Cyber Monday DEALS - 2010

 
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hm...

it's getting cheaper and cheaper... Update the maps or just get a new device?

More like Cyber week

I just have been reading at various places that many online merchants are holding there Cyber Monday prices all week.

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Garmin's web site

Has their Cyber-Moday deals starting now too.

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Lifetime maps for $69.99

Cyber Monday deals already started.

Lifetime maps for $69.99

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=33379&pvID=34692&utm...

Amazon.com has started

Amazon has started theirs. http://www.amazon.com/

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Unfortunately only USA

Unfortunately only USA specific. sad

Just saw this at Target

gadget_man wrote:

Cyber Monday deals already started.

Lifetime maps for $69.99

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=33379&pvID=34692&utm_source=Garmin-Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CM&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=&ra=true

I was at Target today, Sunday, and saw this product for "only" $119!

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Ted in Ohio, c340, 1490T with lifetime maps

deal site

I find a lot of good deals year around at www.bensbargains.net

They have a GPS category as well as a Cyber Monday category.

Garmin nuvi 295W $89 at Walmart with free shipping

I wonder about this.
It says it's 3 1/2" screen, but it's widescreen, it has WIFI and an HTML browser. Removable battery, 3 megapixel camera. Gee whiz. Is there much demand for all that? I can't see that it has traffic, however.

Garmin nuvi 295W

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Garmin-nuvi-295W-3.5-Portable-GPS/...

$89, says regular price is $199.99.
Free shipping to home.

295w

Steevo wrote:

I wonder about this.
It says it's 3 1/2" screen, but it's widescreen, it has WIFI and an HTML browser. Removable battery, 3 megapixel camera. Gee whiz. Is there much demand for all that? I can't see that it has traffic, however.

Garmin nuvi 295W

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Garmin-nuvi-295W-3.5-Portable-GPS/14700410

No traffic or Bluetooth.

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

295w is basically the

295w is basically the Garmin's GPS phone without the phone. Was being sold for $85 by Amazon back in early November.

Some reviews at:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003DZ14EU

Europe? Anyone?

Has anyone seen a deal on Lifetime European map upgrades? One time European upgrades?

Thanks...

new device

LongAce wrote:

it's getting cheaper and cheaper... Update the maps or just get a new device?

IMHO it makes no sense to buy map updates, ever. The map updates are only for the "life of the device" which means if it gets lost / stolen / breaks it's no good.

With GPS being so cheap, especially ones with lifetime maps / traffic for around $100, buying lifetime maps is a bit of waste of money.

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Android or not?

dmcfz30.flylow wrote:

295w is basically the Garmin's GPS phone without the phone. Was being sold for $85 by Amazon back in early November.

Some reviews at:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003DZ14EU

Is it running Android? If so I may give it a try...

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

Linux

nuvic320 wrote:

Is it running Android? If so I may give it a try...

According to the description at bensbargains.net:

"# 3.55" touchscreen LCD, Linux OS, MicroSD card support, Wi-Fi
# 3MP Camera, 2.5mm stereo jack, preloaded with City Navigator for NA"

value perception

nuvic320 wrote:
LongAce wrote:

it's getting cheaper and cheaper... Update the maps or just get a new device?

IMHO it makes no sense to buy map updates, ever. The map updates are only for the "life of the device" which means if it gets lost / stolen / breaks it's no good.

With GPS being so cheap, especially ones with lifetime maps / traffic for around $100, buying lifetime maps is a bit of waste of money.

It depends on your perception of value as to whether map updates are of any value to a user.

You do bring out the fact that you can get a new unit for about 50% more than the current price for lifetime updates, but look at this. If I buy a new unit say every 2 years - or even three, the unit will most likely be a "bottom feeder" lacking many features of a higher end unit. But what about those that have higher end units, supporting features not found in the less expensive units?

Units with the feature sets I consider important are much more than the bottom of the line leaders retailing for 30 t0 50% more than a lifetime subscription. Purchasing one of these units every 2 to 3 years would be much more than the cost of a lifetime map upgrade.

Currently, the least expensive unit on Garmin's website that includes multipoint routing, bluetooth, Canadian maps, and wide screen is more than 3 times the current street price for lifetime maps. So the choice facing a user is not necessarily the cost or perceived value for a map update but the cost of replacing a unit with similar features.

Purchasing a lifetime map update is a one time event. As long as the unit is operating I can get updated maps with new features, and updates to the built-in POI. But if the unit I'm replacing doesn't support advanced features such as text-to-speech, lane assist, junction views, multipoint routing, speed limit display or bluetooth, then lifetime updates may not be a worthwhile value.

