Window shopping for scanners is tough when the only windows you can peer through are in your web browser.
There are very few physical locations where you can kick the proverbial tires and sign & drive a police scanner home with you.
That's where eCommerce scanner companies come in to play.
So, you need to know exactly who and where you're buying from, right?
To help you find, objectively, the best scanner company, we defined the most important criteria for both major & minor retailers.
Pricing note: We did not include "lowest scanner prices" because manufacturers set floor pricing for most units—which is why you'll find the same prices everywhere.
We think we're #1 for a lot of reasons, but here are the top three:
- #1 rated store on Google
- Lifetime tech support
- 35,268+ happy customers
Search "zip scanners reviews" on Google then press Enter or click the selection.
If the page looks like then, then you are almost there!
BINGO! Look at that, 4.8 stars with over 500 reviews. Click on that to look at all of our reviews.
Please read our reviews. I sorted it to start from "Newest" as of May 28, 2021; thank you, Bob!
Major Police Scanner Retailers
|Major Police Scanner Retailers||Zip Scanners||Scanner Master||Bearcat Warehouse||Amazon|
|Google Review Score||4.7||4.1||4.6||N/A|
|Specialize In Scanners Only||✔||✔||X||X|
|Lifetime Tech Support||✔||N/A||✔||X|
|Police Scanner Programming|
|Scanner Programming Available||✔||✔||✔||X|
|1st County Programming Price||$39.99||$39.95||$45.00||N/A|
|Addt'l County Price||$20.00||$15.00||N/A|
|Based||Minneapolis, MN||Holliston, MA||Elkridge, MD||Seattle, WA|
|Tagline||"We make scanning easy"||"The nation's oldest and largest scanner only dealer"||N/A||"Work hard. Have fun. Make history."|
|Shipping Carrier||USPS||USPS, UPS||UPS||USPS, UPS, FedEx, Amazon|
|Same Day Shipping Cutoff (CST)||4:00 PM||3:00 PM||2:00 PM||N/A|
|Days of Week||5||5||5||7|
9AM to 6PM
9AM to 4PM
|M-F 9AM to 3PM||M-F 7AM to 3PM||N/A|
|Returns||14 days from arrival||30 days||14/30 days||30 days|
Minor Police Scanner Retailers
|Minor Police Scanner Retailers||Uniden||Uniden Factory||Universal Radio inc.||eBay||WalMart||Whistler Group|
|Google Review Score||N/A||N/A||4.6||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Specialize In Scanners Only||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Lifetime Tech Support||✔||X||N/A||X||X||✔|
|Police Scanner Programming|
|Scanner Programming Available||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|1st County Programming Price||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Addt'l County Price||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tokyo, Japan||Worthington OH||San Jose, CA||Bentonville, AR||Bentonville, AR|
|Tagline||N/A||N/A||"Serving the radio community since 1942"||"Connecting buyers and sellers globally"||N/A||"Technology for the way you live"|
|Free Shipping*||Orders over $199||✔||X||X||✔||X|
|Shipping Carrier||N/A||USPS, UPS, FedEx||UPS||USPS, UPS, FedEx||FedEx, WalMart||USPS, UPS, FedEx|
|Same Day Shipping Cutoff||N/A||4:00 PM||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Days of Week||7||5||6||7||7||7|
|Returns||7 days||30 days||14 days||Determined by seller||90 days||30 days|
Enough about us already...