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TomTom XXL 540 In-Car GPS 1 Hour Deal at DickSmith Online (7pm-8pm) $99 (Save $200) + $4.95 Delivery

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1 Hour Deal (7pm-8pm) $99 (Save $200)for TOMTOM XXL 540 in-Car GPS

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    I was looking at upgrading the maps for my TomTom GO 710. They wanted $99 for the current map.

    What's wrong with TomTom that the current map costs the same as a whole new unit?!

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      We recently drove from the Gold Coast to Sydney using a TomTom with the "latest maps" (upgraded 3 weeks ago @$99, thanks for coming) and the number of inaccuracies was simply astounding. There are sections of the Pacific Hwy that haven't seen a speed change in more than 2 or 3 years (sometimes many more) that the unit had wrong. It often showed us driving in paddocks where there have been new bypasses in place for well over a year (again, sometimes more). Very disappointing to say the least.

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      You may find this interesting, not that I have done anything from this forum myself…
      Older devices have the hardware capable of running the new versions of TT Navcore, however TT Home will limit the version.
      My friend has a TT One V2 with Advance Lane Guidence, Spoken Street Names and IQ Routes.
      http://gpsunderground.com/forum/gps-navigation-systems/tomto...

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    Hmmm……no bluetooth

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      Yeah, these are the "bargain" range from TomTom. I think the cheapest with BT is the Via 180.

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        What do you need Bluetooth for in a GPS unit? To have the audio played through you car audio system? Wouldn't be much use for me then I guess, as I have my mobile connected to the car head unit with Bluetooth, and you can't hook up two devices at once, I think.
        Also, based on Chris McMahon's comment, you don't get free map updates for these? Don't all the other brands offer that pretty much standard? If not, then none of them would be much good after a year or two.

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          BT on a GPS is handy if your car audio is pre-BT - so allows you to use the GPS to act as the hand free device - my older Garmin was lousy at it tho as the speaker wasn't up to it

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          What do you need Bluetooth for in a GPS unit?

          Hands-free speaker phone to your mobile.

          Also, based on Chris McMahon's comment, you don't get free map updates for these?

          No. There is a "latest map" guarantee, but that only gives you a new map IF a new map is released within 30 DAYS of purchase. New map on day 31? Pay $99 please.

          If not, then none of them would be much good after a year or two.

          Which is why I was looking for a new map for my GO 710 (4 years old now?). TomTom want $99 minimum. They then give you 4 maps (current + 3 quarterly updates) so after about a year if you want current maps again, it's another $99.

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          Its a free map update within 30 days of first use, otherwise you can buy the current map special for $99 which gives you the current map update + next 4 map updates plus bonus 6 months updates (2 maps) for a total of 7 maps.

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          Tomom in store used to offer a 3 year "latest" maps Guarantee..
          Then came Garmin with a Lifetime Guarantee.

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    it got lot of bad review. see this. http://www.cnet.com.au/tomtom-xxl-540-339299921.htm#image1 not recommend to everybody.

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      The actual review isnt that bad, but the comments that people leave about it is bad.

      In the very least, I at least hope that companies give at least 2 yrs of free maps.

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    i am thinking about navman ezy45 atm… it cost $124 with 3 years map update

    wt is the difference between navman and tomtom?

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      I was looking at both the EZY15 ($97 I think) and EZY45…. the 3 years map updates sound great. I was excited seeing the "$200 off" for this Tom-Tom unit but if it's only the one map update then I'll pass :(

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    I got one of these for my first ever GPS. I rate it high. So easy and simple to use.
    Bluetooth? The volume on these things are loud
    Mates have the Garmin Nuvi and Navman. Those two were harder to use and navigate through the menus.

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      Agree with you there Have a older tomtom and love it, especialy all the features and way it operates. I also used a Garmin and didn't like the way it works. TomTom software is so much better and more informative.

      As for speed cameras. I have found a few that have been in use for 3+ years that have never made it into the Official Safety Cameras. You can easily report changed/missing cameras via TomTom software either live or upload/report changes later via TomTom home. Where TomTom will hopefully add/fix in the next safety camera release

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    Have had one of these for a while now…solid unit.

