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ertyu



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PostPosted: Nov 24, 2008 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glacier_ice wrote:
Too bad it's not the CSX


I don't find the extra features on the CSX useful.
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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Nov 25, 2008 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How so?
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ertyu



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PostPosted: Nov 26, 2008 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

glacier_ice wrote:
How so?


The compass needs constant calibration, and even when its calibrated it never seems that accurate. Even if it worked perfectly, it doesn't really provide much assistance at all. It also zaps batteries when on. You don't need an altimeter for caching, you can already calculate altitude from the GPS satellites. I'm not sure how accurate the barometer is either, its uses the satellite fix to auto-calibrate it.
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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Nov 26, 2008 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I started gathering when I did some digging on those features after I asked. Convinced me enough to see if I can pick up a unit here in Winnipeg.

Turns out, they are sold out everywhere but Winkler and Flin Flon. I called up my Dad in southern Ontario to check a couple of stores in his area and he snagged me one. Can't really beat that deal.
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Old Billygoat



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PostPosted: Nov 26, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd certainly agree that the extra features are pretty much useless. I find the electronic compass actualy to be quite misleading because I guess I don't recalibrate it two or three times every caching session, and I certainly have no use for the barometer.
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dani_carriere



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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just saw on the GPSCity site that they have Garmin GPSMAP 60cx's for $259.95.
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ertyu



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PostPosted: Dec 22, 2008 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dani_carriere wrote:
I just saw on the GPSCity site that they have Garmin GPSMAP 60cx's for $259.95.


Thats the US price, Canadian is $333 Sad
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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Dec 25, 2008 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GPScity.ca has the Colorado on for $349.99 after all discounts.

http://www.gpscity.ca/item-garmin-colorado-300/col300.htm
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ertyu



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PostPosted: Jun 08, 2009 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got a newsletter from GPSCity. The 76cx is on sale for $210 and the 76csx for $290. These are very similar to the 60cx/60csx with slightly different packaging.
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brucered



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PostPosted: Jun 08, 2009 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ertyu wrote:
I just got a newsletter from GPSCity. The 76cx is on sale for $210 and the 76csx for $290. These are very similar to the 60cx/60csx with slightly different packaging.


yeah, i just saw those.

i picked up my eTrex Legend HCx ride & drive bundel at Walmart locally for $225 (the pricematched some place from ontraio that i had a screenshot of).

i was looking at the Lowrance out&back, but it was taking way to long to come out. just looked and it's still not available.

i'm happy with the Legend HCx. fairly straight forward, small, bought a nice cover to protect it.
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ertyu



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PostPosted: Aug 13, 2009 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Source is having a sale, lots of GPS, perhaps you'll find something of interest.

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/category.aspx?language=en-CA&catalog=Online&category=demoGPS&pagenum=1&sort=5
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ertyu



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PostPosted: Oct 19, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Source seems to like having sales on GPSr.

Here's a classic unit for a great price, a Garmin Etrex for $59, this is an older unit but quite the work horse.

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product.aspx?ref=1529&language=en-CA&product=1529904
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TurdleEggs



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PostPosted: Feb 11, 2010 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attention Costco Shoppers:

Garmin GPSMAP 60CX $249.99 (Shipping & Handling included) http://www.costco.ca

From February 5, 2010 to February 28, 2010

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ertyu



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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garmin GPSMAP 60cx has been spotted at Walmart for $228
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lizardo



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Apr 02, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Normally you can't swing a dead cat (or in my case a dead GPS) without hitting a $50 rebate for one Garmin product or another. But I have seen this one (via burchil) for a rebate on the Dakota/Oregon.
http://garmin.blogs.com/promotions/2010/03/hit-the-trail-50-rebate-offer.html

Also, If you buy the 550 and Canadian Topo Maps from http://www.gpscentral.ca , they will take another 10.00 off. Last weekend (prior to the launch of the Garmin Rebate) they were offering 50.00 off at the checkout. That's when I ordered, and was promised a free rifle rest (?). It hasn't shown up, but the GPS has, and it's awesome!

I have a broken eXplorist for sale. Best offer takes it. Wink

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