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Old 09-01-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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HELP Viper Alarm Systems 500-600 retail but 200-300 on amazon

Hey so im browsing around at possibly getting a viper alarm/remote start system for the tacoma and the top rated systems are 500-600 on the website so i start looking around on amazon only to find the same systems for 200-300 it almost seems to good to be true like 300 dollars off?

anyone have any experience with this stuff i would like some reassurance if i was to purchase through amazon

units i was loooking at

http://www.amazon.com/Viper-5902-Res...4862140&sr=8-2

http://www.amazon.com/Viper-5901-Res...4862140&sr=8-1
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i'm subbin this as well, been looking at getting one as well , just worried about installing it.
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The price on the manufacturer's website is the msrp or Manufacturer's suggested retail price, usually the actual price is much lower.
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The price on the manufacturer's website is the msrp or Manufacturer's suggested retail price, usually the actual price is much lower.

i know but $300-$400 lower seems like alot

Here is the break down on the 5901 one of vipers top ranking systems
Viper - 5901 Responder LC3 SST Security/Remote Start System

MSRP - $599
http://viper.com/P-5702V/Viper-5901-...e-Start-System

Best Buy - $529
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Viper+-+...&skuId=9008539

Amazon - $209
http://www.amazon.com/Viper-5901-Res...4869329&sr=8-1
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The MSRP and Best Buy price includes installation. Viper will not guarantee or warranty the alarm if it is installed by someone other that a certified installer.
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That sounds like a great deal. I have the Viper 5901 Responder LC3 SuperCode SST 2-Way Security and Remote... and I highly recommend it!!
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That sounds like a great deal. I have the Viper 5901 Responder LC3 SuperCode SST 2-Way Security and Remote... and I highly recommend it!!
X2 mine is 2 years old at this point. I purchased from Best Buy and I am still happy with it. You need to do your homework on the Best Buy install staff and make sure they do quality work. The install staff varies with each store. Some are better than others.

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so i figured it out rough install for this alarms is 200-300 so thats where best buy and viper have with there price

now if i was to purchase this 5901 200+ 250 for install quote so 450 roughly saved around 80-100 bucks so even though amazon is much cheaper it's without the install


when i asked the alarm shop they said amazon electronics have fallen off the back of a truck and don't have warranty to back them up which is why they can sell the units for so much cheaper he quoted me 300 for the 5901 and still the additional 250 for install
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diy on an alarm isn't that bad. I plan to throw in a remote start soon.

Never went with Viper, but I do know that cheap internet alarms sometimes fail.
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diy on an alarm isn't that bad. I plan to throw in a remote start soon.

Never went with Viper, but I do know that cheap internet alarms sometimes fail.
How do they fail?
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Anyone have an install guide for Tacomas? I've seen the generic one from Viper, but it would be nice to see a Tacoma specific guide...
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How do they fail?

I've bought a couple. After a while they just don't work. The wiring didn't change so I know its not on my end.

On my last truck I put an alarm in with six add-ons. I was pissed when the control module failed. (Wouldn't roll down windows anymore, wouldn't start, alarm went off randomly)

New control module and everything was fine.

Though if you would take the last four alarms I bought (three were remote start) and add the price I paid up, it would still be less than the Viper listed earlier.

Though I feel you do pay for what you get.
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