Think I'll Get One

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  1. SARGE

    SARGE The Preacher Man

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    I'll be having to decide on having it point forward or to the rear. Could really be an ally in an accident nowadays, with so many rear end collisions but also facing ahead with so many distracted drivers coming and weaving across lane as they are texting, and side street stop sign runners. I get both every day but lucky so far...

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  2. Bob338

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    Forward for certain. Normally not many questions re accidents from the rear. Unless you are backing up. Getting hit in the rear pretty much nothing you can do and the guy hitting you is always at fault, plus nothing much you can do about it anyway.
     
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    Buy two?
     
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    SARGE The Preacher Man

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    Why not buy 4, that way covered all around. I love the idea of using one as I'm in danger more in my truck than I am in my locked home with cameras everywhere. Like going into combat just in leaving the house everyday.
     
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    There is a huge difference in having camera monitors while driving vs surveillance ones that record.
     
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    Have you searched for any reviews yet?
    I can't find any.
    I was really surprised that you would jump at a $50 dash cam in your first post....
    and now this.
    I think that you might be disappointed.
    Think *CAMERA*,
    how good is a cheap one going to be?
    Good enough... or didn't work when you really needed it....etc.
    Just saying...

    I don't own a dash cam, so I don't have any real advice, other than I wouldn't waste $50 per camera/lens.
    I'd save my money for a bit and buy something better.

    EDIT: Maybe look here for more ideas
    Dash Cam 360 Degree Car Security Camera reviews - Google Search

    The 5 best 360-degree dashboard cameras to buy
     
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  9. Bob338

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    At least for me, these things are toys I can do without. I'm not in lots of traffic, ever, and have never ever been involved in anything where the camera would help. One of my sons gave me one a couple of Christmases ago and when I looked at installation and tried to find a place to put it, I wrapped it back up and have it sitting with my 'spare car parts'. Just installing the wiring and having it look presentable, is a real challenge. Your car ends up looking like the cabin of a modern police car with all the electronic equipment they carry. Even my Garmin GPS sits in the back seat of my daily driver and I can't remember the last time I connected it and used it.

    Other than as a toy, I don't see much value to these things.
     
  10. Blaster3

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    when i receive unwanted/useless gifts i put them in the attic for a year or two, then i re-gift it back to whomever gave it to me, unless i decided to smash it with my sledge :D
     
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    That's insulting. And totally classless. And dumb. Why not donate to an institution and get a tax write-off?
     
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  12. Blaster3

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    works better than that squeeze stress thing the wife gave me o_O

    edit: no worse than putting it away & never use it... i tell them if it's a pos or not, why let them think you like it, you'll end up with more useless bs pos.
     
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    Memo to self: Either don't buy Blaster3 gifts, or buy something I really like. :D
     
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    you just have to wait a couple years to get it back:D
     
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    Yeah, I was just thinking I would have to get something I could wait for. :D
     
  16. SARGE

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    I can guarantee you don't do that if the boss lady gives you something !! I was born at night but not last night...
     
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    i, we, save all cards/gifts (all small items/trinkets) we give each other, including the pos bs ones... however, we both have told everyone that we do not want any holiday gifts please just send us a card only. do they adhere? hell no, so she puts all away with who/what/why/date tags so she can re-gift to anyone but who gave it. me, it's the sledge or a two year wait to give it back to whom gave it to me...