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The best price for Streetpilot i3?
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adrianpwood
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:11 pm    Post subject: The best price for Streetpilot i3? Reply with quote

Hi

I am a newbie and I am looking for the cheapest place to get a Streetpilot i3. Is there any ideas?
Also I notice several posts about the different versions of software?
Also what is the difference between v7 and v8 maps?

As I have never owned sat nav previously, is this a good choice for a first time sat nav experience?

Thanks for your time and I appreciate your opinons

Adrian
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woolworths at 144.49 got a v8 from there b4 xmas
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bought one from staples at 129
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the i3 is my first sat nav product. it's dead easy to get to grips with and everyone on this forum is helpful too if you get stuck. it's pretty basic and lacks some functions of the more expensive models, but it gets you to where you want to go and you can get them now for less than 150 - i paid 200 for mine back in september...

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adrianpwood
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark_t wrote:
Just bought one from staples at 129


I have visited mt local Staples store today and the promotion must have finished as they are now 169.99.

So far Woolworths is looking the best buy then, if anyone knows of anywhere cheaper than Woolworths either online or in a store please let me know.

Thanks for everyones help
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my streetpilot c320 on ebay for a very very low price, took a gamble but ended up with a brand new sealed product! If your in the right place at the right time on ebay then go for it, make sure u have some sort of guarantee/seller refund policy, just in case its a scam! I've seen i3's go for very little cash on ebay. READ THE DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY THOUGH! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adrianpwood wrote:
mark_t wrote:
Just bought one from staples at 129


I have visited mt local Staples store today and the promotion must have finished as they are now 169.99.

So far Woolworths is looking the best buy then, if anyone knows of anywhere cheaper than Woolworths either online or in a store please let me know.

Thanks for everyones help




Did you ask in staples ? The reason being that when i went to woolies they were marked up at 179.99 but when i asked they said 144
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fishmad wrote:
I bought my streetpilot c320 on ebay for a very very low price, took a gamble but ended up with a brand new sealed product! If your in the right place at the right time on ebay then go for it, make sure u have some sort of guarantee/seller refund policy, just in case its a scam! I've seen i3's go for very little cash on ebay. READ THE DESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY THOUGH! Wink


Yeah, it is very important to check descriptions and refunds policies very carefully.

I very nearly bought an i3 from a seller who had a load of them going for about 125, I'm glad i resisted because I have since read the feedback left for the items sold and it seems that the units were german imports without UK mapping.

In the end I went to Woolies in Cirencester and picked up a Garmin Streetpilot i3 with V.8 maps for 144.99. They had 2 left!

Be careful what u buy... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Woolworths at 144.49 got a v8 from there b4 xmas


Local Woolies sold out today (empty display boxes on shelf at 144.99) but local 'The Link' sold me one for 149.99 which I thought was OK since Woolies web site which has them in stock wanted 4.95 postage.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They actually look like they are going up in price, went to my local Halfords and it was 179 even on the web site as well. I have actually seen them on Kay-online for 279 8O OMG

How come the prices vary so much between shops, the odd few I understand but not the kind of diffs I'm seeing, unless Garmin are discounting the units to try and get some market share back from TomTom or the other ones

When I was out last night on the M25 it looked like everyone got Sat Nav for xmas Laughing .
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sat Nav jammers will be next years ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are back up tp 179.99 in my local argos as well, i paid 164.99 in there before christmas
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen them for 139.99 in my local pcworld. Not showing on their website.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all, I think I will take a trip to my local PC World and check them out there first. If anyone sees anywhere cheaper let me know.

Thanks :D
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my local Currys shop they are 139.99.
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