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Old 21-12-2014, 20:29   #1
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Too good to be true? Really, really cheap BlueCharts

Was checking prices for Garmin BlueChart SD cards and found some really cheap prices a couple of places. Example HEU802X Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean, Garmin list price $428.56, discount from various online stores or eBay about $100 less.

However, found a couple of websites selling for $75-$80. First place I found this was iOffer.com. I googled the web site and it appears to be legit, an established online reseller site. Either this is the deal of the century or something is rotten in a certain part of Scandinavia. Maybe this is a hacked copy of the chip? Anyone run into this?
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Was checking prices for Garmin BlueChart SD cards and found some really cheap prices a couple of places. Example HEU802X Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean, Garmin list price $428.56, discount from various online stores or eBay about $100 less.

However, found a couple of websites selling for $75-$80. First place I found this was iOffer.com. I googled the web site and it appears to be legit, an established online reseller site. Either this is the deal of the century or something is rotten in a certain part of Scandinavia. Maybe this is a hacked copy of the chip? Anyone run into this?
Ask if they are authorized Garmin dealers. I suspect they are not and are selling hacked chips. The general rule is, if it sounds too good to be true, it likely is.
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Ask if they are authorized Garmin dealers.
Was planning to do just that but thought I would ask on the forum to see if anyone had actually run into this before.


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I suspect they are not and are selling hacked chips.
I strongly suspect this is the case.



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That's what my daddy taught me and so far I have always found this to be true.
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