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  1. #16
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    Matt #1

    Jun 2010
    Monterey, CA
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    Economy seems to be fine from everything I see. Many people are buying, but there is a lot of vintage stuff for sale here that is really outdated going for a hair less than what I can get a 3 year old Whites for in my local area on craigslist or offerup from someone that got it as a a gift or "doesnt have time for" which I can test run and dont have to pay for shipping. That is your competition, the marketplace is getting smaller thanks to all 3rd party apps and people are looking for the best deal. Maybe the younger generation doesnt swing detectors or "appreciate history", but me and my wife are 38 and 40, both MDs and I dont remember meeting anyone under 60 when we first got into it almost 20 years ago, but now I see regularly people in their 30s.

  2. #17
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    Jan 2017
    Troy Missouri
    That one I grab for the day.
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    I check the classifieds often, couple things I see now interest me, but its all about the price, not buying used if I can get it new for just a little more.
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  3. #18
    Charter Member
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    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    Equinox 800 / XP Deus / XP ORX / MI-6 /
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Buyer’s are like gold rings in the sand. If they’re not there, when you swing your coil over it, You won’t find one.
    Updating and rotating your stock attracts new sales. Good luck!
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  4. #19
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    Mar 2010
    MD
    Current: Xp Deus Detectors used: Whites XLT, Fisher F75, Minelab Se Pro, Makro racer 2, T2 LTD DST,
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    Quote Originally Posted by coinshooter View Post
    It appears that nobody is interested in buying anything anymore. Not just my stuff, but lots of other folks appear to be lowering prices with no response. What is going on? Is the economy so good people are just not buying used stuff? Have people just lost interest? Is the weather a factor? Is there a new generation that wants just new stuff? What are your thoughts?? Classifieds is stagnant.

    Don't feel bad i had the same experience on these classified forums and ebay it ran for week's, I had a mint Teknetics T2 LTD with the minelab bluetooth headphones and 2 coils, I was lucky i sold that setup at $275
    And the T2 had a build date of 11/2018 i should of just kept it for a backup, But needed the extra money for my Deus.
    I'm guessing new detectors on the market has alott to do with it.
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  5. #20
    Charter Member
    us
    Apr 2016
    XP DEUS,EQUINOX 800, ANFIBIO MULTI, EXCALIBUR
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    New minelab has hurt the used market bad....New ones coming out are going to hurt it even worse....I am in my mid 40 s and I dont want no old detector ….unless its all I can get hence the Excal I bought. Let a new improved version come out and I will be on it. Knob job analog detectors are done in my mind with the younger generation...
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  6. #21
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    Texas Beach Hunter

    May 2012
    Cypress,Tx
    Minelab CTX 3030 Stealth 720i sand scoop Buzz's The Bomb Sheath & Lesche Digger w/ T handle
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    Keep listing stuff for sale. I buy stuff from here when I have money. Other than the classifieds on Tnet, I buy local- from our local treasure hunting store. I am working on a new web show that I am launching soon that I hope will inspire people to get into this hobby. If we all help boost moral and image of this sport / hobby to the general public then we will see things start to take a turn and not for the worst. When I am at a salt water beach and fresh water beach I will put fish hooks and often broken glass that gets in the scoop and put this stuff in a plastic bag in the water pouch so when some kids walk up and ask what I am doing, I don’t ignore them anymore. I show them that I am helping clean up old rusted fishhooks, nails etc. so they don’t cut ther feet while playing on the beach and in the water and also find some other interesting finds in the process. I always hear them run to ther parents and tell them so hopefully they will see we help out as well. I am told by the local police they appreciate me cleaning up - I said yea, all the can slaw and get that deer in the headlights look. I am going to do what I can to bring what energy I can muster into this web show. I got to finish this proposal for the company I work for then read the manual for this action cam. Then I have to get another camera with an external mic and then get a old used boat that I can work on. Which has me thinking, why not have a section where people can list boats or let people know they can list them under the non treasure related except a boat for me would be like my lifted 4 wheel drive truck. I bought an older lifted truck just for this hobby so I need a boat since all I do is water hunt. Oh yea, I want to get a preowned excal for my next machine. Having a membership to GPAA has helped as well! Gives me more places to use my detector when I drive up to Colorado.
    Whites Surf PI Dual Field, Stealth 720i sand scoop, Garrett Pro pointer, Buzz's The Bomb Sheath, Lesche Digger with T handle

  7. #22
    Charter Member
    us
    Mar 2013
    SW, VA - Bull Mountain
    CTX, Excal II, EQ800, Fisher 1260X, Tesoro Royal Sabre, Tejon, Garrett ADSIII, Carrot, Stealth 920iX, Keene A52
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    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    I've 7 detectors, what am I = Stupid or something like that? Give me back that 3 or 4 thousand bucks! Or more.....

