Garmin 7608xsv Remans - $899

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  1. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
  2. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

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    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2008 Meridian 341
    2004 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    6.2's
    Do you ever have any 10" or 12' Garmin touchscreen units of this nature?
     
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  3. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    I have often pondered, exactly what is a "Remanufactured" unit? Is there a common definition or it will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer? Are they as good as new?

    MM
     
  4. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I think this will vary substantially depending on both the circumstance and the manufacturer. With electronics sold in the USA once a unit is packed, shipped and received by a customer it can no longer be sold as new again (if said manufacturer follows the letter of the law). So in some cases refurbed/reman can actually be 100% new, untouched, even unopened boxes. Could have simply been an incorrect shipment. In other cases it could have had a part replaced, repaired, etc. Enough that the MFG is willing to warranty it.

    For companies that attend trade shows the refurb strategy is a good way to unload the gear they bring to the shows. Otherwise they'd have to give it away or scrap it.
     
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  5. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    It depends on the company and the product. My employer has a consumer electronics division. Much is sold though stores like Best Buy, Amazon, etc. Lots of stuff gets returned and anything returned can't be sold as new again once the box is opened. We'll take it back, inspect it, make any repairs as needed, repackage it, and resell it as "refurbished" or "remanufactured". Usually it looks and works like new.

    We sell the refurb units in several ways. Via a "company store" as refurbished product. Some are kept to use for warranty exchange / replacement purposes. Also, when customers call in for help with a broken, damaged, or old product, sometimes there's nothing we can do or the cost of repair isn't feasible. We'll offer customers the option to buy a one of several replacement products at a discount in the same class as what they have. We'll use the pool of fairly current refurb models for the offering.

    My employer also has a B-2-B electronics division that sells via authorized dealers. "Refurbished" and "remanufactured" each have different standards for these products. We also have "factory produced new models". We collect products that have been used but still have a lot of life left in them - typically products that are coming back from a lease. For the first two it's basically different levels of cleaning, testing, and replacing various consumable parts. Remanufacturing is a deeper level and more extensive. We then offer them to our dealers or our own direct sales as a refurb product for price-sensitive customers. "FPNM" takes an old product, strips it almost to it's core, and builds it back up. It has a new model name, the counters are reset, and it gets a new serial number. It might have some new capabilities, too. All of these are done for older, used models that have been popular.
     
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  6. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Interesting input to learn what goes into some of the stuff

    MM
     
  7. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    877
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    This thread reminded me that I forgot to measure the panel above my steering wheel this past weekend to see if it would fit.:mad::mad::mad:
     
  8. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    Just bought the non xsv 7608 model for use as an engine gauge display from BOE, at an equally low price. Hoping to get it installed Wednesday.

    H
     
  9. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Joe, FIFY. I mean, if one will fit, then so will two! :D

    The 741's and 742's fit perfectly in that space. The 7608 will need about a little more than an additional half inch in H&W?

    Just eyeing it, it looks doable. If you have a deco panel in that row, the 7608 might be taller? I think Stee has his 742's mounted in a panel - maybe he can chime in with how much room is on the panels.
     
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  10. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    877
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    I was going to measure when I was at the boat this past weekend and forgot all about it. After see yours, when I upgraded my stuff I moved my AP all the way to the left and VHF all the way to the right so I could fit a 742 in that area. After seeing this post I was wondering if the 8 would not be to tall. The 7's are 5 5/8" and the 8 is 6.3" (height). I would probably get the 8 if it's not taller than my panel. Guess I'll have to wait till next weekend now.
     
  11. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    FP sent me a cardboard template of the panel so I can mark it up with a layout and send it back. It arrived yesterday, which would be perfect timing for you, but they sent me the switch panel instead.
     
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