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FYI - if you are in the market for an HPTuner device, there is one on ebay right now that still has all 8 credits - for $399 Buy It Now.

To buy a brand new one (which also comes with 8 credits), it costs $499, so you are saving $100 over buying new.

Being that there are (8) credits with this device, you could actually tune (4) different vehicles with it. Maybe even consider "chipping in" on the device with another member or two - especially if you live close to each other. You could each license your vehicle (which requires (2) credits for each vehicle) and just "share" the HPTuner device as needed.

If you are considering the Overkill tune, you can buy the HPTuner tune files from @Overkill for $150 and use this device to "apply" the tune. Again, if you share the cost of the device among multiple people, it's an inexpensive way to get an Overkill tune - especially for the 2012+ 8th gens. Plus, after applying the Overkill tune, having a device like this allows to tweak the tune to your liking (something you can't do with the device you get from Overkill). It also allows you to see exactly what was changed with the Overkill tune, which is good to help learn!

Just figured I'd share in case anyone was interested.

Here is a link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Tuners-MPVI-Standard-with-8-Credits-for-GM-Vehicles-VCM-Suite-2-24-/231560026799

**EDIT: Sorry - I originally (mistakenly) thought that the new device with 8 credits was $599, but it's only $499. So while you still save $100, it's not quite as great of a deal as I originally thought. I've corrected the pricing and savings info in the post above. Sorry for the screw-up!

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which device is it the standard or the professional, the professional you can use a wideband ox sensor* with and what year of manufacture was it made? only 2 credits per car, I thought it was more than that. looks like the standard, if its the standard I would just buy a new one or save and get the professional.

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Yeah, it's the standard. Like I said, when I posted it, I thought it was $599 new, not $499. Being that it's only $499 new, it's not such a great deal (but you do still save $100).

I always thought that you could still use external sensors with the standard version - i was under the impression that the pro version just allowed you to datalog without a laptop (stores that data on the device itself). Didn't realize that you needed the pro version to use external sensors (although, that isn't an issue for me - I'll not being going "that far").

The vast majority of cars only require 2 credits. Some older or rare cars require 3 or maybe 4 credits though - but like I said, the vast majority only require 2 credits.

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Depends to when he bought his. I bought mine about 8-9 years ago and it was $399 new. For only a $100 off I would get new. If you do buy I would only get it If it was still under warranty and if not what the sellers warranty is. EBay is a fairly safe place to buy from. I would also contact HPTUNERS and see what you need to do to transfer the device to you in their records. For my car it took 4 credits....going by memory though
 

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Interesting. I bought my device used as well - it was transferred over to me for free (in a few business hours). I bought my device with no credits, so I had to purchase (2) credits to license my car.

This particular ebay ad provides the serial number for the device in the ad (so you can check with HPTuners to make sure it's not stolen or something like that) and they will also provide the existing user login/password when you pay for it. Once you own it, you can just change the password and change the owner info to your info (name, etc).

Think of it this way - if you were looking to get the Overkill tune for a 2012+ anyway (for example), you could buy this device for $400 and the tune files from Overkill for $150. For $550 you'd have the Overkill tune and would be able to modify it. If you buy the device+tune files from Overkill, I think it costs $650 and you can't customize the tune at all.

If you get two members to pitch in, the savings are obviously even greater. Plus you have enough credits to tune (4) different cars.

Obviously, you would have no warranty though (although I'm sure the Ebay seller allows DOA returns).

Purchaser would have to decide if the warranty is worth the $100, I guess. Was a much better deal when I thought it was $200 less than new! :)

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