atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
atomic_fungus
atomic_fungus

#4290: Time to update the GPS!

It's only needed a map update for a few years.

Today Mrs. Fungus and I went to her mother's house, where I met the rest of my in-laws: her brother, sister-in-law, and her nephews, who were up here visiting from Atlanta.

On the way home, I realized that it's been a while since I checked what a map update would cost for my GPS, so I brought it in when we got home. Just now I plugged it in and ran the firmware updates, and now priced maps.

$50 for a one-time map update. $90 for a "lifetime" upgrade package (up to four map updates per year). On a GPS that originally cost me about $100, shipped. Yeah.

No, I don't think so.

If the one-time map update were, say, $25, I'd happily do it, since I've had the thing for four years already; but how long am I likely to keep it? The battery in the thing is already not-good. I don't know how long my wife had her TomTom before its screen died, but I don't think it was any four years.

For about $90 plus either S&H or tax, here's a Garmin nuvi 50 LM GPS with lifetime map updates so I'd get the lifetime map updates and a new GPS for my $90.

This kind of sale happens all the time so it's not like I need to worry much about it. And since I've got to get at least two new tires for the old Jeep....
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