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ertyu



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Apr 16, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

Magellen Meridian Platinum's have been spotted at Walmart on clearance for $180.



Pretty good deal on an older top of the line model.



Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV)

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grnbrg



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
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Location: 4948.505', -9708.066'

PostPosted: Apr 16, 2006 4:00 pm    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote



ertyu wrote:
Magellen Meridian Platinum's have been spotted at Walmart on clearance for $180.

Pretty good deal on an older top of the line model.





I recently picked up a new unit from GPS Central in Calgary. They've got some nice stuff as well. For $200.00, picked up a Lowrance iFinder M+M, which has WAAS, builtin and upgradeable maps, 1000 waypoints, 99 user trails of up to 10,000 points, external antenna jack and a 240 by 180 pixel 4 grey lcd display. It accepts SD memory cards up to 1GB in capacity, runs on 2 AA batts, and comes with a car power adapter.



And it plays MP3s.



Also available is the Lowrance iFinder H20 which is pretty much the same unit, minus the music for $179.



I was very impressed with GPS Central -- I placed the order at around 7:30pm, and had an email back from a real person in less than 5 minutes, and had the package in my mailbox in less than 2 days.



The Lowrance seems like a nice unit -- quick to get a lock, and a nice, easy to read display, easy to navigate (if a bit too extensive) menus. My only issue is it's size, as I'm used to a tiny Geko. But it's comparable to most other GPSrs I've seen.




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winnipegk5



Joined: 12 Jun 2005
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Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Apr 16, 2006 9:08 pm    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

GPS Central is awesome. I have ordered items from them and with regular shipping have received them the next day. I have also stopped by to the store in Calgary and they are great people. Highly recommened.

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ertyu



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PostPosted: Apr 19, 2006 1:57 pm    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

TheSource has the Garmin GPSMAP60c for $250 in store.



http://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/Product.aspx?language=en-CA&catalog=Online&
category=GPS&product=1917012



In the city it looks like the Polo Park store has 1.

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PostPosted: Apr 20, 2006 2:11 pm    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

WOW That's amazing Only half price.  

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ertyu



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PostPosted: Apr 21, 2006 8:50 pm    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

Heard on the radio SIR (pretty sure it was them) has the Lowrance iFinder for $89

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PostPosted: Apr 22, 2006 12:25 am    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote



ertyu wrote:


Heard on the radio SIR (pretty sure it was them) has the Lowrance iFinder for $89






Note that the iFinder GO and GO2 have no easy way to load waypoints into them.



They have a serial port that allows them to send NMEA packets to map plotting software, but that's it*.



I'm really liking my iFinder M+M, BTW. But if you're looking for a GPSr for caching, ignore the GO models. The H20 or the M+M is a much better choice.



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ertyu



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PostPosted: May 19, 2006 3:53 pm    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

Tigerdirect has the Magellan eXplorist 200 for ~$85 (after Magellan rebate - which is valid on all explorist's)



http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?
EdpNo=1133351&CatId=0


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grnbrg



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PostPosted: May 19, 2006 4:19 pm    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

Note that the Explorist 200 has no PC interface ability. This considerably limits it's usefulness in caching.



YMMV.





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ertyu



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PostPosted: May 19, 2006 4:23 pm    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

Noted. Don't take any of these postings as my recommendation. I just post the deals as I spot them. Compare the units for yourself.

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dani_carriere



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PostPosted: May 19, 2006 6:13 pm    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

YMMV?

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ertyu



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PostPosted: May 19, 2006 6:17 pm    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote



dani_carriere wrote:


YMMV?








Scroll back to the first post....Your Mileage May Vary

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TurdleEggs



Joined: 31 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: May 30, 2006 4:35 pm    Post subject: Explorist 100 - $99 London Drugs Reply with quote

Magellan Explorist 100 - $99 London Drugs



May 30 - June 11

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ertyu



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PostPosted: May 30, 2006 11:04 pm    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

Even better, tigerdirect.ca has the explorist 200 for $105 less a $30 rebate.





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dani_carriere



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PostPosted: May 31, 2006 1:58 am    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

Hi all!



I have a question about the eXplorist handhelds.  It says that they're "non-mapping", yet each picture shows their screen with a map.  Does this mean that you cannot download maps to them?  Also, is it possible to download waypoints to them?  (couldn't find the info at GPSCity)



Inquiring minds want to know.



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