Garmin Alerts Dealer Network Of The Change, Slated For The End
Of The Month
In a notice sent to dealers and forwarded to ANN, Garmin said
Monday that, due to decreasing demand and limited parts
availability, it will no longer accept orders for new GNS 530W and
GPS 500W series products beginning November 30, 2011. Orders can be
placed, while supplies last, until this discontinuation date. All
orders must be shipped no later than 30 days past the order date,
and scheduled orders beyond 30 days will not be accepted.
Garmin says that for the time being, it expects the GNS 430W,
GNS 420W and GPS 400W series products to remain available through
the first half of 2012, but dealers have been encouraged to "take
this time to review customers currently intending to purchase
either a GNS 530W or GPS 500W and use this opportunity to explain
the benefits of their respective replacements, the larger GTN 750
and GTN 725 series products as well as the smaller GTN 650, GTN 635
and GTN 625."
Garmin says it will continue supporting the GNS series with
repair services and maintenance software releases "for many years
to come." Additionally, FliteLevel Select Extended Warranties
continue to be available for GNS products of any age.