November 4, 2008

Black Friday Best GPS Deals - 2008

UPDATED: 11/25

Looking for the TomTom ONE 125 for Black Friday? Check out the Black Friday pricing now at Amazon - the TomTom ONE 125 - $99 with free shipping.

Well, it's time to check out the fliers to see what's going to be on sale for Black Friday for great GPS deals. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving typically brings a slew of great sales and deals that have grown in number since I have been reporting on it, and waiting out there to see first hand how things go - from just a handful in total a few years ago to each major outlet offering major GPS Deals. It's going to be crazy fun to watch the GPS Sales and Deals for Black Friday 2008.

I will update this post as time goes on to keep up with the deals - Bookmark this page and check back often. Check the GPS Features to Consider at the bottom of the post.

Update: Don't forget to sign up for our mailing list and receive our Black Friday GPS Guide Deals sent to you via email the day before Thanksgiving.

Don't miss the coming Black Friday Deals at Amazon

Ace Hardware

  • Nextar M3 - $89 after $30 Mail in Rebate - More Info

Bass Pro Shops

Best Buy

BJ's Club

Burlington Coat Factory

  • Amcor 3.5" GPS - $79 (They say compare at $199 - come on, cut it out!)


Circuit City


  • Magellan RoadMate 1212 - $99 (With Coupon) - More Info


  • GPS For Dummies - $89 w/ Card + $10 In Extra Bucks back

Dell Home

  • Pharos PDR-200 - $95 after $25 MIR


Gander Mountain

  • eTrex Summit Handheld Bundle - $199
  • Garmin Nuvi 255W - $199 - See My Full Review

K-Mart - Thanksgiving Day Sale (Not Black Friday)

  • Nextar X3-03 - $79 after $20 Mail in Rebate

K-Mart Black Friday


  • Nextar GPS - $79 after $20 MIR


  • Magellan Maestro 4350 Elite (Free Case) - $199 - More Info
  • Magellan RoadMate 1200 - $89 - More Info
  • Magellan RoadMate 1412 - $149 - More Info

Navy Exchange - open to all members of the military, retired military and their dependents

Office Depot

Office Max

Pep Boys

Radio Shack

Ritz Camera

Sam's Club




Toys R Us


WalMart Black Friday Black Friday GPS Shopping Guide

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GPS Features to Consider when buying a Personal Navigation Device
There are a few things I consider worth paying more for when considering a GPS purchase:
  • Text to speech (TTS) - This is the first upgrade I would make from an entry level unit. Text to Speech (Says street names) helps with driving in urban areas or where roads are close together; speaks street names for better awareness in making turns. More on Text to Speech (TTS).
  • Widescreen - This is the next upgrade I would make if it's in the budget. Widescreen units offer 70% more space to see the map and type in addresses, etc.
  • Interface Quality - Garmin and TomTom have the best interfaces out there. If the user is technically challenged, move up to Garmin or TomTom.
  • TMC Traffic - Traffic is still young and evolving, but it can already help a lot in urban areas where traffic and commuting headaches are a constant struggle. Garmin 660/670 and 760/770 have the TMC receiver built into the power plug. Others (TomTom 730, Nuvi 350/360) have it as an extra cord that is an optional add-on. All TMC subscriptions are about the same cost per year (~$60) after a free trial period. Garmin is selling some units with free traffic, most notably the Nuvi 255T. Navigon is selling units WITH lifetime subscriptions built into the cost of the unit. More on TMC Traffic.
  • Points of Interest (POI) - More is better, but due to costs and space issues, some of the entry level units don't have a lot. At 1.3 million or less you won't get all the stores sometimes due to manufacturer's decisions on what to cut and what to keep. Sometimes you get plaza names but not the stores in that plaza. See More on POI

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Posted by Scott Martin at November 4, 2008 9:33 AM

Recent Comments

Didn'r see any updates for Frys on here? But was there today and have a couple of deals:

TomTom 125- $99.00
Sanyo Easy Street 4370 for $169.00

Posted by: Dave at November 28, 2008 2:25 PM

OOPS! Available at Dick's Sporting Goods

Posted by: gatorguy at November 27, 2008 9:48 PM

Great deal on the eTrex Venture HC bundle which includes a case and Topo US DVD for only $99 and change. In store only

Posted by: Gatorguy at November 27, 2008 9:46 PM

Was at Sams Club today here in the Chicago area and they were handing out fliers for Black Friday. On it they had the Garmin Nuvi 200 for $99.00

Posted by: Dave at November 24, 2008 12:27 AM

It's worth mentioning that Garmin's FM traffic receiver accessory is priced around $200, which makes the devices with integrated FM receivers much more attractive. I initially bought the Garmin Nuvi 750 off of for $200, but ended up returning it and buying the Nuvi 760 in-store at Costco for $50 more. That $50 I spent up-front will save me the $200 I would have needed to get the Garmin FM traffic receiver. Plus, the 760 also includes a 3-month traffic update trial subscription, so you can decide whether the $60 life-time subscription is worth buying.


Thanks for the comment; point well taken.


Posted by: Eric L at November 23, 2008 11:59 AM

Which one would you recommend? Not looking to pay more than $200. I am a member at Costco and have coupons for the magellan 1212 for $100 and the Garmin 750 for $200, is the extra 100 bucks worth it?

Posted by: Lisa at November 20, 2008 9:39 PM

Pep Boys have Tom Tom One 125 99.98 and Tom Tom One v3 99.99 - $30 MIR = 69.99

Posted by: NKD at November 19, 2008 3:26 PM

Bass Pro has a few gps deals. Tom Tom One 125 for 99.95 and a Garmin Nuvi 750 219.94 for black friday and Non black friday deals 27-30 Garmin Venture HC Color HHGPS 119.94, Garmin Nuvi 225 169.94 27-7 Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx 299.88, Tom Tom One 130 149.99, Sony NV-U44

Posted by: Snow at November 19, 2008 12:45 AM

There is a deal for a Sanyo NVM-4370. It is $200 at Walmart this Saturday. Do you guys have a review for it?

Posted by: pro111 at November 6, 2008 7:42 PM
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