Has anybody in POI-Factoryland seen any sort of real discount for either the:
nuMaps Lifetime EUROPE (Garmin part number:010- D0130-00)
City Navigator EUROPE NT one time update (Garmin part number: 010-D0026-03)???
I would be happy with any format as long as it is recent.
Thanks in advance for your help with this!
That depends on how often you travel there.
a good deal on a one time update will probably hold me for the rest of the life of my 770. The map on my device is, shall we say, a bit geriatric.
But, if a lifetime update is not that more expensive, then I could be easily tempted!
Still looking for a deal on an updated European map set.
I found a 2012 EU map card cheap on craigslist
Check it out before you buy
... and don't get mugged!
Any idea how to vet an offer like this? I am a Craigslist nubie...
Seriously. You're going to spend a chunk of money on a trip to Europe yet want to nickel and dime a map set?
Are you really going to thank yourself for saving a hundred bucks /whatever on a stormy night,at the ass-end of nowhere, there's a power cut and the blessed Garmin is telling you to drive over a canal and there's no bridge visible?
There are 2 choice. Front the money and enjoy the latest mapset, or find a way to get the latest maps free.Actually, there's another choice. Just don't use a GPS.My wife and I have travelled ~25,000km's in Europe GPS-free. And survived.Good luck, parts of Europe are simply magic!
If I was you I would buy a European Garmin from Amazon UK have it shipped to you here in the states. Update the unit, then take it to Europe.. It costs $20 a day to rent one at the car rental places.. Then as a token of good faith give it to someone before you leave. I gave mine to the waiter at the hotel I was staying at and was comped dinner and a bottle of wine.. The GPS cost me $99 and the dinner would have cost me over 100 pounds.. Fair trade I think.. If your staying with family give it to them as a thank you gift when you leave..
Of course you are correct, gentile Robospg, my desire is not to end up on the ass-end of a canal.
That is why I am looking for an update. However the cost for the travel is on my client's nickle and dime, but the cost for the GPS update is on me...
That, and I am cheap.
Gentile = Pagan, suits me, diversity is the stuff of the world...!
Being serious for half a moment though, there are a few things that may help you.
1: If being so cheap that morality/ethics are abandoned then use Google. There are sites that can, for free, show you how to get the latest Garmin maps for most countries in the world for many Garmin devices. If you're computer literate then it isn't hard. Me, my Garmin is 'LM' for which I'm thankful.
2: By the sounds you could be a consultant. If I am consulting overseas then all my business costs incurred in producing income are tax deductible. If I needed to travel in a foreign country by car then I could claim even the GPS system. Like, what's a $150 GPS against a 3 week assignment grossing say $25k..? Your taxation jurisprudence may have a different view though.
3.If you've got a smart phone of some sort then consider a navigation app other then Google Maps. Google Maps requires data so you'll rack up a bill with your mobile provider and roaming in Europe may screw you over. There's one I'm looking at right at the moment for a Galaxy S2 called Sygic, also for Android at least they offer a 7 day free trial. Also available for iPhone.
Whatever you do, good luck with your travels.The sheer history of the continent is almost overwhelming
and to wander through the galleries (Prado, Musee d'Orsay et al)is an unforgettable experience.
I will look into #1, done #2, as for #3 - am waiting for my new Galaxy S3 as I type....
I often buy a local SIM as the data can be slightly cheaper. Plus you get a cool new identity with a strange phone number!
Map out where you are going then go to google earth and look in street view to see if the map is correct. So far my old Europe Map has been just fine. With just one trip to Europe ever year or so I can't see buying a new map.
My last trip had me cursing the old maps on my Garmin ... a lot can change in 5 or 6 years! The Europeans seem to redo highway interchanges more often that we do here in the States ... and new bridges can save you a lot of time over the option of driving all the way upstream to the nearest bridge that is older than your map!
Get the update and write it off ... that is what I just did.
Get the update and write it off ... that is what I just did.CC
Probably my best plan, but I just hate paying full MSRP!
No need to pay full price for the lifetime update. Garmin UK lists it at 74.99 while you can buy it from Amazon UK for 54.99
Nice horse she's got, too
Seriously, I recently looked at the LMT for our daughter's 250, it cost about 86 Euro. That's less than one meal in London - if you want to WALK away from the table, that is...
So there's cheap, and there's reasonably priced. And UK isn't either of these - but the Amazon LMT would seem like a good deal to me !
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