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Old 02-18-2010, 07:08 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Ogre_fl
A word of warning.
I got my nuvi thru west marine in a similar fashion.

They called another store that had one "in stock"
and had it sent to my local store.

When I got the GPS I found a few waypoints on it at the store it came from and around the area of the store.
When I brought this to the attention of my store and questioned if it was a floor demo I was told no and it must have breifly been shown to someone.

I dug a bit online and found about a hidden screen that shows total operating hours and found the unit had over 1000 hrs on it.
Clearly a floor demo.

When confronted with that data they did contact Garmin and got me what I think is a new unit.
The quick and easy in-store check is to turn it on. If it shows its location in Kansas and it's trying to locate satellites for a couple of minutes, then it hasn't been used.

Edit: Just noticed your location, and it reminded me what the clerk at the West Marine said. She said that they stopped taking stock from Florida stores, because the stuff was always worn/ damaged/not as they represented.
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