August 19, 2007

GPS Steals and Deals - 8/19

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I continue to see Sunday Circulars for specials in Bricks and Mortar stores with claims of $50-$100 off a GPS; the prices are still $30 - $50 higher than prices online at sites like Amazon. Example; Best Buy has the Garmin Nuvi 350 for $399; ($100 off), it's $369 everyday at Amazon with free shipping, Exceptions this week are for TomTom ONE XLs - $349 online and at Best Buy.

Two things hit me this week as notable:
1. The Nuvi 250 is under $300 this week ($296) for the first time, while the Nuvi 200 is $274. Both very nice prices for these units. See my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 250 for an idea of how well this will perform. Maps are the only difference: Nuvi 200: Continental U.S., Hawaii and Puerto Rico (no Alaska or Canada detail), NUvi 250: All of North America (no Mexico).
2. TomTom ONE Refurb - <$200 - If you can deal with a refurbished unit, this may be the best deal under $200.

  • The #1 selling GPS is the Garmin Nuvi 350 still at about $369. I believe that the Nuvi 350 is the best value out there – great capabilities at a very good price. More info on the Nuvi 350. Enter to win at Nuvi 350 here at

  • Garmin Nuvi 360 adds Bluetooth to the Nuvi 350 capabilities and is now $444.

    Widescreen Nuvi Line

  • The Nuvi 650 offers the widescreen and no Bluetooth or traffic for $464.

  • Garmin Nuvi 660 - Price around $579 at Amazon. See my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 660

  • The Nuvi 680 is selling at Amazon - $674 - Down $60 in the last few weeks. - see my Hands on Review of the Nuvi 680.

  • Garmin Nuvi 670 - Need to travel to Europe and navigate when you get there? Garmin Nuvi 670 comes pre-loaded with both US and Euro maps. It's the very capable Nuvi 660 base unit with the extra maps pre-loaded. Also consider the Nuvi 370, or the Nuvi 270 which also have Euro Maps pre-loaded. (Confused? Compare the Nuvi line here)


  • TomTom ONE - $225 with FREE SHIPPING. It’s the #2 selling GPS at Amazon; Best GPS at this price.
  • The new TomTom ONE XL is back to $349. Read my Review of the TomTom ONE XL.

  • The Mio C520 has dropped in price a LOT - Now $307. Cheap Widescreen navigation with Text to Speech.

  • The Mio C220 is selling around $175 through Amazon sellers. Read my Review of the Mio C220.

    GPS Rebates this Week:

  • Garmin is moving out some GPSMap 60 models - $50 rebate on the GPSMap 60Cx and GPSMap 60CSx. I think that for the extra $22, get the 60 CSx! See my hands on review of the Garmin GPSMap 60 CSx

  • Garmin Forerunner 305 - $50 rebate and
  • Edge 305 - $75 Rebate when you sign up for the Powerbar Nutrition Edge Newsletter Offer ends 11/30/07.

  • Garmin has a $30 rebate on their Garmin Topo U.S. 2008 MapSource DVD - Price is about $50 online. Rebate good through 12/31/07 for upgrade only. Rebate form here (pdf)

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    Posted by Scott Martin at August 19, 2007 8:30 AM
  • Recent Comments

    While the Nuvi 350 is currently the number one selling GPS unit, the features and the sleeker design of the new Nuvi 260 will drive it into the soon as Garmin decides to ship them to dealers and the market pushes the street price of the 260 below that of the 350.

    Posted by: Jeff Schillinger at August 23, 2007 8:19 PM
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