Don't hesitate, just buy it. You will be very happy you did. Walmart's refurb price is impossible to beat (I hunted a lot), can be shipped to you for ~$2, and includes mfgr 1-yr warranty.
Device appeared new, works flawlessly. I followed simple Quick Start Manual instructions: connect to computer via included USB cable, register device with Garmin, update firmware via obvious prompts, update maps with same ease--took ~1 hour for all (most of which was maps upgrading while I ate dinner). I did port over my Favorites file from old Nuvi--really easy following eHow online instructions--took <10 minutes. I also spent 10 minutes going thru device settings to customize and haven't touched those since (weeks).
Device is major upgrade from my Nuvi 260. Screen size is very easy on the eyes, cord is no big deal and becomes nearly invisible once you're used to its presence. Voice activated commands are not perfect, but work surprisingly well and markedly better than leaning over tapping the screen while driving. Blue tooth works better than I'd expected with cell phone, though occasionally ambient noise makes it hard to be heard by listeners, I've been told. (Not really different from my iPhone 4S in that regard, and way easier to use when driving.) Device learns your favorite routes and soon changes its suggested route to match your habit--what a great feature! Even now prompts at top of screen to direct me to work and tells me about any traffic issues in A.M. when I head there--without me even telling it where I'm going. Only does that in A.M., so I think it must have logic coordinated with time of day--amazing!
Other reviewers comment on specific other features, so look there for details. I don't use the traffic alerts much, so haven't seen a single ad (but apparently those only occur at boot up per other reviews, so who cares?).
For <$140, this is the device to have unless you really need some feature only found on another model.
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