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Old 08-08-2002, 09:19 AM
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I am looking into buying a Garmin E Trex Vista handheld. does anyone have any experience with theese? Are they user friendly?
Also where is the best/cheapest place to buy one? Everywhere I have looked theVista sells for about $350 Anybody know where I can get one cheaper?
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http://store.gpsworldsupply.com/shop...ld/catalog.asp

It's now $349 there, I paid $325 for it through them in May, they had a garmin sale going, also got an interface cord included for hooking to the PC to use Mapquest.

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Last year I did a search on "GPS" . I found a store that refurbishes them and garrenties them . They were almost half of new ! Can't remeber the name of the company though .
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try www.gpscity.com! I bought a garmin gps 5 from them and got a great price!

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Try HERE for the best prices I have found. I think it is 287.00 plus shipping.
Disclaimer: I have no personal experience with this vendor.
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Try HERE for the best prices I have found. I think it is 287.00 plus shipping.
Disclaimer: I have no personal experience with this vendor.
I bought my Garmin 182 from them (gps discount). They had the best price, shipped the same day, and sent me shipping confirmation with a tracking numer and a UPS link. If fact I will be ordering a Lake Huron Blue Chart chip from them.
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I am looking into buying a Garmin E Trex Vista handheld. does anyone have any experience with theese? Are they user friendly?
Also where is the best/cheapest place to buy one? Everywhere I have looked theVista sells for about $350 Anybody know where I can get one cheaper?
Although I don't show it on my website, I can get this model for you. $285 plus shipping (gps unit only) Give me a call 602-318-5785

GARMIN eTrex Vista™ 12 Channel GPS with Electronic Compass and Altimeter

Accurate within 5°
Barometric altimeter with current elevation, ascent/ descent rate and more
Accepts 8 MB of downloadable map detail from MapSource CDs
2.1" x 1.1" high contrast LCD screen
500 waypoints with icons
Automatic track log
20 reversible routes
Differential ready, 12 channel receiver
4.4" x 2" x 12"
Operates up to 18 hours with 2 AA batteries
Includes handheld waterproof case
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laster's link is to GPS Discount. I just used them for my purchase. They answered all my questions. I needed the unit in a hurry. Placed the order at 4:30 PM, got it the next morning . I forgot to get software and called them back. They found the best software/memory card deal and sent it next day as well. They have earned my future business. If you call, talk to Scott Farris.
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Try HERE for the best prices I have found. I think it is 287.00 plus shipping.
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Thats it, thats where I bought mine not the link I listed, sorry, I had to go home and look at the t-shirt they sent along free.

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