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Need Buxr advice on GPS shopping

submitted on December 6, 2010 by shawndiaz in "Member's Lounge"
I am shopping for a Garmin GPS on Amazon, and wanted to know if any of you have had any experience with refurbished GPS devices? I would prefer a new one, but since I have a credit with Amazon, I am limited to a price range. Would you choose a factory refurbished GPS?

Any help would be greatly appreciated Big Grin


An example of a refurbished GPS I am considering:
http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-4.....60&sr=1-23
           

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  • 90803
    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on December 6, 2010
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    If you own an ipod touch and don't want to have another device to carry - check this out

    http://www.amazon.com/TomTom-C.....814&sr=8-1

    they dropped the price today
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    • shawndiaz
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      Posted by shawndiaz on December 6, 2010
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      That is a pretty nifty device, and yes I do have an iPod touch. The only issue I see with this is the total cost would be about the same as a stand-alone GPS. $39.99 for this device + $49.99 for the TomTom App. Now, $90 for this or $90 for a stand alone device. Thank you for your comment, every bit helps Smile
  • 90810
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on December 6, 2010
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    Just get yourself an Android phone and you won't need to buy a separate GPS device Wink
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    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on December 6, 2010
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      Would second that but note that phones have aGPS hardware ( if I am not wrong ) and require a data connection to bring up the maps.

      Standalone GPSs have maps preloaded.

      I use Google NAV on my EPIC and it's got the best UI I ever seen. There are many improvements I like to have but it works better ( in the city ) when compared to my standalone GPS since it integrates TRAFFIC data too ( and it's all FREE). Also any map updates are free since they are all tied to Google Maps.
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    • shawndiaz
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      Posted by shawndiaz on December 6, 2010
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      Amused I was just looking at Android phones Saturday, and wanted one so badly, but the store associates were not helpful at all....Waited almost 30 minutes and not 1 person even acknowledged we were there. The store was busy, but that is no excuse. Now I have gone and spent my money, so no upgrade for me yet...this time.
  • 90812
    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on December 6, 2010
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    I would assume it includes the APP. If the APP costs $50 then surely this is not a good deal. But check up.

    Also there is a great deal going on right now

    lightening deals page

    77% now claimed
    00:59:53 remaining

    Garmin nĂ¼vi 265W/265WT 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth GPS ...
    List Price: $219.99
    Amazon's Price: $114.20
    Gold Box Discount: - $14.21
    Deal Price: $99.99 (55% off)

    LOOK UNDER TODAY'S DEALS ON AMAZON PAGE. It will run out in minutes.
  • 90814
    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on December 6, 2010
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    @Shawn - you are right about the APP - it does need to be purchased sepr.

    From Desription
    "*Note: TomTom GPS application must be purchased separately. Requires compatible car audio system and audio cable."
  • 90823
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on December 6, 2010
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    Why buy refurbished when you can get a new TomTom with a 5 inch screen and lifetime maps for a little more money. Big Grin
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    • shawndiaz
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      Posted by shawndiaz on December 6, 2010
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      Let me make this clear. I am NOT shopping for a TomTom...Garmin only. I have my preference Smile
  • 90840
    vectra5
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    Posted by vectra5 on December 6, 2010
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    i have a refurbished TomTom...no problems whatsover..so I Assume same goes for Garmin...
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    • shawndiaz
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      Posted by shawndiaz on December 6, 2010
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      That's what I wanted to hear. Positive feedback on a refurb. Thank you very much Big Grin
  • 91143
    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on December 8, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    http://www.6ave.com/shop/produ.....ARNUVI1300

    Garmin

    Garmin Nuvi 1300 4.3" GPS w/TTS (Text to Speech)
    SKU: GARNUVI1300
    # Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."): vPreloaded street maps
    # Ability to add maps
    # Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation)

    MSRP:
    $249.99

    You Save:
    $150.99
    You Pay
    $99.00
      91150
    • shawndiaz
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      Posted by shawndiaz on December 8, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Thanks orangearrows Smile I have already made my purchase with the refurb one from Amazon that I posted on Buxr a few days ago. I will comment again when I can open my Christmas gift Mr Green
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    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on December 8, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Cool. How much did you get the refurb for?
    • 91156
    • shawndiaz
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      Posted by shawndiaz on December 8, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      After my credit it was $17 Twisted

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