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Nüvi 880's on eBay for $538.98 each (112 units available)

Hi All,

Just saw a seller on eBay offering Nüvi 880's @ US $538.98 each, with free shipping. The seller says there are 112 units for sale...

Check it out...


Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Voice Recognition

On my recent trip I used my Nuvi to help me find restaurants and lodging. I either had to stop or hit food and lodging while I was driving. Wouldn't it be great it they operated with voice recognition in addition to touch screen? I guess that is the future model that hasn't come out yet!!

I tripped going up the escalator and I fell for an hour and a half!

Can I use the same POI files and red light cameras file for both Garmin and Magellen GPS?

I am using the Garmin GPS now and my friend just bought a Magellen GPS. I am usually load the POI and Red light cameras files to my Garmin GPS and I just wonder that can I use those files (without any modify)and load to my friend Magellen GPS?

Any advices would appreciates.

Just saying hello....

Hi Folks. Just a quick Howdy from a GPS Noob. I just got a Garmin Streetpilot C340 today (my first GPS) and I'm just getting the hang of it.
It looks like there's a lot of good info on the site, and some friendly folks, so I'll probably spend some time lurking about and soaking in as much as I can.

"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks" ~ Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, from Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love"

loading GPX files to my 750

As luck will have it, I will be on the Blue Ridge Pkway and Skyline drive next week. How do I load the Blue Ridge and Skyline GPX file into my 750?

John - with a Garmin 650 and a 750

Contributors of the Week 2008-10-06

This week we are recognizing GeoCamp, AJ500 and Jefferbob.

GeoCamp, You have been filling up the transportation category with Toll files and transit rail station files.
It is so nice to have these files in our collection.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of October 13, 2008

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related, you can discuss whatever you would like, as long as it is clean. Remember we have families that have their children involved in the GPS fun and we don't want to make parents feel uncomfortable when their children ask what that word means.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Miss POI

What's wrong with my 750?

Loaded up some POIs, just like my old 650, with MP3 files and all, but my 750 isn't using the MP3 file. It just gives a double tone and shows a banner. What's with this? How do I get it to use the MP3 files. And, yes, all files are named EXACTLY the same, except for the file type.

John - with a Garmin 650 and a 750




what are the different types of badges you can get for this site, and how do you get them?

i want a badge for making a poi, ill post a custom poi to my house lol

Free WIFI Locations


Anyone know if there are any Free WIFI location POI's for New York City?.


GPS On The Ground | FMC In The Air

880 and microSD card problem...

Hi All,

I bought two 8gb microSD cards for my new Nuvi 880. My problem is that one microSD card loads properly and one card won't.

The card that won't mount tries to load (the sand timer keeps turning upside down) and at some point, the screen reverts to the Garmin logo and that's where it stays until I turn the unit off.

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!


Just read that they will have a new TEXTING while driving law in California. Don't get me wrong, I'm in favor of it, but how can Law Enforcement tell if you are texting dialing a number?


I just signed up for the POI Factory. This sure seems like a good idea.

I use my Garmin 60CX for Geocaching, Jeeping, hiking and on my motorcycle trips. I keep track of my waypoints with Mapsource and ExpertGPS.



I just uploaded a school zones file to the site.Should i have uploaded an icon the same time or do i just upload one after i uploaded the file? This is my first time uploading a file by the way..lol.


GPS To Improve Air Travel, Well dUH!


I found this interesting news glib after all the reading on this site about carrying the GPS unit with then on their flights. Thought it worthy of a new post. sv

Will This Work?

I have found a web site with tons of old radio shows, like Amos & Andy 1928, music, ect. They are all Mp3's. I know, or think the music will work in the 660, but will the audio that's also on Mp3's play too. A singer, which is audio on Mp3 will, so wouldn't the radio show work too? I'm hoping somebody knows, or has tried it. I don't want to download something and it not play.

Garmin 660

Zip Code POI

I was looking at the most popular list of POI's and I saw one with Zip Codes. How exactly are you supposed to use a zip code POI in a GPS? As you drive around will it tell you that you have entered a new zip code and what is the benefit to that? Thanks

I tripped going up the escalator and I fell for an hour and a half!

Garmin redlight

how do I download redlight camera info from this websitr to my Garmin nuvi 250w?

Download ALL POI

Is there a way to download ALL the POI on this site onto my Garmin?