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Old 03-24-2009, 09:21 PM
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Default is there a good beginner detector for $100 or under?

i want a good metal detector for $100 or less. it will be my very first detector so i don't want to spend a whole lot of money. besides i want to to see if i like metal detecting or not.

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i would to buy one at a store rather than ship it (i would be to afraid it would break in shipping process)


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Old 03-24-2009, 09:27 PM
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Check around for the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV. Costs about $100. I started out with it and did great, and I still use it.

Not sure if you find it locally but I wouldn't worry about buying it online. I got mine on Amaxon. They box it up pretty good, and if it arrived broken you can just send it back.

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Old 03-24-2009, 10:05 PM
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Walmart....Bounty Hunter...$99 I think

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Old 03-26-2009, 04:44 PM
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Default Don't worry about shipping damage....

You could also try a Dick's Sporting Goods if there's one near you.
Best would be to see where the nearest detector dealer is in relation to you. It's always better to get some hands on experience and one on one advice.

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Old 03-27-2009, 08:53 AM
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For $100 try for used on Craigslist - I see decent detectors for that much on there every so often.


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Old 03-28-2009, 04:19 PM
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unless you go used you are not getting a great detector for under 100.00. I would suggest a Tesoro Compadre or Garrett Ace 150 to start with. They would give you a better idea of whether or not you'll like hunting.


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