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    Whites Metal Detectors Going Out Of Business

    June 18, 2020

    To our valued White's Dealers-

    This is a very difficult message to write, but the time has come for retirement from White's Electronics.

    We are suspending manufacturing operations at our Sweet Home facility while we re-evaluate the future of the company. It is never easy to make these decisions, however, we are faced with the reality of intense competition in the industry and ongoing counterfeit instruments coming from China. Lastly, there have been critical material shortages since the Covid 19 shutdown that we now find insurmountable.

    All of us here in Sweet Home are grateful for your service. We consider each you part of the White's extended family.

    Sincerely,


    Ken White
    American Made Metal Detectors since 1950

    sales@whiteselectronics.com 1-888-666-6121

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    Kinda wonder who's next? A lot of lost advertising dollars. Won't be long before forums like T-net start charging money to participate. Maybe someday things will change and someone will come up with the "dream machine" that can hit gold and ignore aluminum. Maybe somebody will get wise and help me with the Contraption.
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    Not long after the Apex release, makes me wonder if its more about technology then Chinese counterfeit instruments...
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    So sad that we cant keep up with metal detector technology.

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    Sad news. Never owned one but I appreciate their products. I know a couple guys with MXTs that don't seem to miss much.

    I probably would have owned one but the semi-local dealer was "by appointment" and I lost two half day vacation afternoons because he was a no show both times - so I gave up on him.
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    If they had just got with the program and adapted to change. Perhaps someone will buy the name and make a new go at their business model. This really sucks.
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    Monkeys uncle, please keep political comments out of posts.
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    Nothing on their website indicates this. Where is the source of this information?
    Last edited by Dirtslinger; Jun 18, 2020 at 09:45 PM. Reason: Typo
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    wow ,this really sucks ,i have 4 of there detectors and my brand new gmt is not working right.
    brad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtslinger View Post
    Nothing on their website indicates this. Where is the source of this information?
    The email that he posted. Others here have posted the same email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burlbark View Post
    If they had just got with the program and adapted to change. Perhaps someone will buy the name and make a new go at their business model. This really sucks.
    Nobody bought Tesoro, nobody is going to buy Whites, either, because their business model doesn't work anymore.
    Great names just don't mean as much as they used to, you would like to think they do but the sad reality is they don't if there are no modern and new popular products behind them.
    Especially important in a niche hobby like this one.
    Both companies had rabid, loyal fans, both companies had legendary service but that wasn't enough.
    In this day and age you either innovate or you fade away and neither company did that for years so they both had great runs but it's over.
    Last edited by digger27; Jun 19, 2020 at 06:57 AM.
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    I don't buy the counterfeit excuse but I will tell you I received as a gift a pin-pointer that looks nearly identical to the TRX pinpointer by Whites from Amazon and it made me wonder if Whites was using Chinese mold shops to produce their products. Its also possible they used an American mold shop that outsources to China which is pretty much the standard these days.

    I've owned the V3i and MX5 and they were both very good machines but I haven't really seen anything from them in the last 5 years that looked interesting. I'll never understand why they didn't just make the V3i lighter with a new battery, modern processor, possibly a little less complex, and waterproof and they would have sold like hotcakes! That machine in a simplex shell - perfect!

    Either way its a sad day I hate to see those great employees lose their jobs - I have followed them on facebook and they are very supportive of the community.

    HH
    Eman

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    There are lots of counterfeit Whites sold on EBay, I have reported several myself. Seen counterfeit Minelabs too.
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    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"

    Si vis pacem, para bellum "If you want peace, prepare for war!

    USAF 1967-1971

    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

    No Expiration Date!

    I excercise my right to keep and bear arms 24/7/365

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    I hate to hear that. White made a good and durable machine.
    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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    Dang that IS sad news!! I never ran one, but I am a fossil from when Garrett and Whites ruled the detector market and they were really all one could choose from. I ended up with a Garrett because that's what the civil war hunters I knew preferred. Hopefully some of their employees will have a repair business for all you Whites guys.
    Ya won't find nuthin' if ya don't hunt

 

 
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