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  1. #16
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    Aug 2013
    Southern California
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    I wanted to find a Surfmaster PI Pro to change it up with the Nox on the beach. I guess now that’ll go by the wayside.
    Best of luck to all the Whites employees.
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  2. #17
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    Sep 2016
    Southern Arizona
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    It is sad they are closing, White brand was the first detector that I owned. But with all the competition out there, you had to see it coming, for the most part their detectors are heavy, when the come out with a new product, it is simply a rebranded older model (24k, TDI) to name a couple. The competition is now multi-freq. Fisher is developing a lighter Pulse induction(water proof).

    What will be next, my bet is on the Auto industry, which will lead to less highway construction, the Jetson's vehicle is just around the corner.
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  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by bc5391 View Post
    It is sad they are closing, White brand was the first detector that I owned. But with all the competition out there, you had to see it coming, for the most part their detectors are heavy, when the come out with a new product, it is simply a rebranded older model (24k, TDI) to name a couple. The competition is now multi-freq. Fisher is developing a lighter Pulse induction(water proof).

    What will be next, my bet is on the Auto industry, which will lead to less highway construction, the Jetson's vehicle is just around the corner.
    I just wish VW would bring out a new split window VW Bus and I’d be happy. Make sure it’s electric.
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  4. #19

    Sep 2007
    Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
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    This is truly sad news. It is part of my history. I am 57 now. Back in the 1970's as a young teen, my Dad bought me my first detector, a White's Coinmaster (4D). I became an expert with that detector, an old TR. Hand salute.

  5. #20
    us
    Dec 2012
    lower hudson valley, N.Y.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    I just wish VW would bring out a new split window VW Bus and I’d be happy. Make sure it’s electric.
    My father bought one of the first VW buses in the country in 1956. It was a simple Kombie as we were sorta poor, it had no interior panels in the back and was coooold in the winter. When he got a much better job in 1961 we got a brand new 23 window deluxe in 1962. I quit college in 1967 and became a VW mechanic and bought and repaired about ten more to sell in the next few years, some non-sunroof and some more deluxes. Loved those things!! Spartan and could not keep up with traffic on big hills but hey, who needed to be in a hurry? Now immaculate restored versions can run over a hundred grand. I had saved two rust free 23 window ones into the late 80s, but I lost my storage and sadly sold them for a song. Nowadays it would be hard to replicate due to "safety" standards. I still have some windows for a 23 window and a few jalousy windows new for a camper. A few other parts I need to find a buyer for. Damn I loved those cars!!
    Last edited by gunsil; Jun 20, 2020 at 10:45 AM.
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  6. #21
    ca
    Oct 2016
    Canadian Eh
    Current: Vaquero,Compadre,T2,300i, and Simplex+ Past:Whites 4000 D Series 3, Radio Shack 3001 Micronta
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    Sure puts Garrett in a good position, I know First Texas will be around, but rethinking of how both will need to compete now with Whites and Tesoro gone to what both in my mind how Nokta | Makro and Minelab have recently been doing is sure making a difference on those searching for the best at the cheapest price in a ever competing market place.

    Multi Technology^r has really spark peoples interest along with head to head comparison tests folks posting on the internet..to me it is a no brainer to act quickly to make a decision on a product many years ago before the internet was always just a treasure magazine away, now times are changing how we shop to make a good decision. Anyways I have always wanted to visit Whites Sweet Home Oregon and Tesoro in Prescot Arizonaa manufacturing facility other then relying on internet videos would have been great to see in person. Searching the internet and the technology that Minelab and Nokta | Makro are putting into thier business simply amazes me and sure they did not intended to see how this was going to unfold even before COVID-19.

    Whites was my first beginner/intermediate detector, that opened the doors to me.

    This was the first detector I used with amazing results. I debated about picking up another recently but there has been just so many folks who use and will continue to use these two company's still today where others have left the pack. I will sure miss the earlier dependable 'beep and dig' products and in my mind are and will be the best analog devices made. Later digital products have dominated the market.

    I will never give up my Tesoros. But regret giving up my Whites.

    I have grown to love and respect the stories I have read/shared on my finds and what these amazing detectors have produced.

    A day to mark in the calendar indeed... made me go to Tesoros website today but I cant find it anymore, finally taken done now?? Makes me to believe they have not found a buyer.

    Anyways..

    HH my friends stay in touch.

  7. #22
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    May 2011
    tujunga ca
    xlt mxt gmz and now a gmt whites
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    are there other repair stations??that work on whites
    brad

  8. #23

    Apr 2017
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    Whites seemed to have a large range of similar machines. The price and tech of new machines (value) is just too good. Tesoro also in a similar situation. Ive been a member here for a while and Whites just dont seem to feature much. It is a shame though.

    Chub
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  9. #24
    ca
    Oct 2016
    Canadian Eh
    Current: Vaquero,Compadre,T2,300i, and Simplex+ Past:Whites 4000 D Series 3, Radio Shack 3001 Micronta
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    Wait this note said the following everyone.

    Ken White is retiring only? What is mentioned is the following before we jump to conclusions 'we are suspending manufacturing operations at our Sweet Home facility while we re-evaluate the future of the company.
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  10. #25
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    Jul 2006
    Florida
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    He also said...

    "critical material shortages since the Covid 19 shutdown that we now find insurmountable.


    "The time has come for retirement from White's Electronics." Sounds like he is saying Whites is retiring.
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  11. #26
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    Apr 2013
    Western Illinois
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    It means a loss of jobs, that seems like a simple inference.
    That means for now, it’s kaput.
    Man, I just got that TRX pinpointer. I sure don’t want to lose any metal detecting companies, especially ones that have given a rats patootie about service.

  12. #27
    us
    Aug 2009
    White's MXT all pro, MXT300 D2, 950, 4X6 DD, detech ultimate 13" DD coils
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    If your saying that White's didn't keep up with tech on their detectors that's a laugh, there isn't anybody who makes a detector with the adjustments you can make on the V3i. Lets say way too many adjustments for most people. HH

    Quote Originally Posted by Iffy Signals View Post
    So sad that we cant keep up with metal detector technology.

  13. #28
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    Aug 2009
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    LOL don't think so. HH
    Quote Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
    Not long after the Apex release, makes me wonder if its more about technology then Chinese counterfeit instruments...

  14. #29
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    Jun 2015
    BEAN FIELD ,IL
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    This really socks. I love all the brands and each brand has a distinct following and understanding. Personally, I like my mx-7,trx combo,.....sad times. Im curious what may become of garrett in this following as well. The apex reveal and tech that comes with it HAS to pay off on the sales side. But even at that, the simplex still holds more capable options, in regards to waterproofed and msrp price points.

  15. #30
    us
    Aug 2009
    White's MXT all pro, MXT300 D2, 950, 4X6 DD, detech ultimate 13" DD coils
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    Is this detector even out yet? or is this just one of those touting how great it is before anybody has used it? HH
    Quote Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
    Not long after the Apex release, makes me wonder if its more about technology then Chinese counterfeit instruments...

 

 
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