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Offline elzebub

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Re: New Atlas display with WiFi
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2021, 02:37:11 PM »
I purchased the bundle as well, I'll give them a week to at least come up with some sort of plan, if they can't give me something more than 'we're looking into it' after that, I will send everything back and look elsewhere.

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Re: New Atlas display with WiFi
« Reply #51 on: January 12, 2021, 12:10:11 AM »
So is it even better than Davis Pro 2?
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Re: New Atlas display with WiFi
« Reply #52 on: January 12, 2021, 12:10:47 AM »
I purchased the bundle as well, I'll give them a week to at least come up with some sort of plan, if they can't give me something more than 'we're looking into it' after that, I will send everything back and look elsewhere.
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Re: New Atlas display with WiFi
« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2021, 12:04:55 PM »
Well it's going back today, I'm just not satisfied with their inability to give me even a hint as to when they will have replacements available, I've used their products for many years and never had a problem up until now, the 5 in 1 that this Atlas replaced was still working fine after nearly a decade of use, I just wanted to upgrade, oh well, one thing that I am not satisfied with is having to foot the bill for shipping back a defective product.

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Re: New Atlas display with WiFi
« Reply #54 on: January 12, 2021, 12:20:23 PM »
With American Express (if you used it to purchase) you don't have to foot the bill to return. You get your money back 100%. It's up to the seller to issue you a call back tag to get their stuff back. YMMV with other credit cards.
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Re: New Atlas display with WiFi
« Reply #55 on: January 12, 2021, 12:28:17 PM »
With American Express (if you used it to purchase) you don't have to foot the bill to return. You get your money back 100%. It's up to the seller to issue you a call back tag to get their stuff back. YMMV with other credit cards.

That's a good idea, I paid with a Discover card, I'll have to check what their policy is.

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Re: New Atlas display with WiFi
« Reply #56 on: January 13, 2021, 12:19:48 AM »
I purchased the bundle as well, I'll give them a week to at least come up with some sort of plan, if they can't give me something more than 'we're looking into it' after that, I will send everything back and look elsewhere.
Davis Vantage Pro 2  [tup]
I would love to aquire a Pro 2, a little too pricey for me right now though.

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Re: New Atlas display with WiFi
« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2021, 04:33:41 PM »
I purchased the bundle as well, I'll give them a week to at least come up with some sort of plan, if they can't give me something more than 'we're looking into it' after that, I will send everything back and look elsewhere.
Davis Vantage Pro 2  [tup]
I would love to aquire a Pro 2, a little too pricey for me right now though.
Me too.
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Re: New Atlas display with WiFi
« Reply #58 on: January 15, 2021, 10:06:36 PM »
I purchased the bundle as well, I'll give them a week to at least come up with some sort of plan, if they can't give me something more than 'we're looking into it' after that, I will send everything back and look elsewhere.
Davis Vantage Pro 2  [tup]
I would love to aquire a Pro 2, a little too pricey for me right now though.
Me too.
They are pricey but the old saying you get what you pay for. It's a great investment and sitting back knowing your data is accurate and it updates every 2 1/2 seconds you just set it up outside and let it do it's thing and just do some maintenance every couple months. Yes pricey but in the long run well worth it!!

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Re: New Atlas display with WiFi
« Reply #59 on: January 16, 2021, 08:06:29 AM »
Buy once, cry once.  I bought my VP2 after waiting a year for the Atlas Elite.  The VP2 is already out of warranty, and still working fine.  The Atlas Elite?  Well, I hope that the thermometer is good for less than -40F, since I suspect that it is going to be a hold day in Hades when it finally launches.....
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Re: New Atlas display with WiFi
« Reply #60 on: January 16, 2021, 10:25:41 AM »
It seems like Acurite has either put on hold the Elite or abandoned the idea... My Acurite Atlas is still working well. It tends to go through batteries much quicker than the 5n1 though. I have to change them every 8 months. The display did die, but I had the beta display to use.

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Re: New Atlas display with WiFi
« Reply #61 on: January 16, 2021, 11:25:13 AM »
I had a VP1 years back that worked great for about 2 years until it started to register false rain readings in the winter.  It would register a couple hundred inches in a day.  That and the reeds for the anemometer and rain kept going bad as well as the humidity sensor which you can't get a replacement.  Was told by Davis to cover the rain gauge in winter to fix it.  Won't buy from them again.  I had a couple of Acurite 5in1's which both had the fan problems which they did fix but suffered from wind and direction problems, temperature and humidity problems, 2 displays that died and went through the smart hub debacle which took away the ability to grab my data to publish to my web sites.  I finally settled in on a couple of Ecowitt GW1002's which I have had real good luck with.  They have separate sensors so you can put the anemometer at the right height as well as the rain gauge and temp sensor and they make it real easy to get your data to feed my web pages.  If a sensor goes bad I just have to replace a inexpensive sensor.  Both have been up over a year without problems.  I can buy a bunch of sensors if one would go bad in comparison to shelling out big money for a VP2 and to ultimately get as good or better results because I can place the sensors where they need to be.
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