Updating garmin nuvi 660
The new series has been out since last year around August or September. Why do you think they came out with the new series in the first place. Garmin has the best GPS customer service by far of any manufacturer. Sorry for being so direct but it is tiresome listening to all the crying... I just dont understand one thing - why they are causing ppl to return their units to the stores - that's plain dumb - the stores would have hard time to sale the refurbished, discontinued models. Instead they can offer the free update and everybody will be happy - garmin makes a sale, customer gets an updated unit!
What would you do with any other electronic device when new models came out like TV's, DVD Players, cell phones, cameras, etc. I certainly dont like to be treated as the dumb sucker who unknowingly bought a discontinued model and have to pay another just a week or so after the purchase to be up to date.
When you buy a new 6xx now, you are actually buying a discontinued product, with outdated maps!
oh yah, and please if you experience the same issue, write a review about the 660 so they know we can do something about their reputation if they try to screw with their customers like this.It seems someone within Garmin screwed up and they are trying to fix this for the new owners that's why when I called them the second time they offered me the DVD version for half the price.I know it's not free but I purchased it anyway because when I look at the total cost of the unit with the new map now it comes to 0 shipping, so 0 which is still good for such price with the new maps installed.At the end, this is all stupid and messed up, it was not handled correctly by Garmin from the start.first, they shipped the maps to a couple of their vendors before they offered them on Garmin's website second, said the updates would be free for new owners within 30 days, I was told that by support third, they offer it free for 650 (which is discontinued) yet the 660 does not qualify since it's not in production.