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Topic # 45914 4-Nov-2009 18:37
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We're in the market for a GPS.  I've heard good things about Tom Tom GPS units.  This special particuarly caught our eye since it comes with both NZ and Australian Maps.  Currently a Tom Tom XL 340 on special at Harvey Norman for $349.

What are people's thoughts on these units?  And is it a good price?

Thanks.

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  Reply # 270126 4-Nov-2009 19:02
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Thats a brilliant price for a brilliant satnav! Don't think about it buy it! I bought my TT a year ago and love it


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  Reply # 270127 4-Nov-2009 19:03
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Hey mate i just brought the tom tom 340XL that's a Great GPS unit i love it very easy to use also has security lock lane guidance has a help me menu has phone numbers for emergence services.
only had it for a day or so but so far it's a good unit.

check out this thread i asked people more or less the same question and i got a good response.
also you will save your self like 50 dollars by buying that one i got mine for 396$

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=80&topicid=45423

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 270130 4-Nov-2009 19:09
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I have an 'old' GO 720 and it's great. The XL340 is a nice unit. I picked one up for a not for profit group and haven't had any complaints so far!




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  Reply # 270132 4-Nov-2009 19:18
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Thanks everyone... Think I'll go buy one tommorow. DSE has it for $396, but it only comes with NZ maps (thru harvey norman you get Australian maps too).

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  Reply # 270147 4-Nov-2009 20:10
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ZollyMonsta: Thanks everyone... Think I'll go buy one tommorow. DSE has it for $396, but it only comes with NZ maps (thru harvey norman you get Australian maps too).

Cheers.


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  Reply # 270206 5-Nov-2009 08:43
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I'm also on the lookout to buy a GPS and that seems like a great price. Maybe I should go to Harvey Norman's later today and have a look lol

Thanks for that ZollyMonsta Laughing



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  Reply # 270223 5-Nov-2009 09:14
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No problem.. .I note that the Ozzie map is via redemption.. ie: some online forms to fill out.. Hopefully it's not as painful as the cases I've seen on Fair Go (ie: we want the maps for our trip to sydney in December!)




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  Reply # 270323 5-Nov-2009 13:25
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Hmm why are the sales people at Harvey Norman so rude? *moan*
(Perhaps they all got told off about HDMI cables, after Fair Go last night) ;-)


None in stock at Lower Hutt... bah.. have to wait.

Oddly, there is no case for the TomTom.. you have to buy is seperate. Guy was trying to sell me one at Harvey Norman for $20 which looked far too small.

What are others using to protect their Tom Tom's when not in use, and what price?




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  Reply # 270325 5-Nov-2009 13:28
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I'm using the case for my HP Pocket Media Drive. Does the job for the minimal amount of time it's not in use or on the desk. Pocket drive seems to be always plugged in.




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  Reply # 270330 5-Nov-2009 13:43
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I recently bought the TomTom One unit from DSE, on special @ $269.
I'm very happy with it. I didn't bother with a case - it just sits in my glovebox when not in use. It's also small enough to carry in my pocket if I want to take it out of the car.
I chose the TomTom as it was recommended by Consumer, especially wrt to ease of use. I had used both Garmin & Navman units in rental cars before, and whilst I would have liked to buy a navman unit (I think they look better, and they are NZ made/designed) but the Navman unit was the hardest to operate by far!.
Also, the price of the TomTom One was just too good to pass up. It has a smaller screen than the more expensive units - but I found it perfectly usable. It can have an Aus map loaded on it. Not sure whether it can have both the Aus & NZ maps loaded at the same time.




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  Reply # 270334 5-Nov-2009 13:58
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Get the XL 340. Had the earlier XL model for 2 years. Its a great tool. With Oz and NZ maps provided at such a good price you should make the purchase.




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  Reply # 270337 5-Nov-2009 14:03
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To protect my XL ZollyMonsta I use a clear lidded plastic case that's a similar size from Kathmandu. http://www.kathmandu.co.nz/Packs_&_Luggage/Accessories/40266/Packing_Cells_-_Mini_3Piece.html




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  Reply # 270376 5-Nov-2009 15:45
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ZollyMonsta: Hmm why are the sales people at Harvey Norman so rude? *moan*
(Perhaps they all got told off about HDMI cables, after Fair Go last night) ;-)



Haha Laughing

I called 3 Harvey Normans in Auckland, one has a display model only but was told by a really nice guy they are getting more either this evening or tomorrow. The staff who picked up the phone at the 2 other branches were pretty rude so I won't bother going there.

Apparently they still have a few in Wairau Park Auckland, if anyone's interested.

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  Reply # 270451 5-Nov-2009 19:31
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i say spend the extra money and go to dick smith i got great service from them witch is one of the big reason's why i go back.



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  Reply # 270463 5-Nov-2009 20:16
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Jadefuzy: i say spend the extra money and go to dick smith i got great service from them witch is one of the big reason's why i go back.


I would normally, however DSE are charging more and don't have the Aussie maps by redemption.

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