nuvi 2598LMTHD factory refurb - $119.99

 

Groupon is offering (sold by Groupon Goods) a factory refurbed nuvi 2598LMTHD for $120. The listing states that it comes with a 1-yr Garmin warranty and that over 1000 have already been sold.

It seems a good price for a nuvi with RealDirections, HD traffic, etc. although I have no experience with that model. I have had good luck with my rare purchases through Groupon.

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-garmin-nvi-2598lmthd-advance...

A good deal.

New, the MSRP is $320, so this seems like a good deal. I might consider it so I could have a dedicated unit for my truck. But the 2598 does not have a powered mount ... so guess I will pass on this one.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Are you listening?

alandb wrote:

New, the MSRP is $320, so this seems like a good deal. I might consider it so I could have a dedicated unit for my truck. But the 2598 does not have a powered mount ... so guess I will pass on this one.

I certainly hope Garmin monitors this forum since my thought match your exactly.

PS—Because I am so happy with my 3597 and because it appears future Garmin nuvis will have non-powered cradles, I picked up a used 3597 on eBay so I'll have a replacement already in the event I drop my original one. I can't see buying any new nuvi from the 2014 or 2015 lineup right now. The ebay purchase works fine and successfully was updated with firmware, map, and added voices.

Nuvi 2598LMTHD Traffic cable

I just re-bought this recertified refurbished 2598 GPS from Amazon (Beach Camera). I sent back the first unit (not certified) because I thought they sent the wrong traffic cable. This unit came with a TA20 power cable (same as the first unit). I can't find this cable at the Garmin site (Garmin has the "GTM™ 60 HD Digital Traffic Receiver" as an accessory for this unit). Now I'm not sure if the TA20 does traffic too. Can anyone tell me what cable came with a new unit? I have this unit plugged in using an ac/DC converter in my house, not my car, so I'm not sure about the traffic displays.

TA20 power cable.

The TA20 power cable (TA stands for Traffic Antenna) is for devices that have the traffic receiver built into the device instead of the power cable. So the TA20 power cable is used only to provide power and serve as the antenna for the built in traffic receiver.

As long as you received a LMTHD unit, you should be OK.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Thanks alandb

alandb wrote:

The TA20 power cable (TA stands for Traffic Antenna) is for devices that have the traffic receiver built into the device instead of the power cable. So the TA20 power cable is used only to provide power and serve as the antenna for the built in traffic receiver.

As long as you received a LMTHD unit, you should be OK.

I talked to both the Beach Camera and Garmin reps, and after much research on his part, the Garmin rep found out that the Nuvi 2598LMTHD is the only Garmin GPS with a built in traffic (HD) receiver. I could have saved myself $20 ($109) by not sending back the first unit but maybe the re-certification of the refurbished unit (warrantee-wise) is worth it.

GPScity

Has the 2598 for $110. (109.95)

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

I'm confused

I thought that the first LMTHD model was the 3597? But the 2598 it says is part of the 2013 line, not 2014?

The

The 2598LMTHD is just a 2598LMT with an HD GTM-60 traffic receiver in place of a regular traffic receiver (GTM-35 I think). The updated receiver could have been added to the 2598 after the 3597 went on sale.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

New Price

Brand new on Amazon, this unit is $174 so don't go by MSRP.

Aha

t923347 wrote:

The 2598LMTHD is just a 2598LMT with an HD GTM-60 traffic receiver in place of a regular traffic receiver (GTM-35 I think). The updated receiver could have been added to the 2598 after the 3597 went on sale.

Thank you, that explains it!

Thank you!

Thank you!

Buy Reconditioned Models

I believe that the Garmin reconditioned models provide a very good alternative when cost is a concern. However, buy from a reputable source.

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romanviking

NIB 2598LMTHD Comes with TA-20 Car Charger

jolette wrote:

Can anyone tell me what cable came with a new unit? I have this unit plugged in using an ac/DC converter in my house, not my car, so I'm not sure about the traffic displays.

