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#1 User is offline   Caniac Nation 

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  Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:52 AM

Looking at getting a 60CSx and the refurbished is $20 cheaper than a new one. Normally I would buy new, but I've heard good things about the Garmin refurbished and they both have the same warranty. Any opinions or experience? Thanks in advance!

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 10:16 AM

Refurbished products are usually a great deal! But, I'd pass if they're only knocking $20 off the new price.. what's the point?

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 12:02 PM

Just THINK what you can do with a gps, then it goes to Garmin. they get it working again, because obviously it didn't, they supply a new (looking) casing.
Because of a discount of a mighty $ 20 you are allowed to buy this thing.
Yes it's a Very nice Gps, but its old.

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Posted 23 May 2009 - 07:23 PM

I love refurbed electronics! I've never had a problem with any refurb stuff I've bought, and that includes the DeLorme PN-20 I used to have. I figure that a refurb item already had it's problems and had it fixed, so any issues where already someone elses problems! Check out www.pcnation.com , they have good prices on Garmin stuff, and their refurb 60CSx is $40 cheaper than the new one:

Refurb $248:
http://www.pcnation.com/web/details.asp?it...33AA&GEN0=Y

New $291:
http://www.pcnation.com/web/details.asp?it...0170&GEN0=Y

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 03:36 AM

Refurbs are fine for handhelds, but be more wary for auto GPS. They often come with older maps and are not eligible for free updates if a new map comes out right after purchase.

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:04 AM

View PostRedwoods Mtn Biker, on May 25 2009, 04:36 AM, said:

Refurbs are fine for handhelds, but be more wary for auto GPS. They often come with older maps and are not eligible for free updates if a new map comes out right after purchase.

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Just brought a Nuvi 255W (White-Box) Refurb, it had the 2009 maps installed, the with in 60day of use update, as well as a one year warranty......so far everthing is ok fine, have made a couple of 2000 mile plus runs using the unit, and yes I would buy another Refurb unit!
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:36 AM

That's good to know. Garmin specifies that their nuMaps guarantee only applies to "new" units, but maybe they define it to include refurbs now.

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