Updates on a used GPS

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by dwd58, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. dwd58

    dwd58 Bobtail Member

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    Thinking about buying a slightly used Rand McNally 710 and was wondering if you can purchase updates and how much it would cost to do so. Is used a bad idea? There is a big price difference.
     
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  3. Snailexpress

    Snailexpress Road Train Member

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    Updates are free usually. What updates you are talking??
     
  4. Cranky Yankee

    Cranky Yankee Cranky old ######

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    you can get a brand new 520 for $219 with lifetime updates
    I dont look at the map often so bigger screen isn't helpful to me
    i turn the volume up when getting close to destination
    after already loooking at the area with google satellite
     
  5. fishnman

    fishnman Light Load Member

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    Right now a Brand new TN 730 is $299 at Pilot/Flying J. Has Lifetime maps updates free of charge, a 1 yr warranty and a Good repair/replacement plan. You won't get that with a used unit, bennies are only to registered owner.
     
  6. Mark Kling

    Mark Kling Technology Contributor

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    TND -720

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  7. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    i'm perfectly happy with my samsung note two 4.7 inch screen and copilot. i don't like my face lit up by a 7 inch screen.
     
  8. skulldrinker

    skulldrinker Light Load Member

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    If you're in a truck the Rand McNally 520 (or 720) will be the best $200 bucks you'll ever spend. It's a truck gps not a social or grocery getter gps. When your phone has no service all those phone based routing apps are useless.

    However Drag Routing would be cool if my 520 had it. the 520 screen is kinda small for that I think but the 720 would be ok.
     
  9. mike-v

    mike-v Bobtail Member

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    I bought a factory refurbished Rand 720 from a seller on ebay for $209.99 with free lifetime updates.

    It came with all accessories - just without the factory box...

    Also registered it and downloaded the latest updates.

    Now, need to put it to use soon...
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2014
  10. fishnman

    fishnman Light Load Member

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    Yes Thank you Mark. Typing accurately on moving truck sometimes causes spelling errors. .and exclusions. . Lol
     
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