Whites Eagle II sl worth?

jag1022

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Nov 23, 2008
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White's Eagle II sl
White's Eagle II sl worth?

A friend has offered to sell me his old eagle II sl. However, we don't have any idea what it's worth. What would be a fair price for both of us. It comes with the stock coil, headphones, carrying case, and rechargeable batteries. Thanks. :icon_scratch:
 

rjw4law

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Apr 25, 2007
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Re: White's Eagle II sl worth?

It is not the latest and greatest with all bells and whistles. Extremely reliable, I used it for 5 years dug tons of stuff. You have a lot of bargaining room. 100 to 200. You could even send it in and have whites in oregon do a complete tune up and check on it .... they are very nice to work with. I would recommend it as a great back up or as a moderate upgrade or as a great way to get started....don't forget the headphones...
 
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Brush Creek

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Re: White's Eagle II sl worth?

There is no better detector than the Eagle 2 SL. It is all I will ever use. I owned a XLT and have used the DFX.
My detector is and will always be the best detector ever made by White's the Eagle 2 SL.
 

a4wdguy

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Mar 10, 2005
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Re: White's Eagle II sl worth?

For starters, be aware that ANY slim line detector uses the four 'C' cell battery pack. This means the control box is bigger and heavier than newer model detectors. Also, the amount of available processor power is quite limited. For just 100 or 200 more, you can get a used Spectrum XLT that incorporates two generations of technological improvements. However, if you feel committed to this detector, I'd simply take a look at some of the auctions on ebay to see what eagles are going for, then deduct 100 bucks to get closer to a more realistic value.
 

rjw4law

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Apr 25, 2007
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Re: White's Eagle II sl worth?

That was very interesting that brush creek used the XLT and the DFX but prefers the XLT. Could you talk more about this. I went from XLT to the DFX...now I am curious.
 

sniffer

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Dec 31, 2006
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Re: White's Eagle II sl worth?

the biggest difference between the two is the frequency's.
the XLT runs at 6.5 kz, while the DFX runs at 3 kz or 15 kz or both at the same time

Sniffer
 

rjw4law

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Apr 25, 2007
1,588
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Missouri
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AT Garrett Max/ Garrett ATX/ Deus XP
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Re: White's Eagle II sl worth?

Good point, I had forgotten about the frequency...I did love my Eagle ...have found the pinpointing on the Whites is right on for both models.
 

curbdiggercarl57

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Nov 19, 2007
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Whites Silver Eagle, DFX, Shadow X-2
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All Treasure Hunting
Re: White's Eagle II sl worth?

I have both the DFX, and the Silver Eagle, and swear by both. Eagle is a lot heavier, and you do feel the difference, but for $100-200, it would be a great deal. Send it in to Whites, and if they say that all it needs is a tune-up, I'd say go for it. hardly any learning curve, (compared to the DFX), and nothing will beat building up some crazy arm strength!
 

Socalal

Greenie
May 8, 2008
19
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Gardena, CA
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White's Eagle II SL, XLT, & DFX-300, Tesoro SuperTrac & Compadre, Minelab GP-3500
Re: White's Eagle II sl worth?

I have an Eagle II SL, A DFX-300, A GMT, A Fisher CZ-20, A Tesoro LST, A Tesoro Compadre, and a Minelab GP3500. All have special uses, but 99% of the time when searching parks, schools, or on the beach (dry sand) I use my Eagle II SL. Yeah, it's heavier than most of my other machines (except the GP3500), but it still out performs the others. Pinpoints extremely well!

I bought the Eagle II SL in 1992 --- $900 out the door, then put a Jimmy Sierra "Goldfoot" search coil on it (another $230). ---- That was 17 years ago, but even today I'd pay $400 - $500 if I needed another Eagle II SL.

Hope this helps.
 

rjw4law

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Apr 25, 2007
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AT Garrett Max/ Garrett ATX/ Deus XP
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Re: White's Eagle II sl worth?

You nailed it .... it does pinpoint very well indeed.
 

B.A.

Tenderfoot
Apr 29, 2009
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xlt / eagle II sl /surfmaster pi plus / coinmaster
Re: White's Eagle II sl worth?

I use both the xlt and eagle II .Last year I sent the xlt back to Whites and they did a great job and it seems to be a hotter machine now.The EagleII sat for so long it would not run so it just left for for Oregon too.I'll post the results when I get it back.The folks there were great to deal with and turn around time was QUICK!Both of these were used in the tropics on salt water beaches and have been splashed a few times but the Eagle II took fifteen years to malfunction and I think that says something.I also have a surfmaster II PI and it has never failed in 15 yrs. always in salt water......
 

LX Kid

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Jul 14, 2009
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CZ-21, M/Lab Xtera-70, B/Hunter ID , Tesoro Stingray II, Tesoro Tiger Shark, MXT, Eagle II SL, + Others
Re: White's Eagle II sl worth?

I just bought an Eagle II SL from fellow forum member for $300 cause I know it's a very dependable and stable machine. I also own an MXT but have always had a "thing" for the Eagle II SL. Took it out a couple of times and it's an absolute coin magnet. went behind my buddy, who was using my MXT, and still cleaned up his passed up stuff. I just found my old Eagle up in Winter Springs, Fl and I'm going to buy it back this Thursday and it's just the blue box Eagle that was re-chipped. Love em!

UPDATE: I was wrong about it being a blue box Eagle. It was a black box Eagle II SL with the upgrade chip that I just bought back today. It has the U1 & U2 setings. Anyway I'm glad it found it's way back home and now I have two Eagle SL's and an MXT.
 

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