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  1. I’m in the market for my first GPS and finally narrowed my choices to meridians. For similar price I could get

    New Gold, Used Platinum and Refurbished Color.

    Witch unit would you recommend?


    Are compass really useful on platinum?

    Do colors helps or it’s just eye candy?

    In FAQ I read that Platinum uses about 25% more energy than gold. How match more Color would use (taking into account necessity to use backlight all the time, as mentioned in FAQ)?

    All recommendations are welcome.

  2. in this case my opinion personal & subjective would be

    a) if you need GPS for outdoors (hiking, mountain claibing etc.) get etex + good paper maps is best cheap solution.

    :) if you need GPS for navigaton in "urban jungle" (cities, higways etc) better solution is PDA + gps

    c) for geochaching bouth should serv well


    P.S. take into account that resseler value peobably woulde behiher for etrex

    P.P.S I currently don't own GPS (yet) but currently in the market for one :)

  3. I’m looking for Magellan Meridian Gold or Magellan Meridian Platinum unit. It may be used, but not abused :). PC interface cable is the must.

    Will pay up to 150$ + shipping on Gold

    And up to 200$ + shipping on Platinum.


    Will pay ONLY with PayPal. (if it matters I’m PayPal Verified)


    Edit: to make things clear - I'm from Europe (some US sellers don't like it :)

  4. Hi! I'm new at GeoCaching but I love it! The only problem is I'm really poor! I'm looking for a really REALLY cheap GPS. (eTrex Legend is my fave!)

    It's not relevant, but I can't resist :)

    U people form noth USA can't imagine what is poor :lol: once was in Kazchstan (former soviet uninion). If I remember right mounthly salary the profesor at local University is below 10$ :lol: that I could call poor :)

  5. U R lucky :lol: if you look at e-bay you can find magellan hand springboard module for about 50$ or even mutch less :) about 1.5 years ago, when comp-usa was clearing them lots of people bouth this units free after rebate.


    Can't comment on possibility to find maping software. general GPS software is availabe.Resons not to use PDA as GPS - battery life :) (oh well it's not that relevant for your PDA but still:)

  6. My basic GPS needs:

    Sightseeing (usually short 6-50h trips without access to power outlets).

    In same cases – weekend hiking trips (about 40h w/o power).

    Once a year – 2 weeks trip to mountains.

    And maybe.. in distant future in car navigation.


    Currently I narrowed my choices to two:

    1. PDA(h2215) & BT GPS (belkin Belkin F8T051)

    2. Magelan Gold & (PDA & notebook in some cases)


    There few things I’m worried about:

    Absence socket for external anthena (do I need that?)


    All comments and suggestions are welcome


    P.S. I don’t want to spend too munch on it (I already (almost) have PDA:)

  7. Nah, eBay isn't very good anymore. I looked for either an eTrex Legend or a Mag Sportrak Map, and every listing was as expensive or more expensive than buying one new from the store. I'd just as soon get a cheap, used unit, and I've found one. You can do better than eBay, people!

    I fully agree wit you. I'm still pretty new in GPS, but I use to collect knifes. taking into account shipping cost, prices for quality knifes e-bay was at the same level with some level with regular online shops. Chinese cheapes use to be 2-3 times more expensive on e-bay. and trading in forums was the best way to get stuff cheaper Odcourse from time to time on e-bay you can find some chache :rolleyes:


    in this forum we still lack ratings (bad/good/ugly) for safer traiding.

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