November 30, 2008

Cyber Monday GPS Deals and Sales

With Black Friday a distant memory, online retailers are going to battle it out for your dollars. Black Friday continues to move its sales online and CyberMonday looks like a great time to grab bargains as the discounts get extended another few days.

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Check out my Holiday GPS Buying Guide for tips on what I think are good units for gifts this year.

BestBuy has already started their 2-Day "Cyber Monday" sale going Sunday and Monday - check out these GPS units that they have.

  • Garmin Nuvi 760 - $199 with Free Shipping (Online deal only) - Best Buy changed this errors and is offering the Garmin 260W instead (Thanks Rich) - Very good unit - see my Full Review of the Nuvi 760. Recently seen online at $249 - Check Amazon as a reference price before going to BestBuy.
  • Garmin Nuvi 260W - $199 with Free Shipping (Online Deal Only) - Text to speech, maps of North America, and a pretty good price for the unit, just not as amazing as the Nuvi 760 for this price.
  • Garmin nuvi 780 - $359 with Free Shipping (Online Deal Only) - Upgrade from Nuvi 760 in that it includes MSN Direct service for traffic, movie times, weather and more. See My Full Review of the Nuvi 780. Recently $426 online.
  • Mio Moov 300 - $129 with Free Shipping (Online Deal Only) - Widescreen Mio that has text to speech. See My Full Review of the Mio Moov 300. See My Full Review of the Mio Moov 300. Recently online for $152.
  • Insignia Connected GPS units - See my review on the Insignia CNV-20 before thinking about buying these.
  • TomTom ONE 130S - $199 with Free Shipping (Online deal only) - This includes a case and wall charger. Everyone has the unit for $199 starting today (some with the charger/case), but BestBuy is throwing in the case. See My Full Review of the TomTom ONE 130S
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Amazon - Seems that they are carrying their deals all weekend and into Monday.

Other Deals this week:

  • TeleNav Shotgun - With the launch of their new connected GPS, TeleNav is in the holiday rush ballgame with a special offer for the CyberMonday crowd. Buy the TeleNav Shotgun connected GPS and use the code 'sgcybermonday' at checkout and get a total of 6 months of subscription service - twice as much as normal.
  • Mio Store 30% off - accessories and map updates for older units. Not a bad savings for these items.
  • Mio Moov 200 - $99 at Office Max - Standard Screen unit with decent capabilities. Check out my review of the Mio Moov 300 (the widescreen version of the same unit) for insight into its operation.
  • TomTom is running their own specials with their discounts at $50 - $100 off models. These prices are competitive with a lot of other outlets, but you may be able to find a good deal on one of the higher end units. See TomTom's Website
  • Magellan 1212 - $119 at Staples. If you missed the $99 deals on this unit on Black Friday and still want one, check it out for only $20 more.
  • Magellan 1412 - $149, Widescreen unit with text to speech. Good price on a widescreen. (Note- at this writing the site has the standard screen unit pictured - see the description - it's a widescreen)
  • Nuvi 200 - $128 (w/ case) - At WalMart. Standard screen unit with maps of the 48 States. No Text to speech - basic navigation but with high quality capabilities. See My Full Review on the Nuvi 200



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November 26, 2008

Garmin Nuvi 750 - $198 Sam's Club Now

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The Garmin Nuvi 750 is a good widescreen unit with Maps of North America, Text to Speech capabilities, and multipoint routing which allows you to enter in several addresses and let the Nuvi tell you what the optimum route is.

More information at My Full Review of the Nuvi.

At Sam's Club for $198 - Garmin Nuvi 750

Thanks David for sending this in.

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November 25, 2008

TomTom ONE 125 Pricing - $99 Now, Higher Later

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Lots of buzz about the TomTom ONE 125; readers writing in and asking about it and its availability. So, if you were thinking about grabbing a TomTom ONE 125, you'd be better off doing it now than later my sources say. Retailers are always free to set their own prices, but my information has the TomTom ONE 125 going up to $129 after November 30th.. So, with it at $99 all over the place, grab one now. You can go read my Full Review of the TomTom ONE 125 if you want more information on it.

