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Old 03-02-2012, 05:00 PM
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$20 Garmin Map Europe NT SD Rental $50 Nav Rental

Okay... I 've been doing this for a few years now and this will be my 4th revision.


I now have the capacity to sustain and to meet the demand to serve everyone requesting for the rental service and I have made a certain adjustments. You will ALWAYS get the updated map for the unit and it will work without exception. That is my promise! :-)

I will put it very simple...

There are essentially 2 options to "rent":

1) The renting of European SD Card (The Map if you will) for people who has a Garmin Nuvi Nav who does not have the map. This Rental of SD disk will be $20 price to include Round Trip Shipping

or

2) The renting of a Nuvi Navigation system. This is for people who does not want to buy a Nav as they have no need for it under normal circumstance.

The "Rental" will be $50 to include round-trip Shipping HOWEVER Due to the weight requirement of current postal regulation, you cannot simply drop the flat rate package off to the Post Office mail receptor box. For this reason, a renter must agree to ship the nav back by ways of stopping by the post office. You must hand the self-addressed, Postage Pre-paid Priority Mail Flate Rate box to a person working at the USPS office counter for acceptance (You do not need to wait in the long line, just need to hand it to him/her). This box CANNOT be simply dropped into a Mail Receptor from US post office.

Please email me with your request at yokobee2@gmail.com and provide me with the following:

1) Your Name
2) Your shipping address (perfer a place where the package is directed at you and no chance of other people taking it by mistake).
3) Your traveling dates, that is departing from and returning to U.S. date ( and not your pick-up date, as I need to calculate when to send the packge so it will get to you with time to spare and also when to expect the unit back).
4) your contact phone #, a number where I can call you just in case you forget about returning the unit )

5) Please specify if you need to rent the SD Card or the Nav unit w/ the Europe Map

6) That you AGREE to return the item to me within 72 hrs of returning to US. This is important as there are others waiting for the Nav or SD Card that you are returning. The sooner you return the items to me, the sooner the next guy gets it and we all would like to get these thing in advance so there is one less thing to worry about before your trip. Its all about being courteous.

7) Please specify the countries you are traveling to so I can schedule the right map for your request.

Bottomline.... If you need a SD MAP for the trip and you have your own Garmin Nav, $20 bucks !! If you don't have a suitable Nav and need to borrow one w/ Euro Maps for your trip.. its $50 bucks.

That is IT!! It doesn't get any simpler than that. Please don't email me and ask me if " Are you still doing the Nav thing.." Yes!! of course I am!! The post is here as a sticky... and so long that is the case.. the answer is "YES!!"


How you can pay me:

I get asked this question alot, so here is the simple answer, there are 2 ways we can do this:

1) You can paypal me the money upon my confirmation to your dates.

OR

2) You can sent me a check when you return the package to me.

I think this is simple enough, don't you??!!


Cheers,

beewang

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Old 05-27-2012, 12:17 PM
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:38 AM
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Big thanks.

Beewang epitomizes the best of what Bimmerfest is all about.
We're just back and I want to give a big thank you to him.
We have an older Nuvi and I contacted him about an SD card upgrade. He was unsure if the new card was suited to my older machine so he sent an newer version along with the card.
We exchanged numerous PMs and phone calls until he was satisfied that we had a system that would function in Germany and France. Talk about going above and beyond.
In the end it functioned perfectly and paired perfectly with the iPad maps app.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:04 AM
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Many thanks to Beewang. We rented the Nuvi for our 2 weeks in Europe. Everything went just as described above. Having this during ED is a must. Although we had maps we eventually completely relied on the Nuvi for routing. An unexpected bonus was the speed limit display. Driving around (and simultaneously sightseeing) in a strange country with unfamiliar road signs its easy to miss speed limit signs and all I had to do was look up at the Nuvi. It also warned us about speed cameras. It was $35 well spent.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:09 PM
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I have to concur. I don't need GPS to find my way to work and home again and I especially don't need an extra hump on the dash. But for ED, GPS is an essential part of the traveling package. Beewang and his rent a nav service absolutely rocks!
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:57 AM
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Who has used these maps in Italy? How did they work?

Specifically in the tuscany/sienna and Milan regions?
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:10 PM
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We are doing ED in May. I thought BMW provides you with the maps on a USB stick.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:39 AM
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We are doing ED in May. I thought BMW provides you with the maps on a USB stick.
No, if you have the nav option then BMW will load the European Maps for you. This is for those that don't have the nav option.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:15 PM
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They will load the maps onto a USB stick, correct?
I thought this is why many people complained because they could not use their ipod during the delivery since the usb slot was taken.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:50 AM
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Beewang, I sent you an email for rental in July!
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:10 AM
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Just used these maps from my trip (returned yesterday). Went from the Welt, down to Andechs Monastary, to Switzerland (Zurich and Interlaken), then back to Germany (baden-baden, rudesheimer, and back up to frankfurt). Worked great. I have to say was very impressed with this thing putting me on the back-roads of Germany (autobahn is fine to hit top speed once or twice, but if you don't put yourself on the twisty roads of Germany then you should not be driving a BMW). I mean Germany does crazy things like put curves on roads in the middle of nowhere when they could have easily made it straight. The Roommate (TM) and I figured Germans put the twisty roads because they can.

Anyhow, the maps worked great. Didn't run into any errors (e.g., road is not there, a lake is where a road should have been, etc).
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Ben, thank you for your service. I shipped your unit back today along with a money order.
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Just returned from Italy where we used Beewang's Nuvi. Overall it worked really well.
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I am updating the info today to better reflect the requirements and payment methods

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Old 08-15-2013, 01:31 AM
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Bernard, hope you get this message. Guess I didn't save your email address..... You were going to send me the GPS in S Cal in mid - August. On its way? Kathy
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How do I know if my Garmin Nuvi 50 takes the SD card?

It's got a little slot on the back side on the lower left corner, and I see some electrical contacts in it.

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Bueller? Bueller? Is this thing on?
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Bueller? Bueller? Is this thing on?
Send him PM, he maybe not in town, he usually replay very quickly.
I knew him personally, rented navy DVD for my ED and can highly recommend his service.
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Send him PM, he maybe not in town, he usually replay very quickly.
I knew him personally, rented navy DVD for my ED and can highly recommend his service.
Yeah, I did that even before I posted here. Still nothing. Hope the guy is okay.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:47 AM
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Considering this but our car will have the built-in BMW Navi.

My question is, will the built-in BMW Navi be in English?
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Considering this but our car will have the built-in BMW Navi.

My question is, will the built-in BMW Navi be in English?
Yes.

In fact, I think the voice can be programmed. Not sure if you can do Nurse Ratched, but I think a British accent can be coded into it.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:45 AM
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:19 PM
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Just got an email from him, we're all set for our Aug adventure!
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