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Phillip Moores

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Thoughts and ideas welcome. Is buying a used GPS worth saving the money? This would be for recreational use not racing. I understand there are a million variables to take into account here, just looking for some insight.

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jon coleman

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like getting free tv, they work or they dont.always worth it if cheaper and works.non racing i say get it.
 

Travisfab

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We talking Lowrance, hand held, an old cell phone? Everything is "A GPS" these days.
 
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Thoughts and ideas welcome. Is buying a used GPS worth saving the money? This would be for recreational use not racing. I understand there are a million variables to take into account here, just looking for some insight.

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I do Search And Rescue, and find a $5 Garage Sale Garmin Gecko is sufficient for hiking duty, while a found-in-the-used-car's-glovebox Garmin Nuvi, updated with topographic mapping, takes care of vehicular duties. My co-drivers used a Lowrance GPS when I raced, seemed to work well.

"Geo-caching" is a quick way to learn how to use your GPS to find a spot, create a digital map of your travels, etc.

Geocaching

Don't rely on your phone's GPS or mapping.

Have fun!
 

jon coleman

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my first foray into gps was at the 500, top of the goat trail going in circles, then came the quaker state 7 truck(aaarg, forgot drivers name, ), coming staight at us his codwg. says look!, we got that new ' gps' thing, a little hand held cell phone looking thing that gave u numbers.., so i says , 'follow him!!!!!'
 

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Hi Phillip,

If you end up with a new or used GPS I recommend a touch screen version. They are much easier to use and can be used much faster and with ease. Lowrance GPS are very sturdy, but someone is most likely getting a new one because it is outdated, they want a bigger one or it had some glitch issues. Ask for specifics, also they could be good gps that need new antennas. I teach off-road navigation and gps training happy to help with any questions. check out waypointnav.co or email me at esacksnav@gmail.com

Hope this helped,
Erica Sacks
 

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Hi Phillip,

If you end up with a new or used GPS I recommend a touch screen version. They are much easier to use and can be used much faster and with ease. Lowrance GPS are very sturdy, but someone is most likely getting a new one because it is outdated, they want a bigger one or it had some glitch issues. Ask for specifics, also they could be good gps that need new antennas. I teach off-road navigation and gps training happy to help with any questions. check out waypointnav.co or email me at esacksnav@gmail.com

Hope this helped,
Erica Sacks
Are you ever gonna come to AZ and do one of your classes?
 
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