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  1. #16
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    Here is the email in its ENTIRETY I received from the OWNER of ARA. (****) added by myself)

    "See these big fake stones? Could easily be 3-4 set which would equal what you think you are short. You told me you called 4 times in your email. It’s funny how people who find free s*** complain the most. Go play a game of hide and go f*** yourself."


    I sent in two class rings 10K with stones, the rest wedding bands, all 14K except 1 which was 18K. I was expecting 1586.00 melt value. I will never use them again. You folks make up your own mind.
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    Todd In Lutz FL

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    In my last 2 dealings with ARA I have had issues. First time my check from them bounced. The second time they ETFed my money and only paid me 2/3rds and finally after 2 e-mails and a phone call got the other ETF for the remaining 1/3. Will never use them again.
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    sounds like I should build a furnace and start a new business for tnet members.....
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  4. #19
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    Who other than ARA will remove and pay for the stones? I had used Midwest before with no problem but went to ARA last time and received a reasonable payout on the diamonds. This was before they changed ownership.

    Tek
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  5. #20

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    The E-mail is unacceptable under any circumstance and I'm sure it just cost them dearly. Thanks for sharing. Jim
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  6. #21

    Apr 2015
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    I don't see a problem with sharing the email. I can tell you based on that one email I wont be using them again.. he clearly has a problem with detectorists so whatever!
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  7. #22
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    Mar 2016
    Port Huron MI
    2 Fisher CZ-21's 8 and 10" coils Tesoro Tiger Shark 8 and 10" coils (Interchangeable) Minelab E-Trac with Sun Ray Probe
    3,420
    7223 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
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    ARA is CLOSED to detectorists. The OWNER sent a message to ANOTHER detectorist which wasn't me and this was the wording

    "Oh, no! We will lose tens of dollars a year without ya'll. We are setting a 5 ounce minimum just to weed you dead beats out."

    Just a heads up. They are not the company they used to be.
    Last edited by ScubaDetector; Jan 27, 2018 at 09:25 AM.
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    Please leave a ring after the beep. Thank You.

    ****Always be yourself. The people that matter don't mind, and the people that mind just don't matter. ****

  8. #23

    Apr 2015
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    FWIW you can leave a google review for them... looks like they are already down to 1 star. Bet they will lose more than TENS of dollars.

    I did notice this in their FAQ:

    Q: Do you work with the general public?
    A: No. Our services are reserved for the commercial trade. We do not work with the general public.
    Last edited by flgliderpilot; Jan 27, 2018 at 09:09 AM.
    Fisher CZ-21, Minelab Equinox, Garrett AT Pro, AT Pro Pointer

    ... waiting to see that elusive dowser on the beach with a bucket of gold rings ...

  9. #24

    May 2013
    Tesoro sand shark, fisher cz-21 Whites beach hunter300
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    "See these big fake stones? Could easily be 3-4 set which would equal what you think you are short. You told me you called 4 times in your email. It’s funny how people who find free s*** complain the most. Go play a game of hide and go f*** yourself."

    Find free stuff. LOL. Yes that's diamonds gold platinum. I just keep tripping over those items, no effort required. Wow.

  10. #25
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    Totally unprofessional. I hope they close shop soon because of this owner. Spread the word.

  11. #26
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    Mar 2010
    Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by dewcon4414 View Post
    Dr Joe....... i dont disagree, but i did see some of the owners response....not pretty for an owner. He took about a 10% loose i think. Pretty good chunk to try and justify away. I liked dealing with the family....... looks like we are dealing with a business man now who feels we shouldnt really complain....... since its free stuff. Am i wrong....... but doesnt ARA pay 98% and Midwest pay 88% of spot? Id take the 88..... if i had a local i could trust, but most of us dont.
    Midwest now pays 95% on gold, just saw their website...says they welcome detectorist as customers..Ive always used ARA but no more.

 

 
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