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Old 12-11-2007, 09:58 AM
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Default Heads Up - Just in case you're looking for an inexpensive Auto GPS

Was looking for one for one of my kid's Christmas present. Saw last night that Target is selling TomTom One's for $149, or $100 off.

Checked on line and the only place that is near that price is Amazon, and they are back ordered until Jan 10.

Target didn't have any in stock last night but I nipped in there at lunch and they had two in stock so I grabbed one.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:09 AM
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Get a map
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:52 PM
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Not possible, Kid lives in Orlando and if you've ever tried to drive around there......
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Got a Nuvi W last week from WM for $236.00 Works great. Fun to use even when I know where I am going, and how fast I am going, since my speedo is waay off in my Wrangler.
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I have the TomTom One and for the money, its a real bargain. It has many more features than one would think for the money. My maps are very up to date and the "Point of Interest" spots are excellent. It gets me to were I want to go, everytime, without issues.

I have no interest in Bluetooth, storing pics on it, showing videos or controlling my Ipod. Its a real navigation car GPS, not an entertainment tool.
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For Target, bring the flyer with you. If you cant find it on the shelf, the hand-scanners are linked to the inventory system and they'll know right away if there is more stock in the back room. It's quicker with the item number to plug in.

Found this out the other day when my girlfriend wanted to get a train-table for her grandson. They actually found it for us in another store.

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Old 12-11-2007, 05:43 PM
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Just went to BPS...they had the same one available, I believe, but it was with a $100 rebate to bring the price to 150.

They also had a great Garmin widescreen for 300 with 2008 maps, etc.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:51 PM
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BTW the Target product is a straight at the check-out price of $149. But also note that the tag says it will be available until Jan 7. So no rush - just keep an eye on stock.
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do you think these GPS things will continue to slide in price/get better any more? I seem to remember a couple years ago they were a minimum of $500..
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:35 AM
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Menzies - 12/11/2007 7:51 PM

BTW the Target product is a straight at the check-out price of $149. But also note that the tag says it will be available until Jan 7. So no rush - just keep an eye on stock.
Forget what I said about BPS above...I just saw the same unit I liked, Garmin Nuvi 200W, on sale at Best Buy for $250 (versus BPS $300). Heck, even West Marine has it online for $239! Check it out. It seemed to have a better user-interface and touch screen than the Tom-Tom...although the price of the TT is attractive.

I think BPS is just trying to stick it to ya!
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Yup, I got the Nuvi Wide from West Marine on a whim. I have the feeling they are all going to be a cheap commodity soon, but I thought $239 was not a bad deal for the larger screen over the 199 Nuvi.
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Since we're talking about portable GPS, www.costco.com has the Nuvi 650 for $300. This is the widescreen garmin PLUS it has "text to speech" which means that it will read street names out loud for you. In other words, instead of saying "turn left in 500 feet" it will say "turn left onto elm street in 500 feet."

Seems kind of silly but it does make a difference, saves a lot of headache trying to second guess where it might be pointing you. From the reviews and comments I read online people seemed to like the Garmin maps and interface the best, and the text-to-speech feature was generally considered a must have if you were going to bother spending more than $200. (And at $300 that unit is a bargain)

BUT - for $150 that tom tom does look pretty good!
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:31 AM
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You can get the narrow screen NUVI 200 at West Marine for $149.99 if you consider the $50 gift card they are giving you. Catch is the card has to be used 1/1 to 1/10/08
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Did the WM deal w/ the $50 gift card for the Garmin 200W. Its first test drive was from upstate NY to Lady Lake FL. Worked great. I pretty much agreed with its chosen route the entire way (1200 miles and 20 hrs.) Have been using it hear in FL and love it. Its so much nicer following the navigation indicator rather than panicing looking for street signs and dodging the locals (ie. The "Villagers"). Will be using it next week for excursions to Clearwater then Delray Beach and have high hopes for it.

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Flot - 12/12/2007 10:22 AM

Since we're talking about portable GPS, www.costco.com has the Nuvi 650 for $300. This is the widescreen garmin PLUS it has "text to speech" which means that it will read street names out loud for you. In other words, instead of saying "turn left in 500 feet" it will say "turn left onto elm street in 500 feet."

Seems kind of silly but it does make a difference, saves a lot of headache trying to second guess where it might be pointing you. From the reviews and comments I read online people seemed to like the Garmin maps and interface the best, and the text-to-speech feature was generally considered a must have if you were going to bother spending more than $200. (And at $300 that unit is a bargain)

BUT - for $150 that tom tom does look pretty good!
I also noticed the Costco deal and jumped on it immediately! Was not able to find one for less than $400 elsewhere and most places sell the 650W for $500+. It's an online deal only and mine will be delivered tomorrow
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