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Pirated Garmin TOPO maps and Non NZ plugs

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 8:11 am
by freddobar
Made the mistake of buying a Garmin cycle computer off TM. When it arrived it quickly became obvious it was shipped from overseas. The plug was non NZ and I the supplied adaptor made no mention of being up to any NZ standards.

On closer inspection it was also obvious that the supplied TOPO maps were pirated.

When I contacted TM they told me it would be my word against theirs and I would need a disputes tribunal result before they would look further into it. I cced my reply to consumer NZ and got back a bit more of a response from TM - to supply photos. Photos duly supplied I was thanked told they would put it to the Trust and Safety team who take it very seriously. I was also told I would have to work out any remedy with the seller.

Fortunately I was able to get a full refund.

However, I notice that they continue to list Garmin GPS s with TOPO maps. -

Garmin Edge 705 GPS

Garmin GPSMAP 64

Garmin Edge 810

Yep I know I shouldn't have been so stupid as to buy anything remotely worthwhile off TM.

Re: Pirated Garmin TOPO maps and Non NZ plugs

Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 5:55 am
by digidog
Freddobar - did you buy the fake unit from khongong? I'm reluctant to CW his auctions unless I'm sure they're all fake.

Re: Pirated Garmin TOPO maps and Non NZ plugs

Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 8:28 am
by freddobar
Yep he was the seller.