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Miami Boat Show is now open for business

Yes it is finally here and the last boat show of our spring season is finally open.  Scott, Brian, and Philip are open and ready for business at the show in Booth: C294  - C Tent.  Garmin introduced some new products starting with newer charts they are calling HD in both Bluechart G2 and G2 Vision. […]


Our team is in Miami and ready

Good morning everyone.  Scott, Brian and Philip are in Miami and set up for the boat show tomorrow.  This will be the 75th Miami Boat Show and we are happy to be a part of it.  The boats at this show are spectacular and we can only dream of owning one.  One that will be […]


I hope you didn’t lose money on my prediction

Good Morning everyone, well the Super Bowl is now behind us and once again my prediction was incorrect.  I was really surprised about a number of things that happened and didn’t happen during and after the super bowl.  Where was the pressure up the middle on Peyton Manning, why couldn’t Mike Shula come up with […]


Super bowl or Boat Show

Wow we are looking for a great weekend here at the store.  Kind of hard not to route for the Carolina Panthers because they are so close to us.  I know that all of here in the store will have the game on the television except Scott who will be trying to watch it on […]



Off and running

It is down to the last day for our store for the next two weeks plus a day.  Scott and Philip are off tomorrow morning early heading to Atlantic City for the boat show which starts on Wednesday and ends on Sunday, then drive back Sunday night to OIB and then right off again to […]


A lot going on

There truly is a lot going on over the next couple of weeks.  We have Garmin announcing some new golf electronics at the PGA Show in Orlando, Florida today and through the weekend.  Some very nice looking and what I would think would be beneficial training aides to lower your score are being revealed.  On […]


Had enough football yet?

Since with are in North Carolina we have a large number of friends. customers and co-workers who are Carolina Panther fans, this makes it tough for me because I am a long time Giant fan, it is good to have support though because Drew, Gina and Jamie are all Giant fans as well.  At least […]


Training this morning

As part of The GPS Store’s employee education program we received training from our Garmin Rep this morning on their new EchoMap CHIRP line of chartplotter/fishfinders and their Striker fishfinders, and I must say they were pretty impressive with the 7″ and 9″ EchoMaps having the ability to use their Panoptix transducer.  Rumor is that […]


Winter Storm Jonas on the way

It looks like there is a powerful winter storm on the way from Kentucky, and Tennessee through Virginia, West Virginia all the way through Washington DC and Baltimore and then up the coast.  Some places along the path of this storm may see up to 24″ of snow, which will really turn into a mess […]