Get a refurb Magellan GPS for $69.99 shipped

This is the cheapest deal yet on a GPS, and you don't even have to wait on a rebate.

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As part of an early Black Friday sale, J&R is offering Magellan Maestro 3100 GPS navigation systems for $69.99 shipped. These are refurbished units, but at least you don't have to deal with any rebates.

The Maestro 3100 offers a 3.5-inch touch screen, 2D and 3D map views, 750,000 points of interest, and multidestination trip planning. But that's about it in the feature department. Don't expect text-to-speech capabilities, a media player, or any other advanced options; this is a system designed to navigate you from point A to point B (and points C through T, if you desire--it can handle up to 20 destinations per trip).

CNET gave the Maestro 3100 generally good marks (and a rating of three stars out of five). Users were a bit more generous, bumping the rating to 3.5 stars. But keep in mind all those scores were based on the original list price of $299.99. At 70 bucks, it might have scored even higher. The refurbished 3100 comes with a 90-day warranty.