Category Archives: Product News

I think that company is gone until next year now

True it is that summer is all but gone and fall is fast approaching and with that any company my wife and I expect to visit, have come and gone. After a week long party I need the rest to come back to work and be with my other family here at The GPS Store. It is always good to see their faces and talk about what has happened to us. Jamie is building a house, Scott is involved deeply with his Son’s soccer travel team, Ash with her little guy’s baseball, Brian becoming a Dad again, Char looking to share time with David, Noelle visiting family and friends in Mass., Drew and Gina busy with Andrew and Jack getting back into the school swing, similar for Nick getting Noah going back to school. Well I haven’t had a chance to even see what is going on yet so I will know more on Monday. Whoa I did see one thing from Garmin that they announced a new watch that will do everything. I am just going to leave this where it is.

Right around the corner

That’s right hunting season is right around the corner and in some parts of the country is already going on and Garmin has two new Rino’s to offer the hunters. The Rino’s 750 and 750t have improved GPS/GLONASS receivers which doubles the number of satellites to get position data from, so you should nearly always know where you are. These new handheld GPS/Radios also use Garmin’s HuntView Topo mapping that gives you much more information that traditional topo maps. In some of the state HuntView maps you even see the name of the property owner who you can call to see if they will allow you to hunt their land. This is a long way from just ten years ago when you had a topo map that provided you with just that detail. Moving away from The GPS Store for a sentence or two, we have tremendous devastation from natural disasters in the U.S. that we need to come together to get our people safe and rebuilt, we do not need to be worried about what some people think of what we are doing. The people in Louisiana, Maryland, and West Virginia need to be taken care of, and aid needs to be sent their way in a hurry. I don’t want to get political but our first responders whether police or rescue do not need to worry about being shot when they respond. That is about as far as I am going to go with that so I will be back with you next week, please stay safe until then.

Summer is winding down

It is definitely hard to believe but summer 2016 is almost over for school kids. Some schools are already back and others have students returning this week. I honestly don’t know where the time went. I hope everyone got to take the vacation they needed or wanted this summer, and you are now back looking forward to football season. Of course we at The GPS Store have a fantasy league we all participate in, not for money of course, but for the trophy we pass on each year to the winner. If you haven’t taken that last get away of summer Garmin on their blog is posting 66 tips for your trip. They are putting them in their blog is sections and here is a link to the latest. I hope everyone has a great week, whether traveling or back at your job, because we all deserve it.

Where has summer gone

Well I went out shopping with my wife this weekend for a new laptop, mine crapped out on Monday and I spent two full days trying to fix it and finally got fed up so off we went. We went to Best Buy and wouldn’t you know it we hit “Tax Free Weekend” so instead of the usual couple of people looking for a laptop we hit the “mother load”, everything from the kid who knows everything techy there is to know, and of course to Grandma and Grandpa who know virtually nothing, (guess where we were). No more browsing what is being shown but now you have to register with one of their computer associates who escorts you through the maze of units and people, good grief I don’t need this kind of pressure so get me out of there. The big thing that I came away with (besides a new laptop) was summer is pretty close to over and schools are starting here in less than two weeks. Wow, I had no idea so if you are still looking for that back to school GPS? We have what you need, and don’t forget that we can help you. It was kind of odd this morning though because of my realization about back to school that Garmin’s Blog was about 66 tips for a summer road trip , after all doesn’t back to school mean the end of summer. Well I am off until Wednesday so please be nice to each other.

End of week

Good morning everyone and yes it is the end of the week here at The GPS Store for me but rest assured I have things to do at home and on the road starting tomorrow morning with service on my Mustang and then to the list my beautiful bride will have ready for me. Not bad though because it gets me out of the house and moving which I need to do, trust me on this. Here at The GPS Store things are moving right along, the showroom isn’t too busy today so some jobs that have been postponed are getting done. We have a VP on vacation this week so things seem to fall on our other VP but he is comfortable in the role so things go on smoothly. I was just looking at the faces here and they all have been here for quite some time now. We really don’t have much turnover if any at all and that goes right back to the people who started The GPS Store Gina and Drew. I am going to sign off now and promise to write again to you early next week so stay tuned.

