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Old 03-02-2012, 09:44 AM
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I just purchased a Garmin 720S & I would like to buy the Garmin GXM-51 but I have a real hard time paying $538.98 for a XM weather module!

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=28710

Geez...You would think Garmin/XM would come out with something more affordable considering I was going to buy the Master Mariner package @ $49.99 a month for 6 months. Total cost up-front would be $838.92! Hell...My DirecTV Sunday Ticket costs me $329.00 & I feel it's worth every penny (KC Chiefs fan living in New England)

My wife says I should skip it & use my I-Phone 4S & score a weather app. I guess I really don't need it that bad considering I don't go offshore that much.
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Originally Posted by Magnolia Sun View Post
I just purchased a Garmin 720S & I would like to buy the Garmin GXM-51 but I have a real hard time paying $538.98 for a XM weather module!

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=28710

Geez...You would think Garmin/XM would come out with something more affordable considering I was going to buy the Master Mariner package @ $49.99 a month for 6 months. Total cost up-front would be $838.92! Hell...My DirecTV Sunday Ticket costs me $329.00 & I feel it's worth every penny (KC Chiefs fan living in New England)

My wife says I should skip it & use my I-Phone 4S & score a weather app. I guess I really don't need it that bad considering I don't go offshore that much.
And $538.98 is a killer deal. Retail on that thing is like $700! Rediculous
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I think there is a new black box that supports daily subscriptions and there is no monthly fee. If that the case the a few 51's may start showing up for sale.
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Originally Posted by Magnolia Sun View Post
I just purchased a Garmin 720S & I would like to buy the Garmin GXM-51 but I have a real hard time paying $538.98 for a XM weather module!

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=28710

Geez...You would think Garmin/XM would come out with something more affordable considering I was going to buy the Master Mariner package @ $49.99 a month for 6 months. Total cost up-front would be $838.92! Hell...My DirecTV Sunday Ticket costs me $329.00 & I feel it's worth every penny (KC Chiefs fan living in New England)

My wife says I should skip it & use my I-Phone 4S & score a weather app. I guess I really don't need it that bad considering I don't go offshore that much.
Keep an eye on the classifieds here on THT... there were some GXM51 here a while back for less than $400....
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Originally Posted by Endtuition01 View Post
I think there is a new black box that supports daily subscriptions and there is no monthly fee. If that the case the a few 51's may start showing up for sale.
Yes...You're refering to the GDL40. Pay as you go @ $4.99 per day. You can score one for around appx. $250.00, plus that's cellular based & not sat. I think that's even more of a rip-off if you ask me. Say you use it 12 times a month @ $4.99/day that's $69.86!

Jamesdean: I'll keep my eyes peeled on the THT parts section. Thanks!

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