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Submitted: Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 14:49
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If you are looking for a GPS in Adelaide try Boating Scene at Elizabeth for a good price. He gave me a quote of $870.00 but couldn't deliver for 24 hours. That is for a Magellan Meridan Platinium.

I was going to wait but while in port Adelaide droppped into Whitworths and they matched his price, but worth seeing him first.

Whale
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Reply By: petprass - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 16:24

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 16:24
Good price. The cheapest I have seen the MeriPlat (in Melbourne) is $950 and the dearest is $1,049.

If however you want to purchase from the US you can get it for approx. USD275/ AUD417. Add shipping, GST and customs fees of approx $240 and you can get one for about AUD657. Just need to watch out for the basemap trap.

Peter
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Follow Up By: Member - Wherethehellawi - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 17:08

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 17:08
peter,
Whats the trap?Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: petprass - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 17:26

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 17:26
Magellan GPS's (and Garmin for that matter) from the USA come with a USA basemap. You can use the GPS in Aus with a USA basemap, but it will not give you all the details that you would have by using the Aus basemap. If you install DiscoverAus Streets and Tracks it will give you all the details that you need, however when you zoom out to greater than 700 meters, the basemap takes over (the USA one in this case) and you will see practically nothing.
The basemap can be changed, but officially Magellan in Aus will want $299 to do it for you. The basemap was freely available on the net upto the end of June of this year, but Magellan have clamped down on the sites that hosted them. Unofficially you can still get a copy of the basemap if you search the net hard enough.

Peter
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 21:08

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 21:08
Whale, thay are listed at $892 in the Explor Oz shop. For the extra $22 you get quite a few benefits, as well as support the mob that gives us this forum.Bob
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 21:44

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 21:44
Thanks for the support Bob.Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 21:59

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 21:59
I just had another thought on the pricing and in fact a member will also get an additional $44.60 in MemberMoney discount for the next purchase so a member will pay $847.40 for this GPS unit. How's does that price sound and remember Members get 5% Member Money for every purchase.Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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Reply By: Dan - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 21:15

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 21:15
I bought a Magellan SporTrak Pro on line from A-Trek Camping Hire, had it delivered to my door in Sydney within 2 days, they have the Meridian Platinum for $865.00, their web site is www.atrekcamping.com.au
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 21:54

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 21:54
I am about to add the Spor Trak Pro into the ExplorOz shop and will be offering it at $759 - with membermoney benifits if this is of help. We also have 2-3 day courier delivery on magellan product. If interested in this model just let me know via email david@exploroz.com and I will be pleased to arrange it. I will be doing these product updates in the next few days anyway so just keep your eye on the Adventure Shop GPS category.

As mentioned earlier in the post above purchasing from us does in fact help to keep the whole site running from updated road conditions to trek notes and the forum. We have not yet made a profit from ExplorOz but we just love what we are doing - One day it will make the money so if you can all do your little bit it will help. Also you can call us during business hours at anytime and ask for our help or support on products you are thinking about purchasing from us - we are only too happy to help.

Also I am now in control of the shop products and pricing so if you want to talk to me about a deal then just let me know and I will see if I can do anything. Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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