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    I know nothing about GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) devices and I have no need for one (because I don't go anywhere) but my daughter is always complaining about finding her way around the Tri-State area and I want to get her one of those gadgets for Christmas.

    If anyone here is familiar with them and can recommend one that isn't too complicated to use (she's not a geek) in the $100 - $200 price range I will appreciate it.
     
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    not in that price range
     
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    does she have a cell phone or laptop?
     
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    mapquest is free on your pc, and has the same basic information.

    And someone I know had a GPS, but it didn't know about cul de sacs.
     
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    I have a Tom Tom. It works great and it's not that expensive. Try overstock.com.

    It's a good gift for a daughter. :) My father bought one for me too. It saves us girls from the stress of getting lost.
     
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    Yes. Both.
     
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    Thank you!

    Mapquest is amazing.
     
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    depending on her phone, she might be able to get GPS on it
    and there are GPS devices that connect via USB to laptops
     
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    Thanks!

    My daughter asked me if I knew anything about them (I don't), which I assume was her Christmas present hint. So now I need to find out something about them.

    What my Internet research has told me thus far is they range in price from $80 to $3,500 and some users think they are wonderful while others say they don't work very well.

    I've never seen one but my understanding is they sit on the dashboard and announce every step of a trip from beginning to end, which seems absolutely amazing to me.
     

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