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Garmin 500 Warranty

Old 12-30-12, 09:42 PM
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Garmin 500 Warranty

I'm looking to get an Edge 500 from a reseller on eBay. They have over 10,000 positive feedback selling GPS units, so I'm not worried about getting a bum unit from them. But they stated to me that they are a reseller, not a retailer, so I don't think Garmin will back up any warranty claim. It is about $100 cheaper than Amazon and other retailers, so I'm not sure if it's worth the risk.

Anyone buy their Garmin from an eBay store and had to send back for Warranty issues?

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Old 12-31-12, 11:43 AM
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I bought one from ebay and later filed a warrenty claim with Garmin. No issues whatsoever.
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Old 12-31-12, 12:39 PM
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If you want warranty assurance, buy it new. I bought mine used off BF, and it's served me well thus far. No problems from sweat, EFS, and a drop.
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Ask the ebay reseller if the Garmin warranty is valid.
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FWIW, I called Garmin to ask if the warranty is good if purchase is made from probikekit in the United Kingdom, and they replied yes. I then went ahead and bought the Edge 500.
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Originally Posted by Yotsko View Post
I bought one from ebay and later filed a warrenty claim with Garmin. No issues whatsoever.
Me too. Bought it, registered it by serial number on the Garmin website, and later sent it in for warranty repair, no problem.
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Originally Posted by JonnyUtah75 View Post
I'm looking to get an Edge 500 from a reseller on eBay. They have over 10,000 positive feedback selling GPS units, so I'm not worried about getting a bum unit from them. But they stated to me that they are a reseller, not a retailer, so I don't think Garmin will back up any warranty claim. It is about $100 cheaper than Amazon and other retailers, so I'm not sure if it's worth the risk.

Anyone buy their Garmin from an eBay store and had to send back for Warranty issues?

Thanks
The only condition Garmin has on their warranty statement is that they will not honor it if you bought your GPS at an auction. Looks like you are buying it through an ebay store with a set price so you should be good.
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I bought the 500 bundle for $249.00, $100 off at Performance recently. And got the points for it.
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Originally Posted by RiPHRaPH View Post
I bought the 500 bundle for $249.00, $100 off at Performance recently. And got the points for it.
Garmin will release the Edge 900 in '13. I would expect to see some price reductions in both the 500 and 800.
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Originally Posted by bikepro View Post
Garmin will release the Edge 900 in '13. I would expect to see some price reductions in both the 500 and 800.
What improvements are coming with the Edge 900? The 500 is quite functionally perfect for what it does (ie no maps), so I don't think the price on the 500 is gonna drop that much when the 900 is released.
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The 800 replaced the 705 without affecting 500 pricing. It's possible the 900 will replace the 800 with no affect on the 500.

Megellan has a new GPS that looks like a viable alternative to the 500. I just saw it at Costco for $170 and checked out Magellan's website: Bike mount, ANT+ sensors, works with power meters, breadcrumb nav...

http://www.magellangps.com/Products/SwitchSeries

You can find and download the manual under Support.

http://support.magellangps.com/suppo...&nav=0,375,376
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