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blabby
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:43 pm    Post subject: Mapsource update, how long? Reply with quote

Hi, new here!

Quick question, I have recently purchased a Streetpilot C320 from Handtec.com which came with Version 7 of the mapsource. On the 25th August I e-mailed [email protected] asking for the V8 version, as per the Garmin website instructions.

On experience how long does it take them to send the CD/DVD out after e-mailing. I've yet to here anything back at all

Ta for any info :D
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck - My dad has V7 on his Nuvi 350 Europe but has repeatedly had upgrades refused by Garmin as they claim no V7 maps were sold on the Nuvi in Britain. I hope its not the same for you with the C320.

I've been told V9 will be available in July next year though
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont you mean the versions of city navigator not mapsource!...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zogman wrote:
dont you mean the versions of city navigator not mapsource!...


Yes probably, but how long do i have to wait for the update to drop on my mat? :D
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from reading other posts it seems that they are roughly every year...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean how soon should I get the update disk in my hands (ie Version 8) Don't want to hang around waiting for Version 9 next year!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its only been roughly a week when you take the weekends out....give them a another week or so then ring them and chase it ...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blabby wrote:
zogman wrote:
dont you mean the versions of city navigator not mapsource!...


Yes probably, but how long do i have to wait for the update to drop on my mat? :D


The DVDs for CityNavigator v8 [there is no CitySelect v8] are sometimes out of stock or maybee the staff are on holiday.
When they arrive they are of no value until you unlock them!
You will have to prove to Garmin that you are entitled to the free unlock codes!

If you cannot get the free unlock codes, then it would be tempting to wait for v9 in 2007, rather than spending the 40approx. for the four remaining months of 2006!!!

Why did you buy the unit now, with mapping software 8 months out of date?
Did you get a rebate from your supplier?
Can you get a rebate even now for 8 months out of date software?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

strumble wrote:
blabby wrote:
zogman wrote:
dont you mean the versions of city navigator not mapsource!...


Yes probably, but how long do i have to wait for the update to drop on my mat? :D


The DVDs for CityNavigator v8 [there is no CitySelect v8] are sometimes out of stock or maybee the staff are on holiday.
When they arrive they are of no value until you unlock them!
You will have to prove to Garmin that you are entitled to the free unlock codes!

If you cannot get the free unlock codes, then it would be tempting to wait for v9 in 2007, rather than spending the 40approx. for the four remaining months of 2006!!!

Why did you buy the unit now, with mapping software 8 months out of date?
Did you get a rebate from your supplier?
Can you get a rebate even now for 8 months out of date software?


Call me niave, but when I purchased I was unaware of all the ins and outs of mapping software etc..

I can prove that my unit came with version 7, all registered on MyGarmin etc..

I'll sweat it out for another week or two and see how things go then. Thanks for all your help.

:D
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it matters if you register late to qualify for an upgrade. The Quest I purchased via eBay came with CS v6, the previous owner had failed to register so I did. As a result I qualified for a free upgrade to CN v8, this has now been received and unlocked.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how long did it take for you to receive the update?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it today and now all up to date, with postcode search.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So just 4 weeks from the first email. Not too bad I s'pose.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blabby wrote:
So how long did it take for you to receive the update?

Sorry, you asked a question, I didn't check this thread again. Took about the same time as you ISTR. Useless info. now you have it Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No prob's can't be here all the time.

Yes not bad 4 weeks at all, was expecting longer
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