Others on the BCD396T list have
              Message 6 of 19 , Dec 20, 2008
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                For what it is worth in this discussion...

                I have the computer programming protocol for the BCD396XT so it does exist. Others on the BCD396T list have mentioned being beta testes for the unit as well.

                Don, KE4JD

                -------------- Original message from "tomvanderpool" <tomvanderpool@...>: --------------




                Have you seen any of the posts by Upman (Paul)?

                I've seen him on the groups and RR for an extended period now and his
                posts are mostly of the "take it to the bank" genre (IOW you can count
                on what he says to be correct). With that in mind, I would be QUITE
                surprised if this all just a "prank"?

                The other question to ask yourself is "what would HE gain?" (by this
                prank)

                I would also ask myself "What does your local guy gain?" (assuming he
                is NOT bringing out a new model and really wanting you to buy his
                current one).

                On a good day, this information may well be worth everything you paid
                for it. <wide grin>

                Tom

                --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "Wayne" <turbine_prop@...> wrote:
                >
                > Hi all.
                >
                > My name is Wayne and I'm in Australia, I was about to go ahead and
                order the 396D ( Digital ) in Australia when I learned about the
                396XLT the next day I rung Uniden Australia's head office and spoke to
                the head of Sales, Marketing and distribution to ask when and of if
                this model will be released in Australia.
                >
                > So far that's the way it has happened only to be told NO it's just a
                Christmas prank that some one is running on the net and that I had
                been sucked into a scanner that doesn't even exist despite me
                directing this person to the various sites on the web they would not
                have a bar of it, so I'll be interested to see if
                >
                > ( A ) dose it appear in the US and
                >
                > (B) dose it make it to Australia
                >
                > Either way you can bet if either happen I'll be onto Uniden in
                Australia and back to the person to whom I spoke to so quickly it's
                not funny either they are
                >
                > (A) right and we have all been sucked in or
                >
                > (B) they are trying to put people off the trail or
                >
                > (C) they really are just Dumb
                >
                > Thanks for the info that has been passed in this group so far I'll
                keep an eye here with great interest.
                >
                > Rgs
                > Wayne.
                >



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              • JETorres
                ... I m sure some would be considered beta testes but I wouldn t know.... LOL ;)
                Message 7 of 19 , Dec 20, 2008
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                  On Dec 20, 2008, at 6:33 PM, radiodon9294@... wrote:

                  > Others on the BCD396T list have mentioned being beta testes for the
                  > unit as well.


                  I'm sure some would be considered "beta testes" but I wouldn't
                  know.... LOL ;)
                • Don Curtis
                  Since Paul IS the product manager at Uniden for the 396 (regular and XT)...I can assure you...he is NOT joking. He d be fired in a heartbeat if he were
                  Message 8 of 19 , Dec 20, 2008
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                    Since Paul IS the product manager at Uniden for the 396 (regular and XT)...I can assure you...he is NOT joking. He'd be fired in a heartbeat if he were joking.


                    -----Original Message-----
                    From: "Mike Iszak" <miszak@...>
                    To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                    Sent: 12/20/08 15:34
                    Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?

                    It would be *BAD* business for it to be a joke - I'm sure there are lots of people who are holding off at purchasing a regular 396, in hopes that the XT comes out soon. If it was a joke, they'd likely loose those customers to the GRE product. I sure wouldn't buy from Uniden again if I was 'suckered' into waiting for a scanner that isn't real.

                    Paul seems like a straight-up guy, I can't imagine him doing such a thing.
                  • radiodon9294@bellsouth.net
                    I guess I need to get a proof reader!!!!!! Don, KE4JD ... I m sure some would be considered beta testes but I wouldn t know.... LOL ;) [Non-text portions
                    Message 9 of 19 , Dec 20, 2008
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                      I guess I need to get a proof reader!!!!!!

                      Don, KE4JD

                      -------------- Original message from JETorres <torres.jet@...>: --------------





                      On Dec 20, 2008, at 6:33 PM, radiodon9294@... wrote:

                      > Others on the BCD396T list have mentioned being beta testes for the
                      > unit as well.

