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TomTom Start 50M 5" GPS with Lifetime Map Updates EXPIRED

powerfuldoppler 41,984 January 26, 2013 at 08:07 AM in Tech & Electronics (3)
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Promoted 02-03-2013 at 05:08 AM View Original Post
Walmart.com has TomTom Start 50M 5" GPS with Lifetime Map Updates for $59.98 with free in-store pick up. Thanks powerfuldoppler

Price Research: Our research indicates that this TomTom Start 50M 5" GPS with Lifetime Map Updates is $30 lower (33% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $90. - brisar

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Walmart has the TomTom START 50M 5" Vehicle GPS with Free Lifetime Map for $60. Free site to store or $1.97 to home.

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#46
got one...great with the lifetime maps!
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#47
Quote from okinawanmatt View Post :
Quote from alreadyposted :after getting screwed on the top gear deal, i don't think i will ever buy another tomtom product





Lol. I remember that ordeal.
Me too. The consolation was lame. I think it was a 10% discount off msrp. BS.
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Quote from PnL321 View Post :
Are you sure that one has lifetime updates? I don't see that in the description.
Quote from Joseph06 View Post :
you have to pay for the map updates though
"TM" should mean free lifetime traffic and maps. Here is that same model at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/TomTom-4-3-...B003B3P2BA
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#49
For the uninformed, lifetime traffic means for the lifetime of the unit as determined by Tomtom. That doesn't mean that in 10 years you can expect freem map updates.

Also, Mazda now puts Tomtom gps units in their vehicles. If you've ever owned a Mazda with gps, you can appreciate why this is a good thing. My wife has a CX 9 and the gps is horrendous. And a DVD update costs $200.
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Quote from YCG View Post :
"TM" should mean free lifetime traffic and maps. Here is that same model at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/TomTom-4-3-...B003B3P2BA
You sure that is the same model? It doesn't have the "SE" in the model # that the Walmart version has. Maybe this [amazon.com] is the same one?

Some confusion on exactly what model the Walmart one is and if it does include lifetime maps & traffic. This is concerning the 4.3 in one, not the 5 in that is the subject of this thread.
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#51
Hope that TomTom has improved their map/directions since I last used it ~3+ years ago. Traveling from NJ to Long Island TomTom would try to route me *through midtown Manhattan*. Something like "Lincoln Tunnel, across Manhattan, down a few blocks, and through the Queens Midtown tunnel to the LIE". It was utterly ridiculous, and Google Maps knew better than to do that, but for some reason my TomTom had no concept of "horrible NYC traffic".

Now I just use Android's Nav.
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#52
The one in Amazone is TomTom XL 335TM and from Walmart is TomTom XL 335SE TM they are seem different. Does any one know what's the different? Please tell
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#53
Does anyone know if Tomtom's have a "avoid/prefer highways" setting? I had this on a old no name GPS and loved it. My current Garmin does not have this feature and I can't understand why. If I'm on the west side of a major city and want to get to the east side, it will route me through downtown, 100 traffic lights, traffic, 50 turns, small alleys, when I could just take the major highway around and be 10 times faster with less hassle. I live near a highway, and sometimes if I want to get to a place near me, it will take me out of the way onto the highway to get somewhere that going direct would be way faster. Either way, I miss that option for such a setting and having a little control over the route. If Tomtom has hat, I would jump.
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Quote from thuyvi View Post :
The one in Amazone is TomTom XL 335TM and from Walmart is TomTom XL 335SE TM they are seem different. Does any one know what's the different? Please tell
SE means a "special edition" usually made for a specific retailer. There probably is some difference, but not clear what it is. In any event, T has always meant lifetime traffic, and M has always meant lifetime maps.
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#55
Thanks in for 1.
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#56
I was one of the ones that discounted using a phone for GPS vs. getting stand alone GPS so I have a Garmin that works great. But my 13 year old has a HTC EVO 4G that he is using as an Android player and it has turn by turn directions without cell service. 4.7 inch screen. If you have a current or even older smart phone laying around, you may not actually need this. Especially if you are using it only it only occasionally.

