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    Quote Originally Posted by hijinks21
    mappoint blows for in-car nav
    1. Thanks for helping in the question I asked... O wait, you didn't.

    2. Thanks for the thread "hi" - jack.

    3. Thanks for the 5 insigtfull words that help in no manner shape or form.

    Why did you even bother clicking?

    ...guess I missed the part where I wrote "hey everyone, I have Mappoint 2004 that you have to buy from me and must put in your car because it is the best "in-car" nav program available." I missed it cause I never said it.

    Also, go to any gps form (I like gpspassion) and they will tell you that MS provides the comprehensive mapping solution out there. After installing NAV plugins such as AGPS you will have a very decent IN CAR nav solution. Like I said, I am already used to my NAV and don't want to give up map rotation for the other benefits Mappoint provides as I don't need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hijinks21
    why mappoint blows for incar nav
    - by default it updates every 15 seconds
    - no map rotation
    - no turn by turn directions (no easy way to get them either if you use it in a frontend)
    - takes up too much damn room on install (no big surprise since it is a MS product)
    - AGPS removes the 15 sec refresh limitation
    - Why I am not keeping it
    - AGPS gives turn by turn and a WHOLE LOT more
    - Too much room on install because the maps actually have decent coverage. Points of interest, census information, and all kinds of information that other products simply do not have. I wouldn't knock MS for producing a product that is packed with so much more info than the competition.

    The AGPS $10 plugin turns a product that is better in all respects as a trip planner into a damn good in car nav solution. The only thing 2004 doesn't have is rotating maps, a feature I am looking for in the next version.

    Sure I am not keeping it and that says something but I wasn't trying to sell it to anyone here either. The next time you hijack a thread, take a second to see if you are (a) providing any help on the topic of the thread and (b) actually provide an inciteful post that takes more than 30 secs to write.

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    For $25.00 or so, you can buy Microsoft "Streets & Trips", which is pretty much the same as MapPoint (except for the capability of working with custom plug-ins and other advanced data analysis stuffs).

    MS Streets & Trips 2005, just released a few weeks ago, has been re-designed for in-car navigation unlike previous versions. However, there's still no voice prompt yet, but $25.00 USD is a good bargain for such a fine piece of software. This version has map rotation, auto-reroute & more expanded GPS support. There're still some bugs to be fixed, but this version is much improved from previous ones.

    Those interested can check out more details here (before I begin to sound like a MS saleman!):

    http://www.microsoft.com/streets/default.mspx

    It's speculated that MS will release MapPoint every 2 years, so while waiting for MapPoint 2006 (expected to be released next year), this is it.

    And finally, yes, I personally think you can safely sell your MapPoint 2004 on eBay (don't open it) within the next 6 months. The final bid will tell you what it should worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digglerd

    Sell it? Open it?
    Why would you open it if you hadn't considered using it?

    Hijinks21 has helped you, considering you posted this in the GPS technical forum and not the CLASSIFIED forum. If all you are looking for is a going rate for MapPoint 2004, why not try SEARCHING somewhere that sells MapPoint?

    Hell, even a search here will bring up quite a few threads providing some insightful knowledge of this product.

    Oh yeah, try helping yourself first before criticizing respected members of this forum (that have offered pages of help) for giving your their $0.02.

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    Price

    Not sure where you got the price (I would like to know, I'll buy it now for $25). The Microsoft site is selling Streets & Trips for: $39.95, but it is $129.00 for the GPS version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heypachuco
    Why would you open it if you hadn't considered using it?

    Hijinks21 has helped you, considering you posted this in the GPS technical forum and not the CLASSIFIED forum. If all you are looking for is a going rate for MapPoint 2004, why not try SEARCHING somewhere that sells MapPoint?

    Hell, even a search here will bring up quite a few threads providing some insightful knowledge of this product.

    Oh yeah, try helping yourself first before criticizing respected members of this forum (that have offered pages of help) for giving your their $0.02.
    Yah, I'm using S&T '05 wich is why I haven't opened it...seems like a lot less for almost as much. I was considering trying this with the plugin but only if the software, unopened, didn't have enough value for me to sell it. That's why I asked for advice here, I wanted to see if I was wrong in what I had been told and have always got help here when I needed it.

    Not to start a flame war here but I will post in the "CLASSIFIEDS" when I am "SELLING" something. I just wanted some advice and rather then give it (as you stated he has in the past) hijinks not only didn't answer my questions but he effectively hijacked this thread so that the resulting conversation didn't answer as well. Remmember this wasn't the "why mappoint sucks" thread. However, even if it was, a post of 5 words still don't help.

    I will move on to post this on eBay and the classifieds section as it is NOW for sale.

    My apologies if I am short-fused (I argue for a living) but respected or not... he didn't have to reply and help me but any reply should have been aimed at that goal, otherwise click the back button and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digglerd
    I got my hands on an unopened copy of Mappoint 2004. I already have a Nav app for my carputer. Is it worth it if I try to sell this? I'm trying to get a feel for how much I can get. Anyone know the going rate for this software? I heard somewhere is was close to $300 but I find that hard to believe (although I guess I scored if it is...)

    Sell it? Open it?
    This hardly sounds like a technical advice request......

    My point was that this was an unnecessary post. The answer you are looking for could been easliy found in any of the well know websites that sell software. My post count is low because I SEARCH the hell out of this site (like we need another lilliput vs. xenarc thread.....) and make use of the abundance of readily available information.

    You could have written:
    "Hey guys, I've got an unopened MapPoint 2004 CD. I've heard that it sells for about $300, and I'm thinking about selling it. Does this sound fair?"

    Good luck

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