WTB: Trying to locate a Bandido II uMax, Vaquero or Mojave

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MFF18B

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Tesoro’s: Vaquero, Bandido II µMax, Mojave
Nokta Makro: Simplex+
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All,
I’m interested in purchasing one of these three machines, depending on availability. Posting this thread to see what is available out there for purchase. Prefer one in excellent or new condition and order of interest would be the Bandido followed by the Vaquero then the Mojave. Although I’m not entirely sure whether I would prefer the Vaquero over the Mojave as this would be my first Tesoro. Appreciate all the assistance. MFF
 

Terry Soloman

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I would place the Mojave, between the Compadre and Vaquero. The Vaquero would be my choice. Be sure to check out other forums, Ebay and your local Facebook Marketplace or other local classifieds.:skullflag:
 

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Gentlemen please remember there must always be a charter member involved in every sale or trade. If person placing want ad is not a charter member then only charter members can reply with offers to sell as per our rulea.
 
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MFF18B

Greenie
Nov 24, 2018
19
24
SE Ohio
Detector(s) used
Tesoro’s: Vaquero, Bandido II µMax, Mojave
Nokta Makro: Simplex+
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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Gentlemen please remember there must always be a charter member involved in every sale or trade. If person placing want ad is not a charter member then only charter members can reply with offers to sell as per our rulea.
Tresure,
I apologize for the mis-step. What do I need to do to rectify this issue. Thanks
 

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Tresure,
I apologize for the mis-step. What do I need to do to rectify this issue. Thanks
LOL, well if you became a charter member that would rectify it. :laughing7: or just remember what I posted that there must always be a charter member involved in a sale or trade, if a charter member posts a trade, sale ad or want ad, anyone can reply if non CM posts then only charter members can respond.

Either way we are good MFF18B....:icon_thumleft:
 
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MFF18B

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Nov 24, 2018
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SE Ohio
Detector(s) used
Tesoro’s: Vaquero, Bandido II µMax, Mojave
Nokta Makro: Simplex+
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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LOL, well if you became a charter member that would rectify it. :laughing7: or just remember what I posted that there must always be a charter member involved in a sale or trade, if a charter member posts a trade, sale ad or want ad, anyone can reply if non CM posts then only charter members can respond.

Either way we are good MFF18B....:icon_thumleft:
Charter membership it is….Appreciate it.
 

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MFF18B

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Nov 24, 2018
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24
SE Ohio
Detector(s) used
Tesoro’s: Vaquero, Bandido II µMax, Mojave
Nokta Makro: Simplex+
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Located a Vaquero. Still open for the remaining two.
 

tabu

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All,
I’m interested in purchasing one of these three machines, depending on availability. Posting this thread to see what is available out there for purchase. Prefer one in excellent or new condition and order of interest would be the Bandido followed by the Vaquero then the Mojave. Although I’m not entirely sure whether I would prefer the Vaquero over the Mojave as this would be my first Tesoro. Appreciate all the assistance. MFF
 

tabu

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So sorry for the intrusion. I am not familiar with the control panels of the above-mentioned fine Tesoro machines. Just wondering if my vintage (1997) “tropicalized” Tesoro (camouflaged-covered to be safe from mud, dents, mosquitoes, prying eyes and itchy hands) has the same set-up. Still works like new.

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MFF18B

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Nov 24, 2018
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24
SE Ohio
Detector(s) used
Tesoro’s: Vaquero, Bandido II µMax, Mojave
Nokta Makro: Simplex+
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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Tabu,
Honestly, I have no idea. I’m not at all familiar with the Diablo.
 

tabu

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Thank you, MFF18B. To diverge- - I might have been using it the wrong way or for the wrong purpose. Initially, it was used to screen or bodily scan hired workers coming out of the tunnel in a small hard rock mining claim. Eventually it became a handy companion in various Yamashita treasure search- - scanning cave walls and floors and JIA-made concrete of various shapes and sizes with the hope that they concealed gold bars which comprised the bulk of the war booty amassed by the Japanese military as they swept across mainland Asia and only to be blocked by the Americans on their return trip to Japan with a significant portion of their loot stuck in the Philippines.
 

Terry Soloman

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The Diablo, is an excellent machine. Yes, the setup is along the lines of their tech 30-years ago.

