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    Minelab bought Garrett

    Wouldn't that be a great headline. Every post would be interesting and Minelab would have an "ACE" in the hole litterly.

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    Garrett bought Whites tho

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    Minelab already has so many “aces in the hole” their hole is just about packed full....literally.
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    Garrett now owns Whites.

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    Garrett bought the rights to Whites line of detectors, That's all, I inquired in a letter to Garrett into if and when they would build the White Line of Detectors and in their response as of Nov22nd they had no plans made to build or market the white line of Detectors. I hope this changes!
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    Minelab bought Garrett

    Quote Originally Posted by Springcitydoc1 View Post
    Garrett bought the rights to Whites line of detectors, That's all, I inquired in a letter to Garrett into if and when they would build the White Line of Detectors and in their response as of Nov22nd they had no plans made to build or market the white line of Detectors. I hope this changes!
    Darn! I was hoping they would build and sell a few of the whites line up still , like the TDI beach hunter. They just came out with it and then they close up shop. Also the Dual Field is one great detector that will be missed.
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    When Whites stopped with there calendars i thought they are in trouble then they are gone. Now Garrett stopped with there calendars is that bad news for them ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishgoldhound View Post
    Darn! I was hoping they would build and sell a few of the whites line up still , like the TDI beach hunter. They just came out with it and then they close up shop. Also the Dual Field is one great detector that will be missed.
    I really do not think they are going to build any of whites models.
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    Minelab bought Garrett

    Quote Originally Posted by Keppy View Post
    I really do not think they are going to build any of whites models.
    So why would Garrett even bother with buying the rights to Whites then if they’re not planning to do anything with the Whites name or product? Makes no sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishgoldhound View Post
    So why would Garrett even bother with buying the rights to Whites then if they’re not planning to do anything with the Whites name or product? Makes no sense.
    I have no idea what is going on at Garrett. It would be nice if they did make some of Whites models sort of a Whites Garrett model with some of both in it.
    Last edited by Keppy; Jan 13, 2021 at 11:17 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishgoldhound View Post
    So why would Garrett even bother with buying the rights to Whites then if they’re not planning to do anything with the Whites name or product? Makes no sense.
    Probably for any intellectual property or patents they had, or to keep the IP from a competitor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malenkai View Post
    Probably for any intellectual property or patents they had, or to keep the IP from a competitor.
    Could be.

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    would make sense if it's an attempt to buy whites customers.
    repair their machines and at the same time introduce them to Garrett's line.

    I'm sure They even Got their Mailing Lists

    an Example I Can think of is The area I am From.
    Before the 80's there were Still a Few Bounty Hunters Around Because of a Local BH Dealer
    from the 70's up until around the Turn of the Century was More & More Whites. Infiltrating.
    Occasionally there would be a Garrett, Compas or Fisher. Then Minelab hit the Area and I see more & More
    Minelabs.

    But this Area Still has more Who are Loyal to Whites Then Garrett at this Time
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Jan 14, 2021 at 03:08 PM.
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    I think Garrett is really struggling to stay at the same level as Minelab. The AT series is their only decent line up and still they’re not that great and becoming old technology. The Apex didn’t deliver what people were expecting out of a “new” 2020 detector. I was expecting more advanced, water proof, a high end level of a detector. Instead they put out another mediocre machine which Minelab crushes with their Vanquish. Minelabs Vanquish models are considered beginner/ intermediate models but are so much more of a high end detector that it makes Garrett’s new Apex not so appealing, especially with its price point. At $650 Cad, why would I pay that much when I can get a Vanquish 440 for $299. I would sooner buy a Equinox for that price. Garrett needs to put out a decent multi frequency, water proof detector that is priced affordably if they want to stay in the game.
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    This post is 3 months old but I fell for it today. I just got Munsoned on a 90 day plan.

 

 
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