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Re: Dont forget 15 % for vets from Minelab.
Posted by: martygene
Date: November 06, 2017 03:28PM
Thanks for letting us know about getting a copy of the letter of service. I just did it on the eBenefits site. USMC Nam 66-67 artillery. ( I hope to find a old artillery button some day to feel in sync with my fellow artillerymen from the past).

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I believe this is a a discount that started this year. It shows the discount on some dealers for all minelab. If it is not valid on them somebody from minelab let me know on this site. you can generate a letter of vet proof on Ebenefits if U have access to it. It tells dates of service etc. MMe Air Force 1985-1993. Signals Analyst (NSA type). I don't mind paying near retail price minus the discount from minelab. My dealer has always been great with me as giving me great discounts, free shipping no tax. this will be such a huge detector I will have no problem paying around 750 a 800. You might be able to get the new pinpointer and still come in at lower than the retail price.


Re: Dont forget 15 % for vets from Minelab.
Posted by: tometusns
Date: November 06, 2017 08:05PM
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“15% veteran discount from minelab at your dealer” what does that mean?

Is it 15% of...

The Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) or....
The Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) - or....
The actual price your dealer and you agree on?

And is the 15% deducted from what you pay the dealer or does Minelab send you the money?

Sadly, it seems like Minelab is very reluctant to explain anything in clear plain language.

Please dont blame minelab. They answered the questions I asked very clearly. I didn't want to take up too much of their time and to me it doesn't really matter when I get the 15% the fact that they offer it is awesome!! Thanks Minelab!!

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Re: Dont forget 15 % for vets from Minelab.
Posted by: lytle78
Date: November 06, 2017 08:23PM
So, we have no idea and those busy folks in Chicago are too busy to explain it?

Not good enough.

My DD214 is in the file - what does it get me and how?



Rick Kempf

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Re: Dont forget 15 % for vets from Minelab.
Posted by: nalc472
Date: November 08, 2017 08:55AM
That is crappy for minelab to take right out of the dealers pocket. I suggest "us" vets not push the dealer for any greater discount that that. Got to leave some "meat on the bone".

Re: Dont forget 15 % for vets from Minelab.
Posted by: gmccool
Date: November 08, 2017 10:56AM
I really appreciate the fact that Minelab for recognizing all of the Veterans out here that put their lives on hold and willing to put it all on the line serving our Country. I think the discount is great! Also it really humbles me to see all you Cantankerous VETS out there!
Keep it up and don't be afraid to speak up!

1SG Ret Greg McCool USA

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Re: Dont forget 15 % for vets from Minelab.
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: November 08, 2017 01:44PM
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1SG Ret Greg McCool USA

That isnt McCool Nebraska is it?

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Re: The 15% comes from the dealer not Minelab
Posted by: martygene
Date: November 08, 2017 02:16PM
Really nice of minelab to offer a discount from your pocket eh Andy? I asked Char to put me on the list for one of these Equinox's and I know that you guys always give the best prices that you can.

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Andy Sabisch
Before you get too short with your local dealer or whomever you deal with understand that the 15% that Minelab is offering veterans comes out of the margin that the dealers have - the dealers are not getting an additional 15% off when they buy inventory.

I applaud Minelab for recognizing the service we gave the country but offering a 15% discount which comes out of someone else's poscket is not quite the same as offering the 15% discount from company coffers. Now if they offered 15% direct from Minelab after you made your best deal with the dealer, that would be different.

Andy


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Re: Dont forget 15 % for vets from Minelab.
Posted by: amberjack
Date: November 09, 2017 07:35AM
that's like me saying you can have 15% discount , its not a minelab discount then is it going on that info, surely that's not true? minelab must reimburse the dealers? if they don't then what are they going on about ?? sounds more like causing more trauma to people who have had enough for this life time.

makes me dislike their ethic's as a company even more now, sad effort minelab !!!

if I wrote what I just said out loud after reading that I would get banned, either say no discount of give the discount , highly doubt I will ever buy another minelab product after reading this.. disgusted to the highest degree..

AJ



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/2017 07:40AM by amberjack.

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Re: Dont forget 15 % for vets from Minelab.
Posted by: nalc472
Date: November 09, 2017 09:07AM
Minelab should sell the detectors at a greater discount to make up for this. Or rebate the dealer after the sale.

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Veterans Discount
Posted by: Andy Sabisch
Date: November 09, 2017 10:06AM
A few thoughts . . . .

I think that regardless of the manufacturer's reimbursement or financial support, most dealers are more than happy to support those that served this country. Being one myself and having served at a time when the military was not looked upon in a positive light . . . . those that served during the Vietnam War & Cold War periods know all to well what that time was like off-base . . . . I am happy to provide support to fellow servicemen as well as first responders who put it on the line so the rest of us can sleep easy.

Being allowed to offer that discount publically is a plus since typically dealers are told what price equipment can be advertised at . . . . . most dealers are willing to work with customers especially those that are not simply slapping a label on the box and relying on long-distance sales to operate. Being able to develop a relationship and provide support long after the sale is made is how my wife and I have operated and is how many other dealers that see the value of that approach function.

As far as the veteran and first responder support . . . . I know I have this saying in my office and is one we all should keep in our hearts . . . .



Andy




Re: Dont forget 15 % for vets from Minelab.
Posted by: tometusns
Date: November 09, 2017 11:23AM
Thanks Andy, for your service and compassion for others who have served our great country. I talked with Tim last night after finding out the discount came off his part and he told me not to worry about it. He feels as like you. I want to thank EVERY dealer who gives the veteran discount. God bless and keep you. May his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Re: Veterans Discount
Posted by: brother steve
Date: November 09, 2017 11:25AM
Thanks,Andy! Good to know. That's why I buy from you and Charlene because you guys care about the customer.

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Veterans and Minelab
Posted by: Andy Sabisch
Date: November 09, 2017 03:38PM
Charlene followed up with Minelab and in there is a credit that dealers can receive for veteran sales. There is documentation that is required at the time of sale in order to be able to process the credit application with Minelab so understand that you will need to provide your DD-214 to the dealer.

We support this program and will work with veterans that want to apply the discount to their purchase. I am certain there will be others that are more that happy to support veterans and active duty as well.

Andy Sabisch



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Re: Veterans and Minelab
Posted by: martygene
Date: November 09, 2017 04:03PM
very glad to hear that Andy. I'll make my DD-214 available whenever you want it towards getting that 800.. Thanks for your service too.

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Re: Dont forget 15 % for vets from Minelab.
Posted by: amberjack
Date: November 09, 2017 09:06PM
glad to hear this has been sorted out as it wasn't going down a good road was it..

people are now wiser dealers and customers alike.

thanks Andy, Charlene and minelab

AJ

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