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  1. #31

    Feb 2017
    Pa
    EQ 800 & 600, Fisher F75 +, Tesoro Tejon, Tesoro Conquistador, Bounty hunter Tracker iv
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    Thats why I love this classified section. Very rarely are there slippery sellers here.

  2. #32
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    John

    Feb 2013
    Arkansas
    I’ve used about all modern ones but right now: CTX 3030, Nokta Anfibio, White’s TRX, Profind 35
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    Metal Detecting
    I think everyone has mentioned very valid points concerning the reasons why selling detectors and equipment isn’t as lucrative and even being tough to do now. I noticed the decline in prices and ability to sell in the past two years. A dealer friend of mine is selling very, very little this past year. He attributes it to dealers going below MAP pricing across the board, and Fisher now going direct retail and dropping their prices. I’ve sold 40+ used and new detectors myself in the past 6-7 years and I’ve simply been trying to liquidate what I can. Very recently sold a nice, used Fisher and lost $150. Year earlier I could have broke even. I listed it 3 different times on different forums. I was offered $300 on EBay for it but turned it down due to the 13% fees but wished I sold it because I then sold it for slightly less and covered shipping on it. I also agree that buyers can be unscrupulous on EBay. The same dealer friend of mine got burned twice selling on EBay.

    Last detector he sold the buyer received a refund and never returned the detector. He also had a new one that he tested and the buyer complained that there was a scratch on the coil cover and he then had to reimburse and pay return shipping. I had one that I listed dirt cheap on EBay and listed that there were issues and I wouldn’t standby it. I was very specific 6-8 weeks later the buyer wanted his money back but couldn’t file a return so he contacted me directly to “do the right thing” and give him his money back. This was after Whites gave him a repair estimate. I disclosed everything wrong on the front end.
    Last edited by Pointman; Sep 10, 2019 at 05:39 PM.

  3. #33
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
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    You ask is TH dead. Well, at least one aspect of TH seems dead: Stamp Collecting. I offered Mystic Stamp Company, the largest buyer and seller of stamps in the country, over 200 First Day of Issue covers with cachets, going back over 70 years.
    They said "No thanks" to all of it.
    Don.....
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  4. #34
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    Mar 2009
    A Place In Heaven
    Excalibur 1000, Garrett Scorpion.
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I'm buying, I'm waiting for a good buy on a XP Dues but haven't seen one yet that I'll jump on. Getting back into Detecting after a 5 year hiatus from illness. Sold all my Detectors and now starting from scratch again so looking for deals.
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  5. #35
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    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 purchased on here several times, and sold here several times as well = never a problem. But I do prefer seeing the buyer/sellers history on this site = checking out the profile and postings.
    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

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