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How not to sell a GPS system

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 13 Feb 2008.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    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.
     
  2. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Why do you need a GPS system on your bike?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ..to stay in touch with the cosmos
     
  4. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Now I understand, But thats what teletext holidays are for Surely?
     
  5. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    "As used by the SAS..." but they are always getting lost...
     
  6. yello

    yello Guru

    Looks good on the handlebars.
     
  7. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    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!
     
  8. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    if I was going to go that route (hahahahaha) I'd be tempted by Memorymap as it uses & displays OS maps. My brain computes in OS map format! :smile:
     
  9. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    They're great for recording routes. Like this-

    HollandDay2.jpg

    you can also overlay the route onto a satellite image.
     
  10. pzycoman

    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
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    whatever the GPS debate...how can a retail outlet justify a £200+ price differential like that?!
     
  12. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    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?
     
  13. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    i think i need to change my career. i'd like to earn a £200 differential just for a 10 min chat.
     
  14. rich p

    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.
     
  15. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    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.