Thursday is here and my weekend starts today (good to be old sometimes). Scott is busy putting together an email blast for a sale on Lowrance combination units, so keep your eyes fixed on your email. We are continuing to pray for the two boys lost currently at sea off the coast of Florida. Also to the family and friends of these two young men just know that we are thinking of you as well. July is just about gone and summer vacation is going to be coming to an end in late August for most parts of the country. Now is the time to be thinking about an auto GPS for that freshman college student off to a new location late next month, also a number of these GPS can use a bike mount which may help your son or daughter navigate campus. If you haven’t started to think about next hunting season it is time to get started looking at what is working and what needs to be replaced.
The two teens lost at sea off the coast of Florida remain in our prayers. I pray that they can be returned to their families safe and sound. Our sales staff went through a meeting this morning, Scott was just pointing out how to handle confirmations to our customers, so they know how to check on their order and what to look for in the way of shipment confirmation from UPS or Fedex. I was following the news yesterday and saw an interview with James Lawrence the “Iron Cowboy” who has just completed the amazing fete of 50 triathlons, in 50 days, in 50 states. In addition to the physical part of it the logistics were amazing, starting in Hawaii and next to Alaska, which means he lost part of his day just crossing time zones. Congratulations James on your amazing fete.
Another week is starting here at The GPS Store and our sales staff is in full swing helping their customers. They had a meeting this morning on what they felt they did well, and did not do as well as the could. They are constantly looking for training to increase their knowledge of the products we offer to best support our customers. This is probably why everyone stays working here. Combined they have over 50 years of experience in GPS and marine sales, and the training that goes along with the newest products offered by the manufacturers we represent. I saw on Garmin’s blog that Scott Martin won the FLW Angler of the Year and explains how Panoptix aided him. The article goes on to explain just how Panoptix works and how it could help even the recreational fisherman. Our prayers, from the store, go out this morning to the families searching for their sons in Florida.
Well I was looking for something of note to write about today and it fell into my lap when I walked in to the Store this morning. Today is one of our owner’s birthday, so a huge Happy Birthday to Drew today from our people here at the store. If you don’t know the story of Drew and Gina it is kind of like the lottery saying in NYS “A dollar and a dream”. Kind of the same thing on how they started The GPS Store. My wife Michele and I will always be thankful to them for taking a chance in an old man about ten years ago. Happy Birthday Boss and I wish you many more to come. Back to business, we are close to our sales goal for the month and with only 6 full shipping days left the VP’s Jamie and Scott may be willing to discount more where they are allowed to make the sale. If you are thinking about new electronics for your boat but don’t know how to go about it, give us a call Brian, Scott, and Jamie would me more than happy to work with you as to what you would need to accomplish what you want. Sure we would like to sell you the electronics as well but we understand but there isn’t any pressure from us to buy. My last day for this week so I will be back with you on Monday, have a great weekend and stay safe.
Hello to everyone reading this post. I just checked our Specials and Close Out page from our website and we have a number of products listed that I never have seen on sale before, you owe it to yourself to check out out Specials. I have been following the Garmin Blog and the majority of their focus this week is the Air Show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and I absolutely know nothing about their aviation line. I did see however that they are following one young lady as she tries to win a paddleboard race from Molokai to Oahu which is pretty impressive. She is using her Forerunner 920XT as her training aid to make sure she is ready for the race. Garmin also announced two new Heart Rate Monitors one for Land and one for water. At this time it appears they will be compatible with the Forerunner 920XT, Fenix 3, and Epix only.
Trying to recover from 4 days of walking the pavement in near 100′ temperatures at Mustang Week, which isn’t easy for an old man. At a guess I would say there were 8,000 Mustang enthusiasts in or around BassPro Shop on Saturday. I got there at 7:30 A.M. for a show that didn’t start until 10:00. I was surprised to see how many GoPro cameras were mounted in different locations on the cars, to document their time at Mustang Week, whether at the Cruise In on Saturday or Thursdays Dyno Days and Drag Strip racing in Darlington. GoPro cameras are becoming an integral part for almost everyone’s trip as was the old VHS camera 25 years ago. Here is a link to the latest GoPro from our website it has a description and what the contents of the box include and a neat little video of how really cool it is. in Garmin’s Blog over the weekend there were very informative articles on Geocaches and also some bass fishing tips for finesse fishing. I hope to be back on Wednesday with more of what is happening here and information that may be informative to you.
Hi Everyone, it is Tuesday and I am here today which is very different. Drew and the store crew let me adjust things so I could spend some time at Mustang Week. Great weather here this morning after some tough stuff last night, hail and 60 mph winds as well as spectacular lightning, but cleared up enough to have unofficial Mustang Week events go on. enough of that and now for business. If you didn’t get a chance to look at the GPSMAP 6212 yesterday please take a minute to, if you are considering a large display, networkable plotter for your helm. We have a great deal on it right now but I don’t know how much longer it will be available. I hope the rain stays away for the rest of the week at least but I know it won’t because I am getting my car detailed tomorrow, it always happens that way. Let me know if you have anything going on that I can put on this blog to get it noticed. I hope everyone stays safe and has a great week.
Glad to see Garmin had the winner in the Big Rock Fishing Tournament a 680 lb. Blue Marlin that the captain attributes the catch to being able to see a warm push of water from the SiriusXM Weather Module on the screen of his GPSMAP 8208. When he saw the warm push on the screen he positioned his spread just off the point of it and fifteen minutes into the tournament he had hooked the eventual winner. At the store here we have a great deal currently on one of Garmin’s “workhorse” chartplotters the GPSMAP 6212, which is a 12″ color chartplotter that has G2 coastal charting for the entire U.S. already loaded. Great deal for the serious or commercial navigator. I also found on the Garmin blog was a checklist for fishermen, which I found useful and I believe that you will as well. I probably will be writing this blog at different times this week because it is Mustang Week and I have things to do to get the “Bad Girl” ready, like detailing and additional parts being added. Money Money Money but fun.
I hope everyone is looking at having a great weekend, I know that I am getting would up because next week starts Mustang Week here in Myrtle Beach, and guess what I drive, yup
a 2014 Roush Stage 3 Mustang. At Mustang Week there will be a thousand of Go Pro cameras documenting the drive and ride that people take to the events. GoPro has just announced that they will be introducing next week their Go Pro 4 Session which packs the power of a Go Pro into a smaller, lighter, more compact camera with single button operation. Maybe Jamie will give me the store’s demo to take some video, but I don’t think so he usually keeps the good stuff for himself.
I have been following the Tour de France and the Cannondale Garmin team only has one rider in the top 20 Andrew Talansky but he is within range of the leaders depending on how well he can climb when they hit the mountains. Well i will see you on Monday and Tuesday next week and then be gone for the show.
Cannondale/Garmin Argyle Team,
The Tour de France is now well under way and some of the Cannondale/Garmin team have found their way up the leader board although they haven’t won a stage yet. I hope they have their legs because the Tour is usually won and lost in the mountains that doesn’t start until Saturday. Just finished checking our deal pages on our website and there is something for everyone. Car GPS under $80.00 Running Watches under $60.00 these are prices you generally see at some discount warehouse you really should not trust with your order, not an authorized dealer for the manufacturer. The showroom and phones have been very busy so it looks like we are off to another great month. Just heard from one of the VP’s that the big shots from Garmin will be in this afternoon. I will have more on their visit tomorrow, so stay safe.