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Old 04-09-2008, 08:30 AM   #16
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Aldi generally just do 100% swap for the warranty period (12 months?)

After that it is throw away time.
Usage support, forget it. Map upgrades, what ?
If you factor in these then it may still be a good deal for you.

Check out how easy it is to use before you buy. If you have to ask more than 3 questions then it isn't. See above about support.

I sell and support GPS
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:30 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by BurnieM
Aldi generally just do 100% swap for the warranty period (12 months?)

After that it is throw away time.
Usage support, forget it. Map upgrades, what ?
If you factor in these then it may still be a good deal for you.

Check out how easy it is to use before you buy. If you have to ask more than 3 questions then it isn't. See above about support.

I sell and support GPS
I don't sell fridges or groceries
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i can't get over the extortionate pricing of GPS here

the zumo is down to the $700 mark in the uk -350gbp

its double that over here - ffs
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:07 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BurnieM
Aldi generally just do 100% swap for the warranty period (12 months?)

After that it is throw away time.
Usage support, forget it. Map upgrades, what ?
If you factor in these then it may still be a good deal for you.

Check out how easy it is to use before you buy. If you have to ask more than 3 questions then it isn't. See above about support.

I sell and support GPS
I don't sell fridges or groceries
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I understand all this mate.. I used to work for a Garmin re-seller..

Here is the thing though.. If its just a unit for the wifes car or for the bike to get around..

@ $180 I'd still be ahead after 2 years if I had to buy another in 13 mnths time.. but they wouldn't have any for sale though I suppose..

also - there are a lot of people out there who just want one to tell their mates they have one.. FFS - I see the things on in peoples cars dropping the kids at school and going to work.. What ?? you dont know where the school and work is ??? it's just another "must have" accessory and they'll sell out of these in a few days I reckon

As a side note.. we've had a Tevion Aldi tele in the bedroom for about 3.5 yrs now.. till works
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:13 PM   #19
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So did anyone get one? ... or did you all get lost trying to find your way to Aldi without a GPS

on a more serious note ... one of the women at work here got her car broken into ... smashed side window, when she reported it to the insurance company they asked her if she had a GPS mount on her windscreen (she did but had left the GPS at home) apparently thieves target the cars with the GPS mounts as they can offload the GPS's quite easily, and even removing the mount isn't enough if the tell tale round sucker mark is still on the windscreen!
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:32 PM   #20
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my wife picked me one up this morning. have used my fathers one before from the first time they sold them they are ok they will never beat a garmin (which ive own 3 of for boats) but will be good enough for the amount of times i need one in a car. i got lost in gladstone last time trying to go from petrol station to boat ramp , so this time i wont lose 45 minutes driving around swearing as much haha
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:37 PM   #21
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Aldi sems to cycle the goods on a yearly basis .. so I'd expect the GPS thingy to come again in about 1 years time .. same for there motorcycle clothing ..

The GPS theft thing was on the TV last night .. or recently at least. With the price of the Aldi unit being so low the price of one ripped off will also be low .. so like car radios .. if they are cheap enough new people won't bother buying the doggy ones .. so thefts will reduce.. I hope.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:33 PM   #22
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Nope!

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try www.dtunnel.com

should get you past
Thanks Rod but no, big brother is wise to that one too. Never mind, I'll have to wait till my Sat Broadband service is connected, friggen Telstra can't supply a wire back to the exchange good enough to do ADSL and as usual the nextG coverage is piss poor so no wireless broadband either.

Thanks to the others for the extra info, haven't got a Aldi here in Kingaroy yet but I may be able to get someone over in Bundy to pick one up for me.

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Old 04-09-2008, 10:56 PM   #23
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just got mine in my hands the one they are selling atm is smaller in size than the last one they sold about a year ago this ones 3.5" no good if your going blind but im lucky i can see it ok but time will tell if the small screen is good or rubbish yet
apart from that its ok
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:08 AM   #24
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Had a look for a GPS at the local Aldi at 9 am this morning - none in sight.
I had to ask about them Ray, they kept them out the back for "security reasons"

Mine does not seem to want to accept the Activation Key you have to get off the net. Is anyone having that sort of problem?

Other than that they seem to be ok. Small enough to go into the map pocket of the tank bag and good enough to use in the car the few times I need one.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:37 AM   #25
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Be careful to determine if you have to put in a letter or a number
eg... A 1 (one) and an l (L) will look the same, have a real good look at the code to see if anumber and a letter can be mixed up. I dont believe you will get 3 numbers or letters in a row!
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:01 AM   #26
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Yeh, and the z looks like nothing on the keyboard
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:11 AM   #27
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Well look at that it planed a route from home to Borroloola via Border village. Only 5454.24 km I'm happy so far
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:30 AM   #28
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What's the update on these? Did anyone get one?
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:50 PM   #29
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Anyone have one of these just die in the arse ?

Mind seems to turn on but the computer won't recognise it and the screen won't come on either.

So I reckon shes rooted ?
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:56 PM   #30
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Mine did and they refunded the money but it was only a couple of months old at the time. Give it to Rod to play with. They should be due out for sale again around July or August.

I might have those e mails from Rod if you want me to send them to you about reprogramming them.
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