If you don't want to wait out on Black Friday for one, you can always get it for the Black Friday price $99 today with FREE SHIPPING at Amazon.


At Amazon - the TomTom ONE 125


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November 24, 2008

Delorme PN-20 and PN-40 - $50 Rebates

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UPDATE: Rebate Form Link Added.

Word on the street is that DeLorme has a $50 Rebate out for the PN-20 or the PN-40 handheld GPS units that offer overlays of maps, satellite and aerial images. The PN-40 also has a triaxial compass allowing you to grab a heading from whatever angle you're holding the unit. It's got a faster processor for faster map draws and plenty of capacity to load up extra map layers that you can download for a cheap $29 subscription price.

Buy the units anytime between now and 12/31/08 - postmark by 1/31.

Rebate Link HERE (PDF Link)

At Amazon the Delorme PN-20 or the newer faster Delorme PN-40

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November 23, 2008

TomTom ONE 125 - $99 at Amazon - Black Friday Pricing TODAY!

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Last year for Black Friday, TomTom drove a lot of business with its TomTom ONE, and is again poised to grab a lot of business this year for Black Friday, as they have a boatload of stores lined up to offer their new TomTom ONE 125 for $99. You want to wait out in line to maybe grab one of the limited supply at 5AM? Go ahead. If not, grab one at Amazon right now for the same price and get it shipped free to you while you can do things that are better than hanging out in the cold.

At Amazon - the TomTom ONE 125

More information see My Full Review of the TomTom ONE 125

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November 16, 2008

GPS Steals and Deals - 11/16


Hands down best deal this week on a new GPS is the Garmin Nuvi 760 - $269 - Down about $90 this week. Widescreen, North American Maps, Bluetooth Handsfree, traffic, and a lot more - See my Full Review.

I recommend some upgrades as your budget allows, Text to Speech, and a widescreen in that order. Other additions such as Traffic, Bluetooth Handsfree, etc. are definitely nice to have.


Standard Screens - 3.5-inch

  • Garmin Nuvi 270 - $159 - still a great price. - Has US and Western Euro Maps pre-loaded for the same price as the US only unit (Nuvi 200) No Text to Speech, but if you are heading to Europe and need a unit, this is a great deal.

  • Nuvi 205 at Amazon - $149 - No Text to Speech, Continental US Maps, solid interface and routing. This is an updated version of the Nuvi 200 with faster satellite acquisition times and a better interface. For a more up to date unit, consider the extra $38 and look at the Nuvi 255. Faster Acquisition times and an updated interface.
  • Garmin Nuvi 350 - Still $158 this week - very capable older unit that has an older interface. North American Maps, Text to Speech, and 5+ Million Points of Interest. Want Bluetooth? Get the Nuvi 360 that adds Bluetooth Handsfree, for a few bucks more at - $179

  • TomTom ONE 3rd ed. - $138 and Free Shipping at Amazon; Entry Level TomTom with Maps of North America, no Text to Speech.

  • Mio Moov 200 - $129 at Office Max - See my Full Review on the widescreen Moov 200 for an idea on how this works.

Widescreen Models

  • Nuvi 760 - $269 - Down almost $100 this week - Thin design with Text to Speech and Maps of North America. Route Optimization - plug in multiple stops and let the unit optimize the route for fastest planning, adds Bluetooth handsfree and built-in TMC traffic. See My Full Review of the Nuvi 760.
  • Garmin Nuvi 255W - $235 - Text to speech, improved interface, maps of North America. More Info - See my Full Review on the Nuvi 255W.

  • Nuvi 750 - $262 - Down over $40 this week - Thin design with Text to Speech and Maps of North America. Route Optimization - plug in multiple stops and let the unit optimize the route for fastest planning. Doesn't have the Bluetooth, or the Traffic capability that the 760 has.

  • Garmin Nuvi 780 - $439 Has MSN Direct 2, with traffic and gas prices sent to your GPS. See My Full Review of the Nuvi 780 for more information. A Special note (because this rarely happens) - BestBuy has a better price right now - $399 on the Nuvi 780.

