TomTom Start 50 Europe was £139.99 now £40 (Collection only) @ Halfords
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TomTom Start 50 Europe was £139.99 now £40 (Collection only) @ Halfords

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Found 30th Jun 2016
Not a bad price for a 5" Sat Nav with european maps for life. Ex display model if that bothers anyone.

Doesn't come with speed cameras but at £40 it's not the end of the world and can be had quite cheap from TomTom direct on occasion.

Normally use my phone but sat nav hammers battery and handy for mum and dad to use as well, I'm thoughtful like that.

Collection only so store specific.
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Not that bad of a price. I was going to grab this with my tesco double up at £90-100. But with a resistive screen, I had to get something that felt more like a smart phone and ended up with the GO 500.
Luckily I won it new of an eBay auction for £80, when it was retailing for £129 (very sale, normally £140+).
Should really add 'ex-display' in the title, good price though.
this sat nav work in UK?.please advise
inayat

this sat nav work in UK?.please advise



Shows a map of Europe with the Uk On it

halfords.com/tec…aps
Edited by: "dparr59" 30th Jun 2016
It does come with cameras - free updates until until end of 2016, I paid 36 yesterday
pablomalin

It does come with cameras - free updates until until end of 2016, I paid … It does come with cameras - free updates until until end of 2016, I paid 36 yesterday



​what £36 for the sat nav?
Will the european maps work after Brexit??;)
Whilst this is an amazing deal, cant find it in stock anywhere!!
Cold, I mean we'll have to pay extra and get visas to make use of those maps now
Thanks OP. None in my area, however there are 50 Go's available with lifetime EU maps & traffic updates for £70. This is the same price as the 25 new, which I have reserved. Which is the better deal?
Edited by: "lord_trumpington" 30th Jun 2016
Great find op...cheers
Theres also this one... only uk and Ireland maps..
halfords.com/web…001
pritzz

Theres also this one... only uk and Ireland … Theres also this one... only uk and Ireland maps..http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=165685&productId=1081971&storeId=10001



Yes I saw that too, seems to be more stock available on that one. I am thinking the 50 Go for the extra £11 works out better if you want full EU map coverage.

halfords.com/tec…aps
I reserved yesterday and was called this morning that they don't have it in stock, I think staff bought it onestly Great find by the way.
zetecrob

...Collection only so store specific.



LOL

... and any clues which store that might be? Certainly not Evesham or any store that I wouldn't need the sat nav to get to nearby.

Anyway, voted HOT, HOT, HOT! for the effort of posting

Edited by: "EveshamLad" 30th Jun 2016
pentekmisi

I reserved yesterday and was called this morning that they don't have it … I reserved yesterday and was called this morning that they don't have it in stock, I think staff bought it onestly Great find by the way.



Same happened to me this morning
Could someone tell me the benefits of something like this versus Waze (or any decent sat Nav) on my iPhone? Genuine question
raghu2000

Will the european maps work after Brexit??;)



Not unless moving the country into the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is in there next general election manifesto. I mean I wouldn't put it past them being **** loonies.
TheOak

Could someone tell me the benefits of something like this versus Waze (or … Could someone tell me the benefits of something like this versus Waze (or any decent sat Nav) on my iPhone? Genuine question



None.
TheOak

Could someone tell me the benefits of something like this versus Waze (or … Could someone tell me the benefits of something like this versus Waze (or any decent sat Nav) on my iPhone? Genuine question



Its useful as a glovebox back up when your phone battery is dead.....my 5 year old tom tom (with european maps admittedly) has helped me out several times, both here and abroad, where my phone battery is lower than an ants wotsits or simply where waze can't find something!
Closest to me; Brynmawr
106.63 miles
pentekmisi

I reserved yesterday and was called this morning that they don't have it … I reserved yesterday and was called this morning that they don't have it in stock, I think staff bought it onestly Great find by the way.




Not many shop staff own cars. When my local retail park's shops shut at 8pm the crowd at the bus stop is huge.
In stock at Inverurie and Peterhead for the benefit of our europhile friends in the North.....do they really still have resistive screens in these?
ebble

Not many shop staff own cars. When my local retail park's shops shut at … Not many shop staff own cars. When my local retail park's shops shut at 8pm the crowd at the bus stop is huge.



