Originally Posted by NoImMad
Magellan was way back then in their death throes having been gobbled up by Garmin. ........ was way ahead of Garmin and they got bought out and discarded.
Indeed, and hardly a rare series of events in American companies, prior to greenmail days.
Being PTers in the RV, we're connection challenged, plus I prefer staying as invisible as possible. Hence, I ordered the RV version of Garmin's 785 from Crutchfield who has demonstrated solid CS over the years, while their pricing is the same (-$100) as all other sources.
I recall an ex-ATT CEO statement that domestic Chapter 11 and undercutting foreign companies make it impossible to compete unless quality, service, etc. are slashed. Japan, China, and more actually have industrial policies to effect the effort. Decades of stories flowed to my ears from American execs who were alone against these 'wolves', including fellow Americans.