Dead Garmin 1000

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by mangid, 12 Jun 2018.

  1. JtB

    JtB Executive Rooster

    North Hampshire
    The rubber button on my Garmin Edge 1000 broke too and I wasn’t prepared to pay the £195 for a fixed price replacement so I did a rough and ready repair which seems to be holding out Linky
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  2. RoubaixCube

    RoubaixCube ~Tribanese~

    London, UK
    If they charged you £200, I wouldnt bother. Another £100 gets you a new or newer product with more warranty. Who do they think they are? Apple? Only apple can charge £800 to repair a 3-4year old laptop,
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  3. albal

    albal Veteran

    Thanks for the link. I have opted to do the same . It's a broken piece of rubber. Is that worth £195? Don't think so. The replacement will not be another garmin.
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  4. On hindsight I should have done that but I had a lot going on at the time and I just wanted it sorted
  5. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

    Hmph. It was a bit too good to be true I suppose.

    £200 is what? Half price? Three quarters? Depends on the model. For that you get a new unit, but no warranty. It's worth considering, but I'm not sure I'd go for it.

    The £77 option - about a quarter of the price of a new Oregon - was a steal when I got mine. Especially as they upgraded it so I got a fancier unit that the one that I had damaged.
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  6. RoubaixCube

    RoubaixCube ~Tribanese~

    London, UK
    £77 to me is still kind of pushing it but i suppose if you really really really wanted to or had to keep your unit rather than retiring for a better one. it still leans on the scale as poor value for money. I would look on ebay to see how much a pre-owned unit is or put that £77 towards a pre-owned but well looked after unit.

    Whatever makes more sense on the value for money scale, Just my personal opinion anyway.
  7. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

    Poor value for money?? £77 was an absolute steal for a brand new Oregon, albeit one with no warranty. They cost £300+.
  8. RoubaixCube

    RoubaixCube ~Tribanese~

    London, UK
    I wasnt aware that they cost that much sorry. 100% worthwhile if they send you a new factory sealed unit back though. A lot of manufacturers just send back a refurbed unit though it will be in pretty good condition obviously.
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  9. Doobiesis

    Doobiesis Über Member

    Poole Dorset
    My legal head comes out in threads like this. If the unit is under 5-years old you should claim your entire money back from the place you purchased it from. The law states, under the Sales of Goods Act 1979, that electrical items should last for five years as being fit for purpose.

    I would be approaching the supplier and asking what their process is. Of course, once you start pulling it apart or bogding repairs, this isn’t relevant.
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