I'm cleaning out storage and came across my old Garmin 60CSx and 2610. The 60CSx has a broken battery terminal but if the battery is seated "just right", the unit works. The 2610 on the other hand is in mint condition but it's so old, I don't believe I can even upgrade to the latest maps with that thing. I was going to try and sell them but thinking the electronic dump is more appropriate. Wondering if anyone else thinks otherwise (like parts) but I should probably just make the space and get rid of it.
You could try listing on ebay. From a brief look at going prices for a 2610, you're looking at $10-35 gross. Probably not worth the hassle.
I have 3 units in my possession - driveluxe 50, DS61, and DS65. Used to use the latter 2 in the old car (accord). Can barely fit the DL50 in the new car in portrait mode. For now will keep the DS units as they are in mint condition and fully working. The new car has gps too, but no mapsource/gpx like capability.
That 60 is classic. I have one and love it for handheld operation. I think that is the one that had a problem in early units with the battery terminals, and placing something behind or between the fold made it work more reliable. Definitely sell that one. Lots of people love it.
Don't know anything about a 2610, but if it has an SD card it should be able to upgrade the maps.
The Street Pilot is not worth selling IMO. I have had good luck listing electronics for free on Craig's list ... better than throwing in the garbage or trying to figure out how to recycle it.
The 2610 dates to about 2003 so the 1st issue might be if the battery will take and hold a charge. I’d plug it into an appropriate charger for a good charge and see what happens. NOTE: Old NiCads can rupture when being charged from a “dead” state so do this using something like an extension cord and placing the GPS on something non-combustible.
If after charging it seems to work, there are some updates (old) supposedly. See https://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-0...
Sure it is worth selling an old GPS. I sold my old 265WT with an intermittent switch for $60.
Neighbor bought used Garmin at swap fest For $4
Box, manual, clean. Just no updates
That’s what you’re up against. How about giving as a gift?
I have old nüvi 760 units that I upgrade with the latest maps when they come out. Not a problem.
^^But are they practical? I had a nuvi 765 years ago. Compared to the 14xx I upgraded to, it seemed awfully slow to do anything. The newer ones have faster processors. Surprisingly the inbuilt ones in the car (22 kia) is faster yet when it comes to computing a route.
..... I had a nuvi 765 years ago. ........
A 765 year old nuvi is nearly as old as Methuselah.
^^My first gps ever. Opened so many doors with the motorcycle. No more route sheets taped to the tank. Miss a turn and the whole route is useless. This was around.... 2008.
Ya, I feel like I'm the only one in the world that uses a Garmin navigator! Everyone says, "I just use Waze." I then say, "I don't always travel from A to B. I like to customize my routes."
Then they look confused lol
Then they look confused lol
For example one of my routes has me going south on I-75 and routes me right trough Cincinnati. With my Garmin I can make the route bypass Cinci on I-275.
"Don't you want to get there as quickly as possible!?@#"
Many don't understand your concept above.
It takes a bit of time to list and sell on eBay or Craigslist. Consider whether or not the few $$ you'll get for the old unit is worthwhile.
For some however, including myself, selling is sort of a hobby. That adds a different slant on the process.
Although I've never thrown out an old GPSr, I have given several away. Sometimes, I'll meet an individual who doesn't know they need a GPS. I've enlightened a few folks by giving them a unit I no longer use.
For example, a couple of years back, we got a new mail carrier who wasn't familiar with our rural county. He was a fill in for carriers who were ill or on vacation and didn't have a regular route. Every time I would greet him, he would ask about this road or that address. He was a young man just starting out and didn't have a smartphone. I gave him my old 265W and a beanbag for his dash. He never asked for directions after that and he still thanks me whenever he's on our route.
The satisfaction I got from that gesture was worth far more than the few $$ I could have seen from selling it.
Thanks for all the comments. Yeah, I'm bending on maybe selling the 60CSx "as is" on eBay but tossing the 2610. It's probably not work the time and effort. I've been cleaning out storage and found other items to be more valuable to my surprise. Like an old HP100LX palmtop computer which still has a market for it. Also a Sony direct drive turntable I bought in 1981 which went up $1K in value. That's another story but the 2610, nah. OK, thanks again!
My 1690 still works and I update the map occasionally, but that's about it. It was good in the day.
My range of GPS units dates back to around 2008...ish and forward. I still use & enjoy my Nuvi 755 because of the FM-MP3 player. And it's a GREAT reminder when passing through Speed/Red-Light zones. You should set it up for a friend or family member with the Speed/radar zones and take a drive with them, if they have never tried it before. Add a fast camera shutter sound file and turn up the volume haha. I setup up some friends GPS this way and they were freaked out when the camera shutter went off at an intersection. They now use it ALL THE TIME ! Cheers!
Maybe donate it to a church or charitable organization that can put it in the hands of someone who might need one.
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