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    Price of GPS?

    I searched for hours, I couldn't find it anywhere. What are the costs of setting it up? I figure I can buy the Garmin receiver for $150.
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    you can buy a Holix 20 channel usb gps receiver/antenna on ebay. I got it for $50 including shipping. I then bought Microsoft Autoroute (streets and trips for europe) for another $30. They work perfect together and i have yet to have any problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhart
    you can buy a Holix 20 channel usb gps receiver/antenna on ebay. I got it for $50 including shipping. I then bought Microsoft Autoroute (streets and trips for europe) for another $30. They work perfect together and i have yet to have any problems

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    Ditto for the Holux receiver on eBay... paid $40ish + shipping.

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    I have a USB BU353, which is one model that's sold in the mp3car.com store. I bought it for about $75.

    I have yet to have a single problem with it.

    Software is another matter. iGuidance is abourt $100. S&T2006 is about $60. MapPoint2006 is 'spensive unless you are or work with an MCSE or for a MS distributor (like me).
    A lot of resellers offer hardware & software bundles.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I bought Streets and Trips 2006 - with the USB GPS Locator - for $105 last december from amazon.com . Like 3 weeks later, after christmas, i saw it on amazon for $69.99!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I've been using S&T 2006 (even tho ppl on this site laugh at me) and it's been fine for what I need. People have suggested that I use iGuidance as software and am in the process of 'electronically acquiring' it - not downloading it! lol..

    anyway, what i wanna say is, the GPS device that comes with the Streets and trips 2006 bundle works with MOST POPULAR software. This is a good package to start off with then you can expand - ie - use other software or upgrade, etc.
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    Will all this run in Road Runner? Basically I'll be using it just to get around the city I live in and pretty much nothing else. Except logging when I take it for service I guess. I wanted to use Map Monkey, that looks pretty cool, does it matter which receiver I get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidKernel
    Ditto for the Holux receiver on eBay... paid $40ish + shipping.
    That one looks like it needs a power supply other than the USB cable. Am I right?

    Or is this the one you mean?
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    well if you had bluetooth you can buy a bluetooh gps, wich in my opinion is alot more convienent. www.semsons.com.. check it out..

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    All I would need is the little USB Bluetooth nub right? Dongle I think it's called.
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    Does the Holux work with iGuidance and/or the Microsoft products?

    I want to use iGuidance(I think) but I am an MCSE an get all the MSDN w/ work, Map point, Streets, etc...so I might do that. Just do not want to spend for a gps antenna, change software an need another antenna
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