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  Topic Name: Those in need of a Spot device on: April 23, 2012, 12:06:32 PM
rooster14


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« on: April 23, 2012, 12:06:32 PM »

on sale at best buy for 60 dollars w/ free shipping  headbang
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/SPOT+-+SPOT+2+Satellite+GPS+Messenger+-+Silver/9511012.p?id=1218116795825&skuId=9511012&cmp=RMX&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=9511012
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  Topic Name: Those in need of a Spot device Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 01:05:10 PM
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 01:05:10 PM »

Keep in mind that you will need to add the Basic Service Plan ($100/yr) + the Track Progress feature ($50 a year). No monthly plan.

Trackleaders rent them at around $25 including service for the entire time you'll be racing the TD.
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  Topic Name: Those in need of a Spot device Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 02:54:54 PM
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 02:54:54 PM »

That's a great price

I purchased mine a month or so ago and on my longer trainer rides I use it. It's nice that my wife and friends can check on my whereabouts and
it keeps me going knowing that someone is watching me. Kind of a weird feeling in some ways...

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  Topic Name: Those in need of a Spot device Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 03:27:33 PM
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 03:27:33 PM »

Best Buy is a horrible, horrible company and I will never do business with them again.
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  Topic Name: Those in need of a Spot device Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 07:10:32 PM
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 07:10:32 PM »

Best Buy is a horrible, horrible company and I will never do business with them again.

I completely agree... As tempting as it is to save $40, I won't risk it...  Last time I purchased a sale item through Best Buy it too said it would ship out in 5-7 business days.  A month later it was still not in stock, and shortly after that, they automatically cancelled my order without telling me...  I'd be very weary of the 5-7 day timeline listed.  If it said "in stock" then maybe, just maybe...
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  Topic Name: Those in need of a Spot device Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 07:23:21 PM
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 07:23:21 PM »

Keep in mind that you will need to add the Basic Service Plan ($100/yr) + the Track Progress feature ($50 a year). No monthly plan.

Trackleaders rent them at around $25 including service for the entire time you'll be racing the TD.

I think it might be a little more than 25 now that Scott has upgraded to the the Spot2, still a sweet deal though.  Scott will have to confirm
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  Topic Name: Those in need of a Spot device Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 08:04:16 PM
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 08:04:16 PM »

I think it might be a little more than 25 now that Scott has upgraded to the the Spot2, still a sweet deal though.  Scott will have to confirm

Yeah, it depends on the length of the event, and yep, we are having to cover the cost of upgrading to SPOT2's.  For the Stagecoach 400 this weekend the rental price is $40.
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  Topic Name: Those in need of a Spot device Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 09:50:11 PM
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 09:50:11 PM »

Is the Spot 2 the same physical size? How much is the rental for CTR?

This is a great service you are providing for so many races!
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  Topic Name: Those in need of a Spot device Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 09:34:09 AM
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 09:34:09 AM »

Yeah, it depends on the length of the event, and yep, we are having to cover the cost of upgrading to SPOT2's.  For the Stagecoach 400 this weekend the rental price is $40.


Scott,

If you're interested, I've been speaking with Gloria Jean at Satellite Phone Solutions and she would like to talk to you guys at Trackleaders about supplementing your rental units and working together to cover events when you need extra units.

Here's a link to their unit and they seem really interested in working with Trackleaders... http://www.satellitephonesolutions.com/rental/sps-rental-program/sps-spot-rental.htm

She would like to talk with you when you have some time... would it be ok to PM her email address and phone number to you?
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  Topic Name: Those in need of a Spot device Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 11:49:02 AM
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 11:49:02 AM »

I would agree. Yet I ordered one and got it for $34.99 cause it came 3 days later than they promised! I did not even pester them that it was late just saw the discounted price when I picked it up and asked why it was less?



Best Buy is a horrible, horrible company and I will never do business with them again.
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  Topic Name: Those in need of a Spot device Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 04:06:24 PM
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 04:06:24 PM »

Is the Spot 2 the same physical size? How much is the rental for CTR?

This is a great service you are providing for so many races!

Spot 2 is much smaller and at least half the weight.
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