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    hi could any body give me some advise of which gps to buy and where from. my need to have a biggish screen and not the worlds most expensive thanks mark

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    Sorry not a techie I have had my Oregon for many years and love it
    All I would say is look on ebay, do some research - I will try to find some links this afternoon as going out soon. Go to a local event and meet some cachers and ask them to show you their GPSs and ask.
    Biggest thing is the price to be honest - lots of all singing all dancing out there now and new ones coming out at 650 - but a lot of long term cachers have long term well battered basic models.
    You could also ask if anyone is upgrading>
    Which area are you from?

    Mollyjak S Wales

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    I'm more than happy with my 2nd hand Garmin Oregon 450. It took a bit of getting used to, coming to it from using the official app on my Android phone, but now I wouldn't be without it.

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    The biggest screen you'll get is a Garmin Montana which I think is about 300 now, 150 cheaper than when I got mine when it first came out. The Oregon 4xx series is discontinued now that the Oregon 6xx series is out and should have come down in price a fair bit. So I'd say a Garmin Oregon 400 or 450 is your best bet. If the screen isn't big enough then go for a Montana 600. People are often selling their old Oregons. Perhaps try joining a few local geocaching facebook groups and see if anyone has one that they want to shift! :-) It's worth asking around.

    Cass
    My Geocaching Blog: http://geocass.wordpress.com

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    One word of warning, if you fancy trying some of the Wherigo caches DO NIT be tempted to get a Garmin GPS 62 series as despite being newer that the earlier Oregons it does not do Wherigo caches

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    Good point. The Montana and Oregon 600 doesn't support them either. The iPhone and Android apps are pretty good at supporting them though. I did all the wherigos I've found using my phone.
    My Geocaching Blog: http://geocass.wordpress.com

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    The Oregon 550t supports WhereIgo's. I got mine 2nd hand for about 200 with loads of extra bits. For a good comparison of all the GPSs out there search for the Follow the Arrow website. It has a good chart showing the differences and fantastic advice


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