Originally Posted by FourFourty
Not saying your wrong, because your not. But MC has to pay licensing fees for the maps.... Same reason why nav is so expensive in a car. You think $600 is too expensive? Add navigation to your next vehicle purchase, and report back...... Last I knew, even a ford focus had a $1100.00 upcharge for navigation. Its the map license fee...
The maps piece comes from Navionics not MC. The unlock code is the rip off it doesn't cost anything for an unlock code they just do it because it brings in money! MC doesn't own the system Medallion does, they set the prices of the unlock code, Navionics sets the prices of the maps and Garmin sets the price of the GPS antenna.