Garmin 500..

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scazzer
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Garmin 500..

Postby scazzer » Mon Oct 14, 2013 09:33 am

Ive decided to go for the Garmin 500 and looking around for deals just want to know if anyone has bought this unit through fleebay from Taiwan or should i stay clear and pay the extra and buy from this country?

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Re: Garmin 500..

Postby diamonddog » Mon Oct 14, 2013 09:35 am

Steer clear! Buy from UK.

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Re: Garmin 500..

Postby scazzer » Mon Oct 14, 2013 09:48 am

That was quick lol,yeah ok cheers i'll do just that worth a try to save abit of money lol.

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Re: Garmin 500..

Postby stu-bim » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:20 am

Was looking earlier this year and handtec.co.uk was the cheapest I found. Didn't buy in the end so can't comment on service but they were the cheapest I found
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Re: Garmin 500..

Postby elderone » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:18 am

I got mine from handtec and the service was bang on.No worries at all.
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Re: Garmin 500..

Postby mudslinger » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:52 am

I've bought several Garmin devices from Handtec & they have been spot on.

Looking to buy a Garmin swim from them as well...
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Re: Garmin 500..

Postby Kajjal » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:01 pm

Just check all bike retailers and also amazon / halfords and buy from the cheapest. I ended up using amazon a few months back.

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Re: Garmin 500..

Postby scazzer » Mon Oct 14, 2013 19:25 pm

yeah spotted them on handtec and for the bundle they were the cheapest but will have a quick look around

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Re: Garmin 500..

Postby philthy3 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 06:32 am

Bought my original 705 from Israel on ebay and never had a problem with it or the supplier. Cheaper than the UK even with shipping too. My 810 came from good old Wiggle.
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Re: Garmin 500..

Postby SFT » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:30 am

I just got a new reconditioned NOH Garmin 500 from Wiggle for £127, with a full guarantee, which I think is a good price...

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Re: Garmin 500..

Postby northpole » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:27 am

I would definitely not buy Garmin overseas - there are simply too many warranty issues with their products to take the chance with. My 705 went phut, my 800 has had numerous problems and a pal's new 810 fried itself on a wet ride (water managed to get in through the 'gaskets').

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Re: Garmin 500..

Postby Alex222 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 13:26 pm

I bought my 500 from Handtec. Was dispatched very promptly so no complaints. Just annoyed with myself for not buying the full bundle.

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Re: Garmin 500..

Postby scazzer » Wed Oct 16, 2013 14:50 pm

Yeah gonna buy the bundle from Handtec cheapest ive seen £170 and plus easy to send back if i have any problems.

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Re: Garmin 500..

Postby fsd61b » Tue Oct 22, 2013 05:25 am

I bought a new 510 from e bay (uk seller)this month and wish I had bought it from a shop. It has never been able to up load to a computer despite endless plug in downloads / help site searches /re boots etc etc.Now use my old cateye again and try not to dwell on the error. Halfords were only £30 more expensive but would have saved in the long run.


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