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Old 12-01-2017, 12:50 PM
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Per our conversation the following charts you purchased from the Amazon vendor appear to be fraudulent as they are missing the required Anti-Piracy files needed to properly unlock within our chartplotters and software applications.
After reviewing both of the SD Cards, we verified the cards are missing the *.gma, *.unl, & *.gcd, which are required for validation.
These card errors are coming up now due to the Anti-Piracy protection features contained within the latest chartplotter software update.
I regret these cards are no longer working and recommended reaching out to Amazon to request a refund.
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:53 PM
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Same pirated cards can be found on EBAY

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Old 12-01-2017, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Same pirated cards can be found on EBAY

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Yes. When you see a G2 Vision card online for $99 instead of its usual $300, it is either pirated or used and has old data.
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Originally Posted by Amity83 View Post
or used and has old data.


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Wow look at what global warming sea rise has done to nova guinea
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Originally Posted by skinsfan44 View Post
Per our conversation the following charts you purchased from the Amazon vendor appear to be fraudulent as they are missing the required Anti-Piracy files needed to properly unlock within our chartplotters and software applications.
After reviewing both of the SD Cards, we verified the cards are missing the *.gma, *.unl, & *.gcd, which are required for validation.
These card errors are coming up now due to the Anti-Piracy protection features contained within the latest chartplotter software update.
I regret these cards are no longer working and recommended reaching out to Amazon to request a refund.
Jacksonville-Key West - VUS009R
Brownsville - Key Largo - VUS515L
Thank you for choosing Garmin,
Joshua
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Sounds like The Pirates of the Caribbean ?
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Also beware for vendors here PM-ing you a low offer due to "show leftovers."
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Originally Posted by raybark View Post
Also beware for vendors here PM-ing you a low offer due to "show leftovers."
Or one that was selling them on here stating it was the current map but for peanuts.

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