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Old 05-12-2022, 12:44 PM
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Get some goats. Lol

Seriously something has to change. This cant keep going as it is.
Balloon has to pop.
I want my govm't issued stimulus goat! save money on yard cutting

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Old 05-12-2022, 01:36 PM
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Too much money in circulation that was never worked for lessens the value of all money.

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Too much money in circulation that was never worked for lessens the value of all money.

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Old 05-12-2022, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Beachhunt1 View post
Yup, I see the same thing.
Also, for me personally. The headphones and shaft are not usable in my location. I am slightly pissed about this in combination with the price of the detector.
I do not consider the Anderson shaft a good replacement, so I wait.
I know the antenna on mine started wicking water the first day in a couple hours. Now will the antenna rot out? I am buying a spare just in case. And a roll of electric tape in case the o ring that holds the antenna on the coil breaks.

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Old 05-12-2022, 08:14 PM
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What's going on in November?
mid-term voting for house and senate!

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Old 05-12-2022, 08:24 PM
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A Revolution , Silence of the Lambs , Elimination of the woke jokes !
right! a "hatchet" job! woot!...woot!

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D2 is too pricey. It would have to be a game changer to hit the sales if the Equinox.
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Old 05-14-2022, 06:41 PM
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I have been keeping track of forum sales. 3 used D2's sold so far. 1 Legend [calabash] Makes you go Hummmmmm.
Number 4 D2 on the Classified Forums right now.............
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Old 05-14-2022, 07:36 PM
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Number 4 D2 on the Classified Forums right now.............
I still think the drama of youtube vids telling everyone their CTX and Equinox now sux totally killed the sales by ticking people off. One of the last youtube vids i watched they found a gold ring. Now the new detector is a legend after 5 beach hunts and a gold ring. I dug a deep gold ring with the CTX the first day i turned it on. You think it's easy until it's not.

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Another one of my buddies just bought the DII with 9" coil. Can you believe I had a 4 silver day with that dinosaur Equinox 800. I'm perfectly happy to keep plodding along with it until I see what Minelabs going to be bringing to the table. The sooner the better hopefully.

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I think the sales of new used detectors are interpreted wrongly by some. Many I believe are like me. I used to buy the newest tech in hopes of a game-changer. Buying it first has the advantage of holding resale value better. I buy it, try it, and unless it meets my expectations. I would sell it. Many are just getting the Equinox 800 and I've gone through 3 already. Why 3? Sometimes I fall for the hype and think maybe I just didn't give it a fair chance, or I learn something new and fill it might make a difference.

I seldom rely on the reviews of others. Sorry, and I do appreciate the effort to do a review, I just know they seldom reflect what results I'll get. I must put it in my hands and test it on my grounds to make a valid decision for myself.

So far I still have my E-Trac which was a true game-changer for me. I also have the Deus I mainly because, in my opinion, the best ergonomics on the market and I love a really light detector. Someday I hope to find that one detector that can do the job of both my E-Trac, for deep coins, and my Deus for tot lot gold. The search continues.

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Old 05-15-2022, 12:18 PM
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I think the sales of new used detectors are interpreted wrongly by some. Many I believe are like me. I used to buy the newest tech in hopes of a game-changer. Buying it first has the advantage of holding resale value better. I buy it, try it, and unless it meets my expectations. I would sell it. Many are just getting the Equinox 800 and I've gone through 3 already. Why 3? Sometimes I fall for the hype and think maybe I just didn't give it a fair chance, or I learn something new and fill it might make a difference.

I seldom rely on the reviews of others. Sorry, and I do appreciate the effort to do a review, I just know they seldom reflect what results I'll get. I must put it in my hands and test it on my grounds to make a valid decision for myself.

So far I still have my E-Trac which was a true game-changer for me. I also have the Deus I mainly because, in my opinion, the best ergonomics on the market and I love a really light detector. Someday I hope to find that one detector that can do the job of both my E-Trac, for deep coins, and my Deus for tot lot gold. The search continues.
So, what you are saying is some people who bought the D2 found out it did not meet their expectations?

I think that is what we are all thinking............

Your logic of resale value is flawed. You never come out on top buy new and selling used. Buying new used and selling used, is a much smaller hit.
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Old 05-15-2022, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Beachhunt1 View post
So, what you are saying is some people who bought the D2 found out it did not meet their expectations?

I think that is what we are all thinking............

Your logic of resale value is flawed. You never come out on top buy new and selling used. Buying new used and selling used, is a much smaller hit.

I buy every new detector released to try it myself. The only one Ive sold at a loss was the Deus 2 11, and that was because I was inpatient and only selling it to try the 9 coil out which I think you have included in your count. Youd be surprised how many people dont know squat about detector shopping and pay MSRP, especially when you get out of forums and into local metal detecting groups on Facebook. If I was patient with the 11 D2 I could have easily made at least $50 factoring in shipping. But I wanted it sold in a day, of which it did.
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Old 05-15-2022, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Beachhunt1 View post
So, what you are saying is some people who bought the D2 found out it did not meet their expectations?

I think that is what we are all thinking............

Your logic of resale value is flawed. You never come out on top buy new and selling used. Buying new used and selling used, is a much smaller hit.
Yes. I buy it when it is hot on the market and hard to get. I give it my tests and generally know within a week or so if it meets my needs. If not, its on the market and I have never had a problem selling one for at least what I paid.

I have always gotten my money back and sometimes even more. When you buy a new one when people are having a tough time getting one, selling it for the same price, and higher is not hard at all. I paid less for my Equinox 800s new than I see they are selling for now used.

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I can tell you with 100% certainty the ONLY reason I will not purchase one is BECAUSE of one ex-member and one current member. XP are you listening ?
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D2 is too pricey.
I'd just read another thread about a user having trouble with the clock on his.

A clock? Why in the world does a detector need a clock?

No wonder it costs $1600
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Old 05-16-2022, 05:32 AM
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I'd offer the same advice for those who would purchase on the advice of the same duo.
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I'd offer the same advice for those who would purchase on the advice of the same duo.
Exactly. I never said I wouldn't buy a D2. I wouldn't and still won't because of those 2. I would because of a few trusted hunters I know. I think it's clear though to many out there by now. Appears that your are hearing about problems every other week on the D2. And for $1600 , I myself don't want to deal with any of that. It's not worth what they are asking.
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Old 05-16-2022, 10:41 AM
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Ditto.

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I'd just read another thread about a user having trouble with the clock on his.

A clock? Why in the world does a detector need a clock?

No wonder it costs $1600
There are several reasons. For one, depending on how someone detects, wearing a wrist watch can cause a problem because it'll interfere with the detector. I think this is more common with gold hunters, when they're "halving" with their hand or a plastic scoop.

Another reason is that some hunters turn off their phones to reduce interference issues.

So no wrist watch and no turned on phone, but they want to quickly know what time it is. I suppose an option is buying or making a pocket watch or taping a watch to the detector itself, but having a clock on the detector is more conveninent for some people.
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