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oregon?

Anyone see any super deals on the Orgeon 550?

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interesting thoughts

Box Car wrote:
nuvic320 wrote:
LongAce wrote:

it's getting cheaper and cheaper... Update the maps or just get a new device?

IMHO it makes no sense to buy map updates, ever. The map updates are only for the "life of the device" which means if it gets lost / stolen / breaks it's no good.

With GPS being so cheap, especially ones with lifetime maps / traffic for around $100, buying lifetime maps is a bit of waste of money.

It depends on your perception of value as to whether map updates are of any value to a user.

You do bring out the fact that you can get a new unit for about 50% more than the current price for lifetime updates, but look at this. If I buy a new unit say every 2 years - or even three, the unit will most likely be a "bottom feeder" lacking many features of a higher end unit. But what about those that have higher end units, supporting features not found in the less expensive units?

Units with the feature sets I consider important are much more than the bottom of the line leaders retailing for 30 t0 50% more than a lifetime subscription. Purchasing one of these units every 2 to 3 years would be much more than the cost of a lifetime map upgrade.

Currently, the least expensive unit on Garmin's website that includes multipoint routing, bluetooth, Canadian maps, and wide screen is more than 3 times the current street price for lifetime maps. So the choice facing a user is not necessarily the cost or perceived value for a map update but the cost of replacing a unit with similar features.

Purchasing a lifetime map update is a one time event. As long as the unit is operating I can get updated maps with new features, and updates to the built-in POI. But if the unit I'm replacing doesn't support advanced features such as text-to-speech, lane assist, junction views, multipoint routing, speed limit display or bluetooth, then lifetime updates may not be a worthwhile value.

IMHO electronics depreciate at such a rate that buying a super expensive and pricey map updates are rarely worth it.

A high end GPS today costing $400 will be worth $100 or less 3-4 years from now. A map update costing $60 or more just doesn't make sense for a depreciating / rapidly obsolete gadget like a GPS, high end or not.

This is one of the reasons I have never bought a high end GPS costing $400 or more. Because technology evolves so rapidly today, even the most expensive GPS will be worth only 20 - 25% of its value a couple or so years from now.

I can think of no features that are worth this cost, this loss of value. This is why I buy lower end GPS units that can get the job done, and be relatively disposable for a new unit with newer maps when necessary.

I spent over $350 for my StreetPilot C320 back in 2005, and it is by far the most expensive GPS I have ever bought. It's probably worth $20 or so today. There is no chance I will spend more than that on a future GPS unit.

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great stuff thanks!!

great stuff thanks!!

you had the use of the unit

nuvic320 wrote:
Box Car wrote:
nuvic320 wrote:
LongAce wrote:

it's getting cheaper and cheaper... Update the maps or just get a new device?

IMHO it makes no sense to buy map updates, ever. The map updates are only for the "life of the device" which means if it gets lost / stolen / breaks it's no good.

With GPS being so cheap, especially ones with lifetime maps / traffic for around $100, buying lifetime maps is a bit of waste of money.

It depends on your perception of value as to whether map updates are of any value to a user.

You do bring out the fact that you can get a new unit for about 50% more than the current price for lifetime updates, but look at this. If I buy a new unit say every 2 years - or even three, the unit will most likely be a "bottom feeder" lacking many features of a higher end unit. But what about those that have higher end units, supporting features not found in the less expensive units?

Units with the feature sets I consider important are much more than the bottom of the line leaders retailing for 30 t0 50% more than a lifetime subscription. Purchasing one of these units every 2 to 3 years would be much more than the cost of a lifetime map upgrade.

Currently, the least expensive unit on Garmin's website that includes multipoint routing, bluetooth, Canadian maps, and wide screen is more than 3 times the current street price for lifetime maps. So the choice facing a user is not necessarily the cost or perceived value for a map update but the cost of replacing a unit with similar features.

Purchasing a lifetime map update is a one time event. As long as the unit is operating I can get updated maps with new features, and updates to the built-in POI. But if the unit I'm replacing doesn't support advanced features such as text-to-speech, lane assist, junction views, multipoint routing, speed limit display or bluetooth, then lifetime updates may not be a worthwhile value.

IMHO electronics depreciate at such a rate that buying a super expensive and pricey map updates are rarely worth it.

A high end GPS today costing $400 will be worth $100 or less 3-4 years from now. A map update costing $60 or more just doesn't make sense for a depreciating / rapidly obsolete gadget like a GPS, high end or not.