    Our hobby is an obsession, and I have the obsession = but do not get out enough to make it pay out.....

    I guess I'm stupid or something like that....
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  8. #23
    us
    Aug 2018
    Seabrook Texas
    Fisher Cz21 Fisher1280x
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    I seen a durcell battery commercial today man hunting on beach with a garrett ace only caught the end of it. A lot of people have no clue the forums or out there

  9. #24
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
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    lot of my friend are waiting to see the new Fisher - many have told me they were gonna buy other machines
    but are now waiting cause they cant afford both
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  10. #25
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    Texas Beach Hunter

    May 2012
    Cypress,Tx
    Minelab CTX 3030 Stealth 720i sand scoop Buzz's The Bomb Sheath & Lesche Digger w/ T handle
    292
    111 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    My wife doesn’t know it yet but I am going to have detectors hanging on a wall like I hang the guitars up
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    Whites Surf PI Dual Field, Stealth 720i sand scoop, Garrett Pro pointer, Buzz's The Bomb Sheath, Lesche Digger with T handle

  11. #26
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    Feb 2010
    California
    Tesoro Tejon,Tesoro Lobo, Minelab GPX 4500.
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    Nah..people are into it..when I started detecting in the 1970's I was in 6 th grade....today it's gone mainstream. More people use detectors today than ever especially globally...I used to travel to eastern europe...no one had detectors except the military. Today you cannot find one major city around the globe that doesn't have a detector shop, and some of the best detectors today are built in other countries. I can see saturation point...I mean who needs so many detectors...I still use the Minelab I had 10 years ago and will not upgrade until I truly see something different that makes my Minelab 4500 obsolete.
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  12. #27
    The economy around here is rocking! There are job begging for people to fill them. My old boss almost cried when I retired!

    95% of the stuff I want to sell, gets sold. I suppose I have broken even over the years, but that doesn't count the gas money or hotel money to chase stuff I don't really need.

  13. #28
    Charter Member

    Feb 2017
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    A lot of people want detectors that are unused for a ridiculous low price. When I sold one of my E-tracs with 3 coils and shafts I had a guy insist on giving me $500 and wanted to return it if there was scuffs on the coil cover. I just put my stuff on ebay now... Saves the hassle.
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  14. #29
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    Mar 2003
    So. Cal.
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    Not with ebay's 100% return policy. Seller pays all return shipping as well, but ebay discounts that to about half.
    Trust me, ebay is a losing proposition if there is anything the slightest wrong that the buyer does not like. Just had to accept back a detector because the buyer claimed damage that was not there when I sent it. On Ebay, as the seller, you are guilty till you can prove your innocense. Take lots of pics of your packaging and item before you send. Document everything. They lock up your $ until they are finished investigating. I had a buyer who complained after the 30 day limit. Ebay would not help him because they give them 30 days to make a claim and he was at 32 days. So he went to Paypal and started all over again. When I wrote PP about what he had done, they denied his claim, but I had to prove everything to keep my $. Sad the way people on line lie and cheat to get their way.
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  15. #30
    us
    Mar 2010
    MD
    Current: Xp Deus Detectors used: Whites XLT, Fisher F75, Minelab Se Pro, Makro racer 2, T2 LTD DST,
    50
    9 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by coinshooter View Post
    Not with ebay's 100% return policy. Seller pays all return shipping as well, but ebay discounts that to about half.
    Trust me, ebay is a losing proposition if there is anything the slightest wrong that the buyer does not like. Just had to accept back a detector because the buyer claimed damage that was not there when I sent it. On Ebay, as the seller, you are guilty till you can prove your innocense. Take lots of pics of your packaging and item before you send. Document everything. They lock up your $ until they are finished investigating. I had a buyer who complained after the 30 day limit. Ebay would not help him because they give them 30 days to make a claim and he was at 32 days. So he went to Paypal and started all over again. When I wrote PP about what he had done, they denied his claim, but I had to prove everything to keep my $. Sad the way people on line lie and cheat to get their way.
    I know the feeling. Like you said take allot of pictures of the items at different views/angles on them.

 

 
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