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Old 08-06-2007, 03:31 PM   #1
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Cool2 Garmin 60CSx - AOK deal - pd $257 net after rebate +$16.07 s/h

Just a little penny saving info post

I wanted a factory fresh unit with an extended warranty and no hassels with the $50 rebate.

Its a decent deal at $303 net with the warranty.

snip from invoice -

MACGPSW500 3yr Extended Warranty for Portable GPS
1 @ $29.99 = $29.99
GARGPSMAP60CSX Garmin GPSMAP-60CSX (010-00422-00) - $50 Mail-In Rebate, Expires 12-31-07
1 @ $307 = $307.00
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Order Subtotal: $336.99
Sales Tax: $0.00
Shipping: $16.07 (Ground)
------------------------------------------------------------
Order Total: $353.06

(n/i the $50 rebate from garmin)

- BuyERetail.com


Oh, they have 276c models for $411

http://buyeretail.com/search.asp?t=c&s=161
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:41 AM   #2
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3yr extra warranty
curious as to why you felt you needed the 60CSX over the 60CX?

barometric altitude important to you?...or am I really missing the boat?

good price BTW, but I failed to see the value in needing the baro option in my CX....another $50 saved for gas IMO

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Old 08-07-2007, 08:51 AM   #3
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Rebate and Altitude

I just bought a 60 CSX. Where do I get the rebate form? I got the csx with altitude because I live in colorado and love playing with the altitude.

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Old 08-07-2007, 09:30 AM   #4
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I just bought a 60 CSX. Where do I get the rebate form? I got the csx with altitude because I live in colorado and love playing with the altitude.

Thanks Terry
Scroll to the 60 rebate.... http://www8.garmin.com/whatsNew/currentpromotions/
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:52 AM   #5
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Thanks for the link vegas rider -- just ordered one today.
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:57 AM   #6
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how does the 60csx compare to other garmin products for street use, on bike or in a car. i like the idea of car, bike and trail, or even walking around dc or nyc.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:01 AM   #7
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3yr extra warranty
curious as to why you felt you needed the 60CSX over the 60CX?

barometric altitude important to you?...or am I really missing the boat?

good price BTW, but I failed to see the value in needing the baro option in my CX....another $50 saved for gas IMO

Yo Freeflow

Why need Sensor model? Hell man, the price difference yesterday was $11 when I compared the Cx and CSx legit dealer pricing.

So, for $11 bucks, I get to show the S bling during ECo Tree Hugger Tea parties.

Ok, for real - (remember $11 for the features)... enhanced compass functionality for stationary use - lets say you stop riding in the dirt and you want to do some stationary mapwork - the "S" GPS will provide correct directional orientation without moving the GPS forward a foot or so for directional updating (ya, a big deal, eh? .

Also, when we get our asses off the bikes and go hoofing around with Curlies BonOfid Treasure Map I'm more likley to trust the compass after being stationary for a few seconds.

The Bara sensor may help with guestimating localized weather forecasting in the microclimates of large mountain ranges {ie: "Hey pressure is dropping, so I better get out my hefty trash bag raingear"!)


FWIW, if the difference was $20 + I would have taken the Cx.

later FF!
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:06 AM   #8
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Thanks for the link vegas rider -- just ordered one today.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:50 AM   #9
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Which one to buy? - GPSMAP series the way to go

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how does the 60csx compare to other garmin products for street use, on bike or in a car. i like the idea of car, bike and trail, or even walking around dc or nyc.

The ideal GPS for me would have the screen clarity and size of the 276/376/476 plotters with the touchscreen features and screen based keyboard from the Street Pilot 2xxx series, the waterproofing and floatation properties of the 76 series, the perimeter armor and antenna of the 60, the Sirf III signal chip, SD or CF memory map storage, Barometer and Compass Sensors so I could get an S in the model ID and impress the woodchipper set.

I can't tell you which unit to buy. I will retain my GPS V after I fix the screen, and the 60CSx is going to become a gift.


WHY?

Because I NEED that damn 276C screen !!!

So I broke down last night like a 3 year old in the candy isle and bought the bugger with extended warranty and added a 512mb stick of Garmins private label "screwudry" memory.


The evolution of the GPS into an entertainment and communications appliance is welcome but to answer your Q -

the GPSMAP units are the way to go - It doens't matter much which one you like the 60x the 76x the 2/3/476c , whatever - they are capable of doing things with tracks that matter to most of us that ride dirt and make up routes as we go.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:34 AM   #10
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Yo Freeflow

Why need Sensor model? Hell man, the price difference yesterday was $11 when I compared the Cx and CSx legit dealer pricing.

So, for $11 bucks, I get to show the S bling during ECo Tree Hugger Tea parties.

Ok, for real - (remember $11 for the features)... enhanced compass functionality for stationary use - lets say you stop riding in the dirt and you want to do some stationary mapwork - the "S" GPS will provide correct directional orientation without moving the GPS forward a foot or so for directional updating (ya, a big deal, eh? .

Also, when we get our asses off the bikes and go hoofing around with Curlies BonOfid Treasure Map I'm more likley to trust the compass after being stationary for a few seconds.

The Bara sensor may help with guestimating localized weather forecasting in the microclimates of large mountain ranges {ie: "Hey pressure is dropping, so I better get out my hefty trash bag raingear"!)


FWIW, if the difference was $20 + I would have taken the Cx.

later FF!
.....I knew you were that way...PS: my watch does all the baro compass stuff so.

$11 difference is cool...$50 seemed unworthy and BMWish
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:42 AM   #11
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Argggh, ya beat my price. I just got my 60CSx from Amazon for $349 -$50 rebate and no shipping (as an Amazon Prime member.)

I thought the <$20 for the "S" was worth it for me as I'll use it handheld hiking and camping too.

Why not...
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:18 PM   #12
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y is there no used Garmin 60CSx or 60cx on ebay, are they that good or just a new product?
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:55 PM   #13
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how does the 60csx compare to other garmin products for street use, on bike or in a car. i like the idea of car, bike and trail, or even walking around dc or nyc.
When i bought the 60csx i thought i would still need a bigger unit for the car but it works great in everything i have. I use a ram mount and bought extra bases for each vehicle . It really is a nice unit. Here is what i use it on.

fishing boat
trucks , car
duel sport
harley
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:38 AM   #14
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y is there no used Garmin 60CSx or 60cx on ebay, are they that good or just a new product?
Not new, evolving - the x series (60 or 76, S or not) has the feature set most of us dirt riders want.

Dig in to the specs, check out the bigger 2/3/476c chartplotters, and pull the trigger on the one that rings your bell.

remember, if track related features or portability is not important to you, you can use the street pilots that have flooded Ebay or check the EDGE deal with 2008 mapping availability in one of the newer 2610 threads in this section.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:55 AM   #15
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When i bought the 60csx i thought i would still need a bigger unit for the car but it works great in everything i have. I use a ram mount and bought extra bases for each vehicle . It really is a nice unit. Here is what i use it on.

fishing boat
trucks , car
duel sport
harley
hunting
nice unit indeed! Hunting has usually put the biggest demands on the track functions, Backtrac and route conversions.

I almost went with the new Rino radios. They are acquiring 60/76Cx level features and have retained the linked location map refererencing that 2 steathy guys on the hunt can benefit from.
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