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Garmin SG...lackadaisical?

#1 Post by clueless » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:57 pm

Does anyone get the feeling that Garmin is quite lackadaisical is their attitude towards our local market?

Their ERP rate update was late last round, and now they are late again, the 'update' currently posted on their website expired 10 days ago on 3rd Nov.
http://www.garmin.com.sg/products/appli ... #updateTab

In terms of bringing in GPS units, the nuvi 3597 has been out for quite some time already, but no sign of it here yet. Instead, they bring in the nuvi 3592 #-o, which I feel can't even measure up aesthetically to the nuvi 3790 introduced donkey years ago.

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Re: Garmin SG...lackadaisical?

#2 Post by moeyHC » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:17 pm

SG is so small.... if you're a businessman you better do your Maths right.
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#3 Post by clueless » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:26 pm

It is true, SG market is relatively small, but how does that justify bringing in duds instead of the acclaimed models? Because they are afraid that their product would sell too well here?

Successful companies like Apple certainly don't think SG is an unimportant market, we're always among the 1st in the world to get new iPhones and iPads.

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#4 Post by moeyHC » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:52 pm

People change phone like changing cloths.... that cannot be said for GPS... so you have to compare Apple to... I don't know what!!! :mrgreen:

P/S:.... perhaps they need duds to buy up their duds... :evil:
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Re: Garmin SG...lackadaisical?

#5 Post by jasonlee » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:52 pm

clueless wrote:Does anyone get the feeling that Garmin is quite lackadaisical is their attitude towards our local market?

Their ERP rate update was late last round, and now they are late again, the 'update' currently posted on their website expired 10 days ago on 3rd Nov.
http://www.garmin.com.sg/products/appli ... #updateTab

In terms of bringing in GPS units, the nuvi 3597 has been out for quite some time already, but no sign of it here yet. Instead, they bring in the nuvi 3592 #-o, which I feel can't even measure up aesthetically to the nuvi 3790 introduced donkey years ago.
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#6 Post by SilverBeauty » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:06 am

There is one word to describe this ; Capitalism :-'

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#7 Post by clueless » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:38 pm

jasonlee wrote:If you are upset enough, a complaint direct to Garmin USA will be more effective than posting here.
I'm not exactly upset, just wondering aloud what the local distributors are thinking. Don't they want to be successful? Do they have other larger markets that take precedence? Don't they have a say in which models they want to bring in to the local market?

Don't think complaining to Garmin USA would be effective, as moeyHC rightly pointed out...the local market probably aren't even visible on their radar.

I've been itching to replace my aging nuvi 3790 for some time now, but a look at the current crop of localized units doesn't make me feel that it's a going to be a worthwhile upgrade at the moment.

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#8 Post by SilverBeauty » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:44 pm

clueless wrote:
jasonlee wrote:If you are upset enough, a complaint direct to Garmin USA will be more effective than posting here.
I'm not exactly upset, just wondering aloud what the local distributors are thinking. Don't they want to be successful? Do they have other larger markets that take precedence? Don't they have a say in which models they want to bring in to the local market?

Don't think complaining to Garmin USA would be effective, as moeyHC rightly pointed out...the local market probably aren't even visible on their radar.

I've been itching to replace my aging nuvi 3790 for some time now, but a look at the current crop of localized units doesn't make me feel that it's a going to be a worthwhile upgrade at the moment.

The 3790 has one of the best display resolution for a GPS. Can view in bright daylight glare.
I have no complains with mine. Not enough frills in the newer GPS to temp me to upgrade yet ... :-'

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Re: Garmin SG...lackadaisical?

#9 Post by clueless » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:03 am

Yeah, the 3790 display is good.

But I wish it:
- has a larger hi-res display.
- could return faster POI search results.
- be faster at map re-draws.

If only I could port the navigation software over to the Galaxy Note 3.

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Re: Garmin SG...lackadaisical?

#10 Post by moeyHC » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:29 am

I hate to say this... I have a feeling that this has to do with locking the JCV to localized units. Garmin will need resources to lock it for sales here and the volume does not justify the cost and time needed.

It all boils down to MONEY!...SG/MY is too small to be seen... :x
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