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Offline Woovis

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Find Me (new) Spot
« on: March 31, 2014, 08:57:51 PM »
Hey all,

Noted that the annual service for my SPOT (gen 1) device is about to happen, so was quickly looking around for any deals on the new gen 3 SPOT device and/or any discounts for the services. 

In the not so distant past there were offers of free tracking ($50) with the purchase/activation of a new device, and I think when I got my original unit it was free service or free hardware that first year from the AMA. 

Not finding much of anything out there right now, has anyone seen any deals on SPOT?

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Re: Find Me (new) Spot
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 07:46:55 AM »
I'm doing the same thing as my Gen1 bounced 15 feet in the air then landed under a tractor trailer tire! The $50 discount was offered to current SPOT owners last fall but I haven't seen one since. -JEP-


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Re: Find Me (new) Spot
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 11:18:28 AM »
Still haven't found anything, so might turn to looking for a RAM mount for a gen 1... 
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Re: Find Me (new) Spot
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 02:53:58 PM »
I have a Gen1 RAM mount.
I'll send it to you but it will cost you a beer at STAR! -JEP-

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Re: Find Me (new) Spot
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 03:24:03 PM »
Deal Jim! 

I'm guessing though it's that mount that let your SPOT jump off?   :o

Hmmmmmmm... 
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Re: Find Me (new) Spot
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 06:26:02 PM »
No, I used my tank bag and opted not to use the mount...bad idea. :( -JEP-


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Re: Find Me (new) Spot
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 08:06:08 PM »
You might want to take a look at this http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Personal-Locator-Beacon-Reviews
The ACR ResQlink 406 doesn't require a service but but has higher initial cost.  If you do some digging on Spot, you will discover it isn't as reliable as their marketing makes it out to be.
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Re: Find Me (new) Spot
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2014, 10:09:53 AM »
I have had my Gen 1 SPOT from day one and NOT a problem... it's been to Mexico 3 times on the Three Flags ride 3 times been to Alaksa... I'm so glad I got a good one!
YMMV


You might want to take a look at this http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Personal-Locator-Beacon-Reviews
The ACR ResQlink 406 doesn't require a service but but has higher initial cost.  If you do some digging on Spot, you will discover it isn't as reliable as their marketing makes it out to be.

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