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GPS recomendations

Postby Qdog88 » Thu 2010-10-28, 03:26:15

What GPS units would be good for a newbie? I was looking around and can't find any yet in stores. Looked in Radio Shack, ABC warehouse even Dick's sporting goods(had some but no one around). So where would I get a hold of one?


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Re: GPS recomendations

Postby yogi57 » Thu 2010-10-28, 05:44:44

One of my favorite place to order from.
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Re: GPS recomendations

Postby armygreenx » Thu 2010-10-28, 13:36:53

I got the Magellan Explorist GC. It is an entry level GPS made specifically for Geocaching. I got mine at Best Buy for 200$ at 18 months same as cache. Wildwonz got his for 75$ on Craigslist from a guy in Ann Arbor.

It has it's issues but I'm sure all entry level GPS do. I also have a Garmin Nuvi 255WT which I use for navigation. Right now they are on sale big time at Best Buy for 140$.

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Re: GPS recomendations

Postby Mighty_Mo » Thu 2010-10-28, 16:53:36

I believe Bass Pro has GPS units for sale
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Postby RustyNail09 » Thu 2010-10-28, 17:05:29

Bass Pro has a great selection of handheld gps' and the people behind the counter are quite knowledgable about what they are selling! I personally own and love my Oregon 200 by Garmin.
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Re: GPS recomendations

Postby Mighty_Mo » Thu 2010-10-28, 21:15:57

I am a DeLorme guy. own 3 of them. PN-20, PN-40SE, PN-60wSE.
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Re: GPS recomendations

Postby cheechgang » Thu 2010-10-28, 22:24:18

Remember, he is a newbie. The $90 Etrex H would be fine as a starter.

I've always had good luck with http://www.gpsonsale.com
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Re: GPS recomendations

Postby hammbh » Fri 2010-10-29, 00:16:46

I'd have to agree the Magellan Explorist is pretty sweet and at a decent price. I don't know if it's worth dropping $90 on the Etrex if you can get a good deal on an Explorist. If you think you'll get more serious into caching, I would make a somewhat large investment, because it will pay off in the end. I purchased my Garmin Oregon brand new from Buy.com for about $100 off retail price. I've also been able to score some sweet deals on gadgets at Amazon from time to time.

I do recommend going to Bass Pro Shops to check out units because they do have a nice variety of units on display, and RustyNail is correct, the people behind the counter are VERY knowledgeable. I went there first to play with all of the GPS units before making my decision. It's great to be able to play with them first before investing and finding out it's not quite what you wanted.

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Re: GPS recomendations

Postby Qdog88 » Fri 2010-10-29, 02:16:52

I mite check out Bass Pro Shop...I seen a couple at Gander Mountain today....they had the gps Jr(lil green one) for $80 and had a idk but I think the one up from the eTrex H(don't rember the name, lil bigger green) for $200. It was funny I took a look at the jr one first. The guy said "it'll get u from your truck to ur treestand" I looked at him and said "it says it's for geocaching, and that what I do is geocach" he gave me a look like whatever kid.....needless to say I don't think I'll be going back there. I'm hoping when I say "geocaching" the guys at Bass Pro will know what I'm talking about.
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Re: GPS recomendations

Postby Qdog88 » Fri 2010-10-29, 02:19:56

cheechgang wrote:Remember, he is a newbie.

yes I am :lol:
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Re: GPS recomendations

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Fri 2010-10-29, 03:07:08

The people at Bass have actually hosted geocaching training events, so they SHOULD know what it is.
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Re: GPS recomendations

Postby Mighty_Mo » Fri 2010-10-29, 11:48:04

GizmoGuy411 wrote:The people at Bass have actually hosted geocaching training events, so they SHOULD know what it is.


That's why I suggested Bass Pro
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Re: GPS recomendations

Postby McCombRef » Sun 2010-10-31, 15:43:30

I have the Magellan GC and seem to like it. It is $200 and can be used completely paperless. The only thing that I know it will not do is the wherigo caches.
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Re: GPS recomendations

Postby T-Hunter » Mon 2010-11-01, 01:07:55

I agree with Cheech. The Etrex H, Hc or HcX would be great. You can get them for 100 bucks or less.
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Re: GPS recomendations

Postby Qdog88 » Mon 2010-11-01, 02:15:09

ok what the differece between the H,Hc and HcX??? just features or what?
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