February 27, 2009

TomTom ONE-S - Amazon Deal of the Day - $99 with Text to Speech

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The TomTom ONE-S is a slightly older version in the TomTom ONE line-up, but comes with that ever popular Text to Speech capability (says street names) making this a true bargain for $99 from TomTom. The pre-loaded maps of the US and Canada make it a fairly full offering. It has a standard size screen of 3.5-inches.

As always it has the Help Me capability to give you access to important info if you are in an emergency, and access to MapShare, where you can send and receive map corrections from the community of TomTom users.

At Amazon - TomTom ONE S Deal of the Day - $99

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February 13, 2009

Garmin Colorado 300 - Deal of the Day at Amazon - $249

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Two Garmin "Deals of the Day" in one week (Nuvi 760 the other day at $199)! The Garmin Colorado is a solid handheld with some advanced features and a nice big screen. This particular unit is the "Bilingual" version, and comes loaded with North American Topo base maps and can be supplemented with inland water way or coastal marine maps. The units comes with a barometric altimeter and an electronic compass. If you want detailed maps of streets, you can buy those and the Colorado 300 can route you to destinations like a normal car GPS; I will say that this should be considered as a back-up type system, because the interface is not a touchscreen which will make data entry harder, and the prompts will not be voice based; but a nice addition nonetheless.

Check out my Review of the Garmin Colorado 400t if you want to learn more about the line and its big brother the 400t.

At Amazon - The Garmin Colorado 300

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February 11, 2009

Nuvi 760 - $199 Deal of the Day at Amazon

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Speaking of the Nuvi 760, it's $199 at Amazon today only!!

Thanks to the dozens of folks who sent this in!

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February 10, 2009

Garmin Nuvi 700 Series on Sale at Costco

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The Nuvi 750 and 760 are great products that offer a very good navigation experience. I had seen what was a great price online for the Garmin Nuvi 750 - $199 at Costco, but one of our readers Frank also sent in word that his local Costco was selling their stock on hand of Garmin Nuvi 760's at that price; well off what I found it for recently online which was about $249. Might be worth a call to the local club to see if they are doing the same.

Thanks Frank for the tip!

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February 6, 2009

TomTom ONE XL - $99

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The TomTom ONE XL is a solid performer from this top shelf name, with high quality routing of North America, and all the benefits of the easy to use TomTom interface. This is from the last generation of TomTom navigators, but comes with fresh maps and is a trustworthy navigation system. The TomTom ONE XL has maps of North America, and is a widescreen unit (4.3-inch screen), but does not have text to speech.

This is a refurbished unit, so you have to be OK with buying them, but if you are you'll be getting a great model for only $99 (over 30% off - a savings of over $40).

At Amazon - TomTom ONE XL Refurbished

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February 3, 2009

Sony NVU73T - Widescreen GPS - Deal of the Day at $99

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I personally have not used this Sony, but thought I would let folks know that it is the deal of the day at Amazon and is running for $99. It comes with Maps of North America, and 4 million Points of Interest. The units is Text to Speech (Says road names) capable and comes with traffic alerts free for 3 months. Sony also has "Gesture Command" that allows you to flick the screen to do basic commands - like navigate home.

Before you buy; read the reader comments on Amazon - there are a few great ones and a few bad ones. Mixed bag - but at $99, you may be able to overlook some blemishes.


At Amazon - The Sony NVU73T

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December 17, 2008

Deal of the Day - TomTom ONE 125 - $89 + Free Shipping

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After Black Friday, the price on the TomTom ONE 125 has steadily climbed above the $99 price that we saw just after Thanksgiving..... until today. Amazon's Deal of the Day is the TomTom ONE 125 for $89.

You can see my Full Review of the TomTom ONE 125 for more information, but quickly, it is a standard 3.5-inch screen GPS with maps of the US, has verbal turn cues (Turn Right in 400 Yards), but not text to speech.

These deals can sell out at Amazon; the last one featuring a GPS did.

At Amazon's Deal of the Day - The TomTom ONE 125

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December 6, 2008

Great Deals on All Kinds of GPS Systems

The more the GPS market matures, the bigger the market gets and the more deals become an everyday part of life; I love it. I was sitting back looking at the list of hot selling units on Amazon's Top 25 list, and was amazed at the opportunities out there.

OK With Refurbished Units?

Some people aren't OK with refurbished units, others think "Sweet Deal". If you are the latter, the big huge GPS market is generating more and more refubs for sale, and the prices are insane.

  • TomTom ONE 3rd Ed - $89 - Entry level device with Maps of North America. Solid Navigation for under $90 with Free Shipping.
  • TomTom GO 720 - $159 - Widescreen, Text to Speech, Maps of North America, and Bluetooth handsfree capabilities. Plus has the fun record your own voice for turn prompts feature. Loads of capability priced at cheap entry level pricing.
  • Magellan Maestro 4250 - $119 - Widescreen, Text to Speech, AAA database - lots of features at an unbelievable price. I rate the Magellans down a bit on their interface vs. the TomTom and Garmins, but if you can deal with it; that's a great price.   

Other Great Deals

Don't Want a Refurb, but still want a great deal? Here are a few.

  • Garmin Nuvi 760 - $249 - Widescreen, advanced routing, Bluetooth Handsfree, and recently dropped from over $300, this is the best deal going these days on a major maker GPS. Sure it's a generation older than the latest units, but there's a lot of capability there, and they still ship with the latest maps.
  • Garmin Nuvi 270 - $129 - Standard screen, no text to speech would say it's an entry level device, but it comes with Maps of North America and Western Europe. If you are heading to europe and wanted to add those maps to another unit, they would cost $149!!!!!.... amazing deal here.
  • Mio C320 - $99 - Widescreen navigator with text to speech, it's another amazing deal. The interface is a bit harder to master than the tomTom or Garmin; includes a lot of features. Check out my review before buying.

Check out my Holiday Buying Guide for more GPS Ideas



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December 3, 2008

Mio Deals at Radio Shack - Today Only

Looks like Radio Shack needs to move some inventory. These Mio units were part of the Black Friday race for GPS sales, and are again in the news. The deals are only good today.

  • Save $110 on The Mio Moov 500 PLUS Get a $29.99 Case for $9.99 and Get Free Shipping - 12.3.08 ONLY! - The Mio Moov 500 is a very widescreen (4.7-inch) unit with an extra large real estate for easier viewing. Mio price of $139.

  • Save $80 on The Mio Moov 300 PLUS Get a $19.99 Case for $9.99 and Get Free Shipping - 12.3.08 ONLY! - The Mio Moov 300 is a standard widescreen with text to speech capabilities. Mio Price of $119

    For more information on the new Mio's see my Full Review of the Mio 300.

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  • December 2, 2008

    TomTom ONE XL - $99 Today Only

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    Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day today is the TomTom ONE XL for $99. This is from the last generation of TomTom navigators, but comes with fresh maps and is a trustworthy navigation system. The TomTom ONE XL has maps of North America, and is a widescreen unit, but does not have text to speech. Recently selling for about $140+, is $99 today.

    At Amazon - TomTom ONE XL - $99 Gold Box Deal

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