My Nuvi was repaired...new folding antenna, all for the total of $50 bucks which I thought was reasonable with one day turn around.
Here's what you've got to beat....it was shipped from Pittsburgh, PA. to the Dallas, TX area. on the 28th via Priority Mail.
I decided to track it 'cause I should have had it it 2-3 days. Well, guess what? It left LONG BEACH, CA on the evening of the 30th.
How's that for going around the barn to get home?
Service after the sale.Thats great.It wont be long now.Round trip to, you can't beat that for $50 bucks
Garmin Nuvi, 750
Can you post the repair company name and number (or website) for those of us that might need that service.
Sounds like the repair shop just sent you a replacement unit. If you shipped it to Dallax TX on the 28th the earliest they would have received it in Texas is the 29th. But you said it was mailed back to you from Long Beach CA. So how did your unit get from Texas to California in one day PLUS get repaired?
Check the serial number when you receive it and let us know if its the same unit.
jcg4550, this is the repair website that I used.
They did a one day turn-a-round on it replacing the antenna. One good thing about it, is all the repair prices are shown, none hidden.
Gadget Guy, maybe my post was misleading to you.
It shipped FROM Pittsburgh, Pa TO Dallas area on the 28th. But instead of going to Dallas, it went TO LONG BEACH, CA, and was there until the night of the 30th. I got a notice this morning it was in Dallas on the 2nd.
I've had some private contact with the repair person, and he's not out to skin anyone. He's an electrical engineer doing this on the side.
I hope posting this Nuvi repair site doesn't violate any rules of this website.
Just trying to help out other Nuvi owners.
But based on the way things are going you may have made him a full time job...
Thanks for the info.
Daniel, maybe he will make a little coffee money, but nothing to get rich by any means. I do clock repair and restoration on the side, and just make enough to buy baby a new pair of shoes now and then. Garmin wanted over $200 to do the same job.
Everyone have a nice week.
Thanks for the link. He has VERY reasonable rates. Too bad he doesn't work on 7xx series models. But if my 750 ever breaks (knock on wood) I'll be contacting him to see if he can assist.
He just may become swamped with all the repairs. I look at our "community" here of 140,000. What percentage have had an issue with a nuvi that is a "simple" fix (screen / on off / antenna)? But the mentality of manufactures (not just Garmin) is to design a device to fail shortly after warranty and then to either not make parts available to repair on your own or more costly to repair than buying a new unit. This may not always be the case, but it is the way it seems to me. They are more interested in new sales than keeping the old product going.
It is very hard to find a reputable repair shop with decent prices that does quality work. Thanks for the heads up and feedback.
cool.. i didn't know there were repair services available. thanks for the info.
I have it tucked away for the day my GPS gives me a problem.
Well, I have just received my Nuvi. It arrived well packed. I turned it on in the house, and it locked onto satellites. in approx. 15-20 seconds. It usually took at least 1.5 minuets. Maybe the new antenna fixed a lot of things. I am very well pleased.
Sometimes we just don't miss things until they dont work, or they are gone. glad you recived your Nuvi back.The turn around was great.Thanks for the information.
Garmin Nuvi, 750
I just added this to a log of companies I keep. It really is hard to find good suppliers for hobbies and repairmen for electronics and gadgets that don't charge an arm and a leg.
After using my 660 with the new antenna, I myself have reached the conclusion that quality control wasn't very tight out of the assembly point. With the new antenna it locks onto the satellites in about 1/3rd of the time, and is much quicker on response time, and I always thought it was quick enough. I think the new antenna was the turning point of its performance. Mine is approx. 2 years old, and now discontinued, at 2 years the antenna should not have gone out, but I still like it better than what I have seen so far, and if necessary will have it repaired again now that I have found a good reliable place to do it. It also seems as if they are discontinuing models awfully fast. Do you think the new ones are going to be having the same small problems? There not bad, but very aggravating. I'd like to see the product line return to the USA, and be a truly USA company, from manufacturing to the end product.
With as many millions of people being put out of a job, they should now find a good reliable work force to care enough to put together a super good product.
Great info. Thanks!
Robert, I couldn't agree with you more, I would love to see Garmin become the ALL AMERICAN company they pretend to be. Intead of an offshore company building the cheap crappy Nuvi line of GPSr and selling at top Dollar, only to obsolete it shortly after releasing it.
I went to that site to check it out. Every link I clicked on the left hand list returned a 404 page not found error.
As mentioned in previous comment, every link on the left returned a 404 error. If the guy is reliable, it's nice to know that there is alternative repair shop to send your GPSr to if it's out of warranty.
thrak, I just clicked on the link I gave,(5th post from the top) and it works for me. A couple of days ago I got a 404 error, but found out the server for that website was having a problem.. The link is good though.
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