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#12838402 - 07/23/18 07:59 AM Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9?
5Redman8 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/07
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Loc: Forney
After considering my options, I have decided to buy...

Helix 12 Chirp SI Sonar GPS G2N

and

Helix 9 Chirp Mega DI GPS G2N

Where can I get the best price? I have done some searching and have found the 12 for $2400 and the 9 for $1000.

Can I do better?
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#12838415 - 07/23/18 08:07 AM Re: Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9? [Re: 5Redman8]
JavelinJ Offline
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Registered: 04/07/08
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Loc: Jack County
Shutupandfish here on the forum has pretty good deals.

Ya know, you can save 1400 bones just by going down to the 10" vs. the 12". 2"'s ain't worth $1400 to me.....unless someone else is paying :-).


Edited by JavelinJ (07/23/18 08:09 AM)
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#12838495 - 07/23/18 09:00 AM Re: Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9? [Re: 5Redman8]
Greg W Offline
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Registered: 10/14/15
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#12838538 - 07/23/18 09:37 AM Re: Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9? [Re: 5Redman8]
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Registered: 11/19/08
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Or consider running two 9ís or 10ís instead of split screening the larger 12.

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#12838626 - 07/23/18 10:44 AM Re: Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9? [Re: scott123456789]
Mike Keenan Offline
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Shut up and Fish in Lewisville, plus the service after the sale is great too. They just don't instal it, they teach you how to use it.
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#12838709 - 07/23/18 11:45 AM Re: Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9? [Re: 5Redman8]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 4065
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: 5Redman8
After considering my options, I have decided to buy...

Helix 12 Chirp SI Sonar GPS G2N

and

Helix 9 Chirp Mega DI GPS G2N

Where can I get the best price? I have done some searching and have found the 12 for $2400 and the 9 for $1000.

Can I do better?


FYI, if you compare prices at Humminbird Factory Outlet store be aware Humminbird does not have a factory outlet store and does not offer them special prices. If you see the same exact product at a cheaper price make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Year models and transducers can make a big difference. As mentioned by others on here, Shut Up and Fish is local, honest and very knowledgeable about all electronics and if you're not familiar with what you're buying you WILL need his expertise.
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#12839343 - 07/23/18 07:26 PM Re: Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9? [Re: 5Redman8]
Skeeter202c Offline
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Registered: 03/07/06
Posts: 445
Loc: keller
I agree. Call David at Shut up and Fish.

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#12839449 - 07/23/18 08:37 PM Re: Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9? [Re: 5Redman8]
Greg W Offline
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Registered: 10/14/15
Posts: 141
It's not a humminbird factory outlet, it's just a factory outlet. And yes, you do need to be careful you are comparing apples to apples. Make sure you get G2N versions. David at shutup put my last Helix on their and boy am I glad I didn't attempt the wiring. He had to do all kinds of things to get the wiring from the front to the back of the boat. He has the necessary connectors onsite as well. He'll also give you advice on whether to put a DI or SI up front. For my level of fishing, I put a DI up front as I already had an SI at the drivers seat. I have heard some guys fish in SI mode up front all the time, but to me moving the trolling motor around a lot would make that really hard.

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#12839571 - 07/23/18 10:11 PM Re: Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9? [Re: 5Redman8]
Jeff From Iowa Offline
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Registered: 01/07/18
Posts: 415
I would not buy a 9, the one inch isnt the only difference, pixels etc. A 9 has a much much worse picture vs a 10 or 12.... I bought a 9 because the sales guy in bps said they were the same pixels resolution etc.
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#12839885 - 07/24/18 08:54 AM Re: Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9? [Re: JavelinJ]
BigDozer66 Offline
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Registered: 03/20/12
Posts: 1834
Loc: Lufkin, Texas USA
Originally Posted By: JavelinJ
Shutupandfish here on the forum has pretty good deals.

Ya know, you can save 1400 bones just by going down to the 10" vs. the 12". 2"'s ain't worth $1400 to me.....unless someone else is paying :-).


I didn't get any prices that were $1400.00 less than that on a Helix 10 Mega SI but I did get some that were $900.00 or so cheaper.

I was considering a 10 and a 12 but think I might just put 2 10's on mine in the future with one of them coming soon. cheers
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#12839888 - 07/24/18 08:55 AM Re: Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9? [Re: Jeff From Iowa]
BigDozer66 Offline
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Registered: 03/20/12
Posts: 1834
Loc: Lufkin, Texas USA
Originally Posted By: Jeff From Iowa
I would not buy a 9, the one inch isnt the only difference, pixels etc. A 9 has a much much worse picture vs a 10 or 12.... I bought a 9 because the sales guy in bps said they were the same pixels resolution etc.


This^

My buddy came in talking about getting a 9 and when I explained the differences he decided to get a 10. banana
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#12840332 - 07/24/18 02:34 PM Re: Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9? [Re: 5Redman8]
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Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 918
Loc: Justin, Texas
Good information, I have been having that same debate. I almost purchased the 9 inch but now I know about he pixels and picture quality
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#12840353 - 07/24/18 02:48 PM Re: Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9? [Re: 5Redman8]
Allen Bass Fisher Offline
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Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 2265
Loc: Allen, TX
Another vote for Davis and "Shut Up and Fish". He put a Solix 12 on my dash and a Helix 9 on the trolling motor last December. Working great. Next step an Ultrex trolling motor.

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#12840675 - 07/24/18 07:27 PM Re: Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9? [Re: 5Redman8]
jcarring99 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/05
Posts: 12721
Loc: Arlngton
BBGmarine.com has always been hands down the cheapest. No tax and free shipping and discounted prices on the electronics makes it hard for local Texas dealers to compete dollar wise. They have always been the best deal Iíve found and all my friends. We have shopped everywhere

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#12840764 - 07/24/18 08:32 PM Re: Where to Buy Helix 12 and Helix 9? [Re: jcarring99]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 4065
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: jcarring99
BBGmarine.com has always been hands down the cheapest. No tax and free shipping and discounted prices on the electronics makes it hard for local Texas dealers to compete dollar wise. They have always been the best deal Iíve found and all my friends. We have shopped everywhere


I bought my Ultrex from Brian at BBG Marine, best price I could find. The man is very knowledgeable, honest and like jcarring said the bonus is free shipping and no taxes. Add up the taxes on 2 grand. Worth checking out.
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illegitimi non carborundum

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