    Recently chucked Europe maps on there for the folks to take away…thanks GPS Underground ;)

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      More info please :D Does this place you're talking about also have the latest Aus maps updated regularly? (even if you just send a private message that'd be great!)

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        GPS Underground has information on how to "enhance" your GPS…just make sure you back up via your computer (not TomTom home) first ;)

        I was only after a copy of the Europe Maps at the time, but would be confident the latest Aussie maps are updated regularly.

        Start a conversation within OzB or whim me on Whirlpool for more info:

        http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/user/119995

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        Just Google GPS Underground and you will find it. It's a forum with a lot of data and instructions for educational purpose only. The first few sticky threads in the sub forum normally will educate you a lot. The website sometimes is down but if you try again the next day or two, it usually comes back up.

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        Ta guys… I actually had a quick look at the Navigon section of that site (I currently have a Navigon), but couldn't find the Australian maps, mainly just european. I have the 2 year subscription though so I don't need them, I was just curious. :)

        I won't buy a GPS unless I can actually update the maps somehow :) i.e. the cheap Navmans have a 3 year map update, but I've no idea how easy to use they are. I guess I'm used to my Navigon though, but my girlfriend needs a GPS in her car :)

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    This would include Australian maps yeah?

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      Yes. Although not necessarily the latest version maps. Thats why they offer a free 30 day map update guarantee, to allow you to update to the latest current and new map if one is released within 30 days of first use.

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    site down indefinitely as reported

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      oxbargain now deleting dick smith so called deals

      Sorry, can you please clarify? The only DS deal that were deleted today and yesterday were duplicates.

      Also, this deal hasn't expired as reported. It's supposed to start at 7pm.

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    Is this worth to get one at this price or I could get a better one?
    Btw, when does this product release?

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    I had this unit when it first came out, around 3 yrs ago. I think i paid $249 for it back then. id imagine the processing and calculations would be pretty slow by todays standards…..and I LOL at the save $200 message.

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    I don't get buying these things nowadays, isnt it much better to just use the free smartphone navigation softwares like Google Navigation or Samsung Navigon. Not sure about iOs but there are some very good free navigation softwares on Android.
    I highly recommend buying 'Sygic Navigation' (think its around $30-$35 on Google Play)if you want to get safety camera/speed limit notifications - very accurate and good UI and comes with a 7 day free trial.

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      Maybe a little offtopic, but does using your phone as a navigational tool in car constitute a driving offence?

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        Afaik, no.

        Funny eh, playing with your phone(i.e calling/txting) is a big offense while this isn't.

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        No, as long as it's in a mount or similar device that doesn't encourage you to hold it while you're driving. I have a $4 generic suction-cap mount from eBay that works with my phone, and you can find specific ones for the iPhone/SGS.

        Navigon is great on the phone, essentially the same as standalone PNDs but with the fact you don't need another device.

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        It isn't. As mentioned, as long as you mount it and dont hold it in your hand its fine :-)

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        ITS AN OFFENCE!

        Hand-held mobile phone is designed to be held in the hand therefore if it is not held in the hand (on your lap, in a cradle on the dash) it is still a hand->held mobile phone the same as a 'pocket calculator is a pocket calculator even if its not in your pocket'.

        Its called the 'legislative intent' of parliament when the law was written. The 'legislative intent' of mobile phone use is to prohibit the driver of a vehicle >using a mobile phone whilst driving (ALL fuctions of the mobile phone in any mode!)

        Enjoy your tickets!

        Was told this by a cop QLD

        Can get more info if you need me to prove it further

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          Yep - there was a write up in the paper a while back about someone getting booked for it.

          I'd love a reference please m0nkeycheese.

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      Google Navigation requires internet connection. 3G signal in certain area is crappy and you will be lost. I would go with Samsung Navigon.

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        true that. But try using the 'cached route' functionality on Google Nav where you can cache your route before you leave for your trip so in case if you lose data coverage you can still navigate.
        Google Navigation was very unstable on my Desire HD but works well on Samsung Note.

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    Cheers OP!

    I'm in WA. Is this eastern standard time? Or multiple periods (one for each timezone?).

