I hired a SatNav for my recent trip to the South West USA. I travelled over 2000 miles in 12 days and the Garmin SatNav provided worked perfectly. If you are hiring a car in the US I would recommend you use SatNavUSA or their UK counterpart HireGPS to hire a SatNav as it is the easiest and safest way to get around. I had thought about buying a SatNav in the US whilst I was there as the charges advertised by the car hire companies of over 20 dollars a day made that a distinct possibility. However, after using SatNav USA i wouldn't suggest any other option. I had a fault with the first SatNav provided so its worth checking in out in your car in the UK first. However, I got in touch with SatNav USA in Devon as soon as I had the problem and they immediately despatched a replacement which working perfectly. I didn't have any problem with returned the SatNavs to them in the bags provided because although they were next day delivery bags the Post Offices accepted 2nd class recorded one both occasions. A couple of points for SatNav USA to consider would be to provide instructions for using the SatNav which can be simply photocopied and included for us luddites who don't use one on a daily basis. Also beware that some USA states have regulations of exactly where you put your SatNav on the windscreen and it would be worth SatNav USA providing this information or giving a link to the US Government website. Great Service and very friendly and efficient people in Newton Abbot.
I rang Sat Nav Usa in the last few remaining days to go before we set off for Florida. I asked if they would be able to deliver to me before we left for the States and they said there would be no problems they would get in the post that day.
True to their word everything turned up on time, the service is very good and the process for retuning very easy.
I would recommend this company to all my friends.
The Satnav was an absolute godsend! It arrived sooner than expected, worked brilliantly while we were away and we saved lots of pennies too! My only gripe is that I had to send it back via Special Delivery. Other than that a faultless service provided by a company that I would definately recommend!
We received our SatNav quickly from when we ordered it and it was immaculate and easy to use in the USA, so much cheaper than hiring through the hire company out there and easy to follow. Just returned in the bag provided via the post office upon our return.
Would recommend any one travelling to the USA to use this company for your SatNav hire, will be using again next year.
Alasdair and Kate Walton
Having rented a GPS from rental companies in the USA many times . I found
satnavusa.co.uk whilst searching whether it was actually cheaper to actually buy a GPS out in the States rather than hire from the rental companies . I was staggered by how much the difference was between satnavusa and the figures being charged by the rentals . too be honest I was a little apprehensive at first because of the price difference ,however I took the plunges and ordered the GPS for America ?Expecting to receive a battered GPS unit I was amazed at the excellent condition of the GPS and the accompanying attachments .
Out in the States the GPS worked faultlessly only blipping at an extremely new major intersection , but I doubt even the rentals GPS would have been updated yet.
I have no hesitation in recommending this company to anyone . I will certainly use satnavusa again
satnav arrived as agreed on very short notice, easy to use and found all the places I needed to go. Much cheaper than using the car rental company, who couldn't guarantee they would have one available.
Only downside was that it had to be returned by Royal Mail Special Delivery rather than Signed For, as Post Office wouldn't accept the SD bag provided for a cheaper service.
Will definitely do this again!!
Hired a sat nav for our holiday recently. the machine was delivered a couple of days before we were due to leave. All the places we wanted to visit in Orlando were already pre-loaded onto the machine and took us to the places with the minimum of fuss. The hire was considerably cheaper then it would have been via Alamo if hired with the car. i would recommend this company to anyone visiting the states.
Although we had booked the sat nav nearly a year ago, all went well and the unit arrived in time for our trip to Florida. It made travelling around so much easier and was much cheaper than renting one with the hire car in USA. We did have one slight problem as we got a bit lost when we came across a new road that was not recognised by the sat nav and so I think perhaps the maps on that unit need to be updated.
However, it was excellent and friendly service and the instructions for postage were very clear and so we would definitely recommend them to anyone travelling to USA and would use them again if we return.
I have used this company twice before and will be ordering again. The sat nav arrives prior to your departure which gives you time to programme in the places you know you will be visiting including where you are staying which is less hassle at the airport. I get excited when my sat nav arrives as I know my holiday is about to start! Book yours now!
Our satnav arrived on the Saturday before we left (early) on Monday morning; so it could have been a problem had there been delivery delays. The (Garmin) device was brand new and was relatively easy to use, although as this was the first time I had used one it took me a little time to work out that I had to change the search location to a different city. (User failings not company). It took us all around the NE states of USA and Canada without any problems. I would definitely use this company again for future trips.
I ordered a satnav with USA maps at very short notice before travelling and it arrived the next day. It was a new Garmin and worked very well indeed, enabling us to drive around the Los Angeles area and up to San Francisco without problems. The lane guidance was very useful and I liked the English voice. As a return encore is provided, its easy to pack up and return. Taking this satnav with us gave us a considerable saving compared to the cost of hiring one from the hire car company - I would definitely use this service again.