Bought my 2598LMTHD at my local Costco and it came with the TA-20 car charger cable. The traffic works inside my house while using the TA-20 charger plugged into a AC to DC converter.

My local Costco store still is selling, as of yesterday, the 2598LMTHD for $169.99.

2598LMTHD release date?

I note that the 2598 is a model that I neglected to add to the Model Release Histoy FAQ. As I recall this model was originally released in Europe as the 2598-D around May 2013, but I don't think it was available in North America at that time. If anyone knows when the 2598 was introduced in the NA market, I will add it to the FAQ.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Thanks bennor3814

bennor3814 wrote:
jolette wrote:

Can anyone tell me what cable came with a new unit? I have this unit plugged in using an ac/DC converter in my house, not my car, so I'm not sure about the traffic displays.

Bought my 2598LMTHD at my local Costco and it came with the TA-20 car charger cable. The traffic works inside my house while using the TA-20 charger plugged into a AC to DC converter.

My local Costco store still is selling, as of yesterday, the 2598LMTHD for $169.99.

I sent my first refurbished unit back ($109) because I couldn't find mention of the unit's built in traffic receiver or the TA20 power cord at the Garmin site. The second unit was refurbished/re-certified ($129), with same TA20 cord, but with the Garmin 1 year guarantee so I took a chance.

2598LMTHD Release Date

alandb wrote:

I note that the 2598 is a model that I neglected to add to the Model Release Histoy FAQ. As I recall this model was originally released in Europe as the 2598-D around May 2013, but I don't think it was available in North America at that time. If anyone knows when the 2598 was introduced in the NA market, I will add it to the FAQ.

The 2598LMTHD appears to have hit the US market sometime in September/October 2013 per this gpstracklog.com posting: http://gpstracklog.com/2013/09/garmin-nuvi-advanced-series-m...

Thanks.

Thanks bennor3814. I will use September 2013 in the FAQ. It appears that the 2598 is the only one of the 4 models listed in the article that made it to the US market.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Nuvi 2598LMTHD TA20 power cord

I had my unit & power cord in my glove compartment overnight. When I set it up for a trip Monday morning, the cord was very stiff and hard to bend into shape due to the cold. I never had this problem with other GPS power cords. Very cheaply made. I'll see if a power only cord from my old Nuvi 765T will work better.

Let us know

jolette wrote:

I had my unit & power cord in my glove compartment overnight. When I set it up for a trip Monday morning, the cord was very stiff and hard to bend into shape due to the cold. I never had this problem with other GPS power cords. Very cheaply made. I'll see if a power only cord from my old Nuvi 765T will work better.

Let us know if it powers the new device. But also note that without the traffic antenna of the TA20, you will have lost the traffic feature.

Nuvi 2598LMTHD TA20 power cord

CraigW wrote:
jolette wrote:

I had my unit & power cord in my glove compartment overnight. When I set it up for a trip Monday morning, the cord was very stiff and hard to bend into shape due to the cold. I never had this problem with other GPS power cords. Very cheaply made. I'll see if a power only cord from my old Nuvi 765T will work better.

Let us know if it powers the new device. But also note that without the traffic antenna of the TA20, you will have lost the traffic feature.

I'm not sure if there's anything special built into the TA20 cord to allow it to serve as an antenna. I'll let you know when I get the chance to try my old cord out.

Nuvi 2699LMTHD

jolette wrote:

I talked to both the Beach Camera and Garmin reps, and after much research on his part, the Garmin rep found out that the Nuvi 2598LMTHD is the only Garmin GPS with a built in traffic (HD) receiver. I could have saved myself $20 ($109) by not sending back the first unit but maybe the re-certification of the refurbished unit (warrantee-wise) is worth it.

I have the Nuvi 2699LMTHD and it also has the built in HD traffic receiver and came with the TA20 Car Charger.