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    oh c'mon after I posted it for $150… goddamit DICK!

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    I personally find the Google Maps nav that comes on Android phones to be a lot better than TomTom. Very accurate, updated often and free.

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    Does it include guaranteed latest map?

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      Yes. Although TomTom's usually don't come supplied with latest maps, the 30 day map guarantee entitles you to update to the latest map and any new release that comes out within the first 30 days of use.

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    Can you please be more specific with the date? 7pm-8pm when? today? tomorrow? next year?
    If you are planning on buying this, i highly recommend you check the website 1 hour before schedule time, knowing how dicksmith online store operate.

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      Please update deal description:

      From the fine print next to the big one hour quicky link on the main DSE page.

      D4554WEB. Offer only available online and while stocks last between 7pm and 8pm 12/04/2012 AEST.

      Deal times for other states:
      7-8pm: QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC & TAS
      6.30-730pm: NT and SA
      5-6pm: WA

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    DSE have the XXL540 listed twice.
    $299 online only http://dicksmith.com.au/product/D4554WEB/
    $149 online and in-store http://dicksmith.com.au/product/D4554/tomtom-xxl-540-in-car-...
    I think I might wait until tonight and grab one for $99

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      It to show how big the discount you can get when you bought from DSE … or how big their mark up things. Depend on how you interpret it.

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    have a look the User review is not excellent

    http://www.cnet.com.au/tomtom-xxl-540-339299921.htm

    some people returned it!

    Read before you buy it.

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    Emmm, is this one better than the previous $99 deal on Garmin, which was also $200 off? http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/64786

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    I bought the Tom Tom Start 10 at the start of the year for $99 from Ryda. Couldn't be happier with that gps. Took me all through Tasmania easy peasy.

    Works fine whenever I need it in Sydney as well. If its using hte same maps and same build as this XX 540, then this GPS would be a steal as well.

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    Hope the price of that $299 would be changed to $99 during the deal-hour.

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    no comment..

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    just bought one :)

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    the website is being ozbargain atm

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    Just bought one !! :)

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    Wooo managed to get one!

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    i got an order confirmation, but was time out several time during the process, not sure if this will work

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    had one in my cart, but i'll pass. apparently it's very old and not that great of a unit. It's usually on sale for 149

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    And here they go on ebay for $149 lawl….

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    I have got a confirmation letter from Ebay saying $103.95 has successfully sent to DSE Electronics. But I didnt get any confirmation from Dick Smith website cause the page is getting timed out again and again. Shit!

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    Subtotal
    $99.00
    Delivery
    $4.95
    Staff discount
    -$4.95
    TOTAL
    $99.00

    Good deal IMO.. Happy to get one as I've needed a GPS for a while and you can't really go wrong with $99, regardless of how long the map subscription is.

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    Just bought it together with 2 pack of Eneloops AA.
    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/67692
    Postage is still $4.95 together.
    The site crashed 15 times and kick me off and empty my cart everytime.
    Finally placed my order. Spend 30min!

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    Been 40 minutes now and still not sold out.

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    just placed an order they must have heaps

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    Haha, still worked at 20:11!

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    hmm… I made an order first, charged me way less then i should have. Cancelled that order and made another order, worked and my order went through. After few minutes, refunded me that full amount but no refund on the first transaction. It gave me a confirmation email on cancellation of the first transaction too.

    The F*** is going on =s

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      why did you cancel it if its way less than it should?

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        Because i wanted to purchase more and wanted to combine the postage instead of making 2 seperate orders and paying for postage seperately. I know, pretty stupid doing that for just $4.

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    I was going to buy one until I read the reviews on cnet… i will try updating my current gps 1st…

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    I bought 3 yesterday. One for myself and 2 for my friends. Well ofcourse, they will pay me.

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    Has anyone received a shipping confirmation email?

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      mine. not yet :(

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        I signed up on the night and now I never received and email response after purchase and can't log back into the site and have sent an email trying to find out what happened? Anyone else with this issue?

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    Updated: Just received an tax invoice by email and

    "You will receive an email with shipping information this evening which will enable you to track your order."

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    Got the dispatch email last night and the gps were just delivered.

    Woooooooot!