  • Garmin Nuvi 260W - Skip it and get the improved unit the Nuvi 255W (above) instead.

  • Nuvi 650 at Amazon $199 - Down $20 in recent weeks. Older design with Text to Speech, North American Maps, See My Full Review - Nuvi 660, which is the same model with the addition of the TMC Traffic, which is the main feature not included on the Nuvi 650.

  • Nuvi 200W at Amazon $158 - Entry Level Widescreen - I recommend skipping it and moving up to the Nuvi 205W for $20 more. The new interface is worth it. No Text to Speech, Continental US Maps. See My Full Review - Nuvi 205W.

  • Nuvi 660 at Amazon $266 - Older Design with Text to Speech, North American Maps, TMC Traffic Capability included. See My Full Review - Nuvi 660


  • TomTom ONE XL 330 - $199- the new Basic Widescreen for the TomTom line, Maps of North America, new Easy Port fold flat mount, and no text to speech - Move up to the TomTom ONE XL 330S for Text to Speech at $218 - well worth the extra $19;

  • Garmin Nuvi 880 - $554 - Down over $90 in recent weeks. Has voice recognition and MSN Direct traffic, gas prices and weather data feeds. Let's you say your destination and it routes you there. Very cool; love the capabilities.

Refurbished GPS units - There are a lot of Rerubs out there for consideration. Amazon has a good selection. Magellan Maestro 4250 - $119 widescreen with lots of features, including AAA database of hotel and restaurant recommendations, or the TomTom ONE XL - Widescreen with no Text to Speech, a solid navigator at a great price ($99 no MIR!), or the TomTom ONE 3rd ed. for $79.

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November 13, 2008

Best Buy & Radio Shack Ads Out! - Black Friday GPS Deals 2008

Best Buy is going to be the biggest madhouse Black Friday, and there are a few good GPS deals to keep you entertained after you figure out that the laptops are sold out..... The Nuvi 205 is a decent deal off by about $30, the Nuvi 260W about $50, the Nuvi 780 saves about $80 off the online prices, and about $100 off the TomTom.

Radio Shack has some good deals, and some not so good - You can get a Garmin Nuvi 255W for about $6 more online right now.

Check out all of our Black Friday Best GPS Deals and Sales - 2008

Best Buy

Garmin Nuvi 205 - $119 - More Info

Garmin Nuvi 260W - $189 - More Info

Garmin Nuvi 780 - $349 - See My Full Review

TomTom GO 720 - $249 - See My Full Review

Radio Shack

Garmin Nuvi 250W - $169 - See My Full Review

Garmin Nuvi 255W - $229 - See My Full Review

Mio Moov 300 GPS - $129 - See My Full Review

Motorola TN20 - $149 - More Info

Motorola TN30 - $249 - More Info

TomTom ONE 125 - $99 - See My Full Review

TomTom ONE 130S - $199 - See My Full Review

Update - 11/23: The TomTom ONE 125 is available for Black Friday Pricing Today At Amazon - the TomTom ONE 125
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November 9, 2008

GPS Steals and Deals - 11/9


I recommend some upgrades as your budget allows, Text to Speech, and a widescreen in that order. Other additions such as Traffic, Bluetooth Handsfree, etc. are definitely nice to have.


Standard Screens - 3.5-inch

  • Garmin Nuvi 270 - $157 - Has US and Western Euro Maps pre-loaded for the same price as the US only unit (Nuvi 200) No Text to Speech, but if you are heading to Europe and need a unit, this is a great deal.

  • Nuvi 205 at Amazon - $150 - No Text to Speech, Continental US Maps, solid interface and routing. This is an updated version of the Nuvi 200 with faster satellite acquisition times and a better interface. For a more up to date unit, consider the extra $38 and look at the Nuvi 255. Faster Acquisition times and an updated interface.
  • Garmin Nuvi 350 - Still $149 this week; Down $30 - very capable older unit that has an older interface. North American Maps, Text to Speech, and 5+ Million Points of Interest. Want Bluetooth? Get the Nuvi 360 that adds Bluetooth Handsfree, for a few bucks more at - $179

  • TomTom ONE 3rd ed. - $134 and Free Shipping at Amazon; Entry Level TomTom with Maps of North America, no Text to Speech.