Tesoro Timeline
1975 Bounty Hunter - TR500

1976 C & G (Crum & Gifford) - Bobcat; Lynx; Wildcat

1977- Bounty Hunter - Red Baron

1978 Fisher - 551; 552

1979 Bounty Hunter - Rustler; Raider

1980 Tesoro - Deep Search IV; VI; VII

1981 Tesoro - Aztec; Cortes; Amigo

1982 Tesoro - Scout; Mayan

1983 Tesoro - Inca; Silver Sabre

1984 Tesoro - Montgomery Ward (Contract) Sabre II; Sabre Supreme

1984 Tesoro - Turtle (Contract) Silver Turtle

1985 Tesoro - Golden Sabre; Cutlass

1986 Tesoro - Silver Sabre Plus; Eldorado; Royal Sabre

1987 Tesoro - Toltec 100

1988 Tesoro - Toltec 80; Diablo

1989 Tesoro - Golden Sabre Plus; Lobo

1990 Tesoro - Bandito; Pantera

1991 Tesoro - Diablo II; Silver Sabre II; Stingray

1992 Tesoro - Cutlas II; Golden Sabre II

1993 Tesoro - Bandito II

1994 Tesoro - Toltec II

1995 Tesoro - Piranha; Stingray II

1996 Tesoro - uMax Series - uMax Bandito; uMax Cutlass; uMax Diablo; uMax Sidewinder; Amigo II

1997 Tesoro - Lobo Super Traq; Laser PowerMax; Bandito II uMax; Silver Sabre uMax

1998 Tesoro - Ctlas II uMax;

1999 Tesoro - Sand Shark; Laser Rapier

2000 Tesoro - Conquistador; Compadre; Tiger Shark

2001 Tesoro - Cortes; Conquistador uMax; Eldorado II; Silver uMax

2003 Tesoro - DeLeon; Tejon

2004 Tesoro - Cibola; Vaquero

2012 Tesoro - Outlaw
 

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MFF18B

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Nov 24, 2018
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SE Ohio
Detector(s) used
Tesoro’s: Vaquero, Bandido II µMax, Mojave
Nokta Makro: Simplex+
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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Located a Bandido II µMax. Thanks
 

tabu

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The Diablo, is an excellent machine. Yes, the setup is along the lines of their tech 30-years ago.

Tesoro Timeline
1975 Bounty Hunter - TR500

1976 C & G (Crum & Gifford) - Bobcat; Lynx; Wildcat

1977- Bounty Hunter - Red Baron

1978 Fisher - 551; 552

1979 Bounty Hunter - Rustler; Raider

1980 Tesoro - Deep Search IV; VI; VII

1981 Tesoro - Aztec; Cortes; Amigo

1982 Tesoro - Scout; Mayan

1983 Tesoro - Inca; Silver Sabre

1984 Tesoro - Montgomery Ward (Contract) Sabre II; Sabre Supreme

1984 Tesoro - Turtle (Contract) Silver Turtle

1985 Tesoro - Golden Sabre; Cutlass

1986 Tesoro - Silver Sabre Plus; Eldorado; Royal Sabre

1987 Tesoro - Toltec 100

1988 Tesoro - Toltec 80; Diablo

1989 Tesoro - Golden Sabre Plus; Lobo

1990 Tesoro - Bandito; Pantera

1991 Tesoro - Diablo II; Silver Sabre II; Stingray

1992 Tesoro - Cutlas II; Golden Sabre II

1993 Tesoro - Bandito II

1994 Tesoro - Toltec II

1995 Tesoro - Piranha; Stingray II

1996 Tesoro - uMax Series - uMax Bandito; uMax Cutlass; uMax Diablo; uMax Sidewinder; Amigo II

1997 Tesoro - Lobo Super Traq; Laser PowerMax; Bandito II uMax; Silver Sabre uMax

1998 Tesoro - Ctlas II uMax;

1999 Tesoro - Sand Shark; Laser Rapier

2000 Tesoro - Conquistador; Compadre; Tiger Shark

2001 Tesoro - Cortes; Conquistador uMax; Eldorado II; Silver uMax

2003 Tesoro - DeLeon; Tejon

2004 Tesoro - Cibola; Vaquero

2012 Tesoro - Outlaw

Wow! Thanks for the comprehensive listing in chronological order of all Tesoros. Tesoro is really an iconic brand used by many satisfied treasure hunting hobbyists. I hope another Tesoro will come out soon in 2022 even in this pandemic times.
 

steve1357

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Wow! Thanks for the comprehensive listing in chronological order of all Tesoros. Tesoro is really an iconic brand used by many satisfied treasure hunting hobbyists. I hope another Tesoro will come out soon in 2022 even in this pandemic times.
tabu,
Tesoro no longer exists, company closed it's doors a few years ago........fwiw
 

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Unfortunately steve1357 is correct, Tesoro went out of business and shut down in October 2018, followed by whites, although Garrett did buy some rights to a few of Whites detectors, Whites has also gone out of business.

 
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MFF18B

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Nov 24, 2018
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SE Ohio
Detector(s) used
Tesoro’s: Vaquero, Bandido II µMax, Mojave
Nokta Makro: Simplex+
Primary Interest:
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Thread closed: Located all three. Thanks for all the help.
 

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