This is one of the reasons I have never bought a high end GPS costing $400 or more. Because technology evolves so rapidly today, even the most expensive GPS will be worth only 20 - 25% of its value a couple or so years from now.

I can think of no features that are worth this cost, this loss of value. This is why I buy lower end GPS units that can get the job done, and be relatively disposable for a new unit with newer maps when necessary.

I spent over $350 for my StreetPilot C320 back in 2005, and it is by far the most expensive GPS I have ever bought. It's probably worth $20 or so today. There is no chance I will spend more than that on a future GPS unit.

I have a StreetPilot c340, I paid about $270 for it about three years ago. I also bought one map update before taking it on a long trip: Total cost then is about $340.

For $249 I just got a 1490T with lifetime maps. It has bluetooth, a larger screen, traffic, lane assist, multiple waypoints, up to 10 saved routes, and so on.

I plan to keep it for 5 years, and I will take my old StreetPilot with me on long trips, "in case."

Even though I could buy my 1490 for a lower price if I wait until it is a "closeout special" or buy it second hand after someone else used it, I like having a new unit with features I like. The cost per year of keeping it for 3-5 years is not that high, and FOR ME is a good value.

The lifetime map update added about $50 to the cost of my unit, because it was bundled with it. I don't consider that to be a "super expensive and pricey" feature to have. However, the retail price for lifetime maps at Target, which I saw yesterday, was $120, and I would consider that to be "super expensive and pricey."

I can't afford a $400+ gps, but I am content with what I have.

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Ted in Ohio, c340, 1490T with lifetime maps

Is there anyone offering a

Is there anyone offering a cheaper price for lifetime maps, then Garmin, at $69.95? It would seem this is a pretty good time to buy, if you want the updates. And it's for the download, so you don't have to wait for a card in the mail. Lot's of places charge more for the 'digital' version.

I remember the guys around

I remember the guys around me bought it went it was like $300.. and I waited till it was +$150. Amazing how prices are falling.

if they...

if they throw in free shipping for this stuff. Black Friday might have to go online.

$68.99 online map code today

gerrydrake wrote:

Is there anyone offering a cheaper price for lifetime maps, then Garmin, at $69.95? It would seem this is a pretty good time to buy, if you want the updates. And it's for the download, so you don't have to wait for a card in the mail. Lot's of places charge more for the 'digital' version.

Amazon has the Online Map Code (as opposed to the mailed plastic card) available today for $68.99:

http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-n%C3%BCMaps-Lifetime-Update-Ame...

Prices just keep falling

Amazing how prices have dropped in just one year (and continue to fall)

Disappointing

Feels like Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are mostly hype this year with a few exception of deals for items in very limited stock to entice people to shop at their stores.

Agree with hype

DrewDT wrote:

Feels like Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are mostly hype this year with a few exception of deals for items in very limited stock to entice people to shop at their stores.

Things were mainly just hype this year. That said, I did get $50 itunes card for 40$ online from Best Buy and a couple Christmas presents for people at decent discounts at the mall. Doorbusters are either not good or impossible to get without camping out crazy in advance, but some minor discounts can be had online Thanksgiving morning and Friday/Saturday morning if you don't mind fighting some crowds.

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nuvic320 wrote:

Currently, the least expensive unit on Garmin's website that includes multipoint routing, bluetooth, Canadian maps, and wide screen is more than 3 times the current street price for lifetime maps. So the choice facing a user is not necessarily the cost or perceived value for a map update but the cost of replacing a unit with similar features.

Of course, you can take $140 and buy a 765T which does all that and a whole lot more . . . .

It isn't as if maps expire or that they build roads at such a ferocious pace that year old maps are useless - keep that in mind.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

2x the cost

bramfrank wrote:
nuvic320 wrote:

Currently, the least expensive unit on Garmin's website that includes multipoint routing, bluetooth, Canadian maps, and wide screen is more than 3 times the current street price for lifetime maps. So the choice facing a user is not necessarily the cost or perceived value for a map update but the cost of replacing a unit with similar features.

Of course, you can take $140 and buy a 765T which does all that and a whole lot more . . . .

That's still 2x the cost of lifetime updates for the unit I already have.

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True enough - but you said you got your unit 5 years ago - the reality is that what you have does not have traffic, nor does it have the ability to pair with your in-vehicle Bluetooth (unique to the 765 in the Nuvi lineup) - in fact any Bluetooth at all, no routes, no ordered lists, no spoken street names and so on.

