October 20, 2006

Steals and Deals on GPS's

Garmin Nuvi 660 dropped another $10 today; $739 for this excellent GPS. There were recent price drops on the Nuvi 350, 360 and 660. See our Post comparing the Nuvi 350 vs. 360 vs. 660.

Deals on GPS's. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Recently stumbled across the low price on the Mio C310 - less than $400 - check out our review of it, and consider it at this very motivating price.
  • Garmin Nuvi 660 Another price drop now $739- See our review - It's the best GPS I have used.
  • Garmin Nuvi 350– recent price drops put it around $540.
  • Garmin Nuvi 360 is now around $630.
  • Garmin StreetPilot C330 – Now below $400 for this very capable, maps pre-loaded device. Earlier this spring this was selling for the mid-to upper $400’s.
  • Garmin StreetPilot C340 – Also price dropped, now selling for around $450. Optional traffic capability. See our review.

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  • October 19, 2006

    Pure Value Play - Garmin C330 at less than $300

    Garmin StreetPilot C330
    Ok, so we've covered the incredible details about the amazing popularity of the Nuvi 660, well let's look at the entry level. Yesterday I posted a comparison of the Garmin C-series line, saying that if you can afford to, you should skip the C320 because it's not pre-loaded with maps. One of our readers, Justin, pointed out the true bargain that can be had if you buy the C320 and want to load your own maps onto a 1GB SD card. Yes, at today's prices, you can buy a Garmin StreetPilot C320 ($279) and a 1GB SD ($18) card for less than $300. With a little work to download the maps from the included disc to the SD card, you will have all of the US and Canada plus Points of Interest on your Garmin C320 for less than $300. With very little work, there's no better bargain. Thanks Justin.

    So, I stand by my reco to skip over the C320 and go to the C330 with pre-loaded maps, with one caveat. This is for the beginner, who wants navigation out of the box, and s/he should move up to the C330, as it will get you there without a doubt out of the box. If you don't mind loading maps onto an SD card, that will take you an hour+ to do, you have a perfectly good solution for less than $300 at this writing.

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    October 17, 2006

    Nuvis Selling like, well Hot Cakes


    I usually check how things are selling over at Amazon on a pretty regular basis to see what's hot and what's not. (Hey, I know a little geeky, but I run a GPS Blog.) Well in a little life lesson, I think that they got the pricing right on the Nuvi 350, Nuvi 360. and the Nuvi 660, as they have steadily risen to top sellers over the last couple of weeks. (More Info on Nuvi's? See our post to Compare the Nuvi 350 vs. 360 vs. 660, or our Garmin Nuvi 660 Review.)

    With the two big price drops in the first week on the Nuvi 660, it came from about 25th to 2nd in the GPS Sales Rank. Meanwhile, the TomTom ONE has not fared as well keeping a lock on its price, and hanging out at about 25th or so. Ultimately, Garmin is defending their home market admirably, but if TomTom dropped the price on the ONE to $399, you'd see those fly off the shelves too. (I mentioned this in my Editorial "8 Things I would do if I were TomTom.") Stay tuned....

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    October 13, 2006

    Steals and Deals on GPS's

    The biggest news this week was the recent drop in Nuvi Pricing. There were price drops on the Nuvi 350, 360 and 660. See our Post comparing the Nuvi 350 vs. 360 vs. 660.

    Deals on GPS's. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Recently stumbled across the low price on the Mio C310 - less than $400 - check out our review of it, and consider it at this very motivating price.
  • Garmin Nuvi 660 - Two big price drops in one week - now at $750. See our review - It's the best GPS I have used.
  • Garmin Nuvi 350– Blowout price, around $540! A $100 drop.
  • Garmin Nuvi 360 is now around $630.
  • Garmin StreetPilot C330 – Now below $400 for this very capable, maps pre-loaded device. Earlier this spring this was selling for the mid-to upper $400’s.
  • Garmin StreetPilot C340 – Also price dropped, now selling for around $450. Optional traffic capability. See our review.

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  • October 9, 2006

    Price Drop: Garmin Nuvi 350


    I hope I have to write these for the rest of the year (I doubt they will keep up the price drops), but the price on the Garmin Nuvi 350 is below $540! If you review the capabilities on this, and some other GPS units, you'll see that this is a great deal for a really good GPS. I haven't seen them this cheap ever. Just a week ago they dropped this price to $599, from about $640. A $100 drop in price in 8 days. The flat form factor is great. See our Nuvi 350 Review Revisited for more information.