                      I'm sure some would be considered "beta testes" but I wouldn't
                      know.... LOL ;)


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                    • johnstark
                      Paul only handles the US and Canada, not other countries..... John ... From: Don Curtis To: Sent: Sunday,
                      Message 10 of 19 , Dec 20, 2008
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                        Paul only handles the US and Canada, not other countries.....

                        John


                        ----- Original Message -----
                        From: "Don Curtis" <Don.Curtis@...>
                        To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
                        Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 12:04 AM
                        Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?


                        > Since Paul IS the product manager at Uniden for the 396 (regular and
                        > XT)...I can assure you...he is NOT joking. He'd be fired in a heartbeat
                        > if he were joking.
                        >
                        >
                        > -----Original Message-----
                        > From: "Mike Iszak" <miszak@...>
                        > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                        > Sent: 12/20/08 15:34
                        > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?
                        >
                        > It would be *BAD* business for it to be a joke - I'm sure there are lots
                        > of people who are holding off at purchasing a regular 396, in hopes that
                        > the XT comes out soon. If it was a joke, they'd likely loose those
                        > customers to the GRE product. I sure wouldn't buy from Uniden again if I
                        > was 'suckered' into waiting for a scanner that isn't real.
                        >
                        > Paul seems like a straight-up guy, I can't imagine him doing such a thing.
                        >
                        >
                        > ------------------------------------
                        >
                        > Yahoo! Groups Links
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                      • MCH
                        1. It WILL appear in the USA. There are even pics of it put out from Uniden (Uniden AMERICA, that is). Now, Uniden AUSTRALIA may not have any plans for a
                        Message 11 of 19 , Dec 20, 2008
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                          1. It WILL appear in the USA. There are even pics of it put out from
                          Uniden (Uniden AMERICA, that is). Now, Uniden AUSTRALIA may not have any
                          plans for a compatible version, but the two divisions have little to do
                          with each other.

                          It is definitely not a prank. Uniden isn't that stupid to think they
                          could fool everyone for long. If you don't believe me - just wait for a
                          couple weeks to a couple months and you will see. The release date is
                          Q1, 2009, and pranks never limit their lifespan like that (that's why
                          you see pranks decades old still floating around).

                          Joe M.

                          Wayne wrote:
                          > Hi all.
                          >
                          > My name is Wayne and I'm in Australia, I was about to go ahead and order the 396D ( Digital ) in Australia when I learned about the 396XLT the next day I rung Uniden Australia's head office and spoke to the head of Sales, Marketing and distribution to ask when and of if this model will be released in Australia.
                          >
                          > So far that's the way it has happened only to be told NO it's just a Christmas prank that some one is running on the net and that I had been sucked into a scanner that doesn't even exist despite me directing this person to the various sites on the web they would not have a bar of it, so I'll be interested to see if
                          >
                          > ( A ) dose it appear in the US and
                          >
                          > (B) dose it make it to Australia
                          >
                          > Either way you can bet if either happen I'll be onto Uniden in Australia and back to the person to whom I spoke to so quickly it's not funny either they are
                          >
                          > (A) right and we have all been sucked in or
                          >
                          > (B) they are trying to put people off the trail or
                          >
                          > (C) they really are just Dumb
                          >
                          > Thanks for the info that has been passed in this group so far I'll keep an eye here with great interest.
                          >
                          > Rgs
                          > Wayne.
                          >
                          > ----- Original Message -----
                          > From: Frank Leidy
                          > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                          > Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 1:39 AM
                          > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?
                          >
                          >
                          > I checked around a little bit last night. I didn't see anything on
                          > ScannerMaster or Communication Electronics (usascan.com).
                          >
                          > I sure wish Scanners Unlimited was still open. Glen was the best. I
                          > preordered by 396T from him. Had it overnighted, and in my hands the day
                          > after it was released. I know others had to wait days before they got one.
                          >
                          > Has anyone else found a dealer doing pre-orders?
                          >
                          > Frank
                          >
                          > ----- Original Message -----
                          > From: "Karl" <karl.simonson@...>
                          > To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
                          > Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 6:42 AM
                          > Subject: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?
                          >
                          > >I was fortunate enough to win a jackpot on a casino slot machine so I
                          > > can finance the purchase of another scanner. Are there any dealers
                          > > taking pre-orders? Anything further on a more precise release date or
                          > > a firmer pricing figure?
                          > >
                          > >
                          > > ------------------------------------
                          > >
                          > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                          >
                          >
                          > ------------------------------------
                          >
                          > Yahoo! Groups Links
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                        • bigfella237
                          Wayne, I m guessing Uniden Australia will eventually release a UBCD396XT but the Australian versions have different firmware to the US models (different
                          Message 12 of 19 , Dec 20, 2008
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                            Wayne, I'm guessing Uniden Australia will eventually release a
                            UBCD396XT but the Australian versions have different firmware to the
                            US models (different cellular frequencies blocked being the main
                            diff) which take time to compile; typically it takes AT LEAST six
                            months after the US release before you will see a particular model
                            down under, if they release it at all?!

