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« on: March 11, 2011, 09:49:55 PM »

Does anyone know why the Garmin sonar units are so expensive?  They do not have side imaging or down scan that I know of.  The pictures they show in the BPS magazine are not impressive at all.  Why are they so expensive?  Do they make the fish bite too?  I don't get it.

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Re: Garmin
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2011, 02:46:43 AM »

Does anyone know why the Garmin sonar units are so expensive?  They do not have side imaging or down scan that I know of.  The pictures they show in the BPS magazine are not impressive at all.  Why are they so expensive?  Do they make the fish bite too?  I don't get it.

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For one, they are the best GPS on the market, hands down.

Secondly... most of their units include the Garmin G2 Bluecharts.  Which is great if you are a great lakes boater.  If not... you'll be spending $149 for their Lakemaster inland lake chip and you will hate it.

I have sold dozens of Humminbirds and Lowrance units to inland lake fishermen, but not a single Garmin unit.  Lowrance/Humminbird = mostly inland lakes.  Garmin almost exclusively great lakes cruisers/sailboaters.
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Re: Garmin
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011, 08:14:56 PM »

That is good to know.  I thought there had to be more to it as they wouldn't be so expensive if they were not good.  Thanks

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