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Old 16 May 2011, 11:01   #1
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It's getting bloody silly now. Time I bought a tracker before they start pinching Seariders. Anyone got a recommendation for an ebay seller?

<Edit> Split from the 'Recent Thefts' thread here:-

http://www.rib.net/forum/f8/recent-thefts-41307-3.html


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It's getting bloody silly now. Time I bought a tracker before they start pinching Seariders. Anyone got a recommendation for an ebay seller?
Careful with the eBay trackers Nos, lots of them are clones which have inherent problems. I have the web link that takes you straight to the manufacturer of the one I use - and other on here use - and which has been the subject of several threads. Let me know if you need it My experience is that they're no more expensive than the eBay clones but that may have changed...I've had mine a year now
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Careful with the eBay trackers Nos, lots of them are clones which have inherent problems. I have the web link that takes you straight to the manufacturer of the one I use - and other on here use - and which has been the subject of several threads. Let me know if you need it My experience is that they're no more expensive than the eBay clones but that may have changed...I've had mine a year now
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Nos...my tracker is from XENUN

On their home page there's an enquiry form to use...when I bought mine, on-line queries were handled by David Cheng who was happy to sell individual trackers as 'samples' - normally, they're a manufacturer and mostly sell in volume but I know several on RIBnet have bought direct from him. Their response to emails was very quick and my tracker arrived in the UK via DHL 5 days after my initial query.

Their TK102 is the model most of us bought which now appears to be the TK102-2...i'm not sure what the (-2) suffix means but the spec sheet reads as I remember. They do lots of different models if the TK102-2 isn't for you. There's even one - designed for slipping into a kids rucksack or whatever - that looks like a toy penguin!

A lot of the eBay clones are clones of the TK-102...I suspect someone on eBay may well be selling the actual Xenun tracker but I don't know who and, frankly, they're almost indistinguishable until you switch them on. THIS could be the real thing, it could be a clone. I have no idea. I've got both ...the tracker itself, the accessories, the packaging are all pretty much identical. Until you turn them on

If you order from Xenun get their hard wire kit too...the tracker can be charged by usb and then runs for about 48 hours. I guess you're looking for a permanent feed? I was...You'll need a PAYG SIM too.

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I use the Datatag service, I have transponders and the micro dots, doesn't prevent a theft but would make the thieves possibly choose a different boat to pinch as it would be a pain to find and remove all the microdots and transponders. You get some stickers also with the pack which helps as a visible deterant.

Ive just had a chat with Datatag in UK and they will be sending me details of a discount they could offer ribnet members. I will post details once I receive them, should any member want to take up their offer.
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Is this a subscription service?
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Is this a subscription service?
No it's a one off payment, you purchase how many transponders you want and a pack of microdots, the transponders you hide in various places of the boat and outboard and you put the microdots on usually electical type kit etc witha brush. You tyhen fill in your details, hull number, serial numbers, contact details etc etc onto a form and send this in. Your details are then registered on their database. Place a sticker on the boat and on your engine. This shoudl be enouth to deter thieves. If it is stolen the police can identify the owner by waving a 'thingy' around the boat which will pick up on the transponders etc etc.
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"On their home page there's an enquiry form to use...when I bought mine, on-line queries were handled by David Cheng who was happy to sell individual trackers as 'samples' - normally, they're a manufacturer and mostly sell in volume"


If anyone is doing an order direct from Xenun for the TK102
then count me in. Maybe we can get a multiple order going and save
on some carriage.
Nos - if your going to buy, I will as well.

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Yeah, I'll buy. How do we handle multiple orders?
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Yeah, I'll buy. How do we handle multiple orders?
Multiple orders from Xenun or multiple orders from nobbers?
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Multiple orders from Xenun or multiple orders from nobbers?
Both

Cheers for the info by the way

How was it handled last time? Was it send them all to one address and forward them?
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Cheers for the info by the way

How was it handled last time? Was it send them all to one address and forward them?
'Knot Yet' did a bulk buy and sale of PLB's HERE. There were some, er, problems if I remember correctly (and the process was the butt of some serious banter from the RIBnet mafia), but it all came good (and well priced) for me even if she aged a few years in the process. As I recall, KY gathered orders through a RIBnet marketing thread, ordered and paid the vendor, we individually paid KY and the vendor sent to individual addresses. But, that was all in this country...

From China, I can only think the process would be someone in the UK organises/orders/pays/receives multiple trackers and distributes to assorted nobbers from there.
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maybe start by getting a definite number to order.
Nos - 1
Me - 1

anyone else?
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maybe start by getting a definite number to order.
Nos - 1
Me - 1

anyone else?
I assume we all want the hardwire kit?
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Can I get one, please, with a hardwire kit?

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thats 3 all with hardwire kit
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this may work ... but
the only way I will take on the ordering etc
is if I can get payment from everyone that's serious about getting one,
before I make the order. I will have to pay at the time of the order.
I will get a definitive price, and work out the postage cost to distribute at this end.....and if we dont get sufficient discount by bulk ordering, then it will make more sense for everyone to order directly.
I shall keep the list open for a few days.

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Guys - I have a TK102 and I call my boat everyday (it misses me if I dont call her...). I have it hard wired and after several weeks there is no noticable drain on the battery. Even when 'flat' there is enough juice in the main to run the tracker for god knows how long.

Get one - they are great little bits of kit. I love the link it sends me that I can just open and see on a map where it is .

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