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    So, after three years of honorable service my garrett carrot succumbed (succame?) to a minor crack in the rubber around the button. Or rather, to the water that trickled in while I was river hunting. About two weeks ago, my Ace 400, which has served me equally well for about 2 years, started to act up and is now relegated to the lowest sensitivity to avoid an overwhelming number of false tones. Now I'm looking at replacements for both. I was looking at a few websites for various packages and found one on a site called Detector Warehouse. It has the carrot and the AT Pro, along with some other useful junk, for $600. That seems like a pretty steep discount, though. Is this website legit? Does anybody have any experience with this seller? They also have a similar package with the MAX instead of the PRO for $130 more, should I go for that instead? I was also thinking about just waiting for a good deal on something used from High Plains Prospector, if that sounds like a better idea.

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    never heard of them before, crappy website, no physical address listed.... bad marks in my book.
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    Call Keith at Fort Bedford Detectors, he can be found on this site in the vendor section. He will treat you right!

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    No advise, but love your User name! I'll be your bodyguard if the envoy doesn't go well

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2005
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    I'd look into a Simplex to replace the 400, or an Apex if you can wait a bit and spend a bit more. I love the 400 but the simplex is far more advanced, modern and might just be cheaper as well.
    AT still a viable detector IMO [I have a 400, AT and Simplex], especially if you do water hunting. I'd steer clear of detector warehouse and go with a vendor here, bigboyhobbies is who I usually deal with.

    Might be worth the while to call Garret about the pinpointer, might just fix it for cheap or flat out send you a new one, they are renowned for their customer service. Don't worry about warranty, doesn't hurt to ask.

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    Oct 2018
    Mercer County, PA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xraywolf View Post
    I'd look into a Simplex to replace the 400, or an Apex if you can wait a bit and spend a bit more. I love the 400 but the simplex is far more advanced, modern and might just be cheaper as well.
    AT still a viable detector IMO [I have a 400, AT and Simplex], especially if you do water hunting. I'd steer clear of detector warehouse and go with a vendor here, bigboyhobbies is who I usually deal with.

    Might be worth the while to call Garret about the pinpointer, might just fix it for cheap or flat out send you a new one, they are renowned for their customer service. Don't worry about warranty, doesn't hurt to ask.
    I did contact Garret, and they said that it would be $21 just to send them the pinpointer, then parts would be extra. Considering it probably needs an entirely new circuit board, I have a feeling it wouldn't come cheap. The simplex does look good, considering it is so much cheaper than the PRO. I do plenty of land detecting, but I plan on doing a lot of water detecting, both fresh and salt. Which would be better for that?
    Last edited by EnvoyToTheMolePeople; Jul 24, 2020 at 10:40 PM.

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    Forget repairs, buy a new one.

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    Very Quick Answer: Fort Bedford Metal Detectors A trusted, respected, dealer and a forum sponsor. Tell Keith that Terry sent you!

    Quote Originally Posted by EnvoyToTheMolePeople View Post
    So, after three years of honorable service my garrett carrot succumbed (succame?) to a minor crack in the rubber around the button. Or rather, to the water that trickled in while I was river hunting. About two weeks ago, my Ace 400, which has served me equally well for about 2 years, started to act up and is now relegated to the lowest sensitivity to avoid an overwhelming number of false tones. Now I'm looking at replacements for both. I was looking at a few websites for various packages and found one on a site called Detector Warehouse. It has the carrot and the AT Pro, along with some other useful junk, for $600. That seems like a pretty steep discount, though. Is this website legit? Does anybody have any experience with this seller? They also have a similar package with the MAX instead of the PRO for $130 more, should I go for that instead? I was also thinking about just waiting for a good deal on something used from High Plains Prospector, if that sounds like a better idea.

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    I'll 3rd Fort Bedford. Great service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnvoyToTheMolePeople View Post
    I did contact Garret, and they said that it would be $21 just to send them the pinpointer, then parts would be extra. Considering it probably needs an entirely new circuit board, I have a feeling it wouldn't come cheap. The simplex does look good, considering it is so much cheaper than the PRO. I do plenty of land detecting, but I plan on doing a lot of water detecting, both fresh and salt. Which would be better for that?
    Circuit boards probably cost them $8 and are a breeze to install, at most you'd likely end up paying less than half the price of a new one.
    Am not located around any salt water so I have no input on that, I do know from what I have heard most detectors don't do well in salt water including AT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xraywolf View Post
    Circuit boards probably cost them $8 and are a breeze to install, at most you'd likely end up paying less than half the price of a new one.
    Am not located around any salt water so I have no input on that, I do know from what I have heard most detectors don't do well in salt water including AT.

    Multifreqency and pulse induction detectors all do very well in salt water, single frequency detectors struggle in salt environments.
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    Garrett will fix both dirt cheap. I had a carrot go bad and the repair was quite reqsonable.

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    Jul 2020
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    Bought two AT Pro's from them for the wife and I.

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    Oct 2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xraywolf View Post
    Circuit boards probably cost them $8 and are a breeze to install, at most you'd likely end up paying less than half the price of a new one.
    Am not located around any salt water so I have no input on that, I do know from what I have heard most detectors don't do well in salt water including AT.
    Maybe I will just send in the pinpointer for repairs in that case.

  15. #15
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    Oct 2018
    Mercer County, PA
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    Well, it sounds like I should contact Fort Bedford about a new machine, ask them about info on the Simplex vs the PRO, and send in my pinpointer to garrett to get it repaired. Thanks for the help so far, but please feel free to give further input.
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