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about 4 weeks ago my hubby purchased a TomTom GPS from Radio Shack , it didn't use it right away , but about 2 weeks later he started to use it & it would not work . So we took it back to Radio Shack & we were told that TomTom had pulled all of it's TomToms off of the market & were not selling them any longer .
 
Radio Shack gave us a credit & we were able to purchase a different GPS . They told us that several thousand "dummy" TomToms had hit the market & that's why they were pulled out & closed off the market.
 
Did anyone else hear anything about this ?  If you have a TomTom & it is not under warranty or a service contract  if anything goes wrong with it you are just SOL.  If we had not purchased a 2 year service contract on the TomTom we purchased we would have been out $185.00 as the 30 warranty had expired. Just a word of warning to anyone that has a TomTom.

May 25, 2012 - 02:31 pm
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Thanks WJo .  I have a brand new Garmin.

May 25, 2012 - 03:31 pm
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Why does their site then have new press releases about new maps and models and such as late as Wed. the 23rd. ?

I have a Garmin and Android phone so no biggie, but I wonder.

May 25, 2012 - 03:35 pm
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Why does their site then have new press releases about new maps and models and such as late as Wed. the 23rd. ?

I have a Garmin and Android phone so no biggie, but I wonder.


@FoFa:   It could be because there are two businesses involved.  One is selling the GPS devices.  The other is the selling of updated maps (for ridiculous prices) to existing devices.  I have a TomTom that is several years old.  I have never seen the need to update the maps, but if I wanted to, it would cost me over $80 and then a quarterly fee of $20 to keep my maps updated. 



May 25, 2012 - 03:42 pm
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HUbby bought a new Garmin & says it is better than the TomTom , our old Tom Tom is still working  & we have not had any problems with it, but it is going on 5 years old...no updates need yet .

May 26, 2012 - 01:29 pm
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My Garmin is going on 4 or 5 years ole, I lose track of time on things like that. Never have updated it because of the price. Might be nice because it is getting annoying when things like ramps change, stuff like that and the GPS doesn't know it. Now speed limits changed and it doesn't know it.
Garmin is like $30 for a one time upgrade, $80 for a lifetime.
Now if it was like $14.95 for a one time, I might consider it.
But since I have my phone and google maps as a backup, not worth it.

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