Bad timing for the best Garmin Edge 800 deal ever

by deadhead1971   December 27, 2013  

It's cruel that it's just after Christmas, and people are spent up and feeling a bit skint, but this is the best deal I've ever seen on a Garmin Edge 800 performance bundle (includes the cadence and HR monitors)

Just £209!

Garmin Edge 800 Touchscreen GPS Bike Computer Performance Bundle

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Bargain! Ordered one straight away, good spot.

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posted by Shamblesuk [75 posts]
28th December 2013 - 1:39

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I can't really afford it.. i have just bought one, i hate you!

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posted by pants [73 posts]
28th December 2013 - 9:16

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Shamblesuk wrote:
Bargain! Ordered one straight away, good spot.

At that price, I was thinking of getting a spare!

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posted by deadhead1971 [24 posts]
28th December 2013 - 9:22

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It's gone up to £268.11 now.

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posted by pants [73 posts]
29th December 2013 - 5:49

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Bought one!

I noticed that Wiggle were selling the same bundle at £209 but that was an NOH (Newly Overhauled) i.e. a return refurbished. Then I noticed the Amazon deal. Smile

Then comes the mapping question? Easily solved. I used the Open Source mapping from:

http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl

Excellent step by step instructions are here if you need them:

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/05/download-garmin-705800810.html

posted by Orbea Mike [15 posts]
30th December 2013 - 14:27

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You can still get the edge 800 performance bundle for £209 but there's now a wait of 2-4 weeks. Use this link to make sure you're seeing the lowest price http://amzn.to/1dgAei0

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posted by deadhead1971 [24 posts]
31st December 2013 - 22:55

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Price appears to have gone back up to £264.99 now...
Oh well, good while it lasted.
Hope it helped a few people out.

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posted by deadhead1971 [24 posts]
31st December 2013 - 22:57

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Mine came straight away even though I went for free delivery, the 'base map' is a joke considering how much a unit cost. Thanks to http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ we don't have to get ripped off by Garmin.

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posted by pants [73 posts]
1st January 2014 - 0:09

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To be fair some of the "rip off" is due to the Ordnance Survey. But as you say, use Open Maps. In any case the OS 1:50000 is just that, zoom in and it's just bigger, but same content. Open Maps increases detail the further in you go. No contours though but, if you plan rides in advance, that isn't too much of a problem.

posted by Orbea Mike [15 posts]
1st January 2014 - 2:29

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This has dropped again in price, not as much as last time, but down from 269 to 234.
http://amzn.to/19Psoeq

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posted by deadhead1971 [24 posts]
6th February 2014 - 0:10

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Reviving an old thread, as the Garmin 800 performance bundle is £199 on Amazon today.

Just bought one and will stick the 500 on ebay, good upgrade for the price.

posted by bikebot [485 posts]
20th June 2014 - 13:06

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