Magellan Maestro 4250 – Sell by date

When i moved here i decided it would be a good idea to buy a GPS to put in the car so i could find my way around easily.
so i went to the local store and purchased a Magellan Maestro 4250 it had all the bells and whistles at the time.

i have used it for 5 months now
with my recent visitor i relied on it quite a lot to get me around to the tourist places,, a few times the road layout changes caused problems for it , so i figured it needed a map update.

so i dug out the box to look for map update instructions there was nothing on there so i went to there website.
there i found the map updates but they want $79.99 to download it.

so i emailed them to see if i had missed the updates page or something and they told me
I would be happy to assist you with your concern. As you may know, when our company goes to market with new products and updates, there are development costs in terms of people and technology. In addition, for Map updates, we are charged fees by our Map providers. Therefore, we must charge for Map updates to cover these internal costs and the royalties paid to outside providers so that our customers can have improved Map data. Also, all Maestro units of the same model number were manufactured on the same date. This means that they have the same Map version regardless of the date of purchase. If you do need further assistance, do not hesitate to email us back so that we can further assist you."

so basically when you buy there GPS you have the map that was installed when it was first made and you are not entitled to any upgrades.

so if you are buying one of these devices be careful of the manufacture date as they have no sell by date on them.

funny though i have GPS, maps and guides on my nokia n95 cell phone and i just updated that software for free.

so in conclusion i will not be buying the upgraded maps for it , i will use it until it gets too incorrect and then i will buy a garmin next time as everyone suggested to me to start with.

Am i being unreasonable to expect a free map upgrade for 6-12 months after date of purchase ?

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