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  1. #1
    ca
    Aug 2016
    Guelph, Ontario
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    buying a used AT PRO

    Hi Guys,
    I'm going to look at a couple of used AT Pro units, any suggestions on what to look out for or what to specifically look for?
    I've never used one before so not really 100% sure. This model is much better than what I am currently using to miss the good stuff with.
    Rick

  2. #2
    us
    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold, ATX, MH7 (oldie!) Minelab Explorer SE Pro
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    Hmm. I bought an AT Gold used off craig's but I had been using the AT Pro for years and with just a short test knew the Gold was in great shape and working correctly. Also, it was looking like new, hardly used...no scuffs or normal dings, etc from normal use.

    Can you get your hands on a friend's AT Pro, or better yet take that friend with to check it out?

    Try it before you buy it would be my advice.
    I guess I can add a little;
    If it doesn't have cam locks it is one of the real early ones and they had some issues. How about getting the serial number to see when it was built? If it's less than two years old it's under warranty and Garrett's customer service is second to none.
    If it's really used, check the battery compartment for moisture. If the display face is cracked or any moisture on the inside of the display.

  3. #3
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Good Luck with the new machine. The ATPro is a very good mid-range machine, you can buy them used for around $350 - $425 dollars.
    mindcrime1988 likes this.

  4. #4
    ca
    Aug 2016
    Guelph, Ontario
    Bounty Hunter DISCOVERY 1100
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    Went to look at one this morning and the batteries dies shortly after turning it on. The display did come on momentarily and I saw the battery showing as low then it died. I didn't have batteries and neither did the guy. It did look like it was in excellent condition and it had the cam locks. I didn't buy it but am meeting him again tomorrow morning... with batteries. Hoping he still has it and that it works.

  5. #5
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    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    The AT Pro is a great mid range machine. I have a friend who knows his so well he tears up the competition with it.

  6. #6
    ca
    Aug 2016
    Guelph, Ontario
    Bounty Hunter DISCOVERY 1100
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    Metal Detecting
    Just met up with the guy again, he got home just as I arrived. Opened the new batteries, installed and......
    it turned on and seems to work as it should.
    I am now the proud owner of a used Garrett AT Pro!
    Now I get to take it home, hand it over to my wife and have to wait until Christmas until I can use it.
    Probably the first real test will be on the beach in Florida this coming March, how I hate Canadian winters. Might as well just put it next to the motorbike till the spring. I think I got a pretty good deal, $400 CDN.

  7. #7
    us
    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold, ATX, MH7 (oldie!) Minelab Explorer SE Pro
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    AT pro is not the way to go on a salt beach!

  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2012
    lower hudson valley, N.Y.
    safari, ATPro, infinium, old Garrett BFO, Excal, Nox 800
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    Quote Originally Posted by xr7ator View Post
    AT pro is not the way to go on a salt beach!
    They work fine in the dry sand at the ocean, and although they have little depth in the wet salt sand a friend of mine got 30 (that's right, THIRTY) gold rings last winter after a big storm at an ocean beach. All were found in two weeks time in wet salt sand. Not real salt machines, and they will get out hunted by true salt capable machines but a lucky user can still find stuff at the beach.
    Ya won't find nuthin' if ya don't hunt

  9. #9
    ca
    Aug 2016
    Guelph, Ontario
    Bounty Hunter DISCOVERY 1100
    8
    5 times
    Metal Detecting
    I make it to Florida once a year for a week, the rest of my detecting will probably be in Southern Ontario (Canada). The beaches here are freshwater. I'm sure that it will work well enough on a Florida beach that I will have a good time anyway. Maybe someone with another AT Pro might even be up to meeting up and giving me some advice on how to use it.
    Thanks for the input guys.

 

 

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