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  1. #1
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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
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    $300 bucks saved -- car key found !! for lady

    a freind of mine who knew I metal detected called me and ask if I could help ---seems that a female freind of his -- child had lost her car key and if not found it would be a $300 tow and fix it fee to get another set of car keys for it from the dealership --- I told him pick me up and we ' ll --"get er done" --- we went over , they said the little girl was running toward the car key in hand last night near dusk and had tripped --the key went flying hitting the car ( it made a sound when it hit ) and that it just "dissappered" --- after looking around I saw the small child (about 4 ) sheepishly looking at what was going on --- I ask her just where she fell at, and had her show me the spot --looking at her and how she fell--- I felt that the key flung forward out of her hand when she tripped -- (normal human reaction to falling is to open your hands to brace / catch yourself) thus the key had most likely hit the nose of the car and bounce off its nose and should be nearby or under the nose of the car and I said so ---after checking close by and finding nothing I laid the coil of my ace 250 flat with the shaft and slid it along the ground under the cars front end BINGO !!!! just as I thought -- it was right under the nose of the car ---just a bit out of sight (just were I thought it would be)--- the little girl was so happy that she was out of the doghouse and mom was happy that she didn't have to shell out $300 bucks this close to christmas --- on the way back to my house my freind said he was impressed with how fast I found it once I got there. --- Ivan
    Last edited by River Rat; Aug 20, 2013 at 08:45 PM.

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2005
    Panhandle of Florida
    Etrac,Excal II,Cibola with a garret and a minelab pinpointer
    6,511
    534 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (3)

    Re: $300 bucks saved -- car key found !! for lady

    That is good stuff! 300 bucks extra going out at Christmas time could be rough on a lot of people!
    God and country.

  3. #3
    us
    Oct 2007
    southeast tn
    fisher 1220x,gc-1023,tesoro tejon , fisher f-2, compass yukon 77b, tesoro bandito 11 umax
    374
    2 times

    Re: $300 bucks saved -- car key found !! for lady

    good job ivan, you didnt say how you managed to retrieve the key, did you send the kid under the car to get them---j/k
    if there was something to be down here, it got misplaced, hope its metal, a nice coin perhaps, now where's my detector

    harold passed away 3/7/11 this is his companion Nancy i would like to keep in touch with you guys but i have no numbers feel free to call 423-618-1782 thank

  4. #4
    us
    Your best find is still in the ground somewhere

    Jan 2007
    Hazelwood, MO
    White's Prizm II
    2,263
    18 times

    Re: $300 bucks saved -- car key found !! for lady

    WTG Ivan, you made someone's Christmas a little bit nicer this year!

    I got a chance to find the mail lady's keys in the snow earlier in the year..it was such a good feeling to be able to help her out.

    Nat

  5. #5
    us
    Jan 2006
    Missouri
    Ace 250
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    Re: $300 bucks saved -- car key found !! for lady

    Awesome! Three hundred is a lot anytime, but right at the holidays, it must have felt like a fortune.

    Ya did good!

    HH
    Nan

    p.s.
    I'm kinda glad you had the little one "help" you find it (by asking her to show you where and how, etc). This way, even if (even though) she lost it to begin with, she - and mom - can feel like she was able to help find it, too. Kewl.

  6. #6

    Aug 2007
    Glouster, Ohio
    White MXT
    505

    Re: $300 bucks saved -- car key found !! for lady

    Way to go Ivan.

    You helped to make that family have a merrier Christmas

    HH

    Sanat
    And in the end, the love you take
    is equal to the love you make

  7. #7

    Re: $300 bucks saved -- car key found !! for lady

    Honor roll for sure!!!
    Great job Ivan. You make us proud.
    -MM-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2007
    Southern Illinois
    CTX 3030
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    Re: $300 bucks saved -- car key found !! for lady

    don't ever lose a key to a vw.... way expensive. what kind of ca was this? just curious.

  9. #9
    us
    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
    14,533
    774 times
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    Re: $300 bucks saved -- car key found !! for lady

    brown --wasn't paying to much mind to the type, my mind at he time was fully "focused" on finding the key -- thus I really didn't pay much mind to the make / model --- large sized newish model brown car 4 door --newer model cars really aren't my thing --- however give me a 69 olds 2 door with a 440 now we're talking

  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    Beach Magnet, Compass Magnum
    58
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: $300 bucks saved -- car key found !! for lady

    Alright! Good on ya, mate! Merry Christmas.

  11. #11
    us
    Aug 2005
    NH
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    Re: $300 bucks saved -- car key found !! for lady

    Cool 8)
    When you get into a tight place and everything goes against
    you till it seems you could not hold on a minute longer,
    never give up then for that is just the place and time that
    the tide will turn.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  12. #12
    Ty
    Ty is offline
    us
    Oct 2004
    Alabama
    White's MXT Pro, White's IDX, Custom Water Detector, White's Coinmaster, Vaquero
    38
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    Re: $300 bucks saved -- car key found !! for lady

    Ivan, good that you were able to make that find and save the lady some money.

    For you and others, if you lose a car key (unless it is one of the later special keys with electronics) forget calling a tow truck for a trip to dealer. Call a good locksmith. They can make a key and have you going in a few minutes for about 25% of what the dealer and tow truck will charge you. In my area, a car key made on site would be less than $50.

    HH,
    Ty
    Life is like a prism, depends on how you look through the glass. J Kellerman

  13. #13
    us
    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
    14,533
    774 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: $300 bucks saved -- car key found !! for lady

    from what I understand it was one of those "special type keys" thus the tow truck and dealership deal --if it was not found --- thus it would have been a $300 buck hit in the purse a couple weeks before christmas ---- ouch --- guess my $ 227.33 (total delivered) ace 250 saved her $300 bucks ---just love my custom mode on my ace 250 , I got it tweaked where it picks up lil gold / but misses most of the modern pulltabs ---yep life is good ---(esp if you think of the only other choice ) merry christmas and happy new years --to all

  14. #14
    us
    save a tree fnd a beaver

    Nov 2011
    boston mass
    eagle eye
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    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: $300 bucks saved -- car key found !! for lady

    good job merry x mas

  15. #15
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    Mr. Noob

    Feb 2013
    NePa
    AT Pro, Garrett GTAx 500, Vibra Probe 580 Garrett Sidedigger, 31" Ball Handle Lesche Sampson shovel
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    Metal Detecting
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    If I get anywhere near my vehicle, my det goes crazy. Dunno how you can detect under a vehicle and not pick it up?

 

 

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