                            It does not surprise me to learn that UA have not heard about the XT
                            yet, at least not the stooges that answer the phones anyway, they're
                            just towing the party line. Maybe the guys that re-jig the firmware
                            may have gotten a heads up by now but you won't get any info out of
                            them with regards to a release date!

                            You could of course import one yourself but UA won't want to know you
                            if you have a warranty issue and apparently it wouldn't properly
                            track some of the Aussie 800Mhz trunk systems (some of the channels
                            are in a blocked range of the US model) or some sites on the NSW-GRN
                            (which uses three split 400Mhz bands).

                            Still, it's interesting that they would actually tell you it was
                            a "Christmas prank"?


                            Happy Holidays to all!
                            The Bigfella

                            P.S. "UBCD396XT", come on guys, there's still a couple of letters
                            left in the alphabet you can throw in there! :)




                            --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "Wayne" <turbine_prop@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > Hi all.
                            >
                            > My name is Wayne and I'm in Australia, I was about to go ahead and
                            order the 396D ( Digital ) in Australia when I learned about the
                            396XLT the next day I rung Uniden Australia's head office and spoke
                            to the head of Sales, Marketing and distribution to ask when and of
                            if this model will be released in Australia.
                            >
                            > So far that's the way it has happened only to be told NO it's just
                            a Christmas prank that some one is running on the net and that I had
                            been sucked into a scanner that doesn't even exist despite me
                            directing this person to the various sites on the web they would not
                            have a bar of it, so I'll be interested to see if
                            >
                            > ( A ) dose it appear in the US and
                            >
                            > (B) dose it make it to Australia
                            >
                            > Either way you can bet if either happen I'll be onto Uniden in
                            Australia and back to the person to whom I spoke to so quickly it's
                            not funny either they are
                            >
                            > (A) right and we have all been sucked in or
                            >
                            > (B) they are trying to put people off the trail or
                            >
                            > (C) they really are just Dumb
                            >
                            > Thanks for the info that has been passed in this group so far I'll
                            keep an eye here with great interest.
                            >
                            > Rgs
                            > Wayne.
                            >
                          • MCH
                            I guarantee you he would lose his job. In fact, if it were a prank he would have lost it already. Joe M.
                            Message 13 of 19 , Dec 20, 2008
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                              I guarantee you he would lose his job. In fact, if it were a prank he
                              would have lost it already.

                              Joe M.

