Black Friday GPS Deal Recommendations
After taking a look at the models available for Black Friday, I have to say that there are a few good deals and a few bad deals. A deal isn’t any good if the GPS stinks, so know what you are buying. I mean things are so GPS Crazy, my local GROCERY STORE is selling a GPS for $99 on Black Friday! (Visco VSC-N530A - Ouch; see better ones below)
I know there are different objectives out there; so, here’s a quick rundown of the best deals on some of the better GPS units. Read my reviews to know what you are buying... please. Figure out what's important to you, read the reviews and then head on out to buy.
Take a look at all of the Black Friday GPS Deals if you want to see the full list. I recommend that you check the circular for positive identification of the model that you are going out after before waiting in line.
: As other stores drop prices on GPS models, Amazon is following the prices down so check out the Hot Selling Amazon GPS Models
for great prices. You might just skip the lines!
Best Deal Under $100 - Mio C220 GPS or Navigon 2100 Pep Boys (Early Bird) - $79
Mio C220 - An entry level GPS with a standard 3.5-inch screen and a SiRF star III chipset. Does NOT have Text to Speech (TTS). I like th eunit for its solid entry level capabilities. Interface is a bit rough to use, but I think that the data entry on the Navigon is just plain tough.
Office Max - $99
Circuit City - $99
I reviewed this unit earlier this year. See my Full Review of the Mio C220 GPS.
Navigon 2100 - $99 at Staples. Has Text to Speech and the potential for free traffic at Staples all for $99. The unit comes with some downsides, so please go read my Full Review of the Navigon 2100. Tough interface and one that will frustrate some users. Know what you are buying; read the review.
Staples - $124 (3rd ed)
Step Up Entry Level – TomTom ONE 2nd or 3rd Editions or Garmin Nuvi 200
TomTom ONE - Again, Entry Level GPS, no Text to Speech, but an easier interface than Mio. North American Maps.
Radio Shack - $139 (3rd Ed)
hhgregg - $129
Pep Boys - $139
Note: Watch Amazon for TomTom ONE 3rd edition sales; was $125 earlier today (Wed.).
Garmin Nuvi 200 - Solid Entry Level GPS; Continental US Maps Only, no Text to Speech, but the simplest interface available. Best Buy - $169 - My Full Review Garmin Nuvi 200/250/270 Update: Available NOW ONLINE at BB for $169
Widescreen - Rock Solid - Garmin Nuvi 650 - $299 Costco
Not even a Black Friday event; you could have already bought one of these. It's a great deal. See my original post on the low price where I cover its features.
Widescreen Indulgence – Nuvi 660 or TomTom GO 720
Nuvi 660 – Built in TMC traffic receiver, North American Maps, Text to Speech, super bright screen. Best Buy - $399
See my Full Review of the Nuvi 660
TomTom GO 720 – Text-to-speech, MapShare technology for up to date maps, add your own voice commands for turns. hhgregg - $399
See My Full Review of the TomTom GO 720
Happy hunting; I will report on what I went out for and got (or didn't get) on Black Friday.
Stop back on Black Friday because other retailers will have online specials throughout Balck Friday and the Weekend!
Finally, on Friday we will start to have sign-ups for our Holiday Drawing - GPS Lodge GPS Give-away.
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Posted by Scott Martin at November 21, 2007 8:55 AM
Sorry to nit-pick, but it seems you jumped right over a HUGE segment of the marketplace as you jump for the $129 - $139 TomTom's all the way to a $299 widescreen Garmin Nuvi 650 (more than double the price).
From what I had read here, and elsewhere, I am rather surprised the Garmin 200 (at Best Buy for $169) or 200w (on Amazon for $229 I believe) are not recommended simply due to good value in a Garmin. Did I miss something negative in your Garmin 200 review?