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    October 6, 2006

    Steals and Deals in GPS Land

    Deals on GPS's. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Recently stumbled across the low price on the Mio C310 - less than $400 - check out our review of it, and consider it at this very motivating price.
  • Garmin Nuvi 660 - Two big price drops in one week - very competitive market - now at $750.
  • Garmin Nuvi 350– Blowout price, dropping below $600!
  • Garmin Nuvi 360 is now below $700 and within striking distance of the Nuvi 350 price.
  • Garmin StreetPilot C330 – Now around $400 for this very capable, maps pre-loaded device. Earlier this spring this was selling for the mid-to upper $400’s.
  • Garmin StreetPilot C340 – Also price dropped, now selling for around $450. Optional traffic capability. See our review.

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  • Price Drop (Again): Garmin Nuvi 660

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    I can't believe I am writing this AGAIN, but the price on the Garmin Nuvi 660, has dropped below $750! I mean just last week Amazon started shipping the Nuvi 660, and now the second big price drop has hit and it's down about $250.

    We've got the Nuvi 660 in for review right now, and I am working hard to get the full review up as soon as possible.

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    October 2, 2006

    Price Drop: Garmin Nuvi 350 and 660

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    I can't believe I am writing this already, but the price on the Garmin Nuvi 660, has dropped below $900, meanwhile the price on the Garmin Nuvi 350 is below $600. Hang on because these things are hot at that price, and the last time Amazon did this, they eventually went into back-order mode.

    So last week, Amazon started shipping the Nuvi 660, and now the price is down over $100 from the list price that this all started at.
    We've got the Nuvi 660 in for review right now, and fresh off a weekend in New Hampshire driving around looking at things, I have to say it's pretty good! We needed to stop along the way for food Friday night, in a few taps the Nuvi was spitting out food Points of Interest along our route that we could stop at. Tap one and the Nuvi 660 directed us right there. Eat, come back, and Bam! we were back on our route, with the Nuvi giving us directions back to the highway and on to our original destination.

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    September 22, 2006

    Trackback: The Week in Review and Steals & Deals

    Lots of news on new GPS units this week. Stay tuned next week, we'll have reviews next week. Have a good one. Remember, if you haven't read it, it's new to you.

    News of new GPS Systems:

  • New GPS: Delphi NAV200
  • New GPS: FineDrive M300 in Korea
  • New GPS: Via Michelin X980T Launched in Europe
  • New GPS: Rand McNally GPS Navigator

    GPS Review:

  • GPS Review: Averatec Voya 350

    General GPS News:

  • NAVTEQ Finishes Mapping Finland
  • ViaMichlen gets FCC OK for US
  • Can you save the World? - Disney testing LBS/GPS game
  • Motionbased - New Features
  • Garmin Forerunner on NBC's Today Show
  • TomTom Firmware
  • TomTom Firmware Update 6.51 for Go 510, 710, 910
  • More Info on the Lowrance iWay 250C

    A bit like News and a bit like a deal.... Price Drops on Garmin StreetPilot C550 - October 1st

    Deals on GPS's. Here’s a rundown:

  • Recently stumbled across the low price on the Mio C310 - less than $400 - check out our review of it, and consider it at this very motivating price.

  • Garmin Nuvi 350– Blowout price. Well off the $900 list price, making way for the Nuvi 360.

  • Garmin Nuvi 360 is now below $700 and within striking distance of the Nuvi 350 price.

  • Garmin StreetPilot C330 – Now around $400 for this very capable, maps pre-loaded device. Earlier this spring this was selling for the mid-to upper $400’s.

  • Garmin StreetPilot C340 – Also price dropped, now selling for around $450. Text to speech capability – says “Turn right on Maple St.” instead of “Turn Right”; a nice touch for an extra $50. Also optional traffic capability. See our review.

  • Lowrance iWay 350C – $50 Rebate right now. Mid Tier model that we reviewed earlier this year. Highly configurable. Rebate Through 10/30.

  • Lowrance iWay 500C - $100 Rebate right now. BIG 5 inch touch screen and 10GB available for your MP3’s on board. Rebate though 10/30.

