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Caches No’s 2241 and 2242 – Bargain Technology From Ebay

Submitted by on Tuesday, 18 December 2012No Comment
Caches No’s 2241 and 2242 – Bargain Technology From Ebay

I was on Ebay the other day, just browsing, not really having anything in mind to buy, and I got onto the GPS section as I was looking to see how much I could sell my Garmin Dakota 20 for as the screen is really too small for me to use, and there I saw a Garmin Montana 650T brand new, being offered at a price that was below bargain price. The Montana 650T is Garmin’s top of the range unit, 4″ screen, built in 5MP camera, rechargeable battery, all the bells and whistles that you can get – RRP of £550, typically sells on Ebay at £380 – £400, Selling price for this one £220 plus postage !
I didn’t really want a new GPS but some bargains are just too good to be ignored, so I bought it, not confident that it was going to be as described, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it really was a brand new sealed box unit. It arrived on Saturday morning when it was raining, so I waited until Sunday and then went off to try it out

9th December 2012 – RIVER WALK 5 GC3RHZY – cache #2241
As I didn’t want to go anywhere too muddy, I thought again that I would take a walk along the canal because at least the towpath would be reasonably firm, though I had to divert into the woods just a little bit to get this cache.
The GPS under the trees was sending me to a different hiding place so even with my new gadget I still had to resort to getting my phone out and finding the spoiler picture to spot the right hiding place

riverwalk52

At this cache I collected TB2E31W – Stripe The GeoPuppy Geocoin

9th December 2012 – Kan katak lahun k’aal GC3XG18 – cache #2242
I had solved the puzzle for this cache straight away upon its publication in October, so I thought that it was about time I came out to find it… which was fairly straightforward to do

kankahak

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