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MusicMan754
10-09-2005, 12:09 AM
Ok I gotta ask, Has anyone used one of the Garmin Rhino GPS/Radios? I'm thinking of buying one but can't find a dealer in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I know I can buy it off the internet, but I typically want to actually see the more expensive electronics stuff before I buy it. So has anyone tried one of these? Or does anyone have a better solution. I'm looking for a GMRS radio or the other type of radio and a GPS. Currently I have a GPS that was designed for a Handspring Visor, but they don't update the maps to it anymore. So I'm looking for something to replace it.

Thanks,

WoodButcher
10-09-2005, 05:15 PM
Ok I gotta ask, Has anyone used one of the Garmin Rhino GPS/Radios? I'm thinking of buying one but can't find a dealer in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I know I can buy it off the internet, but I typically want to actually see the more expensive electronics stuff before I buy it. So has anyone tried one of these? Or does anyone have a better solution. I'm looking for a GMRS radio or the other type of radio and a GPS. Currently I have a GPS that was designed for a Handspring Visor, but they don't update the maps to it anymore. So I'm looking for something to replace it.

Thanks,

Have you checked REI? They had some Rino units in the Austin store last time I was looking at GPS's.

FREEBEE
10-10-2005, 06:10 AM
Wal-Mart has it for $204.00.
I did not price shop it..I just remembered seeing at on of the stores (sporting goods section)
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=1956733

MusicMan754
10-10-2005, 09:20 PM
Have you checked REI? They had some Rino units in the Austin store last time I was looking at GPS's.

I'm not familiar with REI. Will see if I can find one in the DFW area. Thanks for the tip.

Gilk51
10-10-2005, 09:24 PM
There is an REI in north Dallas off of LBJ (I635) and just east of Midway on the north side (about 2 miles east of I35). Coming from the west, you have to exit Midway, follow the access road and loop back westbound at Welch.

However, if WalMart has it - those are closer (Cooper and Bardin)...

MusicMan754
10-10-2005, 09:25 PM
Wal-Mart has it for $204.00.
I did not price shop it..I just remembered seeing at on of the stores (sporting goods section)
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=1956733

Ya know, I would'nt have thought Wal-Mart would have it. Target and Best Buy didn't. Thanks for the tip.

Squeaky
10-11-2005, 03:26 PM
Ya know, I would'nt have thought Wal-Mart would have it. Target and Best Buy didn't. Thanks for the tip.

The Best Buy here in Houston had it, but I don't remember the price. Maybe the one by you just doesn't stock it? :scratch

MusicMan754
10-12-2005, 11:59 PM
The Best Buy here in Houston had it, but I don't remember the price. Maybe the one by you just doesn't stock it? :scratch

I had one of the guys there look it up and he could not find it. He appeard to be looking at their web-site though. And it also looked like the business part of the web-site. So he may not have really known what he was doing.

Skid
10-13-2005, 09:49 AM
Not all of the Best Buy's in Houston are the same. Some of them have a bigger product line than others. The one by my house sucks, esp the music department. I have been there on more than one occasion for new cd's only to find out that they do not even stock the artist.

Skid