GPS-----for the technically challenged???..:)

Submitted: Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 20:21
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gday everyone,,,,,,time for me to get a gps.

HELP !!!!!!

nothing to flash to start with. would like to be able to hook it up to this here puter now and then, log tracks as we go exploring around the place, and be generally idiot proof.....:)

your sugestions appreciated.

rick.
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 20:26

Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 20:26
Hi Rick:
There's a Magellan Platinum on Ebau just now at http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2430007600&category=30862

Play your cards right and you may bag a bargain.

Cheers
JackAustralia - If you don't love it, leave!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 20:28

Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 20:28
Hi again ...

Yeah, I know .. it is Ebay, not Ebau ... sorry ... the link works though.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Sep 02, 2003 at 06:22

Tuesday, Sep 02, 2003 at 06:22
Hi Rick:

If you just go to

http://www.ebay.com.au
and type "Magellan" into the search window you will see quite a few GPS units available.

If you also want to look at Garmin models, the same procedure will work.

I have a very very basic Magellan 310 which I use to tell me where I am - no moving maps on this model, but when coupled up to my laptop, and using Oziexplore software and the Natmap map series (both available for purchase from this site) I can have moving map.
I don't use it as a street directory, just when I am out in the "boondocks".

If you get a Magellan, there is a Yahoo User Group that is very good, with lots of helpful people similar to those on this forum.
I am sure Garmin has the same.

JackAustralia - If you don't love it, leave!!!
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Reply By: Member - Scotti - Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 22:23

Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 22:23
I bought a Magellan meridian off ebay a little while ago.Shipped brand new from the states.Total cost was $390aus delivered to my door.As apposed to $700 if I bought from aus.
COULDN'T BE HAPPIER.Gregory Rock on the _Kalbarri.aspx.
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Reply By: Luke - Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 22:58

Monday, Sep 01, 2003 at 22:58
Magellan Meridian is the go :-)

Easy to use GPS, and fully featured at the same time.

Ebay imports from the US are a bargain - but before you bid, make sure you understand the base map implications. More detailed info in that subject can be found at the Magellan Meridian Yahoo group - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Magellan_Meridian/

I have a US import Meridian - I'm rapt with it :-) cost AUD$280 Brand new in factory packing landed to my front doorstep fully insured with express shipping (5days from US).Much better than AUD$699 here :-D
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Sep 02, 2003 at 06:26

Tuesday, Sep 02, 2003 at 06:26
Rick:

If you don't want to go through the drama of bidding on ebay, have a look at
http://www.mall24-7.com/

Its a US site, and remember to do your $AUD TO $US conversions when looking at prices. Several friends of mine have used to with complete satisfaction.

JackAustralia - If you don't love it, leave!!!
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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Sep 02, 2003 at 11:09

Tuesday, Sep 02, 2003 at 11:09
Rick, do an archive search here on GPS. You'll find plenty of threads with info that should help you decide.Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Reply By: Member - Rick - Tuesday, Sep 02, 2003 at 22:58

Tuesday, Sep 02, 2003 at 22:58
thanks guys, it all looks a bit like double dutch to me at the moment, but i think i've now got the basic idea.
thanks again.

rick.
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