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Old 01-21-2015, 12:45 PM   #1
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DeLorme Gazeteer sale again

Half price on the gazeteers:

http://shop.delorme.com/OA_HTML/DELibeC ... tion=10115

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Old 01-21-2015, 12:48 PM   #2
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Re: DeLorme Gazeteer sale again

Is there a code to use or something? I clicked through the link and they are all showing at full price.
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:53 PM   #3
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Re: DeLorme Gazeteer sale again

The e-mail I received stated use: Priority Code 10115. I have no idea if that's a one-time code intended for me (I doubt it), but no matter what, I'm not going to be ordering anything so anyone is free to use it. Sale ends 1/23/15 (Friday).


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Old 01-21-2015, 12:58 PM   #4
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Re: DeLorme Gazeteer sale again

Hmph... I got the notice from someone on another forum... didn't notice the code. Not sure if it person specific.

Sorry for any confusion if it doesn't work - my link through did everything auto.

UPDATE: I just ordered a couple and it worked. The code must work for multiple folks (????)
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Old 01-21-2015, 01:18 PM   #5
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Looks like when you add them to the cart it subtracts the discount. Cool, thanks!
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:07 PM   #6
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Re: DeLorme Gazeteer sale again

I was just about to order some new ones to replace ones I already have, but when looking at the copyright date see that many of these offerings haven't been updated in quite a while, with copyright dates of 2007 (Vermont), 2009 (Virginia), etc. Eight years old in the case of Vermont is a pretty long time without an update... many of the small roads that I rely on Delorme to guide me to can appear or disappear based on a variety of factors.

So, don't assume that these are newer than ones you already might be using without checking. I wonder if they are clearing stock to make way for new versions?
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:24 PM   #7
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Re: DeLorme Gazeteer sale again

Good point, Brian... in my case mine are ~20 years old anyway!

Good time to upgrade, I thought.


UPDATE: Apparently good service too... I ordered when I originally posted this afternoon and already got the notice they've shipped. Sweet!
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:02 PM   #8
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I've heard of these but never used them. Are they really good?
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I've heard of these but never used them. Are they really good?
Yes, they are pretty good. They aren't to the detail of a good USGS topo map, but are way better than even the most detailed road map. They generally are tailored to outdoorspeople, and have elevations, parks, campgrounds, most dirt roads/Forest Service roads, etc. I find them very handy when looking for a dispersed campsite or similar, as they provide a nice cross between detail and overview (in other words, you can search a bigger area easily, but still have enough detail for seeing small things). I think they are very good for the type of traveling most of us do in our SMBs (even the lowly 2WD SMB owners like me :-)
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I've heard of these but never used them. Are they really good?
Yes, they are pretty good. They aren't to the detail of a good USGS topo map, but are way better than even the most detailed road map. They generally are tailored to outdoorspeople, and have elevations, parks, campgrounds, most dirt roads/Forest Service roads, etc. I find them very handy when looking for a dispersed campsite or similar, as they provide a nice cross between detail and overview (in other words, you can search a bigger area easily, but still have enough detail for seeing small things). I think they are very good for the type of traveling most of us do in our SMBs (even the lowly 2WD SMB owners like me :-)


Wouldn't use them for a wilderness backpack (too bulky anyway), but I find them useful for planning trips and finding Forest Service roads to explore, freedom camp along, etc. They are a reasonable middle ground between a road atlas and a topo... and a bigger detail view than you can get with a GPS (at least compared to my devices, anyway).

Pop into a book store or outdoor store and look at one (they should have one for your state).
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