Also, the 765 will come with a new map and a new warranty - your C320 is likely NOT going to last as long as it has, limiting the value of any investment in lifetime updates . . .

The key to my post was that lifetime updates are in and of themselves almost useless because so little changes with each iteration; To my thinking it is much better to buy a fully featured ultra high-end machine from last year than a bottom of the barrel current model.

According to the numaps compatibility chart your Streetpilot C320 is not qualified for numaps, by the way.

Edit: Just noticed that it wasn't NuviC320 who responded to the suggestion I made to him.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

765

frank can I have your old 765 next year when you get your 37xx? smile

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We have two 295W's now and are very pleased with them

Steevo wrote:

I wonder about this.
It says it's 3 1/2" screen, but it's widescreen, it has WIFI and an HTML browser. Removable battery, 3 megapixel camera. Gee whiz. Is there much demand for all that? I can't see that it has traffic, however.

Garmin nuvi 295W

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Garmin-nuvi-295W-3.5-Portable-GPS/...

$89, says regular price is $199.99.
Free shipping to home.

We have two of them now and are very pleased with the normal operations but the wifi capabilities make them especially nice and very useful when traveling.

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onestep wrote:

frank can I have your old 765 next year when you get your 37xx? smile

Hey, I run a 780 with a lifetime traffic receiver in my car - I HATE that Garmin reduced zoom levels that they display street detail and removed the upcoming street names from the banner box. That they broke Bluetooth when they switched from the Parrot to the Motorola chipset is also unforgiveable.

I will not be buying another Nuvi until Garmin gets their act together.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

I've picked up 1490 with

I've picked up 1490 with lifetime maps for $180. Pretty sure would be able to tradeup to a better model next year and still sell this one for at least a $100.

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Perhaps . . . but the undertone is that from a financial perspective navigators are generally not good investments.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

Europe LIfetime Maps

DFSNapa wrote:

Has anyone seen a deal on Lifetime European map upgrades? One time European upgrades?

Thanks...

The only place I recall seeing the lifetime Update for Europe/US combined is on the actual Garmin Website.

It's supposedly only good for units which come pre-loaded with the EU/US maps on it, such as 770/775.

Cyber Week Deal - Lifetime Maps $59.99 AMAZON

It may be gone in a matter of hours or even minutes.... but the Garmin Lifetime NuMaps Card (US Version) is going for $59.99 with FREE shipping right now at Amazon.com.

http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-n%C3%BCMaps-Lifetime-America-Up...

Yea, I think I am SOL...

pratzert wrote:
DFSNapa wrote:

Has anyone seen a deal on Lifetime European map upgrades? One time European upgrades?

Thanks...

The only place I recall seeing the lifetime Update for Europe/US combined is on the actual Garmin Website.

It's supposedly only good for units which come pre-loaded with the EU/US maps on it, such as 770/775.

I only really want the EU update as I already have the US of A one. Someone other than the "Mother Church" must have EU updates... (And I am way too cheap to pay full retail! smile) ) Thanks anyway for feeling my pain!

Low price - NUVI 265wt

$99.99 at Amazon for the next 1.5 hours.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/ref=xs_gb_dtl_rtn_L_e#

that depends

I look at it this way: I'm investing into the ability to save money by routing my trips, reducing probability of an accident when I'm not twisting my neck trying to figure out where I'm (although it may go both ways if someone spends too much time fiddling with GPS while driving, luckily, i'm not that type), and of course, I'm avoiding getting a ticket by using GPS's BT loudspeaker. All in all, not a bad investment for ME. For you, benefits might be different and not worth it but they are for me.

Nuvi 295w

Amazon has the Nuvi 295w for $79.99 for the next few hours

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Friday-After-Thanksgiving-Sale/...

Looks like this unit will

Looks like this unit will continue to come down in price.

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

Glut of old used units?

It seems that everyone is looking to upgrade to better units. The result is probably a huge number of "gently used" ones being sold on ebay and such. Surely that is part of the reason for these deals.

Though I do believe the

Though I do believe the deals were not as attractive as they were last year. Probably a result of better inventory control.

Ditto

I got the same deal. 49% off Garmin's suggested retail for a 1490LMT. It was a one-day special from Amazon.com. My wife agreed that it will be my Christmas present from her. When it arrived in the mail last week, my wife said, "Oh, I see you got your present. Now you can put it away and wait until Christmas to open it." sad

265W/WT GPS 4.3" Free Lifetime Traffic $99.99

1490t, $143 at Amazon

Oooops!!

Missed it -

Deal

Amazon showing the 295 w down to $79.00
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias... .

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