Quote from Kumicho View Post :
Hope that TomTom has improved their map/directions since I last used it ~3+ years ago. Traveling from NJ to Long Island TomTom would try to route me *through midtown Manhattan*. Something like "Lincoln Tunnel, across Manhattan, down a few blocks, and through the Queens Midtown tunnel to the LIE". It was utterly ridiculous, and Google Maps knew better than to do that, but for some reason my TomTom had no concept of "horrible NYC traffic".

Now I just use Android's Nav.
None of these are perfect but Garmin is rated higher in Consumer Reports than Tom Tom. YMMV depending on where you live.
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#57
Do any of these allow, "route through" so that if I don't like the route (like down the east coast I95 rather than I79) I can just pick Pittsburg and tap "route through"?

My 14 year old Pocket PC using Mapopolis (out of business long ago) lets me do that. So I haven't upgraded. The roads haven't changed that much.
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Quote from PooMBA View Post :
Same story.

Price mistake by merchant, SDers with "something for nothing" mentality jump on it and place orders by the dozens, merchant then cancels orders, SDers with plenty of free time start filing complaints with BBB, FTC, Consumer Affairs, The Consumerist etc and start crying and flooding their neighborhood with alligator tears like how they we cheated out of something that was their god given right by this merchant, other SD lambs join them in support and add their own sappy story to the mix, they all hug and console each other praising capitalism and their right to something for nothing and how such mentality has made this country so great, they hold hands and celebrate their unreasonable greed in unison, then over time they disperse after flooding that particular SD forum with tons of cry-me-a-river comments. The episode then goes down in SD history as brutal, scarring experience to these SDers, they all promise to never deal with the merchant again, and then get ready to waste time, energy, resources on some other non-existent deal.
LOL, I think this stuff started in the 2000s when Dell used to have price mistakes they would actually honor. So people got excited that they could get something for nothing. And we did. But Nowdays, an honored price mistake is a rare animal.
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#59
Yeah, I had an old Navman that had this and my wife liked the routings it took. None of the Garmins seem to have this and I too am curious if TomTom or Magellan (or anyone for that matter) have the option to prefer highways.


Quote from michi098 View Post :
Does anyone know if Tomtom's have a "avoid/prefer highways" setting? I had this on a old no name GPS and loved it. My current Garmin does not have this feature and I can't understand why. If I'm on the west side of a major city and want to get to the east side, it will route me through downtown, 100 traffic lights, traffic, 50 turns, small alleys, when I could just take the major highway around and be 10 times faster with less hassle. I live near a highway, and sometimes if I want to get to a place near me, it will take me out of the way onto the highway to get somewhere that going direct would be way faster. Either way, I miss that option for such a setting and having a little control over the route. If Tomtom has hat, I would jump.
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#60
Quote from PooMBA View Post :
Same story.

Price mistake by merchant, SDers with "something for nothing" mentality jump on it and place orders by the dozens, merchant then cancels orders, SDers with plenty of free time start filing complaints with BBB, FTC, Consumer Affairs, The Consumerist etc and start crying and flooding their neighborhood with alligator tears like how they we cheated out of something that was their god given right by this merchant, other SD lambs join them in support and add their own sappy story to the mix, they all hug and console each other praising capitalism and their right to something for nothing and how such mentality has made this country so great, they hold hands and celebrate their unreasonable greed in unison, then over time they disperse after flooding that particular SD forum with tons of cry-me-a-river comments. The episode then goes down in SD history as brutal, scarring experience to these SDers, they all promise to never deal with the merchant again, and then get ready to waste time, energy, resources on some other non-existent deal.
you are spot on. I hate how some SDer cry a river over a price mistake that the merchant does not honor.

If say a Ipad get price mistaked from $500 to $200. And word gets around to SD and there like 5000+ orders. do you REALLY expect your order to go through... ESPECIALLY if you are one of those dirtbags that order 20+ to flip on ebay.

as a smaller merchant, if say 20 orders and each one is like one or two pieces I would let it go through on good will but not when there is a SD effect on it and I have to shipp out 10k pieces at a loss to each...
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