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Need help on my first GPS Purchase

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Need help on my first GPS Purchase

Postby EinbahnStrasse » Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:04 pm

I am planning to buy my first GPS. I have been comparison shopping for a while and found a few sites that seem to be doing a good job with pricing and customer service. I am still confused and undecided as to what to buy with all the various options. The folks at getfeetwet.com (quite helpful) have suggested the Garmin NUVI or 2720. I also saw that they had a factory refurbished Garmin 2610 unit for half the price. Any thoughts on these units? I like the price of the 2610 factory refurbished but I am not sure what I am giving up? Garmin gives 1 yr warranty on the refurb and looks like getfeetwet adds a 2nd yr to that. I was assured that they are as good as new. Has anybody purchased a Garmin Refurb?
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Postby SlimCady » Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:40 pm

I don't believe either of those units are waterproof. You can double check with Scuba Steve www.scubasteve.biz. If you are not looking for a GPS for a boat then you are ok. I'd check out Scuba Steve's they have great service and pricing. Are you looking for an auto GPS only? I wouldn't be afraid of Garmin refurbs they carry the same warranty. Good luck.
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Postby EinbahnStrasse » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:09 pm

Thanks for thefeedback. I think I am close to making up my mind. I was thinking of getting from GPScity but the folks at getfeetwet.com was patients with me with some of my stupid questions. They were recommended by Garmin when I called them for some dealer information. I also heard some good things about that company from a Motorcycle forum. They have a free 2nd yr warranty offer that I like but I am not sure how I can take advantage of it if I need it on the second yr. Has anybody purchased from getfeetwet.com?
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Postby SlimCady » Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:48 pm

EinbahnStrasse wrote: They were recommended by Garmin when I called them for some dealer information.


Garmin does not recommend any dealer over another. :roll:
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Postby EinbahnStrasse » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:06 pm

But they did
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Postby EinbahnStrasse » Thu May 18, 2006 4:17 pm

Got my unit and had a chance to play with it. I am a happy many!!!! I decided to go with the ???? and purchased it from getfeetwet . Thanks for all you help … I will post some of my experiences with my new found toy soon :o
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