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Old 06-18-2019, 11:57 AM
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Garrett carrot for me. I had a minor issue after purchase and after a 3 minute call to customer service they just sent me a new one overnight. The PP is 2 years old and going strong.

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Old 06-28-2019, 10:33 PM
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Once you get the basic gear for metal detecting there's really not much else to spend (as long as you can resist buying a new detector every year). If metal detecting is replacing some other hobby that's more expensive, then that's a pretty good argument.[/QUOTE]

I use to be into RC airplanes, now that ran into some money
MD, once the initial outlay is completed, isn't that bad.
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by pjcd View post
Once you get the basic gear for metal detecting there's really not much else to spend (as long as you can resist buying a new detector every year). If metal detecting is replacing some other hobby that's more expensive, then that's a pretty good argument.
I use to be into RC airplanes, now that ran into some money.

MD, once the initial outlay is completed, isn't that bad.
I started with RC planes and went into helicopters. Thats when RC became really expensive! Metal detecting is much cheaper even if you buy the best of everything.

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Old 06-29-2019, 12:40 PM
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Garrett pin pointers work well for me. I have a black one and the carrot. No worries...…..

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Old 07-06-2019, 02:35 PM
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My Fisher F2 was purchased as a "kit" and came with one of their cheap pinpointers that look like all of the rest of the Bounty Hunter clones. It was garbage, barely lasting a year with very light use. I bought a fake Chinese carrot from Amazon for under $30 and have had it for almost two years now and not a single issue with it. It's not fully submersible but it gets wet a lot and I toss it around and it just keeps working. Maybe I got lucky but I'm happy with it and my buddy with his Garrett carrot says it's not a bad unit too. He's been detecting ever since they started forging metal in the Iron Age so I trust his judgement.

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Old 07-11-2019, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by RichieSoprano View post
Thot i saw they had one that looked like orange, etc. Coulda been someone else. But nonetheless thats the general idea for a backup...around mid 20 dollar range. But the Deteknix/Quest regular XP got really solid reviews and very very few reported issues....and it costs just under ninety bucks.
Didn't Quest, pull their e USA support? Not trying to stir the pot here, but confident I had heard that.

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Old 07-12-2019, 06:51 AM
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Didn't know that about quest. If so then I may go for a vibraprobe.

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