This is by far the cheapest way to get a gps module for use in your electronics projects.
And you get a spare USB<>Serial converter(PL2303), 3.3v voltage regulator as well.
Prolific drivers from here
Purchased from here
Manufacturer Ref: ZMZP1KZL0U
Model CVGI-B07 GPS Receiver USB Adapter
Also spotted on TradeMe for about $50
Your standard no frills white box, just the way I like it.
No wasting money on gold foil eye popping graphics.
Once you cut off what you don't need for a bare module it is quite compact.
In this instance I also removed the voltage regulator as it is provided elsewhere in my device.
For nz$32 you get a SiRF Star III chipset GPS module.
Much better than
for us$60 (nz$85 at 0.7)
Sure the smaller antenna will affect reception a little, still plenty good for what I use.
Tracking performance is on par with other devices based on this chipset so I won't bore you with any plots.
For $32 you can't loose :)