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    Deep1

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    Bogus Garrett Pinpointers On Ebay

    Shopping for a pinpointer.
    Went to Ebay to see what they had.
    Found quite a lot of chinese listings for counterfeit Garrett Propoints.
    Spoke with Garrett and they are trying to get listings removed.
    Until the listings are removed, please don't buy the Garrett knock offs from china.
    It only serves to put money in thieve's pockets.
    And most likely, when it dies in a couple of months, you'll be SOL.
    You'll have to ship it back to china(quite costly) and wait a couple of months for a replacement, if you even get one.
    Support Garrett and all our other fine American manufacturers, don't buy chinese knock offs from Ebay.
    Here's an example of a bogus Garrett:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/GARRETT-PRO...wAAOSwIsdcBzpp

    If you think you can get a Garrett Pro point shipped from china for $39.99, I got a couple of bridges for sale.
    Buy and support USA.
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    If it's old, I'll dig it, dive on it, detect it or sometimes when I get lucky just bend over and pick it up.

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    Travis Mitchell

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    I'd would like to see Garrett and the mold shop they use show us the core and cavity being made in the states. If these companies are having their molds made in China to save on cost then that could explain the knock offs. I'm not saying Garrett does this but I know a few things about molds and I've seen it done.
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    Deep1

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    Quote Originally Posted by eman1000 View Post
    I'd would like to see Garrett and the mold shop they use show us the core and cavity being made in the states. If these companies are having their molds made in China to save on cost then that could explain the knock offs. I'm not saying Garrett does this but I know a few things about molds and I've seen it done.
    I don't own a pro pointer and correct me if I'm wrong but, I assume they're made in china.
    And that's the problem, whenever an American corp. has a new product they send it to china to manufacture.
    Which opens it to intellectual thief, which the chinese are well known to do.
    Big bizness knows this, but they feel the cost savings will offset counterfeit loss.
    I have no sympathy for big bizness, their CEO's, CFO's and all the greedies at the top, they have bought this on themselves.
    But I do feel for the true workers designers, assemblers, sales, shipping. These are the ones affected the most by corporate greed, losing their job or seeing hours cut.
    I'll bet an I button that the same chinese manufacturer that makes the propoint for Garrett is the one selling them on Ebay.
    If it's old, I'll dig it, dive on it, detect it or sometimes when I get lucky just bend over and pick it up.

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    Honesty they are garbage. Not even worth using compared to the real deal... Im all about saving money when I can, if you have a good enough product/ idea you should take every possible step possible to protect it, because there will ALWAYS be a market for a cheaper version given the performance is the same. In this case its not even close. I think I saw some youtube videos that test them against each other as well that had the same experience I did. I tossed it in the trash
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    TerryrSoloman.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deep1 View Post
    Shopping for a pinpointer.
    Went to Ebay to see what they had.
    Found quite a lot of chinese listings for counterfeit Garrett Propoints.
    Spoke with Garrett and they are trying to get listings removed.
    Until the listings are removed, please don't buy the Garrett knock offs from china.
    It only serves to put money in thieve's pockets.
    And most likely, when it dies in a couple of months, you'll be SOL.
    You'll have to ship it back to china(quite costly) and wait a couple of months for a replacement, if you even get one.
    Support Garrett and all our other fine American manufacturers, don't buy chinese knock offs from Ebay.
    Here's an example of a bogus Garrett:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/GARRETT-PRO...wAAOSwIsdcBzpp

    If you think you can get a Garrett Pro point shipped from china for $39.99, I got a couple of bridges for sale.
    Buy and support USA.
    First, why in the name of all that is diggable would you buy ANYTHING on Ebay that is not being sold by an authorized dealer? We have many of the best dealers in the Country - Right Here as sponsors! Keith at Fort Bedford Metal Detectors is a great example. Don't buy equipment twice. Buy it right the first time!

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    Ehhh,,, are those bridges in New York??
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    Yea, I was also looking for a pointer recently and looked at e-bay. Found more than a few fake pointers from china. Many different brands. BBW Decided for the real thing, F-pulse, from a well know metal detector dealer.
    Also agree with most of above but bet NOT same as real thing. Also it is very, very easy to make a mold!
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    Tommy

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    Its not just pinpointers all kinds of stuff
    Still Available ​Approved TreasureNet Stickers
    .:: $3.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::.
    .:: $2.25 for 1" x 4" Detector Sticker ::.
    (Free Shipping)


    SEE: TreasureNet Bumper Stickers

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    Aug 2016
    Middleburgh, NY
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    I've seen it more and more where American manufacturers are stretching the meaning of "made in the USA" to its breaking point. The parts will be manufactured overseas and then brought back here for assembly so they can claim to be making it here. This has been going on since the industry switched to surface mount components. If you make a deal with a snake you can't complain when it bites you. That being said, there is an inconsistency in the manufacture of the imitation propointers. I'm not sure what makes them different but some are outstanding, most are fairly decent, and some are rather pathetic as far as range goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ☠ Cipher View Post
    I've seen it more and more where American manufacturers are stretching the meaning of "made in the USA" to its breaking point. The parts will be manufactured overseas and then brought back here for assembly so they can claim to be making it here. This has been going on since the industry switched to surface mount components. If you make a deal with a snake you can't complain when it bites you. That being said, there is an inconsistency in the manufacture of the imitation propointers. I'm not sure what makes them different but some are outstanding, most are fairly decent, and some are rather pathetic as far as range goes.
    They(the grey market ones) are probably 3rd shift items. So while 3rd shift products aren't actually fake in the terms of being knock offs the quality control of unauthorized items is non existent.

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    Counterfeits on EBay? Really? Sorry, boys and girls, but fakes on EBay is nothing new. Been going on for years. Amazon, too, is the land of counterfeits and fakes. Always buy from trusted, verifiable sources.

    Time for more coffee.

 

 

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