Used Garmin 2610 - what's it worth?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by C-Stain, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Negotiating for a used Garmin 2610. I know that this is old technology, but it's been on my coveted list of farkles for a long time. Buddy is asking $80 - is this a decent price for old tech? All manuals, adapters and software come with it.
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  2. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    That's not a bad price for something you've coveted for a long time but if it breaks, Garmin no longer repairs them so you'd be out of luck there.

    See this page, and look for the 2610, and it says N/A as in "repairs not available".
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  3. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    If owning it gives you a warm feeling deep inside, go for it. Expect the digitizer to eventually fail (the screen layers delaminate and don't respond to touch inputs), so don't count on using this GPS forever unless you find a stash of NOS digitizers.
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  4. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Am I mistaken or didn't the 2610 have an internal HD that failed kind of a lot? I thought the 2720 was significantly improved over that, but I may be misremembering. 2720s are $100-200 used.
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  5. Emmbeedee

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    The 2610 uses CF cards for storage.

    The 2620 had a hard drive prone to failure.
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  6. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Ah, ok. Thanks for the correction!
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  7. LakeAbilene

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    I wouldn't pay more than $20 for the old brick 2610. I have one I wish you would come by an take it off my hands. It sucks in every way possible. It's huge with a small screen, and if you search for something you have to type out the entire word, then wait. Unlike all the newer models that pop up the choices after a few letters. Saves time. And you have to disable remote use--they came with a remote, and it does random stuff as you go down the road, thinking the remote is being used. And, the screen is darker on one side, they don't like the environment here on earth. Which is why I can't sell it on ebay. For $80? That's nuts. You can get a new standard garmin with lifetime updates for about $100 at amazon, and put it in a waterproof mount if you want. Any updates on that 2610 are going to cost you $75 or more from your friends at garmin.
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