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Beware Rip-Off Britain map costs!,
This review is from: Navman Mio Spirit 575 Satellite Navigation System - Regional UK (Electronics)
The item is great and works very well - I have a Navman S70 3D myself and this is my second Navman unit, but as a general note let's have a little think about the typical Rip-Off Britain scam which we continue to put up with and, in true British style, never make a fuss about!
UK map updates are £39.99. Yes, that's right. Compare that to just buying a new unit and wonder why they can't just give you an update when it costs them nothing.
Now I also am off to the USA this year and don't want to pay $70 a week to rent a sat-nav with the rental car because that's crazy, so what are my options?
USA maps to add to the Navman units is £59.99. Yes, you read that right again, £59.99! Fifty Nine Pounds Ninety Nine Pence! Just to download the maps.
Now, lets have a little look on the Walmart web site in the USA to see what happens if I just buy another unit from the supermarket over there when we land. Well, I can buy a similar unit off the shelf at the first Walmart we pass for $59, which is currently £37. Oh, and get this, it includes Free Map Updates for the Lifetime of the unit!
Hmmm...not much to think about really is there.
I've made my feelings known to Navman and hope others do the same, and I really do think it's about time we stopped putting up with being ripped off.
These maps become obsolete very quickly on our roads and that means you are about to be fleeced for new ones. Don't let yourselves be conned.
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Initial post: 29 May 2013 06:29:53 BDT
Ray C says:
Very good and makes a very good point about how we are ripped off in this country and just put up with it. I sincerely concur with the writer of this review and have myself rotten to manufactures and suppliers about this matter. I have threatened manufactures with getting in touch with publishers etc about how they are ripping me of and you would be amazed how quickly they change the way they treat you.
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