                              tomvanderpool wrote:
                              > Have you seen any of the posts by Upman (Paul)?
                              >
                              > I've seen him on the groups and RR for an extended period now and his
                              > posts are mostly of the "take it to the bank" genre (IOW you can count
                              > on what he says to be correct). With that in mind, I would be QUITE
                              > surprised if this all just a "prank"?
                              >
                              > The other question to ask yourself is "what would HE gain?" (by this
                              > prank)
                              >
                              > I would also ask myself "What does your local guy gain?" (assuming he
                              > is NOT bringing out a new model and really wanting you to buy his
                              > current one).
                              >
                              > On a good day, this information may well be worth everything you paid
                              > for it. <wide grin>
                              >
                              > Tom
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > --- In BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com, "Wayne" <turbine_prop@...> wrote:
                              >> Hi all.
                              >>
                              >> My name is Wayne and I'm in Australia, I was about to go ahead and
                              > order the 396D ( Digital ) in Australia when I learned about the
                              > 396XLT the next day I rung Uniden Australia's head office and spoke to
                              > the head of Sales, Marketing and distribution to ask when and of if
                              > this model will be released in Australia.
                              >> So far that's the way it has happened only to be told NO it's just a
                              > Christmas prank that some one is running on the net and that I had
                              > been sucked into a scanner that doesn't even exist despite me
                              > directing this person to the various sites on the web they would not
                              > have a bar of it, so I'll be interested to see if
                              >> ( A ) dose it appear in the US and
                              >>
                              >> (B) dose it make it to Australia
                              >>
                              >> Either way you can bet if either happen I'll be onto Uniden in
                              > Australia and back to the person to whom I spoke to so quickly it's
                              > not funny either they are
                              >> (A) right and we have all been sucked in or
                              >>
                              >> (B) they are trying to put people off the trail or
                              >>
                              >> (C) they really are just Dumb
                              >>
                              >> Thanks for the info that has been passed in this group so far I'll
                              > keep an eye here with great interest.
                              >> Rgs
                              >> Wayne.
                              >>
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > ------------------------------------
                              >
                              > Yahoo! Groups Links
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              >
                            • JAN FINE
                              I know Paul since I was a beta tester for 3 of the recent Uniden scanners. The only time Paul has joked might be April 1 and within a day he would let you know
                              Message 14 of 19 , Dec 21, 2008
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                                I know Paul since I was a beta tester for 3 of the recent Uniden scanners. The only time Paul has joked might be April 1 and within a day he would let you know it is a joke. The users manual for the BC396xt is on the internet. No one is going to write a user manual as a joke. THIS IS NOT A JOKE. Unfortunately the guy in Australia has been given bad information or is just ignorant.

                                ----- Original Message -----
                                From: Don Curtis
                                To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 12:04 AM
                                Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?


                                Since Paul IS the product manager at Uniden for the 396 (regular and XT)...I can assure you...he is NOT joking. He'd be fired in a heartbeat if he were joking.

                                -----Original Message-----
                                From: "Mike Iszak" <miszak@...>
                                To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                Sent: 12/20/08 15:34
                                Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?

                                It would be *BAD* business for it to be a joke - I'm sure there are lots of people who are holding off at purchasing a regular 396, in hopes that the XT comes out soon. If it was a joke, they'd likely loose those customers to the GRE product. I sure wouldn't buy from Uniden again if I was 'suckered' into waiting for a scanner that isn't real.

                                Paul seems like a straight-up guy, I can't imagine him doing such a thing.







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                              • Paul Opitz
                                Uniden Australia manages their own categories. Sometimes (not always) based on Uniden America s products. The US version is not a joke. I cannot speak for any
                                Message 15 of 19 , Dec 21, 2008
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                                  Uniden Australia manages their own categories. Sometimes (not always) based on Uniden America's products.

                                  The US version is not a joke. I cannot speak for any other division (and haven't seen any public announcement from any other division regarding new models...).




                                  ________________________________
                                  From: Mike Iszak <miszak@...>
                                  To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                  Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 4:34:30 PM
                                  Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?


                                  It would be *BAD* business for it to be a joke - I'm sure there are lots of people who are holding off at purchasing a regular 396, in hopes that the XT comes out soon. If it was a joke, they'd likely loose those customers to the GRE product. I sure wouldn't buy from Uniden again if I was 'suckered' into waiting for a scanner that isn't real.

                                  Paul seems like a straight-up guy, I can't imagine him doing such a thing.


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                                • Frank Leidy
                                  Can we please get back to the original topic? Two of us asked about pre-orders. Somehow, we got derailed into conspiracy theories about whether or not the
                                  Message 16 of 19 , Dec 21, 2008
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                                    Can we please get back to the original topic? Two of us asked about
                                    pre-orders. Somehow, we got derailed into conspiracy theories about whether
                                    or not the radio even existed.

