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Difference between HB 998 SI and HB 999 Si #10662167 03/02/15 10:58 PM
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There is a difference of over $100 in price but description reads same for both.

Is there much difference between the two units?

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Ed

Re: Difference between HB 998 SI and HB 999 Si [Re: ezgoing] #10662212 03/02/15 11:12 PM
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The 998c HD SI Combo is discontinued and should be on close-out sale.

The 999ci HD SI Combo is the current model in the 900 series and its MSRP is $500 than the MSRP of both 998 versions.

The 999 has a faster processor and internal GPS antenna. Plus it needs an Ethnernet adaptor cable for that connection.
It is also cross-technology compatable with 2D and DI units to share their functions.

For Side Imaging, composite Down Imaging, and 2D sonar, they are the same.


Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2,
Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ GPS G3N, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1
Re: Difference between HB 998 SI and HB 999 Si [Re: ezgoing] #10662309 03/02/15 11:47 PM
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Thank you.

So at $120 difference in price then the 998 is overpriced since it does not have the $200 rebate available as the 999 has. When you receive the rebate the 999 is less than the 998.

I forgot about the rebate when I posted this question.

Re: Difference between HB 998 SI and HB 999 Si [Re: ezgoing] #10662342 03/03/15 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted By: ezgoing
Thank you.

So at $120 difference in price then the 998 is overpriced since it does not have the $200 rebate available as the 999 has. When you receive the rebate the 999 is less than the 998.

I forgot about the rebate when I posted this question.


Your choice is a unit that has been discontinued for over a year or a unit that has been a current model for over a year.
Pay attention to the MSRP difference when you compare prices.
998 is $1,999.99
999 is $1,499.99


Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2,
Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ GPS G3N, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1
Re: Difference between HB 998 SI and HB 999 Si [Re: Wayne P.] #10662639 03/03/15 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted By: ezgoing
Thank you.

So at $120 difference in price then the 998 is overpriced since it does not have the $200 rebate available as the 999 has. When you receive the rebate the 999 is less than the 998.

I forgot about the rebate when I posted this question.


Your choice is a unit that has been discontinued for over a year or a unit that has been a current model for over a year.
Pay attention to the MSRP difference when you compare prices.
998 is $1,999.99
999 is $1,499.99


I appreciate your input.

Actually my choice to decide which is the better unit for the price being asked.

Does the fact that the 998 is $500 more than the 999 mean that it is a superior unit that HB replaced with an inferior unit so it could sell the 999 for less?

Since the 999 has a faster processor than the 998 this does not seem to be the case. However there might be other ways in which the 998 is superior to the 999 for which I should be buying the 998.

Or did HB decide to slash the price of the 999 to capture more market share. Which is reasonable from their viewpoint but unfortunately they also devalued the 998 at the same time, since a discontinued model is worth less than the current model.

The 998 is on sale for $1149. The 999 is on sale for $1279. When you receive the $200 rebate the 999 becomes $1079, which is $70 less than the 998 unit.

So either the 998 is superior to the 999 in some way and worth more money than the 999 or the 998 is overpriced at the current sales price.

I am trying to decide which is the case so I know which I should buy.

I do appreciate your input in helping me decide.

Ed

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Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2,
Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ GPS G3N, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1
Re: Difference between HB 998 SI and HB 999 Si [Re: ezgoing] #10664658 03/03/15 08:04 PM
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Thanks for the PM and discussion of this purchase. I do appreciate the time you took to answer my questions and help me to make this choice.

As stated I am placing the order for the 999 this afternoon, as soon as I get an updated invoice from the company.

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