[kag] Re: Etrex on sale

  • From: Lib Mendonça <lsmendonca@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 22:15:31 -0500

While I would agree with you that the eTrex Yellow is "rugged, simple" I would contest your use of the word "accurate". And the lack of any maps is a serious drawback! I need to know if the terrain between me and the target is passable!

For the money you'd be better off getting the Legend/Mapsource Topo combination, at least you'd have the cable included and the mapsource maps would be available for when you're ready to upgrade to a better unit. I know several cachers who use the eTrex yellow, but my experience with it was decidedly negative.



----- Original Message ----- From: "DAVE Hamburger" <hamburgerking@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 9:07 PM
Subject: [kag] Etrex on sale


OK, I know I've gone on long enough about the price of GPS, but I have just one last tidbit to share.

Garmin Etrex yellow is currently an online special at "the source by circuit city", the store previously known as Radio Shack. It is $79.99. I'm told, but haven't checked the numbers for myself, that with shipping and taxes, it comes to under $100 delivered to your door. Not available in stores.

The site is:  www.thesourcecc.com

Although it does not come with a data cable, you can get the data cable complete with USB adapter on ebay for another $20, if needed.

IMHO, this is a pretty low price for a rugged, simple, accurate GPS. I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on this great sport because of cost.

Wishing you all a happy new year full of first to finds.


Kingston Area Geocachers mailing list

Kingston Area Geocachers mailing list

Other related posts: