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Garmin Nuvi 2460LMT: Best Price? other Recommendations wanted?

 

Am looking to buy my first NUVI and looks like the 2460LMT has good reviews. I do want the voice recognition; Blue Tooth doesn't matter to me nor does traffic updates since it sounds like it is hit and miss as far as being real time up to date.

I've seen several complaints about the pop up adds with the free traffic; is there a way to turn off the traffic updates part to prevent the pop ups from appearing?

I'd appreciate any recommendations and suggestions as where to buy for the best sale price at this time or for other models recommended. Have seen the 2460LMT at Costco for $189.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Nuvi 2460LMT

I saw the Nuvi at Costco this week. I believe the price was 229.00 with 40.00 instant rebate at register to bring it to 189.00. That's the lowest price I could find but you will pay your local state tax.
It's probably the best bottom line price you will currently find.

As for the traffic ads, you can turn them off by going into the menu for "AVOIDANCES" and uncheck the "Traffic" box, this will stop the ads but also stop the traffic service.
Or you can buy a cheap Power chord that does not have Traffic receiver.
The only way to prevent the ads is to buy a lifetime Premium Lifetime Navteq subscription for 50.00.

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Nuvi 660 2460LMT Sold My 765T

Nuvi 2460LMT

Thank you for the information. I'm glad to know that the pop ups/traffic can be turned off. Is the "traffic" worth the additional expense? I'm uncertain about it since I've seen some reviews say it is not kept up to real time and once you get to where the traffic bottleneck was reported it may no longer be a problem?

The positive thing for

The positive thing for buying it at Costco is that you can return it within the first 3 months - no questions asked. That way, if you get a lemon, you don't have to deal with Garmin.

Fred

Traffic Receiver

eaparks wrote:

Thank you for the information. I'm glad to know that the pop ups/traffic can be turned off. Is the "traffic" worth the additional expense? I'm uncertain about it since I've seen some reviews say it is not kept up to real time and once you get to where the traffic bottleneck was reported it may no longer be a problem?

I personally would not spend 50.00 just to turn off the ads. Traffic can be unrelaible at times with or without ads.
Garmin also offers a Total Traffic Network (Clear Channel) for 60.00 Lifetime Premium Subscription, this subscription does not have ads. You can have both Navteq and Clear Channel on your unit, but will receive the strongest of the transmitted signals in your area. In your case, Tennessee, Clear Channel covers Chattanooga, Memphis, and Nashville.
If you ad the Clear Channel Subscription IT WILL NOT prevent the pop up ads appearing from the free Navteq so there is no real benefit gained since the option to only activate one (avoidances) is not present.
Click on link below and Click on the area for coverage. Not all areas have Traffic broadcast, mainly busy cities.

http://totaltraffic.com/CoverageAreas/

The Navteq free subscription covers also the Knoxville area in addition to the 3 mentioned above.

Here you can see Navteqs coverage area:
http://www.navteq.com/rdstraffic/index.html

Final comment, I would just leave the Navteq with the ads since it came with the unit and test it's reliability, if dissatisfied, just turn it off and no money wasted.

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Nuvi 660 2460LMT Sold My 765T

I got one

I got a 2460LMT a few months ago ... my fifth Garmin and by far, the best unit I've owned.

Trouble is, my old ones are still all chugging along also. I keep them in various vehicles as "back-up" gps's. At least that's what I tell my wife.

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Garmin i5, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, iPhone Viago

Traffic Receiver

So, if you were to leave off the $50 for the traffic, instead of the 2460LMT which unit would you recommend? I don't think there is a 2460LM just a 2460LT.

Thank you for all the valuable information.

Traffic Ads are not a problem.

They don't pop up when the car is moving or navigating. Generally, you only see them when the vehicle is stopped. As to the quality of the traffic service I get the occasional warning of delays in route, but these are usually related to ongoing construction projects, and not accidents or high traffic volumes. You can push the traffic button and get a feel for all major road construction in your area. Remember that no matter which traffic service and how fast it is, someone on the scene, or some automated vehicle counter has to report it to make it real time.

Larry

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Nuvi 2595LMT Nuvi 2460LMT Nuvi 40LM

Traffic adds

Thanks Larry for the clarification on the traffic adds.

Looks like I can buy the 2012 model, 2595LMT for around $175, cheaper than the 2011, 2460LMT; but the reviews don't seem as good. Anyone have an opinoin on these 2 versus each other.

2460lmt

Has more internal memory than the newer 2012 model, from the reports on the list.

Moving from an older generation, the 660/680, the 2460 is quite a step up - larger screen, faster updates, and faster all the way around.

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2008 Mini Cooper S, Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Compare The Features

eaparks wrote:

So, if you were to leave off the $50 for the traffic, instead of the 2460LMT which unit would you recommend? I don't think there is a 2460LM just a 2460LT.

Thank you for all the valuable information.

I'm very satisfied with my 2460LMT, I can't tell you how the 2595LMT performs. I do know the 2460 has a powered mount which is important to me, the 2595 does not have the powered mount.
Continue to read reviews on each unit and then you can make a wiser decision.