                                    While I know I should be used to it from this group, as many are from the
                                    396 group, please keep your personal opinions about things that haven't even
                                    been released to yourself.

                                    All me and the original poster are looking for are places that are taking
                                    pre-orders.

                                    Frank
                                    ----- Original Message -----
                                    From: "Paul Opitz" <pmanu44@...>
                                    To: <BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com>
                                    Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 9:11 AM
                                    Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?


                                    > Uniden Australia manages their own categories. Sometimes (not always)
                                    > based on Uniden America's products.
                                    >
                                    > The US version is not a joke. I cannot speak for any other division (and
                                    > haven't seen any public announcement from any other division regarding new
                                    > models...).
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                                    > From: Mike Iszak <miszak@...>
                                    > To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                    > Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 4:34:30 PM
                                    > Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?
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                                    > It would be *BAD* business for it to be a joke - I'm sure there are lots
                                    > of people who are holding off at purchasing a regular 396, in hopes that
                                    > the XT comes out soon. If it was a joke, they'd likely loose those
                                    > customers to the GRE product. I sure wouldn't buy from Uniden again if I
                                    > was 'suckered' into waiting for a scanner that isn't real.
                                    >
                                    > Paul seems like a straight-up guy, I can't imagine him doing such a thing.
                                    >
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                                  • Wayne
                                    Hi again. Let me first off start by saying I ll accept Jan Fine s first answer that I ve been given bad information by the sales, market and distribution
                                    Message 17 of 19 , Dec 21, 2008
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                                      Hi again.

                                      Let me first off start by saying I'll accept Jan Fine's first answer that " I've been given bad information by the sales, market and distribution manager at Uniden Australia " I'm in no way ignorant I have been in this game for over 25 years and hold more radio licences that you can point a stick at I also work in the industry I was simply putting up an experience as to what happened to me when I raised the question about the 396XLT in Australia as I would really like to get one, I never doubted that it would be released, no one could go to the trouble of inventing all the tech specs ect I'm more than aware of that.

                                      I look forward to more interesting info here on this group about the 396XLT and once I am able to find out once and for sure as to weather or not it will come to Aust I'll consider ordering one from the U.S. if it is that it's not coming to Aust but yes as another poster rightly pointed out then I'm creating more problems for my self with the lock out of the 800 Mhz band because of the U.S. phone band lock out.

                                      Which brings me to my next question are there any scanners brought from Aust and shipped to the USA to get around this problem ?.

                                      Any chance of any one here that is close to any one in Uniden in the U.S. maybe asking the question as to weather or not we'll ever see the 396XLT here in Aust ?.

                                      Once again thanks for all your info so far and I'm sorry if my question has tied up this other wise not so active group with chatter about what some people might not want to / are sick of reading about weather of not it was some sort of Christmas joke.

                                      If you go back and read my original email I never doubted it was real, I was just posting what it was that Uniden Aust said all I did was raise the questions in hope of some more positive feed back which has been more than forth coming so Thanks again.

                                      On that note I hope that every one here has a very safe and enjoyable Christmas and a great and safe start to the new year and that 2009 will be better than 2008 for every one concerned and here's hoping that the big guy in the red suite leaves you every thing you want under the tree this year.

                                      Regards
                                      Wayne.

                                      ----- Original Message -----
                                      From: JAN FINE
                                      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                      Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 12:34 AM
                                      Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?


                                      I know Paul since I was a beta tester for 3 of the recent Uniden scanners. The only time Paul has joked might be April 1 and within a day he would let you know it is a joke. The users manual for the BC396xt is on the internet. No one is going to write a user manual as a joke. THIS IS NOT A JOKE. Unfortunately the guy in Australia has been given bad information or is just ignorant.

                                      ----- Original Message -----
                                      From: Don Curtis
                                      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                      Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 12:04 AM
                                      Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?

                                      Since Paul IS the product manager at Uniden for the 396 (regular and XT)...I can assure you...he is NOT joking. He'd be fired in a heartbeat if he were joking.

                                      -----Original Message-----
                                      From: "Mike Iszak" <miszak@...>
                                      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                      Sent: 12/20/08 15:34
                                      Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?

