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Thraxman
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Joined: 2002-02-23
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Location: Janesville, WI

PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2002 4:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I just bought a new GPSR, and really don't need two. If anyone is interested in buying a Garmin eTrex (basic yellow model) let me know. It is about a year old and works just fine. It has a few minor scratches on it, but is otherwise in great shape. I would also include the PC cable (which isn't normally included with the Yellow eTrex).

For those not familiar with this unit, you can read up on it at http://www.garmin.com/products/etrex/

I will consider any reasonable offer, and can even bring it to the picnic tommorrow.
This model currently sells at a normal price of 119.99, and can often be found on sale for 99.99. The data cable normally sells for roughly 15.00 new.

E-mail me at thraxman@ameritech.net or just post here.

 
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kbraband
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Joined: 2002-02-19
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2002 10:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by Thraxman:
I just bought a new GPSR,



Well the big question we want to know... whad 'ya get?
 
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Thraxman
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Location: Janesville, WI

PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2002 4:46 am Reply with quote Back to top

I bought a Magellan Meridian. So far I really like it. Yesterday, in the evening, I took it to Natureland Park and hunted "Beyond the Pines" to try it out, and I was impressed. It has a very eager signal lock, the oversized display is great, and it has scores of features. When I found the cache, the co-ordinates were right on. It didn't loose the signals even under dense cover.

It does have a few drawbacks. Namely size; it is almost as large as a small elephant, and the array of front mounted buttons, although well designed and easy to use, really don't stack up against the Garmin eTrex's for single-handed operation. I really wish Garmin would release the eTrex with a quad-helix antenna and maybe widen the unit by a quarter inch to facillitate a larger screen. Magellan does have the SportTrak sreies, and I did play with the SportTrak Map for a while and almost bought it instead. It is a sleeker, slightly smaller version of the Meridian, but lacks one feature: the ability to pop in SD memory cards. My meridian can be expanded to a huge capacity of memory for maps using SD cards; with the sportstraks you are limited to what is built into the unit.

One other thing that annoyed me: My eTrex faithfully reported to me the calculated error. If it was accurate to, say, 30 feet, it would always tell me. The Meridian DOES display this information, but not always. If it is not averaging, and WAAS isn't working, it displays the range of error. But otherwise, I can't see this information. The manual says very little about this.

I guess we'll see how I like this unit after the picnic today. So far, I love it, even though I find myself missing the thoughtful physical design of my eTrex.

[This message has been edited by Thraxman (edited 08-25-2002).]
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2002 8:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

No takers yet. Didn't surprise me seeing as I posted it the night before the picnic, plus, most people there were already owners of a GPSR.

Were you interested?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2002 9:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I had an offer last night via email. I told the person that unless a better offer comes along by tonight, they get it. To keep things fair, email me an offer at thraxman@ameritech.net. If it is higher than the other persons, you can buy it. Also, I have a MAX that I would accept... if you go OVER the max, I will lower the price to the max.
 
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