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Originally Posted by </intolerance>
This one is 365
. but I think it is a store in the UK. I have never ordered from them, so I have no idea if they are OK or not.
Be aware that the U.K. models include U.K. or European maps. So you'll have to factor in another $100 for U.S. maps. Also not sure what sort of power cord you'll get if you order a European/U.K. model. You can charge via USB, but sometimes it's nice to be able to connect the unit directly to the wall for charging.
FWIW, I bought my 705 on eBay. I paid $410 for a Edge 705 with HR, Cadence, and SD map card. Don't buy the SD map card if you can avoid it. Much better to buy your own SD card and maps on DVD. DVD maps can, as I understand it, be used on both the Edge 705 and your computer. The SD map card can only be used in the Edge. Depending on which software you use, this might be important to you.
If I wanted to buy an Edge today, I'd be watching eBay. I'd also think carefully about whether I needed the 705 or the 305. I bought the 705 thinking I could use it as a general-purpose GPS device when I wasn't cycling. Turns out the screen is pretty small and the navigation UI is a bit cumbersome; it's not a great general-purpose GPS receiver. I have yet to use any of the navigation features while on the bike. Which makes me think that I might have been able to get away with a 305...