I did a quick search this morning (I know it's not Black Friday yet) at http://shoppers.com for a nuivi 755T.
Their 'Best Buy' was at buydig.com selling for $389 with FREE SHIPPING plus including the extras of GGI GP-15 Portable GPS Deluxe Travel Hard Carrying Case and GGI Digital Screen Care Kit (includes; Screen overlays, Clean Cloth, Wet/Dry wipes)
Buydig appears to have a top seller rating.
Although it first appears at $499, that price is 'struck through' and a special cart discount reveals the $389 price.
I don't know why they present the item like that, I would prefer the special sale price up-front. I didn't find this price myself but was alerted by shoppers.com.
Amazon.com prices for the 755T start at about $500.
I don't know if I should wait for Black Friday or jump on this.
For those who wonder why I am not looking at a 765T or higher -- I don't need Bluetooth, Europe Maps, and MSN.
It's called Minimum Advertised Price (MAP). Manufacturers or distributers will often pay part of a seller's advertising costs on specific products, as long as the advertised price is at or above MAP. If a retailer advertises below the MAP, the manufacturer or distributer will not help with the ad costs.
In a retail store you can ask for a discount and sometimes get it. What you saw is the online seller's way of selling below MAP, but still complying with the MAP policy, thereby getting ad costs subsidized.
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It's called Minimum Advertised Price (MAP). Manufacturers or distributers will often pay part of a seller's advertising costs on specific products, as long as the advertised price is at or above MAP. --- snip ---
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It makes sense now. Thanks for the excellent URL and I hope that others visit.
I still like the low price on the 755T and am very tempted.
I just picked up another 660 from eBay, under $190. Yes, it's refurbished, but it comes with new maps and the features I want (bluetooth is the big one, couldn't care less about FM).
While the old ones may be discontinued, they're still available, and still supported.
Keep yer eyes open guys and gals. There are a number of ‘dealers’ advertising on the web from New York, in Brooklyn especially, who will advertise a low price, take your money and after a week or two tell you they are out of that item. They will (usually) send back your money or credit your account. It happened to me and I'm not really sure why they do it. They can’t make a lot by having $500 of my money for such a short period of time. Best places to buy one is e-Bay or from a seller you know. May be a few bucks higher, but you are safer that way.
There are a lot of shady vendors out there, and yes a lot of from New York. (Of course there are many reputable ones also)
It is always a good idea to check out stores you're not familiar with on resellerratings.com, BBB, etc.
For a telling story check out Don Wiss' pictures of storefronts at: http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/
My pleasure Gary.
As a newbie to GPS I learned a lot from your Garmin GPS Tricks website. Thanks!
Best places to buy one is e-Bay or from a seller you know. May be a few bucks higher, but you are safer that way.
Just like to add when you purchase a new unit from eBay, make sure it comes with a receipt and it is still in its original unopened factory package.
Per Garmin support:
Question: Does the unit I purchased on EBAY have a warranty?
Products that are purchased from online auctions such as EBAY are not covered by warranty. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification and Garmin will not replace any missing components from any package purchased through an online auction.
Last modified on: 03/24/2008
Actually, I'm glad I waited.
I finally picked up a nuvi 755T for $299 with FREE shipping on a special that was being run by TigerGPS.
I just went back to their site and they now have it on special, for 5 more days at $449 -- what a difference.
But, reporting on the unit, I am impressed with all the changes from my 650. Lots of new features -- and some things left out. I will eventually write an article for the Garmin Trick, Tips, Work Around WEB site and even start a new area for 7X5T nuvi units.
Garmin Tricks, Tips ....
I enjoy your site. Thanks for the effort.
Tracking says mine is due today. Same source and price as yours.
I am looking forward to the added flexibility over my Maestro 3250.
Great idea to publish specific info on the secrets, tips etc. of the 755T. I'll be a watchin'
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