What is the best GPS to buy

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00
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I know, how long is a piece of string!!, I'am going to do the round Aust thing and a bit of off road travel, just wanted to know what others have experienced with there GPS's, cost is not that important, but ease of use and relilability is! I want the hand held model. Thanks in advance, Mike
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00
I just got a Magellan Meridan Platinum from the USA and saved $450 on what it costs in Aussie... thats landed here at home! Postage, insurance the LOT...

Shop overseas for it! The base maps can be changed to anything you want, from the USA ones, there is a Magellan meridan group on Yahoogroups who have all teh stuff needed on their site.


The unit itself, will do more than I will ever ever know how to use, but for the price, its crazy not to get it!
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Follow Up By: Macca - Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00
Truckster- sounds good! Could you please advise the web address where you got your GPS, I am about to part with $650 for a standard meridian and a couple of hundred more on accessories for the unit. Also the yahoo group address. Thanks Macca. dive00@hotmail.com
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00
I paid less than that for top of the line model!

It was off of EBAY, the seller was
http://www.mall24-7.com/

There are lots of sellers in USA(www.ebay.com) selling Platinums for the similar price, but Mall was so good to deal with.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00
Oops forgot the Yahoogroup

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Magellan_Meridian
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Follow Up By: Macca - Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00
Tks Truckster- will check em out. Is there any dramas with changing the basemap to local Oz map or using local SD cards? my is email dive00@hotmail.com - Regards Macca
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00
Nope everything is compatible.

Aussie to USA, the basemaps take about 25mins to change.... Piece of P


thought of buying a few as Magellan Aussie cant supply the Platinum! Clean up with a few $100 profit each unit!
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Reply By: truckster - Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002 at 00:00
Theres an article under HOT TOPICS which may be of interest to read as well
http://www.exploroz.com/HotTopics/Navigation/default.asp
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Reply By: Benna - Tuesday, Oct 29, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2002 at 01:00
Hi

I tried to do the same thing but...

Magellan Australia told me that to change the basemap you need to pay $400. This is for licence rights for Aussie goverment maps, e.c.t.
Also, I dont think the base map is changable by normal means, i think you need different equipment. i dont think it is rewritable

Anyway where are you getting the basemap details from in the right format. They are not available anywhere.

This is what ive found out anyway. i have investigated it pretty fully.

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Reply By: Mike - Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 17, 2002 at 01:00
I've a Garmin GPS2+ that is really good. The GPS 3 has an LCD screen which is even better but at a greatly inflated cost.
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