Author Archives: John Lawrence

Please don’t wait to order for Christmas

Unfortunately this year there is an incident and disaster going on at the same time.  Around the Memphis hub for Fedex there have been Lightning storms that have caused flight delays and in California the wild fires are causing delays in both pick up and deliveries as well.  We here at The GPS Store want every one of our customers to receive what they purchase from our store on time, whether it is for no occasion or for a birthday, Christmas or whatever the event may be.  If you can order early please do, it gives you the best chance of receiving your order in time even if it experiences a delay because of natural disaster or human error.  Please take the time to look at our specials today and remember we are adding to the list periodically. We have 19 days until Christmas today and not all of them are shopping days so don’t delay.  I will be back to you later to keep you up to date as to what is happening and what we are offering.


Welcome to December

Good Morning Everyone, I hope you are all in the holiday spirit, I know i am.  We have now slid into December and counting the days until Christmas is really easy today.  I see that a lot of people took advantage of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals not only from our store but shopping online in general, according to the statistics I saw.  We will be having specials now and throughout the holiday shopping season, so if you didn’t get what you were thinking about buying on Black Friday it may be coming back, but I cannot guarantee that it will. I hope you keep an eye on our website for what we are offering and please take the time to open our emails for special offers.  I can tell you that we will be offering the Virb XE Refurbished at a special price so if you are thinking about an action camera take a look at it, it might be just what you are looking for.  Well off for the weekend and shopping myself but I will be back with you next week.


We are into it now.

It is true now, that we are into our holiday season.  We have plenty of specials that our customers are looking for, either as a gift for themselves, or someone else.  We are very busy online and our phones have been ringing.  Please try again if you are unable to get through and if for some reason you are having troubles online placing an order, give us a call we can take your order over the phone, or help you through it online.  It is great to see smiling faces in the showroom and saying Merry Christmas to one another.  I always feel better for the first three or four weeks of the season and then start to worry about whether I have not forgotten someone, which thankfully hasn’t happened yet.  Today, and this week, there is plenty of time to get your orders delivered from The GPS Store in time for Christmas but please, if you can, order early, and I know that sometimes it isn’t possible.  I will try to get back to you next week to keep you up on what we have special prices on.


It is the Holiday Season

Yes indeed we are in full “Holiday” mode here at The GPS Store.  We have huge amounts of inventory coming in to cover sales for our specials this season, and we have great specials.  Don’t hesitate to contact our store for ideas for that difficult person on your list, we can help.  I hope everyone is ready for Thanksgiving, and you have your turkey and trimmings already, there is nothing I hate more than having to run out on Wednesday afternoon looking for heavy cream or something else we need.  One last reminder, if you are travelling make sure your GPS is up to date, and if it isn’t, we can still help, or if it isn’t working at all, we can get you one overnight or if you aren’t travelling early on Wednesday two day delivery gets your order to you on Wednesday.  If you are heading out on Black Friday shopping remember we are here and only a click away on your computer and we will also be here answering the phones, except me but I will be back on Monday.  Lastly I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. 


Cold wet morning

Yes it is cold this morning, well cold for us 51′ but supposed to climb to 55′ today.  I can remember when that was short sleeve weather for me but now my old bones say it is cold.  Just another 2 weeks and the rush of holiday shopping happens.  We are looking for a monster holiday season and have planned, and made ready with all the elements that go into a successful season for us, are in place.  That is what is going here at The GPS Store right now and will continue until we are ready.  I want to take just a minute and thank all my Brothers and Sisters who are veterans for their service.  I hope you can take the time to attend a service on Saturday.


A change in the weather today

True it is we have some cooler weather passing through 40′s in the AM and 70′s in the PM, just great weather to be in for everything.  We received our first Pan Optix Ice Fishing Bundle this week so that is a sure sign of what will be happening to the north in the near future.  This is a really remarkable product and we hope fishermen will be able to use and adapt to an entirely new way of ice fishing.  No longer do you drill one hole and wait you can now see what is actually under the ice and where you should be fishing, to be more productive and not simply freeze your buns.  Well hope you all have a great weekend and the weather holds for you but above all else stay safe.


Wonderful weather here on the coast

Indeed we are experiencing great weather with cooler mornings in the 50′s and upper 70′s for the high, and of course our Carolina Blue Sky.  That being said we are busy with the last time off for our guys and gals before the holiday season starts when we have all hands on deck.  I am off to Ohio tomorrow to pick up my new Mustang customized to my specs and really excited about it.  I hate to leave the store hanging on Friday but they are all on board with me going.  Well with me out and a couple of others trying to leave early it is going to be hectic tomorrow so try to order early.  I am taking one of Garmin’s DriveLuxe 51′s for my GPS and will let you know how it performs for me when I get back.  These are great units and at a great price for the features they have.  I wish everyone a great weekend and I will be back to you next week.


Good Morning from a beautiful NC

Yes the weather this time of year is spectacular here in southern North Carolina 80′s here in the day and down to the low 70′s overnight.  Golf, boating, fishing and every other outdoor activity, so if you want to enjoy a great time outdoors now is it.  We are just back from the final boat show for 2017 which was another successful one at Annapolis.  Scott and Brian really do a great job with our boat show program which makes us the best at what we do, which is: offer the best electronics for the customer needs, at the best prices and with the best service anyone can offer.  I am the old guy here and have watched and participated in growing the GPS Store customer base and I am proud to have worked so closely with these people.  Now on the the holiday season for 2017.  Thanks for reading and I will be back later.


Terrible start to October

Good morning everyone and i do hope that you are safe.  It was a devastating slaughter in Las Vegas to start our week.  I am at a loss to think about the America I knew as a youth, as a college student, when i enlisted and what we are living in today.  How did we become so divided?  We seem to be looking for a mistake or tragedy to criticize people of the opposite view rather than discuss what our differences are and meet somewhere in the middle.  Our prayers and sympathies go out to the families, friends, and all those affected by the ambush in Las Vegas.  Sorry i just had to get that out.  I have news about the Annapolis Sail Boat Show starting tomorrow but i just don’t feel like writing it today, I will try tomorrow.  Everyone Please stay safe.


Summer has gone

Good Morning Everyone, yes unfortunately, for some, summer is over but for others fall is a great time of year.  It doesn’t matter what type of outdoor fall activity you do we can help with a GPS to enhance your time outside.  Garmin handheld GPS are always an asset in finding your way in and out of the wilderness but now some of them even have cameras so you can document what you find with pictures, pretty cool eh?  Just tossing in some of my Canadian language that i speak fluently.  The Rino series from Garmin is great for hunters who hunt in a group, simply push the button and to talk and your position shows on the screen of your hunting party members. Of course we are in our final days of preparation for the Annapolis Sail Boat Show so please if you are planning on attending stop by our booth in Tent B40.  It is a great show, and the one that tests our technical abilities to the max.  Sail Boaters seem to hang on to their electronics longer than a power boater.  We are always tested with questions about interfacing equipment. from a previous generation, to what is current in the manufacturer’s line.  Look for some online specials during the show but like always the best prices are at the show.  Well I am gone until Friday my first experience with Acupuncture happens tomorrow.