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Get a 5-inch GPS with lifetime maps and traffic for $69.97

At this price, these won't last long. Just one caveat: it's a refurbished model, so the warranty is just 90 days.


Stand back, folks, I think we've got ourselves a record-breaker here.

While supplies last, TigerDirect has the refurbished Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM 5-inch GPS for $69.97 shipped. That's after applying coupon code AXX51184 at checkout.

That's not only the lowest price I can recall for a 5-inch GPS, it's definitely the best deal I've seen on a 5-inch GPS with lifetime maps and traffic.

It's true: in addition to a nav system with a nice, roomy screen, you get a forever subscription to realtime traffic conditions and the latest North American maps. All for 70 bucks. Yowza!

The RoadMate also features lane guidance, AAA roadside assistance (for members, natch), and about 6 million points of interest.

I'm sure some readers will point out that their phones offer excellent GPS navigation for free or close to free, but I continue to believe there's value in a dedicated, standalone GPS. For one thing, it comes with a windshield mount. For another, it doesn't drain your phone's already overtaxed battery. Food for thought.

Although it's a refurbished model with a 90-day warranty, the RoadMate 5045-LM is pretty likely to sell out at this price. Hope you get a chance to grab one!

Bonus deal: Today only, and also while supplies last, MidnightBox has the refurbished Logitech Pure-Fi Express Plus iPhone/iPod speaker dock for $34.95, plus $3.99 for shipping. I'm a big fan of these docks, and this model (which sells new for $79.99) is compact, portable, and popular.

Bonus deal No. 2: This isn't really about tech, but it's definitely a deal for cheapskates: is offering $100 gift certificates for $4, $25 gift certificates for $1, and so on, when you use coupon code JOY. That's just a crazy-good way to dine out on the cheap. (But please remember to tip your server based on the full, non-certificate price!)