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    us
    Jun 2019
    Colorado
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    Garage sale find gets me into the hobby...

    Got this over the weekend for $10 at a local garage sale. Put batteries in it when we got home and tested it out. It looks and works great!

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    leonidas, SD51, CASPER-2 and 10 others like this.

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    Aug 2016
    MI
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    Welcome to T-Net from MI. Looks like a great find to me, enjoy your new hobby! Dig those pulltabs because they are hiding the Gold!
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    good luck
    i bought a machine few years back that back in the day it was known by most as a "hot machine"
    it was a Red Baron by Bounty hunter - one i got did not have a scratch on it - looked like new
    i got it for like $50 - think back in the day they might have been $400 or $500
    i snatched it up - put batteries in it and it burst into flames
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    BILL

    Jul 2015
    s.tier NY
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    what a find...lucky.....U
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    papa

    Feb 2017
    Georgetown, SC
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    Looks like a great buy! Never been used, it appears. Go wear it out!


    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2006
    New York, NY
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    I often see like-new detectors at estate/garage sales. For a lot of people I think they fall into the exercise equipment/weight bench category. They are optimistic, expecting fast-easy results but then get discouraged when reality sets in. Each one is like a little lost dream lol

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    us
    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
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    Welcome aboard from Northern Virginia Looks like you scored! Now go find that treasure ARRGGGHHHH

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    us
    May 2008
    Oklahoma
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    I had an ACE 250 even though I never found anything it was fun and good exercise.

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    Ed

    Jul 2018
    Eastern Connecticut
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    You got a great deal on that White's Eagle. I had one for 25 years and it never needed any time in the shop plus I found LOADS of coins and jewelry with it. Learn it and you'll find some good stuff.

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    us
    Feb 2006
    New York, NY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clad2Silver View Post
    You got a great deal on that White's Eagle. I had one for 25 years and it never needed any time in the shop plus I found LOADS of coins and jewelry with it. Learn it and you'll find some good stuff.
    My parents gave me a coinmaster 5000 for my bday when I was about 8 years old. They got it in the “Want Ads” which was the pre-craigslist craigslist lol. That was 1989-1990 era. Used it for probably ten years b4 upgrading. Kept buying the new Whites models up through today and I still have all of them. The clunkiness aside, I still bust out the old coinmaster at a local lake and it works like a charm. I’ve cheated here and there with a minelab, but still love my American beauties.

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    May 2009
    NC USA
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    It’s addictive! Found this Memorial Day weekend. I found the owner and returned it to her.Click image for larger version. 

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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Nice vintage machine, enjoy!

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    Wheres The Gold

    Feb 2010
    Vancouver WA
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    I would have grabbed it for 10 bucks
    "It cant Always Be Silver Or Gold But It Is A Hell Of an Experience Pulling It Out Of the Dirt"

    Metal detecting is Like A Marathon, Your Running fast then start Slowing A Bit The You Find Something Interesting And You Pick Up the Pace!!! The Only Difference is If You Are Addicted to this Hobby there Is NO FINISH LINE HH Chug And Red

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    us
    May 2009
    Florida
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    I'll be the devil's advocate here. Sell it for the best price you can and use the money to buy a newer model detector. Today's detectors are much lighter and much simpler to adjust settings. Your arm will thank you.
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    Randy

    Feb 2015
    Fullerton CA
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    good luck
    i bought a machine few years back that back in the day it was known by most as a "hot machine"
    it was a Red Baron by Bounty hunter - one i got did not have a scratch on it - looked like new
    i got it for like $50 - think back in the day they might have been $400 or $500
    i snatched it up - put batteries in it and it burst into flames
    Im losing it casper That made me belly roar
    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

 

 
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