Product Loan Policies

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Product loan program for media

We have developed this programme in an effort to get Garmin products in the hands of genuine members of the press who can effectively report on our innovations and review our products. We sincerely want journalist to see, touch and evaluate our products for legitimate news coverage.
We are also open to print, broadcast programme/film and web ideas that enable our products to be highlighted in their correct environment and usage.
We have a limited supply of new products and requests should be submitted to: [email protected] (subject line: Media Product Review). Please include the following details:

  1. Contact name, organisation, delivery address details including phone number and e-mail address
  2. When the product must arrive to meet your deadline (the more notice, the better)
  3. What kind of news angle is being planned
  4. How our products will be used in the story
  5. When the story will run
  6. How we can obtain copies

While we request that reviewers observe a standard 30-day loan period, we are flexible and will work to accommodate editorial deadlines and extended media projects. We simply ask that you communicate your need for a loan extension and return the products in the agreed-upon timeframe. This way, we will be able to meet the requests of other journalist on our waiting list. The exact loan period will be provided in a confirmation letter accompanying the loaned unit.
Please Note:
1: On some occasions before your request is fulfilled, Garmin Media Relations may contact you for your credit card details. We may use this information to charge the credit card if the loan product is not returned or is reported stolen or lost. This is because we will need to replace the product(s) to maintain stock and be able to respond to other media requests.
2: All return postage cost to Garmin will be the responsibility of the organisation loaning the product.

Media Purchase Programme

Only editors and reporters from bona fide news organizations may purchase certain Garmin products at a special discount in lieu of, or after, the consignment period. Purchasing requests for Garmin products must be made in writing and must include the following information:

  1. Contact name, organisation, delivery address details including phone number and e-mail address.
  2. Best time to telephone to obtain credit card information.

Requests should be sent to: [email protected] (subject line: Media Purchase Programme).

Third-party press releases

Due to legal, logistical and other business reasons, Garmin strictly limits the practice of drafting or allowing third party press releases or advertisement testimonials – whether they are issued by Garmin or external business entities. Garmin reserves the right to grant exceptions to this policy.