Buying from Ebay


Is it a good idea to buy Nuvi 765T from ebay? I will appreciate your feedback.

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597


Some do deal with e-bay, I never will.

rookie8155 wrote: Is it a

rookie8155 wrote:

Is it a good idea to buy Nuvi 765T from ebay? I will appreciate your feedback.

Several reasons not to. First, Garmin will not honor the warranty for a unit purchased off an auction site. Second, the unit could be stolen, and if Garmin Lock was used on the unit, you'd never get it unlocked. Also, if the seller does not transfer the unit to you, you won't be able to update the mapset on it. Generally, the best advice is not to purchase any GPS device off ebay.


"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)


my experience with buying from e-bay has been very good. I have Purchased 2 Garmins - BOTH NEW - and had no problems, Garmin honor the warranty without any question when i had a problem (screen just died one day) with the first one. I wouldn't buy a used unit though,

Happy with eBay...

I've purchased both a 660 and a 680 (refurbished) on eBay, both from the same seller.

No problems with either one. With the latest one, I bid on a 660, and they shipped me a 680 -- fine with me.

It had older maps on it, and when I tried to do the online update thing, its first-fix date was too old. I opened a support ticket with Garmin, telling them I'd just bought a refurb on eBay, and giving them the serial number and all the details.

Three days later, I got a map DVD in the mail.

Look at the reputation of the seller -- there are a few folks on eBay that do a high volume in refurbished Garmin units.

Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

No problem

rookie8155 wrote:

Is it a good idea to buy Nuvi 765T from ebay?

I've purchased three Garmin's via eBay with no problems at all. Two were refurbs the third was owned by someone who found it too complicated. The latter had been registered so the PO wrote to Garmin telling support he'd sold the unit to me and providing my 'MyGarmin' login name. Garmin transferred the data from his account to mine.

You can tell a lot from seller feedback. If they've been doing business on eBay quite awhile and have a good score it's unlikely you'll have a problem.


Nuvi 760 & 660, Streetpilot, GPS III, GPS 10X

Bought One on Ebay

I also purchased my new Nuvi 680 on Ebay, over a year ago. I registered my unit after getting it. I had 2 problems requiring warranty assistance. Both times, Garmin was very helpful and replaced the power/antenna unit and the mount.

Heng5 Nuvi 680 & 285WT

nothing wrong with ebay

there is nothing wrong with ebay if you know what to look for make sure the feed back is high and good and if a price is to good to then it is i have been using ebay from 2001 and never a real bad problem so if you do use ebay you are miss out on a lot

nuvi 5000 & nuvi 200w
(lifetime maps)

Get a good feedback on the

Get a good feedback on the seller and the score
rating. Have a friend still waiting for a computer he paid for 3 years ago. Others I know have had no problems.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Thanks all for your

Thanks all for your feedback. I really appreciate it.

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

i have also bought a unit

i have also bought a unit off ebay and never had a problem with it. i recommend it as long as it is refurb or new.

WOW, mixed opinions!

I buy/sell stuff on eBay all the time. Don't deal with anyone with a score of less than 99%.

If you're buying new, be certain the seller is an authorized Garmin dealer.

If the price you see on eBay is within $10 - $20 of Amazon, I'd buy from Amazon or equivalent and not have any hassles should you need to return it. Amazon can have unbeatable pricing on these things.

We've purchased a couple of refurb'd Garmins on eBay. One of them did have a problem but the seller was very good about replacing it and it was loaded with the newest maps.

(2) Nuvi 1450LMT + 3597LMTHD + 2557LMT + DS61LMT-S Boston MA


is selling the 765T for $433 this morning.

FWIW, I purchased the 760 on Amazon two weeks ago @ $250 incl shipping. That is a very sweet deal.

(2) Nuvi 1450LMT + 3597LMTHD + 2557LMT + DS61LMT-S Boston MA


On a new or refurb unit, make sure the e-bay seller or store provides a hard-copy or printable receipt/invoice that can be used as proof of purchase for Garmin warranty service.

Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon




have I had a problem. I have bought three (Nuvi's 350 & 360 & 370)using e-bay. Have also bought a number of other Nuvi items. Just beware of poor feedback from the seller...AND ALEWAYS insist on insurance....

Good luck!

"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

rookie8155 wrote:Is it a

rookie8155 wrote:

Is it a good idea to buy Nuvi 765T from ebay? I will appreciate your feedback.

Although I've never bought a GPS on Ebay, I've bought and sold a lot of Electronic Equipment ... never had a problem buying or selling. If you use credit card through Paypal, you have the best of both worlds ... easy payment with the credit card's purchase protection.


"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

eBay Seller Rating

So much of your eBay experience depends on the seller. Their feedback rating helps, somewhat neutral

When shopping for my 660 on eBay, I ended up having to sue the first seller in small claims court (we both live in Florida, lucky for me).

My second attempt at buying a 660 went very smooth.

Both seller's had excellent feedback ratings at the time of purchase.

Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold


I have bought quite a few items from Ebay, not a GPS though.

I have not had much of a problem except with a DVD I ordered from (owned by Ebay) which I never received. It took me months to get a refund which is a problem.

You do have some protection if you pay by Paypal. Be aware though as mentioned above it can take quite awhile to deal with Ebay.

Try to only deal with a sellers that have sold a lot of items and have a rating of very close to 100%.

As a side note check prices and shipping carefully. I notice a lot of items sold on Ebay are actually cheaper to buy at and other major e-commerce sites that are easier for returns and refunds if there are a problem. If the price isn't much lower than the major sites, it's probably better to buy from the e-commerce site.

Recently I bought a PS3 and have bought a lot of new and used games for the PS3.

I saved about $60 over retail price for the PS3 and it arrived new in the box in perfect condition. The games I have saved even more about 50-75% of what they charge on Amazon. I have not had a problem yet and every game has worked perfectly. I did have one person in a great hurry for me to pay for the game and I have not received it beginning to wonder.

I also bought a new SanDisk Extreme III SDHC card for less than half the price in stores.

However I could not find an original new Sony PS3 Duoshock controller for less than I could find online.

Careful of Warranty

I have read that sometimes there is a warranty issue buying on Ebay - that is, manufacturer won't honor it. May want to check with Garmin first. I recently purchased a Nuvi 360 on Amazon with full warranty.


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rookie8155 wrote:

Is it a good idea to buy Nuvi 765T from ebay? I will appreciate your feedback.

bought three Nuvi's on ebay, 350, 360 and 370, great deals all! Have had nothing but good things to say about the sellers. Be sure to look at the seller's feedback. I also look up all the "negs" to see what I might be in store for. If you have a power seller with 125998 sales and a 99.7 with them,he, or she.

"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."