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Just when you did your research and figured out which type and brand of electronics you liked at their price point Lowrance does it again: introduce another option which makes their previous offerings out of date.

 

http://www.lowrance.com/en-US/News/HDS-Gen3/

 

Wonder when Lowrance will stop repairing their current stable of units to force everyone to buy their newest entry into the marketplace?

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Simple economics.

They have to introduce new stuff every couple of years to create the desire for those to want new stuff so they can sell new stuff.

Other companies do the same.

Auto companies do it annually.

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Kind of sad but true in this day of planned obsolescence in which we live.  I jumped over the Gen 2 to the Touch and don't have it mastered yet now Gen III seems to be on the way.

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They already have stopped repairing. I read on another board, someone was trying to get a 3yo Gen2 repaired and they only offered him credit on an upgrade. He is now looking at HB products

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I was getting ready to jump on a  touch but with all the sales I new something new would be coming out.  I'll have to pick one of these up when they come out.

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Information on the Lowrance warranty policy below.  This has been in place for several years.

 

http://www.lowrance.com/en-us/Support/Advantage-Service/

I don't see anything advantageous about the 5 year advantage program. When someone spends upwards of $3k for a unit one would expect it should last more than 2 years. At least HB has a standard price for repairs once the warranty is up. I'm not bashing Lowrance, they make a good product. Repairing graphs doesn't make money for the stockholders.

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