Garmin 60CSx - AOK deal - pd $257 net after rebate +$16.07 s/h

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by lasvegasrider, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. lasvegasrider

    lasvegasrider Wayward Traveler

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    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
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    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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  2. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    :wave LVR..

    3yr extra warranty :thumb
    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? :dunno

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

    :lurk
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  3. newtodirt

    newtodirt Adventurer

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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
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  4. The Fist

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    Scroll to the 60 rebate.... http://www8.garmin.com/whatsNew/currentpromotions/
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  5. The Fist

    The Fist Knulp

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    Thanks for the link vegas rider -- just ordered one today.
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  6. DeArmey

    DeArmey All right

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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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  7. lasvegasrider

    lasvegasrider Wayward Traveler

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    Yo Freeflow :1drink

    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? :rofl .

    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"!):lol3


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

    later FF!:freaky
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  8. lasvegasrider

    lasvegasrider Wayward Traveler

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    :beer
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  9. lasvegasrider

    lasvegasrider Wayward Traveler

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    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:krusty !!!

    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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  10. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :thumb .....I knew you were that way...PS: my watch does all the baro compass stuff so.:fitz :lol3 :freaky

    $11 difference is cool...$50 seemed unworthy and BMWish :hide
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  11. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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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...:1drink
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  12. DeArmey

    DeArmey All right

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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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  13. scag52

    scag52 drz400

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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
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  14. lasvegasrider

    lasvegasrider Wayward Traveler

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    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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  15. lasvegasrider

    lasvegasrider Wayward Traveler

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    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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  16. scag52

    scag52 drz400

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    My last one was a rhino 120 . It worked ok . My brothers all got them so we could use them for hunting. They had poor satelight reception in heavy woods. Also, they had no turn by turn capability so using them to navigate on the road was tough to say the least. The radio worked ok but seemed to have trouble in the woods. I'm so glad i switched to the 60csx. No comparison.
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  17. wheelnut46

    wheelnut46 Been here awhile

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    So how was the company to deal with? Did you get it quickly (how fast?) and were you happy with the sale?
    This is the lowest price I've seen yet so I figure I'll get it here if it's all on the up and up.
    Also want a cigarette lighter adapter plug and city maps '08.
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  18. paochow

    paochow Bye bye desert

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    I bought one from BuyEretail last month and they shipped it out pretty fast. I haven't used it as much as my Zumo yet, but it is very sensitive and accurate. I just ordered a TT mount so I can put it on my 530 when it comes in.<lb:kvjiucy95></lb:kvjiucy95>
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  19. MTRREF

    MTRREF Been here awhile

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    Most of us who have them aren't interested in parting with them, even if a new unit comes along. The "x" series is THAT good. :clap

    Jim
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  20. Global Rider

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    Where is the 60 Cx listed on that site? All I could find was the 60 CSx.
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