RE: Garmin vs Magellan

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Subject: RE: Garmin vs Magellan
From: "Rohan Clarke" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 13:16:52 +1000
Hi Stuart,

Can't comment on Magellan as I've never dealt with them but a couple of years 
ago we had three Garmin units that stopped working because the internal memory 
battery had failed (as opposed to the 4 AA batteries that provide 'mains' 
power). This meant every time the AA's went flat, or were removed, all data and 
settings were lost. We sent all three back to the supplier asking if they could 
put new memory batteries in them. We expected to pay for this given the memory 
batteries typically fail if the units are stored for long periods (months) 
without AA's in them (i.e. our fault).

The response was rather pleasant. They informed us that the cost of replacing 
the memory batteries in each unit exceeded the cost of a new unit and so 
promptly sent us three new units at NO cost.


Dr Rohan Clarke
Threatened Mallee Bird Project
Zoology Department
La Trobe University
Bundoora 3086
Ph: 03 9479 1672 Mobile 0408 947001

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