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Finding a Good Deal On a Magellan GPS

Aug 18, 2007
There are many brands of portable GPS receivers that people use, however Magellan GPS is one of the better known ones. Most people install GPS systems in their automobiles to assist with directions, monitor what their teenage kids are doing, or track their car in the event of a theft.

Some other reasons that people carry these portable GPS units would be to take hiking or hunting to prevent them from losing their directions. Regardless of the reason that you wish to utilize a Magellan GPS, you should do your research prior to shopping around for one that is at the right price with the right features.

Initial Considerations

Before you buy you a GPS system decide what features you need. Is it more significant to you that it be light or rugged? Is battery longevity a consideration? Is there a manufacturers guarantee in regards to the hardware itself? Additionally, the majority of GPS systems will require periodic software updates.

In other words, you will need to install updated maps onto your GPS receiver periodically. Also, the same as with any type of software, it will require some minor patches at times. Regardless of where you purchase it, learn about the type of tech support the dealers give you, and do a comparison for the prices when it comes to any monthly monitoring prior to making your choice.

Shopping in a Retail Outlet

The majority of stores, particularly outdoor and automotive stores have Magellan GPS systems in stock. If you have a store discount card or some other method of getting a better price, making your purchase this way may be the best method. Particularly when the holidays are near, you may find exceptional discounts in prices. Discounts on GPS prices can range from as little as $100 to as high as $1000. Keep in mind that you should use promotions that allow for a certain percentage discount instead of a set amount off for large ticket products.

On the Net

Shopping on the Internet has become very convenient nowadays, and you'll be able to easily see all the options and accessories that are available with a Magellan GPS system. However, you have to, of course be mindful when shopping on the Internet; you only want to go to sites that have a good reputation.

Sites that are reputable will have a phone number and physical address, a secure server for transactions with a credit card and will have decent reviews on sites like epinions.com. It is not wise to use a site until you have read positive reviews regarding it.

Magellan's company website would be the first place to look into. The home page has a list of current promotions. Regardless if you decide not to purchase a Magellan GPS from the manufacturer, you can get some good ideas in regards to the range of products available, the prices, and how often you will be required to update the software by going back to the site.
About the Author
Corbin Newlyn is an expert in the field of electronics. If you would like to learn more go to Handheld GPS Units and at GPS Kits
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