Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: N49°09\', W122°47\', Canada.
Interest: in no particular order...
* hiking / backpacking
* messin\' with computer stuff
Ahhh yes... this thread rings a few bells...
A few years back, LongShadow dropped his garmin from a few feet up and the screen cracked. I don't remember the hoops he jumped through, but they repaired it free of charge, IIRC.
I later dropped my garmin from about 3' onto a dirt trail and that was enough to kill it. I told my story to garmin and they basically told me that "any electronics that fall may be subject to damage" - or in other words "screw you, tough luck". Anyhow, I guess it's the luck of the draw as to how they handle your claim. This is all quite amusing as their website has a ton of testimonials on how durable their GPSs are. <s>Bullshit</s> Hogwash.
I wound up buying another garmin last year, and so far I'm pretty happy with it. Fingers crossed I stay that way. Best of luck in the future with yours.