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post #1 of 4 Old 10-31-2008, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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Waterproof Garmin 500 Hybrid Street+topo maps $277 shipped

Checkout the Garmin Nuvi 500.
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=134&pID=13424



Its a bright screen waterproof unit, and so also makes a great motorcycle GPS. In addition to road maps, it also has topographical maps for offroad riding/hiking.

And btw, by waterproof, they don't mean water resistant. You can use it submerged in an aquarium as seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALDiGADCl9c

Its available on ebay right now for $370 free shipping. Search slickdeals.net for how to use the Microsoft Live 25% off on ebay purchases (you have to have a paypal account, but they are easy to set up).

Total shipped no tax is $277, which is a much better deal than the Zumo niche product they sell.

You can find where to buy it yourself, as I don't want to appear like a seller, but wanted to give peeps a headsup as a nice early X-mas present to get yourself.
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-31-2008, 11:56 AM
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Who has it for that price.

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-07-2008, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Doesn't show up anymore. Cheapest I see now is $380 before the live discount (probably raised as everyone becomes aware of the 25-30% off deals through Microsoft), $10 more than before.

You can watch ebay for prices, and searching is easy enough. I just wanted to make people aware of the 25% off ebay purchases through Microsoft Live and the value of this relatively new waterproof Garmin unit for use on a motorcycle, which IMO is a MUCH greater value than the zumo.
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on sale at REI

The nuvi 500 is on sale at REI until Dec 1 for $290.
http://www.rei.com/product/775807

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