SPOT Gen 3 beacon on sale at $74.99

8:29 p.m. on November 8, 2016 (EST)
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West Marine is selling SPOT Gen 3 beacons for $74.99!!

Wish I could have bought mine for that price. :o(

6:53 a.m. on November 16, 2016 (EST)
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It's at REI for the same price.

What is your experience with the service and reliability?

6:57 a.m. on November 16, 2016 (EST)
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Seem to recall the folks on WB saying REI has both the Delorme inReach products on sale right now as well.

2:45 p.m. on November 16, 2016 (EST)
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Phil,

I've had excellent customer service from SPOT people.  No waiting on hold forever, only friendly, prompt advisors who know their stuff.

Yeah, I someday may get a Delorme In Reach for its texting ability. Nice when you want to reassure family when you are in the middle of Nowhere northern Nevada.

Eric B.

6:23 a.m. on November 17, 2016 (EST)
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Never had any problems with my Spot.  I've had the service for 4 years now.  Seems to take less time to transmit position messages now.  I believe Spot has been working on improving that aspect.

1:36 p.m. on November 19, 2016 (EST)
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I had promised my wife I would get a Spot or Inreach by Jan 2018 when I turn 50. With this sale I decided to take the plunge a year early. Ended up going with the inreach for the increased capability of two way communication. More dough but it was on sale as well. Their fee structure has a monthly option to turn off if you have to take a break for a while...another thing I'll have to keep in mind if injuries crop up as I get older .

Thanks for the heads up on this as it got me off the fence and making decisions.

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