BeanBag or non-skid, it takes a lot of force to move it. I have the bean bag and so far pretty good on e-brakes ...
Anyway, suction sucks big time in our climate ... the heat causes it to drop more than a couple of times ... landed my Nuvi on the floor of my car
Both Beanbags and suction mounts have their pro and con's . If you are driving on a smooth road then a beanbag would be great. Try to drive on a slightly bumpy road or those yellow highway bumps to make you slow down I you would see the beanbag fly in all direction.
As for the suction mounts. it would all depend on the surface of the suction mount. The bigger it is , the longer it would stay on the windshield . In addition it would depend greatly on which aircond's vent you are using in your car. (not talking about this one of course !
) . It is also good to mention that a suction mount might spoil your tint if cheap glue has been used for the film.
Lastly, for what concerns the price of the GPS from Garmin and parallel importers as called, the choice is up to the user as long as they know what they are buying. The worst scenario would be to buy a recond' unit for the price of a new one.
Some importers would tell and some won't. It would be also good to report that many parallel importers get reconditioned units here into Malaysia to sell at the local distributor's price.
It is the buyers choice. Make sure you make the right one.