Need GPS in San Francisco
October 10, 2010 7:01 AM   Subscribe

I lost my GPS in San Francisco, where's the best place to get a cheap replacement? I'm currently a bit west of Union Square. I'm just planning on going to a Radio Shack on Market Street as I head towards the Embarcadero today but if any of you mefites have better suggestions please let me know.
posted by ajackson to Shopping (6 answers total)
Best answer: I'd go to Best Buy at 13th and Harrison, but that can be awkward to get to via public transportation. There's also a Best Buy out on Geary. Both have parking if you have a car.
posted by Nelson at 7:08 AM on October 10, 2010

Try Central Computer on Howard between 4th and 5th (just West of Moscone Center complex). Would likely best Radio Shack's prices.
posted by armoir from antproof case at 7:22 AM on October 10, 2010

I've been surprised to see a wide range of Garmins for sale, cheaply, at Walgreens. Also consider Costco (not sure of SF branches).
posted by Quisp Lover at 8:13 AM on October 10, 2010

I live in San Francisco.

I've had very little experience with Central Computers, but it's all been positive.

Costco is at 450 10th Street, between Harrison and Bryant.

I don't drive much and don't own a GPS device that does navigation, so I'm afraid I can't help you much beyond that. Good luck!
posted by tellumo at 9:06 AM on October 10, 2010

You can find GPS units at REI at 6th & Brannan (840 Brannan St).

Public transit directions from Stockton & Bush in Union Square.
posted by phoebus at 9:37 AM on October 10, 2010

I would be surprised if Central Computer had a GPS unit, unless it's a one-time unbranded special from a Chinese factory. I'd go to CostCo if I had a membership. They always have one or two kinds of GPS near the entrance by the cameras.
posted by zippy at 9:31 PM on October 10, 2010

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