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Thread: Fisher F75 <$600 now...

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    May 2015
    Minnesota
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    Fisher F75 <$600 now...

    At $560 something on amazon, is this a great deal or a sucker bet because something wonderful is coming? Last I looked these were over a grand so was resolved to be even more satisfied with my Vaquero. Hearing is getting worse so having visual aid and tone adjustments are greatly desired. Just wondering if I'm going wrong buying an F75 at this price.

    Thanks for any advice.

    Oh, going to use in black hills and around Cobalt Ontario yet this summer. Also hit local parks and beaches.
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    They lowered the price on the flagship unit a few months ago by a couple hundred bucks and this might be a new discounted unit from a dealer that is tired of looking at the thing in stock...if it is not an older unit that is pre DST without the upgrades.
    Before they lowered the price they came out with the Anniversary Edition minus boost and cache but with DST and the other upgrades for $600 but most dealers discount that one to $499.
    Pretty much shooting themselves in the foot when they did that because that one was sure to pull sales from the $1000 flagship and I assume it has.
    FTP isn't stupid and I am sure they knew this would happen but they made other moves lately like discontinuing the $679 F70 and rebranding it as the Patriot at $400, moved a few models over to the Teknetics brand too and so it sure looks to me like they are reconfiguring their lines plus making room at the top for new models in the Fisher line.
    Rumors are there are new designs in the pipeline under development, multi frequency, a new PI unit and who knows what else.
    They won't say anything till they are close to releasing any new models but I was in retail for a long time and in my experience companies don't make major moves like this, coming out with cheaper top shelf products, releasing cheap close to full featured models and all of a sudden discounting long top selling full featured popular flagship units unless they are working on some sort of long range plan...we just don't know what it is yet.

    There are a ton of dealers selling all flavors and versions of the F75 models on Amazon so it pays to be careful.
    If this is a full blown top of the line new F75 with DST, cache, boost and everything else from a known good dealer it is a bit unusual but possible...if this dealer doesn't care that FTP will probably pull their dealership for selling a new flagship unit at this price.
    if it is the 85th Anniversary edition that one can be found cheaper.
    If it is a pre DST LTD unit that is just old stock and some may bite but in my mind not worth it with the other choices available.
    Last edited by digger27; Aug 13, 2017 at 04:42 AM.
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    Good luck in Cobalt! Went there twice when I was younger. Hunted the tailing piles at the mines and found a few ounces of unrefined silver. Not a great haul, but definitely an adventure. It was a lot of fun!
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    Northwest Arkansas
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    Quote Originally Posted by digger27 View Post
    They lowered the price on the flagship unit a few months ago by a couple hundred bucks and this might be a new discounted unit from a dealer that is tired of looking at the thing in stock...if it is not an older unit that is pre DST without the upgrades.
    Before they lowered the price they came out with the Anniversary Edition minus boost and cache but with DST and the other upgrades for $600 but most dealers discount that one to $499.
    Pretty much shooting themselves in the foot when they did that because that one was sure to pull sales from the $1000 flagship and I assume it has.
    FTP isn't stupid and I am sure they knew this would happen but they made other moves lately like discontinuing the $679 F70 and rebranding it as the Patriot at $400, moved a few models over to the Teknetics brand too and so it sure looks to me like they are reconfiguring their lines plus making room at the top for new models in the Fisher line.
    Rumors are there are new designs in the pipeline under development, multi frequency, a new PI unit and who knows what else.
    They won't say anything till they are close to releasing any new models but I was in retail for a long time and in my experience companies don't make major moves like this, coming out with cheaper top shelf products, releasing cheap close to full featured models and all of a sudden discounting long top selling full featured popular flagship units unless they are working on some sort of long range plan...we just don't know what it is yet.

    There are a ton of dealers selling all flavors and versions of the F75 models on Amazon so it pays to be careful.
    If this is a full blown top of the line new F75 with DST, cache, boost and everything else from a known good dealer it is a bit unusual but possible...if this dealer doesn't care that FTP will probably pull their dealership for selling a new flagship unit at this price.
    if it is the 85th Anniversary edition that one can be found cheaper.
    If it is a pre DST LTD unit that is just old stock and some may bite but in my mind not worth it with the other choices available.
    Thank you for this insight - very helpful to me as well!

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    us
    May 2015
    Minnesota
    Fisher F75 Tesoro Vaquero sellings soon Garret Freedom 1 Coin Commander (decades ago, a gift for my father)
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    Thanks for the ideas. I ordered it, and it does not have the cache and boost, but believe it has the DST. Not exactly sure how to tell. For certain it's more informative to me than my Tesoro Vaquero, which I'm having harder time hearing due to hearing loss. The F75 multi-tones and lowerable frequency is very helpful. The display is also very helpful. The depth at which this finds things is surprising, just in my junky back yard. I'll bring the Tesoro along as a backup on the upcoming trips, but will likely sell it once I return. For me, the visual display and better audio makes all the difference, even if they were otherwise the same (Tesoro with critical tuning is awesome though).

    This will be my third trip to the mine tailings in Cobalt. I get to bring my Mavic Pro uav to video the sights, so Iím doubly excited to go. Who knows what small piles long lost in the woods I'll spot that Google Earth doesn't resolve? It's beautiful country up there so I'm happy to go again.

    Any clues to tell if it has DST? Trying to find out which options it might have isn't crystal clear for me. Amazon says the seller is Fisher Labs sold by Amazon LLC. Answers on the product ordered says it is the latest and does have DST. I'll read the manual again to see what it might say about DST. There's a lot to get through in there, that I don't really understand until I get out and swing it a while. It's gone up to $599 now so I've saved $50 or so. Now I feel better about the FM transmitter and headphones I ordered for wireless convenience!

    Thanks!
    Last edited by SteveJJ; Yesterday at 04:49 PM.

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    If it has the FA process it has the DST upgrade. I had an older F75 one and had no problems using it.
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