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    Metal detecting sucks....Why i've stopped, but still watch your youtube channels

    Hello all. First off this is not a hate against the forum at all. I have moved onto better things in my life and have found I enjoy them a lot more then metal detecting. I have been metal detecting off and on for 4 years now with my buddy JuJu was many of you may know. It got to the point where I was getting tired of hunting 8 hours a day in a field and not turning up anything. It is just not fun to me anymore to sit in a field for 8 hours for one piece of silver when others are getting more. I also don't find it very amusing anymore that spots are getting harder and harder to find because Washington state is developing like crazy up here.

    I've been working at my new job for a year after getting sick of my old job and finding out that I am making way more money working then I would ever do by finding gold rings. I just want to say metal detecting sucks and is not for everyone. Don't waste $1200 on a metal detector like I did 4 years ago and expect to find great finds. My new hobby is collecting video games and retro video games as well as playing them. That is 10 times more enjoyable then metal detecting ever was. If you are ever going to get into the hobby buy a shitty machine and waste 8 hours finding nothing and then say oh i wasted $200 and move on.

    However, this may contridct my whole post, but i still love watching people find stuff on youtube. It is way more enjoyable then spending 8 hours a day out in a field and finding nothing. Anyways best of luck to all of you. Maybe some of you will wake up and see their is no fun in this hobby anymore. Send me your youtube channels, if I think its worthy of me subscribing then i will subscribe and watch.
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    NOW quick someone grab him, hes gone crazy !!! to much field time ....no goodies
    Last edited by G.A.P.metal; Apr 11, 2012 at 11:51 AM.
    I`v been detecting for 49 years owned my own detector shop G.A.P. Metal Detectors here in N.Y.
    See my old adds in Western & Eastern Treasures and Lost Treasure Magazines through the 90s
    I hunt the Sullivan Trail here in N.Y.
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    I would agree with you to some extent. I've only been metal detecting for about a year, I live in Nebraska so more than half the year the ground is too hard and/or covered in snow. It's definitely a lot harder than I thought it would be. If you do it strictly to make money and find valuable items then yeah it's probably not going to be very fun but if you're doing it because you would rather be outside that sitting inside watching tv or something that you'll have a good time. I haven't found anything bigger than a clad dime yet but I still can't wait until the next time I get to go out. It's easy to lose motivation but being on this website is cool cause you get to see what other people are finding and you realize that it's possible for you to find cool stuff too, you just gotta do your research and search in spots that have the best potential and be patient.

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    I do get what you're saying, and it's just about being different because I think I'd rather take a bullet than have to play video games.

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    Was metal detecting your last job? Anyone that thinks they can just buy a metal detector, and get rich or even make any money has not done there research. I like the fact that it gets me away from the video games, and out into nature.
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    Sorry guys
    But you got to do your research old maps,barber shop ask the old times where they swam,played ball,old lovers lane.....go to the oldest persons you know ask questions ...go to the front door of an older home ask permission...go the the library and read....historical society and look at pictures and anything eles.
    I`v been at this some time now and i could never run out of places to detect...but sitting down playing games is not for me.
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    I`v been detecting for 49 years owned my own detector shop G.A.P. Metal Detectors here in N.Y.
    See my old adds in Western & Eastern Treasures and Lost Treasure Magazines through the 90s
    I hunt the Sullivan Trail here in N.Y.
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    Why not just quit then? Why make a thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detectingfreak View Post
    Don't waste $1200 on a metal detector like I did 4 years ago and expect to find great finds. My new hobby is collecting video games and retro video games as well as playing them. That is 10 times more enjoyable then metal detecting ever was. If you are ever going to get into the hobby buy a shitty machine and waste 8 hours finding nothing and then say oh i wasted $200 and move on.
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    Successful metal detecting/treasure hunting requires a lot of dedication, time, and work. It's not for everyone.

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    I suppose everyone has their own reasons for getting into metal detecting. For me it is a hobby. I have never really taken it as serious as some do. Whenever I go out, I always have a specific place and time to quit, so I don't get burned out as you have apparently have. An hour or two in a descent spot will give me some coins and perhaps some jewelry. Since there is many more people to lose things in the eastern US, we probably have access to more parks, playgrounds, ballfields and swimming areas than do many western states. Though your states have far more gold and other minerals but your search areas are also far bigger. While some have to drive miles to detect, I can walk 5 minutes and be detecting and finding lost coins and jewelry. If I don't start finding anything within a hour, then I go to a new location. Good Luck. rockhound

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    Just because your not finding anything you like doesnt mean others arent, sounds like you didnt do the right research and ujust went " nilly willy " as far as where to hunt..

    I have found more than enough jewelry and other items to keep me interested.
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    Maybe he was using I CANDY'S old detector
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    Don't waste $1200 on a metal detector like I did 4 years ago and expect to find great finds.

    --------------SOUNDS like ya should have taken your own advice you are telling others

    I am opposite. I bought the $300 cheapo machine and am grading UP UP man UP selling this one to someone and using that $$ to buy more expensive and better.

    it only 'sucks' if you don't like it. I sure don't think it stinks. I love it.

    You definitely best get out of it before you hurt yourself or something

 

 
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