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Old 12th Aug 2008, 13:56
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Handheld GPS

Looking to purchase a handheld Garmin GPS 296 or similar.
Does any one know where I can obtain one from that will be able to give me a VAT receipt and is not a pilot store?
Want to bill it to my company as an automotive gps system.
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Old 12th Aug 2008, 14:30
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You could buy a PDA instead. Perfecly legit business tool
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Old 12th Aug 2008, 14:35
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I wonder if I could get 2 tyres & a tailwheel assy on prescription.
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Old 12th Aug 2008, 16:21
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The Garmin 296 is an automotive GPS system. Conveniently, it also happens to have an aviation mode.
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Old 13th Aug 2008, 09:34
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support your pilot store

they need the business too
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Old 13th Aug 2008, 16:33
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I did exactly this when I purchased my 496 last year. From a pilot store. And had a VAT receipt. No problem at all.
It shouldn't matter where you buy it - your local pilot's store could have them on special offer compared to a regular retailer anyway.

As No Foehn says, its a convenient automotive satnav tool which happens to have an aviation mode too. At the risk of starting a holy war though, I have to say that having used both, the Tomtom has a better route calculation strategy than the Garmin does. On the ground, at least!

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Old 14th Aug 2008, 12:19
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I've been very pleased with my 296, and yes it does have an automotive (& marine for those so inclined) option albeit not very detailed but usable all the same.
I got mine cheap at AeroExpo from Transair, got a VAT receipt too.
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