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Need a new GPS

Postby cinemike16 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:33 pm

So I'm getting tired of killing my phone battery by using it as a GPS, so looking for a standalone unit...Unfortunately (unless I missed it) I didn't see any listed this year, it used to be those things were featured on every ad. Can anyone direct me to a decent deal ? Preferably Garmin but will consider Magellan or TomTom

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Re: Need a new GPS

Postby teknoge3k » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:56 pm

cinemike16 wrote:So I'm getting tired of killing my phone battery by using it as a GPS, so looking for a standalone unit...Unfortunately (unless I missed it) I didn't see any listed this year, it used to be those things were featured on every ad. Can anyone direct me to a decent deal ? Preferably Garmin but will consider Magellan or TomTom


Honestly, they're kinda outdated since most people use their phones as GPS and most new vehicles have GPS built into them.
Here's what comes up though.

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Re: Need a new GPS

Postby lwmjr » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:15 pm

I think you can still get maps at AAA :mrgreen:
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Postby teknoge3k » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:28 pm

lwmjr wrote:I think you can still get maps at AAA :mrgreen:


Typically AAA only hands me pamplets for counselors in the area.
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Re: Need a new GPS

Postby teknoge3k » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:29 pm

teknoge3k wrote:
lwmjr wrote:I think you can still get maps at AAA :mrgreen:


Typically AAA only hands me pamplets for counselors in the area.


Wait, that's AA. Nevermind
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Re: Need a new GPS

Postby cinemike16 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:41 pm

teknoge3k wrote:
cinemike16 wrote:So I'm getting tired of killing my phone battery by using it as a GPS, so looking for a standalone unit...Unfortunately (unless I missed it) I didn't see any listed this year, it used to be those things were featured on every ad. Can anyone direct me to a decent deal ? Preferably Garmin but will consider Magellan or TomTom


Honestly, they're kinda outdated since most people use their phones as GPS and most new vehicles have GPS built into them.
Here's what comes up though.

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hmm maybe it's just time for a new phone. . . thanks for the quick and rather detailed response

lwmjr wrote:I think you can still get maps at AAA :mrgreen:

wow that's just what I needed! thanks #smartass

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Re: Need a new GPS

Postby lwmjr » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:45 pm

cinemike16 wrote:
teknoge3k wrote:
cinemike16 wrote:So I'm getting tired of killing my phone battery by using it as a GPS, so looking for a standalone unit...Unfortunately (unless I missed it) I didn't see any listed this year, it used to be those things were featured on every ad. Can anyone direct me to a decent deal ? Preferably Garmin but will consider Magellan or TomTom


Honestly, they're kinda outdated since most people use their phones as GPS and most new vehicles have GPS built into them.
Here's what comes up though.


hmm maybe it's just time for a new phone. . . thanks for the quick and rather detailed response

lwmjr wrote:I think you can still get maps at AAA :mrgreen:

wow that's just what I needed! thanks #smartass

Magellan, and the other explorers would turn over in there grave if they knew people had to rely on electronics :)
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Re: Need a new GPS

Postby lwmjr » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:47 pm

teknoge3k wrote:
teknoge3k wrote:
lwmjr wrote:I think you can still get maps at AAA :mrgreen:


Typically AAA only hands me pamplets for counselors in the area.


Wait, that's AA. Nevermind

I have a short attention span,
when I found out it was a ten step program, I figured it wasn't worth it
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Re: Need a new GPS

Postby jeanerz13 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:49 pm

lwmjr wrote:
teknoge3k wrote:
teknoge3k wrote:
Typically AAA only hands me pamplets for counselors in the area.


Wait, that's AA. Nevermind

I have a short attention span,
when I found out it was a ten step program, I figured it wasn't worth it

Thought it was 12

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Re: Need a new GPS

Postby lwmjr » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:04 pm

jeanerz13 wrote:
lwmjr wrote:
teknoge3k wrote:
Wait, that's AA. Nevermind

I have a short attention span,
when I found out it was a ten step program, I figured it wasn't worth it

Thought it was 12

:o That's even worse
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Re: Need a new GPS

Postby tinytim35 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:07 pm

I have a TomTom.....set to Slingblade.....quite entertaining

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Re: Need a new GPS

Postby lwmjr » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:14 pm

tinytim35 wrote:I have a TomTom.....set to Slingblade.....quite entertaining

:? you use a drum set

Billy Bob Thornton was pretty good in slingblade
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Re: Need a new GPS

Postby tinytim35 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:02 pm

lwmjr wrote:
tinytim35 wrote:I have a TomTom.....set to Slingblade.....quite entertaining

:? you use a drum set

Billy Bob Thornton was pretty good in slingblade


poor Tom is in the drawer....I just like getting lost, can't quite figure out my phone :roll:

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Re: Need a new GPS

Postby Shopper X » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:05 pm

Here are all the car navigation GPS deals I could find, filtering out GPS watches, handheld units, fishfinders, etc. (updated Nov. 21):

  • bass-pro-shops
    • Garmin Drive 50LM U.S. Personal GPS Navigation Unit, $89.99, $149.99, link
  • best-buy
    • "Garmin - DriveSmart 61 LMT-S 6.95"" GPS with Built-In Bluetooth, Lifetime Map Updates and Lifetime Traffic Updates - Black", $189.99, $269.99, link
    • Garmin - Drive 51 LM 5" GPS with Lifetime Map Updates - Black, $89.99, $149.99, link
  • bjs-wholesale
    • Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT 5" GPS w/ Lifetime Maps & Traffic, $129.99, $179.99, link
  • frys-electronics
    • Magellan 7" GPS w/ FREE Lifetime Map Updates & Traffic Alerts (Refurbished), $69.99, , link
  • frys-electronics-thanksgiving
    • "Garmin 5-in. GPS w/ Lifetime Maps/ Traffic Updates, Built-in Bluetooth", $79.99, , link
  • kohls
    • Garmin Drive 50LM GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps, $89.99, $149.99, link
  • pc-richard-son
    • Garmin Portable GPS Navigation w/ Lifetime Maps, $89.99, , link
  • pepboys
    • Magellan Road Mater 5635T-LM, $39.99, , link
    • Road Mate 9612T-LM, $79.98, , link

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Re: Need a new GPS

Postby bfaddict » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:33 pm

A car charger might run you $20 or less ;)
Way less If you get a cord at monoprice (or maybe even Walmart) and request a free sample of an adapter/charger on a promotional item website ;)


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