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    Senior Member BayBruin's Avatar
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    Best Site to Buy Garmin Edge 705

    Finally decided to buy a Garmin 705 and started looking online. Garmin's own website says the "suggested retail price" is $499. Plus they are also offering a $50 mail in rebate. But when I comparison shop online I find:

    1) Most sellers that seem to have good customer reviews are selling the unit for over $500 (most at $549 or above).

    2) Some sellers that are offering lower rates have limited or no customer reviews on the sellers site and when I review on line they have horrible customer complaints.

    3) Many are selling refurbished units.

    So...where are the best deals? Would you trust a refurbished 705? Even without the rebate (rebate available on new units only) the prices are much cheaper but the warranty is probably less.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emile Faber

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    Senior Member dorkypants's Avatar
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    I bought a refurb. Works fine.

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