Searching for the Whistler XTR-693SE radar detector? This model is sold exclusively by Wal-Mart and not on their web site. In addition, Wal-Mart only sells the XTR-693 SE in a few select stores, so you may or may not even be able to find a location that carries it in your area.
But don't despair. As an authorized Whistler dealer, we actually do carry it, but as a different model number, the Whistler XTR-690 SE. The fact is, the Whistler XTR-693SE and the XTR-690SE are the exact same model. It was simply rebranded by Whistler to be sold exclusively in Wal-Mart stores as the 693SE.
Why the different model numbers? As we mentioned before, it is strictly for marketing purposes, not technical or even aesthetic ones. While creating an exclusive model number is great for the "big box" retailers like Wal-Mart, it's generally a bad deal for consumers. To find out why, read Beltronics V6 and V8 radar detectors.