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Triton 500 for an Explorist 610?
March 31, 2011
2:56 am
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phild31
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denisetdoris wrote:

Call Magellan, get their # from the website, get your credit card ready, and do it.

I second that, you are going to love the 610.

But I'm getting kind of tired hearing about the trade-in deals, I bought my 710 at full price before I knew about the trade-in. 🙁

I would do it again though, these units are worth every penny! :cheer:

BTW, it will hold 10,000 geocache files, with descriptions, photos, hints, attributes and more.
Load them through GSAK to the unit in seconds.

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

March 31, 2011
2:39 am
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Think about this. I sold a .22 semi for $160 and my Triton 500, with mount, sd card with maps, power and usb cables, for $150. That's $310. I traded in my broken eX 210. It brought the price for a 610 Canada edition (preloaded Topo maps) down from $449 to $ 270. Figure it with tax, and I got $200 for the 210, that's 50 bucks MORE than I got for my Triton.

How much do you think you'll get for a eX 500 used ? Probably not $ 200. The touchscreen works REALLY nice, and you just drag your gpx file from the pq straight into the unit. Drag & drop. Done. 1000 geocaches in 2 seconds, literally.

Call Magellan, get their # from the website, get your credit card ready, and do it. It took 7 days from the day Purolator picked up my broken exchange unit, until the day I got the new unit delivered. Pretty good !

I made my own mounting bracket for mine, for free with 2 screws, a few nuts, and a piece of steel flatbar. Check on the Accessories section, Poor Man's mounting bracket... there are pics.

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

March 31, 2011
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This gets better and better. :cheer:

March 31, 2011
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Nope :laugh:

March 31, 2011
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Um hmmm . . . . does the Magellan used for trade-in have to be registered? 😉

March 31, 2011
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Brilliant idea about the broken one! Thank you for your quick and informative response. I am itching to get one.

I do geocache, so that is no small part of the appeal, but I also love to disappear into the wilderness. Sounds like the 610 would be great for both.

March 31, 2011
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If your 500 works I'd look for a broken unit on e-bay for $20, and trade it in with the Magellan Customer Loyalty program. My 610 cost me $305 after exchanging a broken 210 in. Saved a full $200 with tax.

If you geocache the benefits are numerous, but for a utility gps you can probably do many of the same things with yours. However it is older, doesn't communicate with many other programs, no camera, no video recorder, etc. I love my 610, and wouldn't downgrade to an older unit like that again (although I still have a 210 and a 400, for the wife and son - and she refused a GC for her birthday... go figure !)

You make just one Google Earth map, and take a walk or a drive in the bush with it on your gps, and you'll be convinced.

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

March 31, 2011
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Any thoughts on net gains or losses if I were to trade in my Triton 500 (I have custom maps and use National Geographic TOPO) for an Explorist 610? I'd love the 710, but it is at present a tad out of my price range. I've been trying to get a sense from reading here what I might gain or lose, but I thought I'd ask to see if any users have had experience with both of these as opposed to some of the other Tritons or X10s.

Much obliged for any thoughts, and my apologies if I've missed a past entry somewhere with a similar question.

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