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lizardo



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Nov 27, 2006 11:29 pm    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

Here is a do-it-yourself gps kit.  Not the swankiest GPSr out there, but you'd have definite cred if you ever got it working.



http://gps.hackaday.com/2005/09/04/scratch-built-gps/





-- Edited by Lizardo at 17:58, 2006-11-27

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ertyu



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Dec 15, 2006 10:35 pm    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

Canadian Tire has the Explorist 500 for $200 (#79-3897-2)

You could try price matching it at Best Buy to get it even cheaper.

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TASKForce3



Joined: 05 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Dec 16, 2006 1:23 am    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

GPSCENTRAL.CA sells the Garmin eTrex Venture cx for 248.00 and you can get the 50.00 US rebate if you purchase before the end of the year. That would put it in the same price range as the Magellan at Canadian tire.

I'm not sure which unit is better, this one or the Magellan. I bought the Venture and I'm really happy with it.

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ertyu



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PostPosted: Dec 29, 2006 7:20 pm    Post subject: RE: GPSr Deal Reply with quote

For those cachers with new X series garmins or anyone else that needs microSD or SD memory. Dell has 1gb microsd with sd adapter for $29 with free shipping.

http://accessories.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&cs=CADHS1&
sku=A0615508


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ertyu



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PostPosted: Mar 19, 2007 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magellan Explorist 400 $199.99 at The Source

http://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/product.aspx?language=en-CA&product=1919769&category=GPS_Handheld&catalog=Online&tab=1#more

Catalog Number: 1919769
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dani_carriere



Joined: 04 Feb 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Mar 20, 2007 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friend, immoe, has accompanied me on a handful of caches over the last year and is considering trying some on her own. However, she doesn't have a GPSr, and doesn't want to spend much at all on one.

Does anyone have an old Geko or something that they'd part with?

She doesn't want to pay more than $50 for a unit. She doesn't mind second hand, as long as it works.

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ertyu



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PostPosted: Dec 26, 2007 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TSCC has a Garmin Etrex on Boxing Day sale for $80
http://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/Product.aspx?language=en-CA&ref=1135&catalog=Online&category=BoxingWeekEvent&product=1918700
If you need ultra basic and cheap.

Also, keep in mind that the Garmin 60cx (currently considered the top of the line for geocaching) is sub $300.
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MuStash



Joined: 07 Sep 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Dec 26, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: New Garmins? Reply with quote

Talking with one of the guys at the S.I.R. GPS sales counter a couple of weeks ago, the rumour is that Garmin will be announcing their next line of GPSs on Jan. 6, 2008. No hints as to what new capabilities might be added. Curious to see what they come up with.
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ertyu



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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2007 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, its typical that they announce new products during the CES show each year. This year its happening Jan 7-10.
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lizardo



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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2007 1:18 am    Post subject: The Colorado Reply with quote

I saw some screen shots and information about the Garmin Colorado line of GPSr's on the groundspeak forums. That's likely the new line.
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MuStash



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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2007 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info guys. Googling 'Garmin Colorado' comes up with a fair amount of early info.

After the great MBGA seminar, I started using GSAK to manage my geocaching data. I don't have a PDA and the only real use I would have for one would be to carry geocache descriptions. When I started thinking of upgrading, I didn't really want two pieces of gear to carry and started to look around for a GPS that would also hold complete cache descriptions. One of the Google leaks says that the Colorado 400i does that. Looks promising...

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas looks like it would be a fascinating thing to take in some day.
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ertyu



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PostPosted: Jul 03, 2008 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another deal for an entry level unit, $100 for a Venture Cx

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product.aspx?language=en-CA&catalog=Online&category=GPS_Handheld&product=1917045
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ertyu



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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2008 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want the ultra basic for cheap:

Garmin Etrex for $60. I noticed stock in Portage (Port Laprairie) but not much elsewhere.
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SKIL101



Joined: 05 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Nov 22, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone is looking for a great deal, I just saw this morning in the Canadian tire Flyer on page 29 a Garmin GPSMap 60CX for 249.99. As of this morning Canadian tire's on Mcphillips and Polo park still had some.
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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Nov 23, 2008 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too bad it's not the CSX
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