Hard to believe it

Yes it is hard for me to believe that it is back to school time adds are on television and hunting season catalog are in the mail. I received a large store catalog, that competes with us for outdoor GPS, over the weekend, so I just had to compare what they were offering to what we sell the same item for. I could not believe it but we were consistently 20% less expensive on handheld Garmin GPS. I hope that if you received a catalog this weekend and were considering a new handheld GPS, you would compare its prices to ours, you will be very pleasantly surprised. If you find another price less expensive than what we are offering, give us a chance to match it, we can at least try. Also we can answer questions you may have. The other big thing I noticed over the weekend was television adds for back to school items. If you have a student traveling to a new city for college, think about an auto GPS to help them find their way around that new city. We do have some great deals on auto GPS. Well I have to go for now but I will be writing again later this week, so until then stay safe.

Sorry I didn’t get back to you last week

Yes my old back went out on me last week which made work impossible and also most of Mustang Week impossible as well. No meet n greet on Tuesday, road course on Wednesday, Dyno shootout on Thursday. Limited participation on Friday at a Cruise In and the show itself on Saturday done after 45 minutes. I missed advising you or a number of items that Scott and Jamie got together on to reduce price, and it is a pretty good list because it has something on it for almost everyone:
ACR 2881 $244.95
Garmin 18HD $999.95
Garmin 741xs $831.95
Lowrance Hook 7 $499.95
Furuno FCV588 $1149.00
Garmin echomap 94sv w/o Transducer $599.95
Garmin Nuvi 57LM $119.95
Garmin Nuvi 67LMT $159.95
Garmin Nuvi 2699LMT $204.95
Garmin Rino 650T $429.95
Take a look if you are looking for something to make your fishing more productive, or to be safer while hiking or on the water, even something for the serious offroad enthusiast and of course a couple of great deals on automotive GPS. Well I am going to sign off for now but hope to be able to write again later this week.

Hot, hot, hot

Yes the weather on the coast of the Carolinas is hot and it looks like it will be hot for a while yet. In the 90′s for at least the next 10 days but it does feel hotter with the humidity. Things here at the store seem to slow for a couple of weeks this time of year but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some great deals, just take a look at our Specials and Closeouts page there really is something for almost everyone. Yes today is the unofficial opening of Mustang Week but tomorrow is the official meet and greet which starts all the activities off, and I hope to be taking part in Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday’s festivities with the big one being Saturday’s Drive Inn at Myrtle Beach Mall. I think they may be expecting 10,000 Mustangs to converge for the day and it really is a sight. Hoping to get mine detailed tomorrow or Friday so I can look as good as the show cars. Sorry just a little wound up this week with the show, because a few of them may show up in Ocean Isle Beach and cruise by our store. If they stop we can certainly hook them up with GoPro cameras and mounts, or automotive GPS. If you are coming down stop by.

Back from the North

Yes it is true Drew let me come back after a week in the northeast in the mountains. I was in my old neighborhood between Ausable Forks and Lake Placid. I remember seeing who could get from Wilmington to Lake Placid the fastest when I was much younger and stupid. Make the drive through the “notch” a few times last weekend and now remember how stupid we really were. I did get to see some old friends that I should have made a greater effort to see sooner as some were now near the end and some have passed on. I just wish I went sooner, well at least I will see them again at some time. The young people here at The GPS Store make it so much easier to return because i know that some of them miss me, they just keep me young. I emailed with an old retired friend who is also a Mustang guy and he has now gone back to work a couple of days a week like me because sitting at home alone just isn’t any way to live. Well Tuesday starts Mustang Week here in Myrtle Beach and they are expecting over 10,000 Mustangs and fast Fords at Bass Pro shop parking lot on Saturday. It really is quite a spectacle. I didn’t mention that driving those back roads again I did bring my Garmin Auto GPS with me and it worked better than I could have asked for. A lot of my destinations didn’t have mailing address so I marked a waypoint and then the GPS got me there. I did mention Mustang Week and here is my entry.Mine

Off I go to the Adirondacks

Yes that’s right my wife and I are going home for one week. It will be great to breath air without humidity for a change and cooler nights too, for sleeping, air conditioning is still a luxury there and not a necessity like it is down here. Fishing season is in full swing everywhere now, so if you are finding that your electronics are not as good as you remember we can help you with that. We sill have a lot of great units on sale and would be happy to discuss anything with you when it comes to fishing or navigating. We have a great deal on Garmin’s GPSMAP 547 chartplotter. This 5″ color unit has charting for both salt and fresh water, so it you fish on the coast or one of the beautiful inland lakes chances are the plotter has you covered. Well I will be back next week on Friday so until then stay safe.