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Im looking for free map updates for my garmin nuvi 780 . i honestly dont feel i should have to pay for the updates because i just bought the machine and the maps are not up to date

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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    i do pay a lots of money for it and now pay for updates as well

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    I do have the same problems. Do not buy GARMIN products. They are too much greeeeeedy. Only the money to pay them is solution.

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    We would all like free map updates but we are at the mercy of the manufacturer. If you just bought the item, you should be allowed a free map update. Have you tried contacting the manufacturer?



    The maps are copyrighted. Distibution falls under the same rules as copying videos/DVD/CD's...etc.



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I agree that they are greedy. I missed the cleverly hidden note that the free update is only valid 60 days from your first SAT synch. I emailed to get an exception, but all I got was basically "Sorry, tough luck buddy. But I'd be happy to sell you an update for $70"

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I believe that the last time I heard if you brought a Garmin
they had free map upgrade but I would check with whom
you brought it from or check on garmin.com site

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You can get that FREE at Garmin here:


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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


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New maps are about $70.
Life time maps are about $99 (when I bought mine)
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You can get that FREE at Garmin here:


Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdater
After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


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I bought the life time maps updates and I'm glad I did.
I've updated my maps at least 6 times.
New maps are about $70.
Life time maps are about $99 (when I bought mine)
BUT FIRST make SURE you have the latest software in YOUR computer and in YOUR Garmin before you load any maps.
You can get that FREE at Garmin here:


Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdater
After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.



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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

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