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Used detectors prices down
Posted by: marcomo
Date: September 29, 2017 09:10AM
Anybody else noticed how soft the used detector market has gotten?

Used detector prices that don't reflect this reality are going unsold.

Re: Used detectors prices down
Posted by: sprchng
Date: September 29, 2017 10:20AM
It has been that way for some time I think. My collection is growing and the Nox will most likely cement a couple of detectors to the permanent shelf models.
Obsolescence is as much a psychological event as it is a real one and Minelab's marketing will put a six month or better reinforcement to the brainwashing that an old machine just won't be as rewarding to swing. What the heck , I still have 8 tracks and cassettes on that obsolete shelf as well. Going to blow the bottom out of that X-1 probe market as well as everyone starts mothballing those Explorers and etracs. Better dump:smile: them while you can



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I have noticed !. In my opinion........................
Posted by: Elton
Date: September 29, 2017 01:23PM
............it is a market adjustment by the general public ( Purchasers)..... For awhile detectors were high," if not grossly over priced" depending on brands and models.
Even the manufactures have lowered the prices on new made over models released with just a small difference, and slight name changes.



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Re: Used detectors prices down
Posted by: Hoser John
Date: September 30, 2017 08:59AM
Huge influx of newer models has driven the price drop which is excellent for the rest of us as many fine units on the cheap. John :detecting:

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Re: Used detectors prices down
Posted by: mascard1
Date: September 30, 2017 09:49AM
They still have nothing to compare to the X-1.......People sell there E=trac"s and Explorers...to try something new....Then half go back to them......The new Minelab probe is only two tone....So to me still not as good as X-1....Still think the X-1's will cost a lot...

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sprchng
It has been that way for some time I think. My collection is growing and the Nox will most likely cement a couple of detectors to the permanent shelf models.
Obsolescence is as much a psychological event as it is a real one and Minelab's marketing will put a six month or better reinforcement to the brainwashing that an old machine just won't be as rewarding to swing. What the heck , I still have 8 tracks and cassettes on that obsolete shelf as well. Going to blow the bottom out of that X-1 probe market as well as everyone starts mothballing those Explorers and etracs. Better dump:smile: them while you can


Re: Used detectors prices down
Posted by: D&P-OR
Date: September 30, 2017 11:57AM
sprchng------Dump my Etrac & X-1?? NOT IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS!!!:yikes:-----Hey, I still got the 8 tracks & cassettes to--pretty neat things, aren't they!:thumbup:----Yes Sir, I got an E800 coming---but---No Sir, that Etrac/X-1 ain't goin no place!!----I'll bet this is finally something mascard & I could agree on.:wink:----------Del
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sprchng
It has been that way for some time I think. My collection is growing and the Nox will most likely cement a couple of detectors to the permanent shelf models.
Obsolescence is as much a psychological event as it is a real one and Minelab's marketing will put a six month or better reinforcement to the brainwashing that an old machine just won't be as rewarding to swing. What the heck , I still have 8 tracks and cassettes on that obsolete shelf as well. Going to blow the bottom out of that X-1 probe market as well as everyone starts mothballing those Explorers and etracs. Better dump:smile: them while you can


Re: Used detectors prices down
Posted by: sprchng
Date: September 30, 2017 05:43PM
Yes the X-1 will become like bias ply tires and carburetors on 53 Chevys within months of the Nox release. Buy some clear acrylic to make a nice box for that blunderbuss of a detector and pointer so you can admire it on the mantle.:thumbup:

Re: Used detectors prices down
Posted by: D&P-OR
Date: September 30, 2017 07:40PM
:lmfao:Yeah, you may be right--but--that big ole baby sweetheart Etracs got a permanent home.-----When I get too decrepit & broken down to swing it (fast approaching) I can mount it on the wall like a prize fish!---Find a spot on the wall where everyone can see it when they first come through the front door--doesn't get any better than that!!!:thumbup::biggrin:
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sprchng
Yes the X-1 will become like bias ply tires and carburetors on 53 Chevys within months of the Nox release. Buy some clear acrylic to make a nice box for that blunderbuss of a detector and pointer so you can admire it on the mantle.:thumbup:


Re: Used detectors prices down
Posted by: sprchng
Date: September 30, 2017 08:08PM
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D&P-OR
:lmfao:Yeah, you may be right--but--that big ole baby sweetheart Etracs got a permanent home.-----When I get too decrepit & broken down to swing it (fast approaching) I can mount it on the wall like a prize fish!---Find a spot on the wall where everyone can see it when they first come through the front door--doesn't get any better than that!!!:thumbup::biggrin:
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sprchng
Yes the X-1 will become like bias ply tires and carburetors on 53 Chevys within months of the Nox release. Buy some clear acrylic to make a nice box for that blunderbuss of a detector and pointer so you can admire it on the mantle.:thumbup:

I'm going to hang mine up by a chain made with all the gold rings I have found with it.:smile:
Oh , I forgot , you can't find gold rings with an FBS:yikes:,, cat's out of the bag now!!

Re: Used detectors prices down
Posted by: jimmyzr1
Date: September 30, 2017 11:12PM
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D&P-OR
:lmfao:Yeah, you may be right--but--that big ole baby sweetheart Etracs got a permanent home.-----When I get too decrepit & broken down to swing it (fast approaching) I can mount it on the wall like a prize fish!---Find a spot on the wall where everyone can see it when they first come through the front door--doesn't get any better than that!!!:thumbup::biggrin:
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sprchng
Yes the X-1 will become like bias ply tires and carburetors on 53 Chevys within months of the Nox release. Buy some clear acrylic to make a nice box for that blunderbuss of a detector and pointer so you can admire it on the mantle.:thumbup:

I'm going to hang mine up by a chain made with all the gold rings I have found with it.:smile:
Oh , I forgot , you can't find gold rings with an FBS:yikes:,, cat's out of the bag now!!

I've found 3 gold rings with mine, including one today!

Re: Used detectors prices down
Posted by: Dan-Pa.
Date: October 02, 2017 09:31AM
Influx of foreign units better than sliced bread is a major factor...

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Re: Used detectors prices down
Posted by: Southwind
Date: October 02, 2017 09:41AM
It is a buyers market for sure.



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Re: Used detectors prices down
Posted by: bigtim1973
Date: October 02, 2017 08:54PM
Hey I am enjoying it myself. I have bought 3 units here lately I have been wanting back for a few years. No complaints here



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Re: Used detectors prices down
Posted by: Dancer
Date: October 03, 2017 06:17AM
Lot of things pushing prices down. Competition over dwindling targets. I'm a clad / jewelry hunter. Mud & beach. Rarely find a site that isn't being sat on. A real Sabie hunter with good tools can still do good. I'm not gonna push any detectors but for me it's the foil, nickel, pull tab zone. Zero in on that everything else comes along. Oh, in my areas the pennies are becoming the new trash, slowly replacing pulltabs. Guess that's a good thing.

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Re: Used detectors prices down
Posted by: Harold,ILL.
Date: October 04, 2017 04:42PM
The Metal Detector Companies can make all the High prices fancy Detectors they want, But until they make an effort to save Public sites from getting closed to Detecting No one will have a Place to use their shiney New Toys.



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