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Old 05-25-2004, 07:55 PM   #1
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Anyone know where I can get a good GPS system, including antenna, for cheap? I can't afford any of the big named ones, or even a new one -- just want to know where in the world I'm going, haha. Can't even find a cheap one on eBay.

I am the worst with directions.

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Good luck. Not cheap, and not a common find. Or are you talking about a hand-held unit?

I found an after-market setup for in cars/trucks in a Bonneville at a salvage yard two years ago with the complete system in it. I used to install them in buses and knew what was all needed. I was told $100, but I didn't have the money at the time. Hmm. I wonder if it'* still there?!?!! I don't get to that yard very often as the guys there are ****** and most of the stuff is way over priced -was just quoted $50 for a cheap used battery (for my friends Ford Tempo).
If I get back to that yard i'll have to see if it'* still there -if they sold the trunk at least the antenna is gone, and who know what has been raided from the car/GPS system.
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Have you tried leaving a trail of breadcrumbs to find your way home?
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Have you tried leaving a trail of breadcrumbs to find your way home?
that is for the birds....

bad joke.. i know....
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I have a cheap laptop that I use on the road and just picked up a GPS receiver on ebay for about 50$ U.*. Tried it out last night and it was pretty cool, I have yet to try it in the car. I also picked up Streets and Trips from Microsoft before getting the GPS and if all works well it is even supposed to talk to me for navigation.
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I have a cheap laptop that I use on the road and just picked up a GPS receiver on ebay for about 50$ U.*. Tried it out last night and it was pretty cool, I have yet to try it in the car. I also picked up Streets and Trips from Microsoft before getting the GPS and if all works well it is even supposed to talk to me for navigation.
This was my solution as well. I had a laptop that didn't get much use and bought a kit that contained DeLorme Street Atlas and an Earthmate GPS receiver. $160 at Comp USA. It worked great.
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