I bought the Garmin 2595LMT REFURB from Walmart at a Really Excellent price.
It only cost about $119 and New they currently want $229.99
REFURB is factory restored to literally "LIKE NEW" condition, but can not be sold as new.
My REFURB worked perfectly, and looked just like a new unit.
It comes packaged like a new unit, too.
The factory restoration includes the screen and chassis....It MUST BE literally "LIKE NEW"!!!
At the time of this review I could not find the REFURB listing on Walmart's site. It seems to come and go as they are available for purchase.
The speakerphone low volume issue some claim with this unit, new or refurb makes NO difference, seems to only require turning up the volume on your first phone conversation. I read other people review the speaker phone low volume issue before I bought one. I have a Bluetooth headset, so I don't need speakerphone in my GPS. Seems I could just turn up the phone volume on the GPS, and it was fine, so I could actually use the GPS Bluetooth speakerphone.
The GPS works great, is full featured, fast, and has lifetime maps and traffic.
It is still a current product on Garmin's website, which means that even though it was a refurb, it is still fairly new. I wanted to make sure what I bought was not outdated.
I had no trouble updating the maps online to the latest greatest, using their online updater.
I didn't even have to create an account.
Garmin still has updates available for my old GPS, so I expect to be able to update this refurb well into the future, for longer than I will have it.
I have had several GPS's and always bought new before.
After owning several I realized that they only last a few years, and then die (especially if you leave them in the vehicle exposed to extreme temperatures - I live in South Florida).
I rely on mine a good bit, so I wanted a good one, but didn't want to spend too much considering their historical lifespan has only been a few years. REFURB was the perfect solution.
I got a really good advanced full featured GPS, for the right price considering how long I expect it to last.
I use an old trick for mounting, where I suction cup it to the window, and simultaneously let it rest on the dash (or at least on its cord on the dash) . This has served me well in the past. The unit wont get bounced around so much, has more support, and it as well as the cord do not block my view of the road, or distract me. Also the trick to suction cups holding on for a very long time (provided the rubber / plastic is not dried out) is making sure the window and suction cup (mainly the window) are CLEAN!!! If the window has a film on it, or dirt, the suction wont last...If it is cleaned well, first, it will last until the rubber / plastic of the suction cup dries out...Drying out took mine a year or 2, in the past, and then I was able to restore it with products like Armour All, to make it soft again...
Overall I am pleased with my REFURB GPS and the price. Standard Walmart / Garmin shipping for $1.27 was fast and included tracking. I have no complaints!!! I would recommend this item as a REFURB to others, if REFURB is available...The price is right on a great GPS!!!
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