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Old 11-30-2009, 11:31 AM
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Default Gold Century Model GC-1016A Metal Detector - oops already bought

Okay so I bought this new detector the Gold Century Model GC-1016A Metal Detector for about $30 bucks at Menards so I thought It might get me outside more. Yeah winter is coming and its cold so I figure no one would bother me ha ha.

So is this a good buy? I know its cheap and for a first detector I couldnt beat the price.

So Im lurking on the forum to see what I can find out. Ive been trying to find some information on how to get the best use of this type of detector, but it seems like I am doing a lot of searching.

I tried to search for someone metal detecting here in South Dakota, but havnt seen anyone. Well hollar at me, and I figure since I am getting a feel for the forum I suppose I will find out what it is like when people respond. Thank You.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:55 AM
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Just wait for ( Carol K ) to get on. She's the owner of this site. She is from SD. She is great!

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Old 11-30-2009, 01:20 PM
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My biggest worry with these chinese detectors is that when it breaks, where do you get it serviced? And will the new user get discouraged, and give up the hobby?

I would definitely not recommended this detectory, but hopefully, it will function at least a little, and with luck, maybe you can find something. At least, you will probably find more than if you had no detector at all.

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Old 12-01-2009, 04:03 AM
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For $30, there is no worry to have. It is very inexpensive to introduce yourself to the hobby.
By Jove, pinpointers are twice that price

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