How not to sell a GPS system

Bigtallfatbloke

New Member
I went into Field and trek today looking at GPS systems for my bike. Very helpful, very knowledgeable and welcoming I must say. However the Gpsmap 60csx is listed in the brochure I was given as costing £474.99 reduced from £524.99 (ouch!) ...we were talking about downloding maps from the internet and I was then told to take a look at these units online...ok..so I found the same thing here:


http://www.mynewcheap.co.uk/products/details/garmin-gpsmap-60csx-handheld-sat-nav-gps/10066/

for £238 :smile:

..is this just honesty.. or poor salesman ship...personally I think th ebloke did a good job and his bosses need to get in touch with the market.
 

walker

New Member
Location
Bromley, Kent
Why do you need a GPS system on your bike?
 
Actually they are not a bad thing as a guide.

My main use though is as a record.

I have a "blow by blow" account of my trip including all the points where I got lost, detoured and also climbs and speeds.

Great fun to relive your tours!
 

pzycoman

New Member
Location
Huffing a kitten
I bought the 60csx from fleabay at the start of december for 210, its a great gps device, bit large but its great
 

snorri

Legendary Member
Bigtallfatbloke said:
whatever the GPS debate...how can a retail outlet justify a £200+ price differential like that?!
They have set up a stand with various items for you to look at and handle in a heated building close to your home, along with a knowledgable person to answer your questions and advise you.
Why should anyone provide you with this service free of charge?
 

rich p

ridiculous old lush
Location
Brighton
Can someone enlighten an ignoramus like me. Say you're touring France this summer (I am!), do you pre-log your entire route onto the GPS before you go or do it each evening en route?
Personally I just buy local maps or road atlases and make it up as I go along with a rough idea of my preferred destination.
I quite like the idea of seeing the route of where I've been though.
 

Paulus

Started young, and still going.
Location
Barnet,
I'm the same as RP. Maps do for me as I like making the route up as I go along. If I get lost it is fun trying to get back on track through my own map reading skills. I don't need to have a gadget to tell me where to go.
 
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