I am so glad we booked our sat nav with this company last year, they were so friendly and efficient. It arrived exactly when and as they said it would and we returned it 'no rush' when we got home. I would highly recommend them and will definately be using them again this year. Oh and did I mention how cheap they are too :))
Satnav arrived 2 days early and I had a day after I got home to send it back. Worked perfectly in USA but struggled a little with the roadworks everywhere in Quebec.
Other than that we'd have been lost without it. Well worth the money.
Much better than renting from the car hire firms.
Service from SatNav USA was excellent. booking all arranged in one telephone call. Delivered on exact day as arranged. SatNav loaded with up to date maps and information ad easy to use. Return addressed envelope and instruction all included-take to post office and pay postage and it is returned. Better service than fromcar hire companies and a fraction of the cost. i'll be using SatNav USA on our next Florida visit.
Good price, great service. Received on date arranged. Received Garmin unit - so good quality.
You just need to know exact address - number, road, city, state - otherwise you cannot program. Little different to UK unit.
Makes you more confident driving when you know where you are going!
We hired a Satnav for 16 days when we visited California in August. The Satnav arrived as promised a few days before we left and had no problem returning it when we came back. The charger did not work while we were away so we purchased a new one which was promptly refunded when we returned to the UK and sent it back to them with the receipt. Good service.
Rented with USA maps indtalled and had no problem when using. The GPS device also had traffic info loaded, which saved us time by diverting away from traffic jams. Would rent again as good value and a lot cheaper than renting from car hire company.
Came preloaded with USA maps and 'points of interest' , ideal for our trip to Florida for finding the parks - sent it back by recorded delivery as advised and overall worked out about half the cost of a car hire place hiring us a sat nav and certainly a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a new sat nav just for those two weeks! would recommend happily
Sat Nav was booked for our trip to the USA - not used one before so I rang satnavusa to ask advice before we went - as it arrived a week before we left then I had plenty of time to learn and the tech team were really helpful - have since sent friends to use them too
Tried Satnavusa for our second visit to the States,
After paying a fortune first visit with a well known car hire company,it was a refreshing change to get value for money.The unit arrived nice and early as promised and worked fine.Overall a top class set up and would not hesitate to use again.
This is the second time I have used Satnavusa and will do again. 1st class service and you can be reassured of a great service. Sat Nav arrives in plenty of time lest you wish to familiarise yourself with the unit and you also have a couple of days to return unit when you get back home. Prices are very reasonable. Hassle free process and what's more if you need to speak to any of the customer sales team they are very helpful.
The sat nav arrived a week before depature as promised. The screen was disappointingly small but it worked perfectly and for the price it was good value. I had week after my return to return it but it cost £7.50 to return it with the bulky bag that came with it. The whole deal cost abut £40 for a 2 week hire with satnavusa but the hire car hire company wanted $99
Have rented sat nav for the USA twice and both times perfect. Great prices, great equipment. Unlike your car hire company that rip you off then rent you old faulty equipment. I would only ever rent a sat nav off these guys, trust them.
I rented from Sat Nav Easy a unit for a trip to the USA back in September. The ordering procedure was straightforward and the unit arrived in plenty of time. The unit was simple to operate and did the trick I had no proplems with applying the device and it seemed up to date when using it to locate motels restaurants etc. It worked out about 35% cheaper overall including cost of return postage than renting with the vehicle and in my experience was a better quality unit. I would definately do this again and recommend it to anyyone.
I ordered a Sat Nav for 2 weeks with full Europe maps for a trip at the end of August to Croatia. I was advised at the time of ordering that the Sat Nav would arrive approx 1 week before the date i would be departing. The Sat Nav had not arrived by around 4 days before my deaprture so i called to query. They advised that my order had been cancelled. The amount had been charged to my card and this was confirmed by the SatNavEasy team though they couldnt explain why the order was cancelled and advised it was a computer error. To be fair they placed another order free of charge and sent the Sat Nav by next day delivery though it was a good thing i queried when i did as i may not had received it in time! The maps on the Sat Nav were hopelessly out of date. Several points along the journey most notably entering France and in Slovenia and Croatia the Sat Nav could not calculate a route or was telling us to take a route where no roads exsisted!! Despite the mishaps we made it there and back. The final insult was the fact that we were not refunded for postage for sending the Sat Nav back even though it stated in the paperwork that you would be refunded for doing so. The only benefit was the cost of hiring appeared to be cheap but I'm sure there is better value out there with less of a headache!
I ordered my unit over the phone some 2 month before it was required and was told that my card would be charged shortly before delivery. Delivery would take place with time to spare to allow me to familiarise myself. The charge was applied almost immediately. I received no acknowledgement of my order. A few days before our trip I called to ask after my order, the unit arrived just two days before my trip. The return envelope required £6 postage! No acknowledgement of return 2 weeks later and counting.
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