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#52930 - 24/12/09 12:10 PM ACTIVE 10 GPS Bargain
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See:-

http://www.satmap.com/christmas/offers.php?offer=24

There is an offer on for today only for the above which includes for free the full GB 1:50,000 OS maps on it. Whilst it is the bike version I think that the only thing not in the pack is the carry case and the lanyard. I wish I hadn't bought mine last week!
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#54093 - 01/03/10 04:20 PM Re: ACTIVE 10 GPS Bargain [Re: Harland]
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Registered: 30/07/09
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Loc: Yorkshire
Anyone with an Active 10 should check the SATMAP website as they are having a sale on long distance path cards.

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#54186 - 05/03/10 07:13 PM Re: ACTIVE 10 GPS Bargain [Re: slowcoach]
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Registered: 23/01/10
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Aye, just got myself the C2C - bargain at 30 notes. Thought about the PW as well but that will have to wait!

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#54199 - 06/03/10 03:08 PM Re: ACTIVE 10 GPS Bargain [Re: Boots]
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Loc: West Lancs.
Thanks for that, just ordered mine.
I have not got the Satmap yet but it is on my list, as next purchase. I have the Garmin Legend which will be going on Ebay soon.
Dave.

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#58813 - 03/11/10 02:30 AM Re: ACTIVE 10 GPS Bargain [Re: Slogger]
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Registered: 18/10/00
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Loc: Toronto,Ontario,Canada
As a point of interest, Garmin products (and maybe other GPS makes) seem much more expensive in the UK than they they are over here (even factoring in my best guess at taxes and exchange rates.) Anyone know why this is? For some models it would seem to me to be possibly better to shop in North America

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#58818 - 03/11/10 10:16 AM Re: ACTIVE 10 GPS Bargain [Re: canmal]
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Registered: 31/01/06
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Loc: Canberra, ACT, Australia
It depends on the distribution chain and exchange rates. I always shop for backpacking goodies in all three jurisdictions. Being in Australia I often see really ridiculous price differentials for the same item. For instance I bought a Neoair mat from the UK about 12 months ago because it was the same price as in the US and 30% cheaper than in Australia (and we only have a 10% VAT). The MSR group (includes Thermarest) ship to the US and then to Australia whereas the UK appears to be supplied direct from China?! and so you see cheaper prices in the UK.

The VAT free price often covers the OS postage for light items (it is an export from the UK so no VAT). UK international postage is also much cheaper than US international postage. Usually the US is the cheapest price but sometimes this changes due to sudden exchange rate movements, source of the product etc. as in th example above.

Luckily, in Australia, our customs service does not bother to collect unless the value is in excess of AU$500 which covers just about all the kit I covet.
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#58819 - 03/11/10 10:29 AM Re: ACTIVE 10 GPS Bargain [Re: MarkF]
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An example for the above post. I recently bought a Garmin Foretrex 401 for AU$215 = UK 130 including postage from the US. Australian price is around AU$300, UK price UK 150 = AU$250. It seems you are not doing too badly in the UK on prices.
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#58844 - 04/11/10 03:30 PM Re: ACTIVE 10 GPS Bargain [Re: MarkF]
canmal Offline
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Registered: 18/10/00
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The US Garmin site shows $199.00 us for the fortrex 401. The UK site shows 180 pounds. That seems like a significant difference. I'm sure shopping around anywhere will result in cheaper prices, but, on the surface, the UK price still seems high to me.

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#58847 - 04/11/10 05:29 PM Re: ACTIVE 10 GPS Bargain [Re: canmal]
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Shopping direct from the US can work out expensive. I made the mistake of buying from Amazon.com instead of Amazon.co.uk, I purchased a little cycling mirror. UK cost was 13.. by the time they had added shipping duty and vat etc it came to near 50..
Dave.

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#58924 - 09/11/10 01:53 AM Re: ACTIVE 10 GPS Bargain [Re: Slogger]
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Registered: 18/10/00
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Loc: Toronto,Ontario,Canada
I was thinking that it might be good to have a friend/relative bring one over.(not mail/tax etc).However the "active 10" seems to be the most respected for UK (European?) hiking,and I don't think they are available here.

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