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grosseile88 posted 01-05-2012 09:36 AM ET (US)   Profile for grosseile88   Send Email to grosseile88  
[Give the] name of [an on-line marine electronic vendor that] you recommend where a [GPS receiver, multi-function display, and SONAR combination device could be purchased].
Jefecinco posted 01-05-2012 10:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jefecinco  Send Email to Jefecinco     
BOE Marine is a good source. Not always the cheapest but often is. The best service I've had from an on-line vendor. The owner, Jim, or his wife are always happy to return your call. They also provide advice on units they feel will best serve your needs.


Stevebaz posted 01-05-2012 11:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Stevebaz  Send Email to Stevebaz     
Santa convinced me to buy a Lowrance HDS-5 from Hodes Marine guys before the elves shipped them out to all the good boaters this Christmas. Lowrance has a rebate program running so you may want to check that out if its your brand of choice.

I had no issues with Hodges service.

contender posted 01-05-2012 07:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
GPS Store in North Carolina [gave the physical address--probably needs an on-line address--jimh]
jimh posted 01-06-2012 09:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I have not purchased any really expensive (over $500) marine electronics on-line. I have bought some smaller devices on-line. I use the GOOGLE search engine to locate the best prices. When buying on-line I do not anticipate that the selling dealer is going to be an adjunct to the support for the device.

I bought my combination GPS receiver, SONAR, and multifunction display from my local marine dealer, LOCKEMAN'S HARDWARE and BOAT. Before buying I was able to borrow and use several different brands and models of devices from their display shelf. When I finally decided on a particular model, I bought one from them. I don't think the purchase price was much different than the best on-line price. The only hit was the state sales tax--and you are supposed to pay that in my state for on-line purchases anyways.

jimh posted 01-06-2012 09:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
To get a quick price survey on any product, use

For example, here is a price survey on a Lowrance Gen2 HDS-8:

By the way, SEARS has a great price on that device!

Peter posted 01-06-2012 07:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
I have bought a few things from BOE over the years and have had great service each time. Typically what ever I have ordered is on my doorstep the next day!
Newtauk1 posted 01-06-2012 07:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1
andygere posted 01-07-2012 01:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I bought my Lowrance from BOE last year. Good customer service and the best price I could find.

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