  • RoadMate 1212 - $169 at BestBuy this week. North American maps and text to speech for this price. A good price text to speech unit this week, but I would recommend the Garmin Nuvi 255 (above) for $20 more - a better overall product, or even the older Nuvi 350 for $20 less.

Widescreen Models

  • Garmin Nuvi 255W - $234 - Text to speech, improved interface, maps of North America. More Info - See my Full Review on the Nuvi 255W. Nuvi 760 - $373 - Thin design with Text to Speech and Maps of North America. Route Optimization - plug in multiple stops and let the unit optimize the route for fastest planning, adds Bluetooth handsfree and built-in TMC traffic. See My Full Review of the Nuvi 760.
  • Nuvi 750 - $307 - Thin design with Text to Speech and Maps of North America. Route Optimization - plug in multiple stops and let the unit optimize the route for fastest planning. Doesn't have the Bluetooth, or the Traffic capability that the 760 has.
  • Garmin Nuvi 780 - $442 Has MSN Direct 2, with traffic and gas prices sent to your GPS. See My Full Review of the Nuvi 780 for more information. A Special note (because this rarely happens) - BestBuy has a better price right now - $419 on the Nuvi 780.
  • Garmin Nuvi 260W - Skip it and get the improved unit the Nuvi 255W (above) instead.
  • Nuvi 650 at Amazon $199 - Down $20 in recent weeks. Older design with Text to Speech, North American Maps, See My Full Review - Nuvi 660, which is the same model with the addition of the TMC Traffic, which is the main feature not included on the Nuvi 650.
  • Nuvi 200W at Amazon $175 - Entry Level Widescreen - Honestly - I recommend skipping it and moving up to the Nuvi 205W for $10 more. The new interface is worth it. No Text to Speech, Continental US Maps. See My Full Review - Nuvi 205W.
  • Nuvi 660 at Amazon $282 - Older Design with Text to Speech, North American Maps, TMC Traffic Capability included. See My Full Review - Nuvi 660
  • TomTom ONE XL 330 - $202- the new Basic Widescreen for the TomTom line, Maps of North America, new Easy Port fold flat mount, and no text to speech - Move up to the TomTom ONE XL 330S for Text to Speech at $238;

  • Garmin Nuvi 880 - $594 - Down over $50 in recent weeks. Has voice recognition and MSN Direct traffic, gas prices and weather data feeds. Let's you say your destination and it routes you there. Very cool; love the capabilities.

Refurbished GPS units - There are a lot of Rerubs out there for consideration. Amazon has a good selection. Magellan Maestro 4250 - $129 widescreen with lots of features, including AAA database of hotel and restaurant recommendations, or the TomTom ONE XL - Widescreen with no Text to Speech, a solid navigator at a great price ($99 after Mail in Rebate must be bought by 11/14).

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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.

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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!)

Cabelas

Circuit City

Costco

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

CVS

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

Dell Home

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

Dicks

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

Kohl's

  • Nextar GPS - $79 after $20 MIR

Meijer

  • 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

Sears

Staples

Target

Toys R Us

Walgreens

WalMart Black Friday


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November 1, 2008

TomTom ONE 125 - Special Edition?

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UPDATE: See My Full Review on the TomTom ONE 125

TomTom is shipping a TomTom ONE 125 for the holidays that appears to have some slight modification that will allow stores to price slightly different than others offering the TomTom ONE 130. This unit only offers US maps, not all of North America like the TomTom ONE 130/130S.

TomTom did this last year with the TomTom ONE LE that was offered exclusively through BestBuy. This was a version with older hardware and a new software update - not a big difference and offered a good deal for a lot of shoppers.

We see the TomTom ONE 125 offered on Black Friday for $99 through several stores.

Also At Amazon - the TomTom ONE 125

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