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NovaToba



Joined: 24 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2010 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A store in my caching area has the Garmin Colorado 300 for 250.00 & the ETrax Legend HCX for 200.00, I want to go paperless & also do the Wherigo caches, which one in your opinion would be the best deal for us?

Thank you so much,
PilotMounders

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ertyu



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2010 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Etrex doesn't have paperless or whereigo functionality. I'd compare those models to the Oregon 450 and its pricing as it appears to be the leading Garmin unit now.
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ertyu



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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: May 11, 2010 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Oregon 450 is coming down in price quite quickly now and with a $50 rebate, many deals have surfaced.

GPS City currently has it for $320 after rebate

http://www.gpscity.ca/cp?&s=00001&cr=051010US&it=oreg450
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angelcastaneda



Joined: 04 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: May 28, 2010 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed two GPSr on this week's London Drugs flyer:

- Bushnell for $149 (Regular $249)
- Magellan Explorist GC for $199 (Regular $229 - discussed on this other thread)


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MissionMode



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: May 28, 2010 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went looking for reviews on the Bushnell and found it on Amazon for $89. had anybody ever used this unit? My brother just started caching and might want a cheap unit to start with.
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angelcastaneda



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PostPosted: May 28, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3.5 star reviews on Geocaching.com - Some complaints about the software that comes with it, but overall, it sounds alright for $90.
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NovaToba



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PostPosted: May 28, 2010 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just sold my Bushnell Onix 200, it was my first unit & I enjoyed it, got me to within 42ft on the compass then had to go to another screen to get closer. For a starting unit I had no issues, I only upgraded to go paperless as GC.com you can't load direct to GPS with the Bushnell. As they say Bushnell makes great optics as in sights for rifles, Garmin are the GPS experts...although I believe there is a Lizard amongst us who would fight for Magellan.
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lizardo



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: May 28, 2010 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lizards are fickle.
I have a list of likes and dislikes for both Garmin and Magellan. Although I own one of each, I am now a full time Garmin user because the years of use has rendered my Magellan a paperweight.
Would I have bought another Magellan? Absolutely. But the value offered by GPS Central was too good to pass up. And, well, Magellan doesn't have a model right now that fits my list of needs.
I still think that Magellan has a better user experience on the unit itself (geocache and waypoint management, data entry). But Garmin has come a long way to improve things. And the map updates Garmin offers are definitely appreciated.
So for me, right now, the Garmin Oregon is perfect. Although, I think it was easier for an ex-eXplorist user like me to switch to the Colorado than a 60cx user. Although the Tromel-Hair team may disagree. I have not yet recieved my invitation to the Garmin Lovers of Manitoba club, but I'm sure that it's on it's way in the mail soon.

oh..and...Magellan Forever! Wink

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dani_carriere



Joined: 04 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: May 29, 2010 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lizardo wrote:
the Tromel-Hair team


I love this! Laughing Laughing Laughing It will now become part of my lexicon. "I wonder what the Tromel-Hair's are up to today".

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IAMSTIG



Joined: 12 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2010 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI Cabela's has the Garmin 60CSx on sale for $249. Its an excellent GPS and at that price won't last long. I picked up two!
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MissionMode



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PostPosted: Aug 26, 2010 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently REI is going to have the 450 for $249 on Friday. That's US but the conversion is pretty good right now.
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ohmic



Joined: 07 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Aug 29, 2010 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stopped by Cabella's today and they still had quite a few 60CSx in stock. No Cx left though...
Those 62s sure look nice... Very Happy
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Old Billygoat



Joined: 28 Oct 2005
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Location: Just south of Winnipeg

PostPosted: Aug 29, 2010 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cabela's in Grand Forks were selling 60CSx's with TopoUS for $219 when I was there yesterday.
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candaceandwill



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PostPosted: Sep 28, 2010 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Costco has the Garmin 60csx on for $219.99
http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=10342867&cm_mmc=CNEmail_EN_455-_-FOCUS-_-8-_-Garmin60CSX

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ertyu



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PostPosted: Oct 06, 2010 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Futureshop and Futureshop.ca have the Magellan Triton 400 and 500 on clearance for $90 and $100. A very low price, although these are older discontinued models with limited support and I'm not sure I would recommend them, but something to consider if price if the big stumbling block.
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