                                      It would be *BAD* business for it to be a joke - I'm sure there are lots of people who are holding off at purchasing a regular 396, in hopes that the XT comes out soon. If it was a joke, they'd likely loose those customers to the GRE product. I sure wouldn't buy from Uniden again if I was 'suckered' into waiting for a scanner that isn't real.

                                      Paul seems like a straight-up guy, I can't imagine him doing such a thing.

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                                    • JAN FINE
                                      Wayne. Just to set the record straight I was not saying you are ignorant. I meant the guy giving you the info. Everyone here have a nice holiday. Wish I could
                                      Message 18 of 19 , Dec 21, 2008
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                                        Wayne. Just to set the record straight I was not saying you are ignorant. I meant the guy giving you the info. Everyone here have a nice holiday. Wish I could get my hands on the new toys for the holidays. I have 15 people in south florida that want the new BC396xt when it hits the market. If anyone knows of someone that will take our order let me know. Thanks.

                                        ----- Original Message -----
                                        From: Wayne
                                        To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                        Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 3:32 PM
                                        Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?


                                        Hi again.

                                        Let me first off start by saying I'll accept Jan Fine's first answer that " I've been given bad information by the sales, market and distribution manager at Uniden Australia " I'm in no way ignorant I have been in this game for over 25 years and hold more radio licences that you can point a stick at I also work in the industry I was simply putting up an experience as to what happened to me when I raised the question about the 396XLT in Australia as I would really like to get one, I never doubted that it would be released, no one could go to the trouble of inventing all the tech specs ect I'm more than aware of that.

                                        I look forward to more interesting info here on this group about the 396XLT and once I am able to find out once and for sure as to weather or not it will come to Aust I'll consider ordering one from the U.S. if it is that it's not coming to Aust but yes as another poster rightly pointed out then I'm creating more problems for my self with the lock out of the 800 Mhz band because of the U.S. phone band lock out.

                                        Which brings me to my next question are there any scanners brought from Aust and shipped to the USA to get around this problem ?.

                                        Any chance of any one here that is close to any one in Uniden in the U.S. maybe asking the question as to weather or not we'll ever see the 396XLT here in Aust ?.

                                        Once again thanks for all your info so far and I'm sorry if my question has tied up this other wise not so active group with chatter about what some people might not want to / are sick of reading about weather of not it was some sort of Christmas joke.

                                        If you go back and read my original email I never doubted it was real, I was just posting what it was that Uniden Aust said all I did was raise the questions in hope of some more positive feed back which has been more than forth coming so Thanks again.

                                        On that note I hope that every one here has a very safe and enjoyable Christmas and a great and safe start to the new year and that 2009 will be better than 2008 for every one concerned and here's hoping that the big guy in the red suite leaves you every thing you want under the tree this year.

                                        Regards
                                        Wayne.

                                        ----- Original Message -----
                                        From: JAN FINE
                                        To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                        Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 12:34 AM
                                        Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?

                                        I know Paul since I was a beta tester for 3 of the recent Uniden scanners. The only time Paul has joked might be April 1 and within a day he would let you know it is a joke. The users manual for the BC396xt is on the internet. No one is going to write a user manual as a joke. THIS IS NOT A JOKE. Unfortunately the guy in Australia has been given bad information or is just ignorant.

                                        ----- Original Message -----
                                        From: Don Curtis
                                        To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                        Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 12:04 AM
                                        Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?

                                        Since Paul IS the product manager at Uniden for the 396 (regular and XT)...I can assure you...he is NOT joking. He'd be fired in a heartbeat if he were joking.

                                        -----Original Message-----
                                        From: "Mike Iszak" <miszak@...>
                                        To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
                                        Sent: 12/20/08 15:34
                                        Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Any dealers taking pre-orders?

                                        It would be *BAD* business for it to be a joke - I'm sure there are lots of people who are holding off at purchasing a regular 396, in hopes that the XT comes out soon. If it was a joke, they'd likely loose those customers to the GRE product. I sure wouldn't buy from Uniden again if I was 'suckered' into waiting for a scanner that isn't real.

                                        Paul seems like a straight-up guy, I can't imagine him doing such a thing.

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