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OUTSTANDING Service from Garmin

Started by darrenlupton, 08/02/08 - 11:35:01

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darrenlupton

Well,

My Zumo550 gave up on Sunday after only 6 months use :'(, wouldn't power on for all the tea in china. So, Back to Blokesstuff.Com, only to find the site down, done a bit digging and found out they are in adminstration, and they weren't aswering the phones either  :tickedoff:

A quick visit to the Garmin Europe website and I got the technical support number, gave them a call on Monday afternoon. The guy on the other end of the phone was great, there was no hassel, no ifs or buts, he just gave me a RMA number, told me it would take 7 to 10 days and to send it to them recorded delivery which I did late on Monday.

It's Friday, and they've sent me a new one, FOC and it's back on the bike! they've only had it a couple of days

And to the guys at Garmin -    :good: :good: :good:
Thankyou, and goodnight

Follow my trail - www.smokingtailpipes.com

Mark H

I've recently got a 550 and I'm well pleased. This is my 4th gps and I must say this one is by far the best "all rounder". No bells or whistles but very quick to calculate/recalculate and works in places the other wouldn't have got a signal - even indoors!!
Team DNF is now just waiting for another arse kicking...

Harv

Quoteeven indoors

... how the fcuk do you get lost 'indoors' ... I know you have problems navigating certain area's of the house ......but a GPS.... :uglystupid2:
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path..... and leave a trail...!

.....and remember, "Light travels faster than the speed of sound, which is why some people appear bright until they speak"

Mark H

Yeah, right. I'm not the one that on a certain navigational rally was heard to say "according to my GPS it's just over there....".

Yeah, over the wall, across the field, throught the river, up the hill, through the woods, over the horizon...
Team DNF is now just waiting for another arse kicking...

big al

 :nono: while i think gps is a good thing, i would'nt have one on my bike, to easy to get niked, just use the good old map, at least if you lose it or (god knows why) it gets niked, only a couple o quid for a new one :good:
keep it real and don't kid yourself, remember, someone will always see you, and laugh like hell

Mark H

I think most people start off in that frame of mind until they try one...
Team DNF is now just waiting for another arse kicking...

darrenlupton

Quote from: big al on  10/02/08 - 23:36:27
i would'nt have one on my bike, to easy to get niked,

Thats true of most units, but the Zumo comes with a locking pin that requires a security driver to remove, Oh and the thumbscrew that holds to RAM mount together - Unless you replace it with a goo old Nut'n Bolt!

Of course you can remove it easily when you leave the bike :crazy:
Thankyou, and goodnight

Follow my trail - www.smokingtailpipes.com

happychappy

Quote from: Mark H on  11/02/08 - 08:26:34
I think most people start off in that frame of mind until they try one...

unless they're as bloody-minded and twisted as me! I'm with big al on this....maps please!
HOC 28750
"There's no such thing as bad weather; just the wrong clothes" (Billy Connolly)  "I'm on the whisky diet....I've lost three days already"! (Tommy Cooper)
Knowledge is luggage:- I travel light.

big al

Quote from: Mark H on 11 Feb 2008 08:26:34 AM
I think most people start off in that frame of mind until they try one...


unless they're as bloody-minded and twisted as me! I'm with big al on this....maps please!
you cant beat em happychappy, wet or dry they still get you there (unlike sat nav where you end up in some ones drive in outer mongolia #sos#), give me a map any day of the week  :rtfm:
keep it real and don't kid yourself, remember, someone will always see you, and laugh like hell

LazyRider

The problem with SatNav is map coverage - I don't think it will actually get to you someone's drive in Outer Mongolia.   But it will get you to most peoples drives in Western Europe.   It will also allow you to wander off course on a whim and then bring you back onto course.
Map reading is just as easy at night as in daylight.
No more stopping to peer through a wet map case covers.

With the route variables that can be entered into most GPS units, new interest can be introduced to the most familiar of rides.

The only maps I carry now is one covering a number of countries.   I then pick up very localized maps from Tourist offices.

Silver Fox

Apologies if you have heard this before

I use the GPS - Girlie Positioning System. Touring to up it engages the wife by haveing a map strapped to my back in a cheap Milletts map cover. Directions are given over the Autocom. Many happy days

I do actually have a garmmin Nuvi which helps getting to the hotel......

Philip

HOC 28735

Dream like you''ll live forever
Live like you'll die today

Harv

Quoteit engages the wife by haveing a map strapped to my back in a cheap Milletts map cover. Directions are given over the Autocom.

..... hands up all those present in Poole when the said autocom was left in 'transmit' mode..... ::)
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path..... and leave a trail...!

.....and remember, "Light travels faster than the speed of sound, which is why some people appear bright until they speak"

Silver Fox

Quote from: Harv on  13/02/08 - 10:59:35
..... hands up all those present in Poole when the said autocom was left in 'transmit' mode..... ::)

Ok you got me there........SO it doesn't always work, and just like with the electronic variety, you want to have a little word...or two.....

Still she is my favourite and longest wife ! 
HOC 28735

Dream like you''ll live forever
Live like you'll die today

big al

never give a woman a map, its a licence to nag you all day  #sos#  :rtfm:  :nono: better off stopping and checking your self, as for the auto com, NOOOOOOOO, just enjoy the piece and quiet and the view ( well apart from the odd tap on the shoulder to say she wants a coffee stop)  :wacko:
keep it real and don't kid yourself, remember, someone will always see you, and laugh like hell