See Garmin's comparison of the two units:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare.do?cID=133&compareProduc...

As a footnote, both the units have 8GB internal storage, good to have since maps and JCV files are constantly growing in size.

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Nuvi 660 2460LMT Sold My 765T

2460lmt

My 2460LMT warned us in advance and routed us around a terrible accident in Memphis about three months ago ... the trouble is, I didn't follow the darn directions, thinking the GPS was just routing me a bit weirdly.

Sat in traffic jam on I-55 for about an hour, wondering why I didn't follow the revised traffic routing directions.

You see, it was taking me off the expressway ... which I didn't think was right.

Hmmm.

This is the base traffic option, not premium.

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Garmin i5, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, iPhone Viago

Free & Premium Offer Same Service

cbwatts wrote:

This is the base traffic option, not premium.

The two subscriptions are the same, the only difference with the Premium is no advertisements.

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Nuvi 660 2460LMT Sold My 765T

$175 for a 2595LMT?

Where did you find that price?

$175 for a 2595LMT?

Where did you find that price?

175 Price?

BobHy wrote:

Where did you find that price?

Good question, looks like most are selling for 250.00.

A note of caution, Garmin will NEVER honor a warranty
for anything bought on Ebay, including brand new unopened boxes. Must be from an authorized dealer.
If in doubt, email or call Garmin to verify they will honor the warranty from the establishment you are buying from. If you call get a first & last name of the person you spoke to.

No sense risking to buy a new unit only to discover no warranty should you need it.

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Nuvi 660 2460LMT Sold My 765T

New Policy?

muell9k wrote:
BobHy wrote:

Where did you find that price?

Good question, looks like most are selling for 250.00.

A note of caution, Garmin will NEVER honor a warranty
for anything bought on Ebay, including brand new unopened boxes. Must be from an authorized dealer.
If in doubt, email or call Garmin to verify they will honor the warranty from the establishment you are buying from. If you call get a first & last name of the person you spoke to.

No sense risking to buy a new unit only to discover no warranty should you need it.

Strange, Have bought almost all my Garmins on Ebay. Registered them and had no problems with Warrantee Repairs. Is this a new Policy?

Straight From Garmin

Orlandorealtor wrote:

Strange, Have bought almost all my Garmins on Ebay. Registered them and had no problems with Warrantee Repairs. Is this a new Policy?

That's great that you were able to get warranty work done since that's not what their policy states.
I don't see registration as a problem at all, but they want an invoice from a retailer.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/warranty.html

"Online Auction Purchases: Products purchased through online auctions (this does not apply to purchases made on www.garmin.com) are not eligible for warranty coverage. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification. To obtain warranty service, an original or copy of the sales receipt from the original retailer is required. Garmin will not replace missing components from any package purchased through an online auction."

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Nuvi 660 2460LMT Sold My 765T

$175 For a 2595LMt? Is a mistake price is $249

BobHy wrote:

Where did you find that price?

My bad, saw that REI has 30% of any single purchase. $249 less 30% = $175 only problem was their fine print, which states it doesn't apply to some items due to the last number in the price. Price was to good to be true.

Thanks

muell9k wrote:
Orlandorealtor wrote:

Strange, Have bought almost all my Garmins on Ebay. Registered them and had no problems with Warrantee Repairs. Is this a new Policy?

That's great that you were able to get warranty work done since that's not what their policy states.
I don't see registration as a problem at all, but they want an invoice from a retailer.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/warranty.html

"Online Auction Purchases: Products purchased through online auctions (this does not apply to purchases made on www.garmin.com) are not eligible for warranty coverage. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification. To obtain warranty service, an original or copy of the sales receipt from the original retailer is required. Garmin will not replace missing components from any package purchased through an online auction."

Thanks , That's good to know because I did get a good price and a receipt from the 2595lmt I bought on ebay.

first nuvi

Well, I see two approaches to purchasing your first nuvi:

1. Buy a factory refurbished model for under $100.It probably won't have all the bells and whistles, but it will do the basics. Best to buy a model with 8GB of internal memory if you can get a good deal. The maps keep getting larger each year and eventually one will not be able to upgrade the maps unless you have enough memory.

2. Buy a model from the new 2012 line. At some point the older models will probably not be supported by Garmin.

Places to buy: Amazon.com newegg.com

forgot to mention

I forgot to mention that if you buy a factory refurbished garmin nuvi, and then find that it is registered to the previous owner, then you need to call Garmin on the phone.

Garmin will need information from you and then will fix up the registration to be in your account.

Howard

Nuvi 2360LMT $174.99

Nuvi 2360LMT $174.99 at Costco
4.3" screen still big.
Did not say FREE shipping.

NUVI 2460LMT $198.88 at PCNation

PCNation has the Garmin Nuvi 2460LMT for $198.88 and is offering free shipping and no tax for out-of-staters.
http://www.pcnation.com/web/details.asp?item=3759AA

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How's 2555LMT? I'm thinking about getting that one.

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Michael -- Nuvi 755T

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