+Bakahead Posted June 23, 2002 Share Posted June 23, 2002 Hello there I'm a total newbie here..I've been lurking in the forums for a few weeks and I think I'm going to take the bit of a leap and buy a Magellan Meridian Platinum but I have a few questions if you don't mind. I hope this is the right place! Ok first off I'm thinking of buying the Magellan Platinum online..who do you guys like or dislike? Who has a good/bad reputation, who has the best customer support etc.. How's thegpsstore.com or gps4fun.com (Adventure GPS) I have read that someone didn't like them but they didn't say why..so that's why I'm asking here. When it comes to online ordering who have you had bad experiences with or who do you recommend? I'm in San Diego, CA I havn't checked locally but would it be better to buy it locally then via mail order (online?) I see that online say at thegpsstore.com (and several others too) they have a combo deal for the Platinum either with the US Topo package or the US Streets & Destinations package..if I were to buy it from them..which one should I choose.. I hear that the street maps are of main streets and not the smaller residential streets..how detail are any of these Street Maps? I plan on using this mainly for Geocaching and yea the Platinum is probably too much for a newbie but I would rather get a good (very good?) unit now and not wish I had bought it in the first place.. The data card that goes into the Platinum..is this a regular Smart Media card..or do I have to buy Magellan's own..I'm assuming that it's a regular Smart Media card.. I'm sure this has been asked a million times..but how do you like the Magellan Platinum and also I want to know what makes this different from say the Gold version? I'm pretty much stuck on the Platinum but I just want your opinion.. OH last question..how's the screen size? I know my Dad would love to use a GPS unit..but I was wondering if anyone out there who's older (not OLD now..just older hehe..just incase covering my butt here!) say around 60-70 that geocache..can you see the screen ok..this is in regards to any GPS unit..not just the Platinum but would love to know if you can see the display well on the Platinum too.. Ok well I live in the San Diego, CA in the South Bay area.....how many Geocachers live near me and what do you use/have or wish you had bought? Well I think I've taken up enough of your time, I hope everyone has a great weekend..I'm off to work. Thanks..Mike San Diego, CA Quote Link to comment
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