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gkgeiger 10-07-2012 06:57 AM

Any deals on a Zumo 350?
 
Everywhere I look they are $699. Just wondering if anyone knows of a better deal? Thanks,

Emoto 10-07-2012 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by gkgeiger (Post 19765711)
Everywhere I look they are $699. Just wondering if anyone knows of a better deal? Thanks,

One thing I can suggest is going to amazon.com and signing up for their Chase credit card. They give you an incentive when you do, that effectively lowers the price. You have to be careful how you do it, though, because sometimes it offers $30 and sometimes $50. I played around and I think the way it works is that if you have something inexpensive in your cart, like a paperback book, it will offer you $50, but if you have something expensive like a GPS it will only offer you $30. So... you accept the $50 offer and apply with the paperback in your cart, but before finalizing the sale, you add the GPS and delete the book. :wink:

gkgeiger 10-21-2012 11:45 AM

I just bought one on ebay for $640 to my door.

Emoto 10-21-2012 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by gkgeiger (Post 19866727)
I just bought one on ebay for $640 to my door.

Nice! :thumb U.S. Map set?

gkgeiger 10-21-2012 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Emoto (Post 19866883)
Nice! :thumb U.S. Map set?

Yes,
City Nav Nt N America lifetime

Emoto 10-21-2012 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by gkgeiger (Post 19867004)
Yes,
City Nav Nt N America lifetime

Excellent. I don't think there are many here who own one. Or anywhere, for that matter. Have not yet found much useful info or user tips.

gkgeiger 10-21-2012 01:20 PM

I used a 550 for about 7 years. I'm hoping the operation will be similar. Base camp sounds good and I like the idea of track back.

acejones 10-21-2012 03:33 PM

I can't find a good reason to replace my 550

Emoto 10-21-2012 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by gkgeiger (Post 19867113)
I used a 550 for about 7 years. I'm hoping the operation will be similar. Base camp sounds good and I like the idea of track back.

The track back works pretty well; I tried it recently on a ride involving complex directions on paper when I made an error and needed to backtrack.

I have not yet warmed up to BaseCamp. I was pretty good with MapSource ans iike it ok even though it was far from perfect. I am using BaseCamp now with the 350 and I really should break down and read the help file on it. I am getting the job done with it, but am confised by some aspects of it.

Emoto 10-21-2012 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by acejones (Post 19867760)
I can't find a good reason to replace my 550

I don't think there is a good reason to replace a 550, at least not that I have heard. :dunno

gkgeiger 10-21-2012 04:46 PM

Me either, other then it was 7 years old and acting up. I actually tried to find a new or refurbished unit, but no luck.

Emoto 10-22-2012 05:33 AM

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Originally Posted by gkgeiger (Post 19868141)
Me either, other then it was 7 years old and acting up. I actually tried to find a new or refurbished unit, but no luck.

Yeah, the availability of refurbs is spotty. I looked into getting a refurbished one of the newer gen units before I sprung for the 350 and just couldn't find one.

acejones 12-05-2012 04:02 PM

I had a conversation with Garmin today while I was doing an update on the 550. I was having an issue with the update and called them (turns out the problem was their end). I asked them how much longer I had on my 550 before they quit supporting it. They said there were no plans in the foreseeable future to quit supporting the 550.


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