Thats likely because they have first hand experience of how expensive it is to run a motor car in this country
Askrulous

Its useful as a glovebox back up when your phone battery is dead.....my 5 … Its useful as a glovebox back up when your phone battery is dead.....my 5 year old tom tom (with european maps admittedly) has helped me out several times, both here and abroad, where my phone battery is lower than an ants wotsits or simply where waze can't find something!



Glove box? Well, if so, you are in the car, phone or standalone unit they both need plugging in to run Sat nav software anyway (or it will flatten the battery pretty quick). Far more use keeping a battery pack in the glove box you can carry with you if the battery on your phone might run low while out and about.

My standalone unit hasn't been used for ages, it was taking room up in the glove box and I just took it out of the car today as I am changing the car tomorrow, it still works, but it's now in a bag with stuff I WON'T be putting back into the new one. No, my new car hasn't got built-in sat nav, I prefer the Android phone as I want regular updates (cheap - very!) and it will be fully updated whenever I change my phone too; plus I don't want to look down and LEFT to glance at the screen, for years I am used to it being in the corner of the windscreen where I can reach it, so didn't spend the extra for a built in unit, which would have been the main difference in the next higher model.

Since Android and iPhones run the software now I think they have become obsolete, you can run various versions on them. For me, TomTom Go is great on Android, costs 15 quid a year all in,(if you MUST pay for it!) but it gets regular updates, speed cams the lot included. I still use Waze sometimes as it can be useful for quick updates on local speed or incident info, but Tomtom Go for routing, although I have used Navigon which I didn't care for, being used to TomTom.
Edited by: "nihcaj" 30th Jun 2016
ebble

Not many shop staff own cars. When my local retail park's shops shut at … Not many shop staff own cars. When my local retail park's shops shut at 8pm the crowd at the bus stop is huge.



Difficult to run a car on minimum wage and a zero hours contract :-(
raghu2000

Will the european maps work after Brexit??;)



​lol ! yes and will it include all the border control areas between Scotland , England and Wales
I checked London and it offered Inverurie or Peterhead in Scotland so I guess NOT much chance of getting one!
UK & Ireland version available for £50 in some stores.
Nearest available stock to me is 427 miles away, road trip time!
Banned
nihcaj

Glove box? Well, if so, you are in the car, phone or standalone unit they … Glove box? Well, if so, you are in the car, phone or standalone unit they both need plugging in to run Sat nav software anyway (or it will flatten the battery pretty quick). Far more use keeping a battery pack in the glove box you can carry with you if the battery on your phone might run low while out and about.My standalone unit hasn't been used for ages, it was taking room up in the glove box and I just took it out of the car today as I am changing the car tomorrow, it still works, but it's now in a bag with stuff I WON'T be putting back into the new one. No, my new car hasn't got built-in sat nav, I prefer the Android phone as I want regular updates (cheap - very!) and it will be fully updated whenever I change my phone too; plus I don't want to look down and LEFT to glance at the screen, for years I am used to it being in the corner of the windscreen where I can reach it, so didn't spend the extra for a built in unit, which would have been the main difference in the next higher model.Since Android and iPhones run the software now I think they have become obsolete, you can run various versions on them. For me, TomTom Go is great on Android, costs 15 quid a year all in,(if you MUST pay for it!) but it gets regular updates, speed cams the lot included. I still use Waze sometimes as it can be useful for quick updates on local speed or incident info, but Tomtom Go for routing, although I have used Navigon which I didn't care for, being used to TomTom.



​which app would you recommend?
skyarsenal

​which app would you recommend?



I use Android, and I have tried Sygic, Navigon and Tomtom both the original and finally the "Go" version and that has suited me best.

You can get the trial version for free on Google Play, it allows so many miles of use per month. play.google.com/sto…app

I also use the MyDrive app (free) to connect it with the web page ( mydrive.tomtom.com/en_gb/ ) and send routes and Favourites to the phone.
play.google.com/sto….eu
lord_trumpington

Yes I saw that too, seems to be more stock available on that one. I am … Yes I saw that too, seems to be more stock available on that one. I am thinking the 50 Go for the extra £11 works out better if you want full EU map coverage. http://www.halfords.com/technology/sat-nav/car-sat-nav/ex-display-tomtom-go-50-sat-nav-with-lifetime-tomtom-traffic-maps



I think you should list this as separate deal. Just rang my local and the man has put it aside for us. Good timing as ours broke last week and we are going away tomorrow!
nihcaj

Difficult to run a car on minimum wage and a zero hours contract :-(



There's a lad a my local halfords and he is one of the best employees I have ever encountered. Extremely helpful and friendly, I see him changing light bulbs and wiper blades in rain and snow. He has been there for years now and is in his mid 20's with a family, but he still only has a cheap 125cc motorcycle.

