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Old 15th October 2009, 19:28   #241
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In the thread on "Huge Fake Car Wax/Polish" there was a link posted for buying certain costly imported wax which incidentally shows Garmin PNDs available at seemingly very reasonable cost. But how to know reliability of such rather unknown online dealers?
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This is a good site - which gives you 2 options - a - take the risk of importing as a gift (similar to DX) b - legally pay duty and import it.

It's been around for quite some time now - never heard anything adverse abt it, however do your homework before-hand.
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Old 15th October 2009, 21:39   #242
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The status went through "waiting for supplier" -> received -> packaging.

anyone else faced a similar issue?
That's how your order is processed, Your order is collected form the supplier and then packed in a separate section and then shipped, Wait for a day or two and you will see the status to "Shipped via air mail"

P.S: My order says " The item left Hong Kong for its destination on 15th oct"
When can i expect it to land up in the foreign post office?
I'm assuming a flight from HK would take 3 hrs to come to India(Chennai) and then 20 mins to Bangalore and then 2 hrs to the FPO.

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It takes 3 - 4 days.

First it lands on airporst PO, then sent to FPO.
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Old 15th October 2009, 22:44   #244
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This is a good site - which gives you 2 options - a - take the risk of importing as a gift (similar to DX) b - legally pay duty and import it.

It's been around for quite some time now - never heard anything adverse abt it, however do your homework before-hand.
Is it risky to import as gift even when the total value is less than 10K, as they mentioned? But some of the units are mentioned as refurbished!
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Old 16th October 2009, 10:40   #245
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Yes there is always some risk with this.

Two major risks:
1."Value" of gift is determined by customs person working in FPO. E.g. PND that i got, actual payment was INR 6k. It was evaluated at 8.5k. If evaluation takes value beyond 10k, it would be a problem.
2. They can question if this is actually a "gift" or not.

At a practical level, chances of this actually happening are slim since you would order it as a "gift" to your spouse or someone else. And values is 6k, so even inflated valuation should nto take it beyond 10k.
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P.S: My order says " The item left Hong Kong for its destination on 15th oct"
When can i expect it to land up in the foreign post office?
I'm assuming a flight from HK would take 3 hrs to come to India(Chennai) and then 20 mins to Bangalore and then 2 hrs to the FPO.
It's not a hopping flight from DX's warehouse to FPO via Chennai - have patience... it should take a week or two... it ain't DHL buddy
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Thanks for the advice guys.
So, if i want to install free maps, i should go with mio. But if i want a fill-it-shut-it-forget-it kind of thing, then Garmin it is?
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if i want a fill-it-shut-it-forget-it kind of thing, then Garmin it is?
Garmin all the way.

Just load maps and update that once a year.
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... and update that once a year.
Once a year? There have been 2 this year already!
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Yes but for an average user, keeping track of upgrades and chasing the company for:

1. Unlock Key
2. Zip file password

Is too much work.

Quite a few colleagues seems to be happy with previous versions of maps and do not bother updating.
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It's not a hopping flight from DX's warehouse to FPO via Chennai - have patience... it should take a week or two... it ain't DHL buddy
Netfreak received the stuff from the FPO 2 days after it left HK. Netfreak please confirm and tell me when to go to the FPO.
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Not sure about Bangalore, in Mumbai it does not take more than 2 -3 days.
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I use my PDA with bluetooth GPS fr navigation in UK. Where can I get a map to use in mY PDA? will mapmyindia work on my PDA?
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Still waiting for mine to arrive. I have no clue where to follow up now!
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Can Anyone advise about SiRF Atlas GPS, Details as given below:

CpU: SiRF ATLAS @ 400 mhz
GPS: SiRF ATLAS III Inside
Voice Navigation, Automatically calculted Routes
Operating System: Windows CE5.0
Screen: 5" TFT
Touchscreen
Support Bluetooth Function
Internal RA< 128MB SDRAM
AV-In/GPRS
Connectivity: USB(2.0)

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Is this worth buying?

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