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Best source for the Garmin Edge 500 and two cadence sensors.

Old 03-16-12, 10:24 AM
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Best source for the Garmin Edge 500 and two cadence sensors.

I’m going to finally catch up with the rest of the cycling/fitness world and will purchase an Edge 500. I already have more than one Garmin HR chest strap sensors. But I’ll need at least two cadence sensors for my quiver of bikes.

What is the best way to buy? Is online always better? Who are reliable sellers with reasonable customer service policies?

Most important, who has the best deals?
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Old 03-16-12, 10:29 AM
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eBay.

I bought mine from this seller. It was here in just a few days from Australia and I would buy again from him. Others here have said the same thing. I bought the red one so mine cost a little more, but this seller always had the best prices.

If you search past listing for used units you'll see them all over the board.
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Old 03-16-12, 10:39 AM
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Amazon for the cadence sensor, around 35$ with free shipping

best price for a bundle right now is PBK. They are 20% off and you can apply a 10% coupon code like bicycling10 or parcel10
Should be around 260$ total for a blue bundle. Red is extra
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Got my 800 bundle on neuvation's website. Good price to begin with with free shipping, plus he periodically adds an additional 10% off. Worked out well.
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PBK is not in the US. What is their average ship time to CA?
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Originally Posted by simnorm View Post
Amazon for the cadence sensor, around 35$ with free shipping

best price for a bundle right now is PBK. They are 20% off and you can apply a 10% coupon code like bicycling10 or parcel10
Should be around 260$ total for a blue bundle. Red is extra
Looks like only the red bundle is in stock. Coupon code "RetailMeNot15" gets you 15% off, bringing it to $308.51.
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Our very own Psimet is a Garmin dealer. Contact him and see if he can help.
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My mom got my 500 with cadance from internet and saved about $50 rather than the LBS
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Originally Posted by Grammar Police View Post
PBK is not in the US. What is their average ship time to CA?
Less than two weeks, ordered some tires a few weeks ago and it only took about seven business days. I'm in California as well.
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Originally Posted by wrr1020 View Post
Less than two weeks, ordered some tires a few weeks ago and it only took about seven business days. I'm in California as well.
Thanks for the info, the item shipped yesterday. Just not experienced with over seas shipments.
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Just ordered the neutral bundle from PBK for $260 shipped.
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Over at the Tandem forum....

Decent deal on the Garmin Edge 800

This supplier in Spain had the lowest price on an Edge 800.

They have the Edge 500 for $225.67.
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Last week the blue 500 (non pkg. deal) was on sale with coupon for $209 shipped at PBK. Now the neutral color is the same price and bit cheaper if you use the 15% off code. Not sure if the St. Patricks day shirt is still free though.

I wish the neutral color was the same price when I ordered last week. The color goes better with my bike than the blue.
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Originally Posted by Grammar Police View Post
Last week the blue 500 (non pkg. deal) was on sale with coupon for $209 shipped at PBK. Now the neutral color is the same price and bit cheaper if you use the 15% off code. Not sure if the St. Patricks day shirt is still free though.

I wish the neutral color was the same price when I ordered last week. The color goes better with my bike than the blue.
The 15% off code I'm finding is "RetailMeNot15" but is NOT applying 15% off, much closer to 5 or 6%. Do you have a different code?

"Bicycling10" gives a true 10% off, but if there's 15% I'd sure like to know!

(Grey Bundle @ PBK w/ Bicycling10 = $262.48)
(Grey Standalone @ PBK w/ Bicycling10 = $210.00)

Best you can do anywhere?

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I got the red bundle (includes the soft strap HRM - some bundles have the hard one I think?) even tho it doesn't match my bike, for around $307 from ebay. I just prefer having a dark border around the unit as I think it makes it more readable than the lightish gray/blue schemes.

Ebay seems to have a lot of sellers who sell a modified Taiwanese version - they look legit, but from the details I think the sellers just somehow changed the language selection to English without doing it 100% correctly. I avoided them.
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The 15% off code I'm finding is "RetailMeNot15" but is NOT applying 15% off, much closer to 5 or 6%. Do you have a different code?
Some of the discounts are off list price, some off your basket.

PS if buying the 800 offshore are you getting local maps?
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Originally Posted by FPSDavid View Post
The 15% off code I'm finding is "RetailMeNot15" but is NOT applying 15% off, much closer to 5 or 6%. Do you have a different code?

"Bicycling10" gives a true 10% off, but if there's 15% I'd sure like to know!

(Grey Bundle @ PBK w/ Bicycling10 = $262.48)
(Grey Standalone @ PBK w/ Bicycling10 = $210.00)

Best you can do anywhere?
RetailMeNot15 was also only giving me ~5% off.

Pulled the trigger for the grey/neutral at $260 as it says on the PBK page it includes the premium HRM.
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My trash can is a good place to find Garmin computers. I am so sick of Garmin, and their junk products. Do yourself a favor and buy something else.
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Garmin is cracking down on resellers who violate Pricing policies. They are doing so by buying up units left and right through the Internet and tracking the supply chain through the serial numbers. They have required all dealers - even if they buy through a distributor - to file an account with them so they can track which serial numbers go to whom.

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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
Garmin is cracking down on resellers who violate Pricing policies. They are doing so by buying up units left and right through the Internet and tracking the supply chain through the serial numbers. They have required all dealers - even if they buy through a distributor - to file an account with them so they can track which serial numbers go to whom.

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Does the crackdown affect the miscreant dealers only, or does Garmin school the purchasers as well?
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Don't buy two cadence sensors - buy three.

The Garmin computers rock but the cadence/speed sensors are problematic. It's good to have a spare.

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Originally Posted by RecceDG View Post
Don't buy two cadence sensors - buy three.

The Garmin computers rock but the cadence/speed sensors are problematic. It's good to have a spare.

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What rocks about them. My 205 shut off for no reason all the time as soon as it was out of warranty. Then my 500 just riding a long, and I look down, and noticed a crack in the screen that wasn't there when I started. It was just out of warranty too. Garmin computers are junk.
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin View Post
What rocks about them. My 205 shut off for no reason all the time as soon as it was out of warranty. Then my 500 just riding a long, and I look down, and noticed a crack in the screen that wasn't there when I started. It was just out of warranty too. Garmin computers are junk.
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My trash can is a good place to find Garmin computers. I am so sick of Garmin, and their junk products. Do yourself a favor and buy something else.
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another option is to try the new Bontrager Interchange ANT+ Combo Sensor which uses a rubber band type mount making it easy to swap between bikes (supposedly - I'll likely buy one soon)
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