I bet he isn't on more than £8 an hour and has practically no rights and hardly any holidays. (Yes on paper maybe they have certain rights and certain amount of holidays, but in reality they often exert so much pressure and instill fear into staff that it simply isn't true. This is the case for all low paid staff with insecure contracts, even those at local authorities. Even those with Union representation as Union's are so weak now.)

But, if you do your homework you can run a car quite cheaply, an old £500 diesel car of the right model year that qualifies for cheapish tax of £30-£115 per year. A Suzuki Alto, or buy a Micra and pay a little more in tax but probably cheaper parts and cheaper to fix if anything does go wrong. Do a basic oil change yourself once a year, do your homework on insurance and play about on comparison sites to figure out what is the cheapest option.
thabiz

There's a lad a my local halfords and he is one of the best employees I … There's a lad a my local halfords and he is one of the best employees I have ever encountered. Extremely helpful and friendly, I see him changing light bulbs and wiper blades in rain and snow. He has been there for years now and is in his mid 20's with a family, but he still only has a cheap 125cc motorcycle. I bet he isn't on more than £8 an hour and has practically no rights and hardly any holidays. (Yes on paper maybe they have certain rights and certain amount of holidays, but in reality they often exert so much pressure and instill fear into staff that it simply isn't true. This is the case for all low paid staff with insecure contracts, even those at local authorities. Even those with Union representation as Union's are so weak now.) But, if you do your homework you can run a car quite cheaply, an old £500 diesel car of the right model year that qualifies for cheapish tax of £30-£115 per year. A Suzuki Alto, or buy a Micra and pay a little more in tax but probably cheaper parts and cheaper to fix if anything does go wrong. Do a basic oil change yourself once a year, do your homework on insurance and play about on comparison sites to figure out what is the cheapest option.



I agree, you can, but it ends up being a full time job keeping things going, insurance is a FORTUNE for younger lads now and ALL money ends up going to keeping a car running, so it must end up being a case of working JUST to run a car to be able to go to work! :-( It never was much different, but when I was in my 20's there at least seemed SOME chance of progression, a better wage eventually, and a hope of having somewhere to live... one day!
Thanks I managed to reserve one. I am going on Holiday soon to europe and this will be a great help.
On another note, how hard are these to "crack" and add free speed cams and new maps to these days?. The old tomtom's were great when you could do that.
thabiz

On another note, how hard are these to "crack" and add free speed cams … On another note, how hard are these to "crack" and add free speed cams and new maps to these days?. The old tomtom's were great when you could do that.



The whole point is TomTom Go updates speed cameras and maps often, all in one, built in, and live traffic update via data connection means it sets useful routes, although the maps are downloaded onto the SD card but the live data needs a connection (so I set initial route first while on wifi before I leave the house to minimise data use!)

Of course I couldn't possibly comment on things like cracks!!!
if you can hold of one its a good deal.....but I got an Ex demo garmin (cannot remember the model) but it had European maps on, and free updates, from Peter Jones in London for £15.00......the only issue I had is that it was stuck in demo mode, so took abit of time on google to get it out, but eventually got there! No that was a bargain!
nihcaj

The whole point is TomTom Go updates speed cameras and maps often, all in … The whole point is TomTom Go updates speed cameras and maps often, all in one, built in, and live traffic update via data connection means it sets useful routes, although the maps are downloaded onto the SD card but the live data needs a connection (so I set initial route first while on wifi before I leave the house to minimise data use!) Of course I couldn't possibly comment on things like cracks!!!



Well I understand that is their business model nowadays, but there is no such thing as a free lunch, eventually they will expect you to pay for something or they will release a new model that makes your's obsolete. Plus with data connections they are data mining location, speed, usage hours etc just like Waze.

The good old tomtom One was useful for a long time, and all manner of free content was available online. But now, as the more cynical (realistic) of us believe, they will send updates to your device that deliberately cripple it in some way (Just like Android, IOS, Windows Phone/Windows. games consoles etc). I guess you can still get Chinese sat nav's that can still be freely enjoyed for many years.
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