killer deal and why NOT to buy a map subscription


Just saw a killer deal:

Newegg has Garmin nuvi 1300 LM 4.3" GPS Navigation with Lifetime Map Updates for $78 after applying coupon code EMCZNYN52 (includes shipping).

With prices like that that include lifetime maps and a new GPS, I'm hard pressed to understand why anyone would buy just the maps at the prices I've seen offered lately (and it is my understanding that the GPS comes with a lifetime map card that could be used on any nuvi, not jut the new one).

If anyone still wants to buy only the map,please buy this deal and sell me the 1300 or the difference in price!

just maybe

Some have units with more than these BASIC features.

Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."): yes (internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."): yes
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands): no
Lane assist (guides you to the proper lane for navigation): no
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow): no
myTrends™ (predicts routes based on user's navigation behavior): no
3-D building view (displays buildings in 3-D): no
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route): no
Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation): yes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road): yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.): yes
Bluetooth® wireless technology: no
Garmin nüLink! Services: (receive accurate real-time travel information): no
FM traffic compatible: yes
XM® compatible for U.S: no
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe): no
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection): yes
Garmin Locate™ (marks position when removed from windshield mount): no
ecoRoute™ (calculates a more fuel-efficient route) : yes
Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout): yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device): yes
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device): yes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): yes
World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator: yes
Picture viewer: yes
MP3 player: no
Audio book player: no
FM transmitter: no
Headphone jack/audio line-out: no
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature): yes
Touchscreen: yes
Motorcycle-friendly: no
Trucking-friendly: no
Geocaching-friendly: no
Marine-friendly: no

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sure they do

Yup, some units have more features. If you want one with more features, buy it. If you can find it with lifetime maps, all the better. If not, or if you already have a nuvi with the features that you want, buy a deal like this an use the lifetime map card on the other GPS. But it would be foolish to buy lifetime maps for $59 or more when you can get lifetime maps and a 1300 for $78. Pass the 1300 along to a friend or family member if its features don't match your desires.

This deal went quickly, it is already showing as expired. But it is not the first one that I've seen like his and I doubt f it will be the last. My point is simply that no matter what nuvi you are interested in, you would be better off to buy a low end nuvi with a lifetime map card than to just buy a lifetime map subscription for an old GPS.

Not for Motorcyclists

It is unwise to suggest that some of us blow $19 for some basic electronics we'll never use. (And rather insulting to call me foolish.)

Zumo 550 & Zumo 665 My alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.


dave817 - how is it unwise?? For $19 you would have a brand new gps that you could give to a relative or friend as a present. Unless you like paying ridiculous MSRP prices for Garmin. But hey, its your money.

Damn that deal died quickly.

Damn that deal died quickly. If it hadn't died I'd order one right now...

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Where are you seeing these prices?

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Steve620 wrote:

Where are you seeing these prices?

For the Newegg deals you can subscribe at newegg, they will be more than glad to cram your inbox full of promotions. They do have a page where you can indicate what you would like to receive and what you don't want. Use it to avoid overload. Also, with newegg, often the codes are only good if you have created such an account, and it may take 24 hours after creating one before they will accept them from you, so better to have one even if you don't want them to send you any advertisements.


chewbacca wrote:

Yup, that's it, even lists the promo code that dropped it another 50 bucks (enter it into the box during check out), but sold out very shortly after I posted it here. Wasn't the first of such deals from them though and unlikely to be the last.

killer deal and why NOT to buy a map subscription

In some places they are selling much more lower price


Unfortunately I saw it too late, but it was a "killer deal". Thanks for posting it Frovingslosh.

right on !

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

dave817 - how is it unwise?? For $19 you would have a brand new gps that you could give to a relative or friend as a present. Unless you like paying ridiculous MSRP prices for Garmin. But hey, its your money.

Right on! My words...but everybody have own opinion ...and... those who want to pay, let'em pay!