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Old 10-07-2017, 01:18 AM
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If you are, STAY OUTTA MY TOTLOTS! I hit about 7 playgrounds tonight and came home with about 45 cents you punks!

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Old 10-07-2017, 05:57 AM
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Same guy must be traveling a fleet of totters all the way up into Michigan! The haul has sure dropped off to about nothing in the past few years...It was like, BAM! Over!

I think theres more afoot than just us hunting...Kids dont have any money any more unless its a plastic charge card..or something....

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Old 10-07-2017, 06:34 AM
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Isn't it funny how we generously give advice on how to hunt totlots and parks, and then later complain that they're all hunted out?

You can come over to Australia. Over here, most detectorists are into gold prospecting so there's not much competition in parks and beaches. (Plus we've got $1 and $2 coins!)

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Old 10-07-2017, 12:07 PM
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Same guy must be traveling a fleet of totters all the way up into Michigan! The haul has sure dropped off to about nothing in the past few years...It was like, BAM! Over!

I think theres more afoot than just us hunting...Kids dont have any money any more unless its a plastic charge card..or something....
Yeah, this is pretty perplexing. I've been expanding and maybe I invaded someone else's territory, but 2 of these lots were fully covered 6 inches deep with pea gravel and not your standard chips. Ain't no self respecting detectorist who cares about their gear going to venture into pea gravel and risk busting up a Minelab or Deus coil. It even gave me pause for a second when I approached and noticed it, but I thought damn skippy there's bound to be goodies there for sure! Nope, even the normal junk was thin. Had to double check my gear a few times just to make sure it was on and setting were par...

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(Plus we've got $1 and $2 coins!)
It sure would be something if we had $1 and $2 coins abundant in normal circulation. Makes me wonder if a side effect would be even more detectorists though trying to steal my lucky charms! Austrailia, huh...you got me thinking...me and Nicole Kidman hitting the beachs and totlots, sounds like a might fine retirement...

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Old 10-07-2017, 09:35 PM
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I was in Plano in the 70's. Find Rabbit Run motocross and you will find tons of my clad. I used to race motocross and would always comes back with empty pockets.

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Old 11-09-2017, 03:10 AM
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If you are, STAY OUTTA MY TOTLOTS! I hit about 7 playgrounds tonight and came home with about 45 cents you punks!


I drive a school bus in Plano. I find more under the bus seats that in the lots.


I live in Richardson and about the same. If you are going to hunt tot lots you'd have to go to Dallas.

Good luck and head South.
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:20 PM
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I drive a school bus in Plano. I find more under the bus seats that in the lots.


I live in Richardson and about the same. If you are going to hunt tot lots you'd have to go to Dallas.

Good luck and head South.
Yeah, South Dallas is exactly where I don't want to hunt...expecially after sundown. The totlots are full there, but so are the lurkers looking to take advantage of people who are out of place. I began spreading out East, to Rowlett and Rockwall with good results. Then, further North to Wylie and Murphy. Thinking I might start going West as I grew up in Grand Prairie and know that area well, there's a lot of area to be had between here and there though.

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This sounds like a good indicator of economic conditions (The TL Index). Either that, or more kids are paying with their phones, like adults.

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Old 11-09-2017, 04:29 PM
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This sounds like a good indicator of economic conditions (The TL Index). Either that, or more kids are paying with their phones, like adults.

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Many of the school districts here use ID cards now that kids have electronic lunch accounts linked on. My son has one and my wife is a teacher at another school that uses them too. Makes it hard for finding any coins in those totlots anymore. Once they have been swept for the old, it could take years to replentish them instead of just a semester of pocket drops. Times are tough for us cladders!

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Old 11-10-2017, 12:02 AM
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Nothing wrong with South Dallas. I go there but never by myself. As long as there are 2 or more of you everyone leaves you alone.

I would also suggest you join a club. The one in Mesquite is good. The meet one a month on the first Thursday and then have a fun hunt at a park on the following Saturday.

Gotta go South.
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If you are, STAY OUTTA MY TOTLOTS! I hit about 7 playgrounds tonight and came home with about 45 cents you punks!
Novice i live 2 hours away from you!!! MAHAHAHA totlots here i commmeeee
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Novice i live 2 hours away from you!!! MAHAHAHA totlots here i commmeeee
Go South, I hear that's where the good stuff is! Oak Cliff and anywhere around Fair Park should be easy pickings. Just make sure to go after sundown, wear very bright clothes and bring a really big flashlight. Also, practice up on your Neo skills so you can dodge the gunfire...

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