  • Averatec Voya 350 - $30 Rebate for purchases through 12/31/06.


    Handheld GPS

  • Garmin GPSMap 60CS - $50 Rebate only at Amazon. Rebate extended. Now through 10/31/06.

    New "x" series GPS Units with the better SiRF star III Chipset. All $50 Rebates, all run through 12/31/06.

  • Garmin GPSMap 60Cx - VERY capable GPSMAP handhelds, excellent performers.
  • Garmin GPSMap 60CSx - Adds Altimeter and Electronic Compass.
  • Garmin eTrex Venture Cx - Entry level color handheld with Mapping. Net Cost is within about $30 of the Monochrome Legend - DEFINITELY worth the upgrade - Color, Memory Card, USB Connectivity, 32 hour battery life..... consider at least the Venture Cx.
  • Garmin eTrex Legend Cx - adds a 64MB micro SD card.
  • Garmin eTrex Vista Cx - Adds Altimeter and Electronic Compass.

  • New Rebate on Garmin MetroGuide V8 Upgrade - $30 back now through March 1, 2007. See Form (PDF)

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  • September 15, 2006

    Trackback - Week in Review and Great GPS Deals and Steals

    Big Week for Magellan - 3 new Models. See the individual Posts for details:

  • New GPS: Magellan RoadMate 2000, 2200 and 2500T
  • New GPS: Magellan RoadMate 2000
  • New GPS: Magellan RoadMate 2200
  • New GPS: Magellan RoadMate 2500t

    Big Week for anything Wireless - the Wireless Trade Show is going on so thus all the mobile phone announcements:

  • New Bluetooth GPS Receiver: Garmin Mobile 10
  • Garmin Mobile Available on Select BackBerry Phones
  • Guardian Angel GPS Tracking Phones sold through Boost Mobile
  • NAVTEQ Announces Dynamic Traffic Content for Mobile Networks
  • New: MapQuest Navigator Mobile Phone Navigation Service

    We're happy to have the TomTom ONE in for review.

  • GPS Review: TomTom ONE Arrives for Review at the GPS Lodge

    News on New GPS Units:

  • New GPS: Navman N20, N40i and N60i
  • More on the Mio H610

    Deals on GPS's. Here’s a rundown:

  • Recently stumbled across the low price on the Mio C310 - less than $400 - check out our review of it, and consider it at this very motivating price.

  • Garmin Nuvi 350– Blowout price. Well off the $900 list price, making way for the Nuvi 360.

  • Garmin Nuvi 360 is now below $700 and within striking distance of the Nuvi 350 price.

  • Garmin StreetPilot C330 – Now around $400 for this very capable, maps pre-loaded device. Earlier this spring this was selling for the mid-to upper $400’s.

  • Garmin StreetPilot C340 – Also price dropped, now selling for around $450. Text to speech capability – says “Turn right on Maple St.” instead of “Turn Right”; a nice touch for an extra $50. Also optional traffic capability. See our review.

    Lowrance iWay 350C – $50 Rebate right now. Mid Tier model that we reviewed earlier this year. Highly configurable. Rebate Through 10/30.

    Lowrance iWay 500C - $100 Rebate right now. BIG 5 inch touch screen and 10GB available for your MP3’s on board. Rebate though 10/30.

    Averatec Voya 350 - $30 Rebate for purchases through 12/31/06.


    Handheld GPS

  • Garmin GPSMap 60CS - $50 Rebate only at Amazon. Rebate extended. Now through 10/31/06.

    New "x" series GPS Units with the better SiRF star III Chipset. All $50 Rebates, all run through 12/31/06.

  • Garmin GPSMap 60Cx - VERY capable GPSMAP handhelds, excellent performers.
  • Garmin GPSMap 60CSx - Adds Altimeter and Electronic Compass.
  • Garmin eTrex Venture Cx - Entry level color handheld with Mapping. Net Cost is within about $30 of the Monochrome Legend - DEFINITELY worth the upgrade - Color, Memory Card, USB Connectivity, 32 hour battery life..... consider at least the Venture Cx.
  • Garmin eTrex Legend Cx - adds a 64MB micro SD card.
  • Garmin eTrex Vista Cx - Adds Altimeter and Electronic Compass.

  • New Rebate on Garmin MetroGuide V8 Upgrade - $30 back now through March 1, 2007. See Form (PDF)

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