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Etrac used prices
Posted by: mrcolin2u
Date: October 30, 2017 05:26PM
There's a slightly used Etrac for $750 with an extra coil . Can anyone help me decide if this is a good price? I've never owned a programmable metal detector or took much interest in them but thought I might give it a go . I don't use a windows computer so the set up would all be from the unit itself.
Cheers
Colin

Re: Etrac used prices
Posted by: sprchng
Date: October 30, 2017 06:44PM
I have never felt the need to plug the etrac into a computer nor have I ever used the emulator so the computer aspect of an etrac purchase is really a non-factor, IMO.
I would be more concerned about the veracity of the seller as to the condition of the machine and , if you feel comfortable with the seller , I would say that's a good price for one with "little use" , especially if it has a RNB or at least a good factory rechargeable battery. Programming an etrac is extremely simple doing it manually , for me , interfacing with a computer is much more of a chore.:thumbdown:

Re: Etrac used prices
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: October 30, 2017 06:53PM
Agreed across the board,and the "programming"(setting up discrimination) is really faster without the computer part for ME. I've become so accustomed to it with the Explorer2 that its second nature on the CTX to make whatever pattern I want manually. Knowing your way around the controls is important. Not difficult,but important.
The Minelabs are high performers,perhaps the highest where old deep coins are concerned,but they must be learned. And this takes TIME.

Re: Etrac used prices
Posted by: 5900_XL-1
Date: October 30, 2017 07:30PM
Sounds like a good price to me. My Etrac came second hand with only one coil. I paid $700 for mine. What two coils does yours come with?

Re: Etrac used prices
Posted by: masterjedi
Date: October 30, 2017 07:53PM
Used scratched up... $650.00 Like new used $850 to $950...

Re: Etrac used prices
Posted by: D&P-OR
Date: October 30, 2017 08:04PM
Also---Find out how old it is & if there is any of the Minelab 3 year transferable warranty left on it.

Re: Etrac used prices
Posted by: mrcolin2u
Date: October 30, 2017 08:29PM
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D&P-OR
Also---Find out how old it is & if there is any of the Minelab 3 year transferable warranty left on it.

There's 27 months of warranty left

Re: Etrac used prices
Posted by: mrcolin2u
Date: October 30, 2017 08:30PM
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5900_XL-1
Sounds like a good price to me. My Etrac came second hand with only one coil. I paid $700 for mine. What two coils does yours come with?

Comes with extra NEL 12 X 13

Re: Etrac used prices
Posted by: mrcolin2u
Date: October 30, 2017 08:32PM
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sprchng
I have never felt the need to plug the etrac into a computer nor have I ever used the emulator so the computer aspect of an etrac purchase is really a non-factor, IMO.
I would be more concerned about the veracity of the seller as to the condition of the machine and , if you feel comfortable with the seller , I would say that's a good price for one with "little use" , especially if it has a RNB or at least a good factory rechargeable battery. Programming an etrac is extremely simple doing it manually , for me , interfacing with a computer is much more of a chore.:thumbdown:

I don't personally know the seller and I have heard of counterfeits that does concern me a little

Re: Etrac used prices
Posted by: sprchng
Date: October 30, 2017 09:21PM
Get the serial number and call Minelab to confirm both the warranty and the age. The seller should not balk at that.
If it all checks I would say an etrac with an extra coil and 27 months of warranty for 750 is a very good deal.
You can use it for a year and sell it for 850

Re: Etrac used prices
Posted by: D&P-OR
Date: October 30, 2017 09:30PM
That's a good price for a little used Etrac with an extra coil and--IF there is indeed 27 months warranty left on it.------You can ask the seller for the serial # on it and call Minelab to verify that it is legit and verify from them (Minelab) the actual remaining transferable warranty length at the same time.----If you purchase the detector--Minelab can assist you in the warranty transfer also.-----If the potential seller is a serious seller--he should have no problem giving you (as a serious buyer) the S/N on the detector so you can check on it/verify it.----------Del
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mrcolin2u
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D&P-OR
Also---Find out how old it is & if there is any of the Minelab 3 year transferable warranty left on it.

There's 27 months of warranty left


Re: Etrac used prices
Posted by: Mkus
Date: October 31, 2017 06:53AM
The older ones do not have a serial number like mine but was used very little when I purchased it always had a cover on mine also mine was made in Ireland not china like the new ones..

Re: Etrac used prices
Posted by: mrcolin2u
Date: October 31, 2017 08:52AM
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D&P-OR
That's a good price for a little used Etrac with an extra coil and--IF there is indeed 27 months warranty left on it.------You can ask the seller for the serial # on it and call Minelab to verify that it is legit and verify from them (Minelab) the actual remaining transferable warranty length at the same time.----If you purchase the detector--Minelab can assist you in the warranty transfer also.-----If the potential seller is a serious seller--he should have no problem giving you (as a serious buyer) the S/N on the detector so you can check on it/verify it.----------Del
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mrcolin2u
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D&P-OR
Also---Find out how old it is & if there is any of the Minelab 3 year transferable warranty left on it.

There's 27 months of warranty left

I got my Excal slightly used and successfully transferred the warranty with Minelab. Fortunatelty I never needed to send it in and it has paid for itself with many gold rings !!!

Re: Etrac used prices
Posted by: lawsonland
Date: October 31, 2017 07:45PM
I have mine for sale, original owner. no warranty left but works fine. $600 shipped. Its listed here and on Friendly forum & have good feedback.
I also has a 15x12 SEF add $80
II don't use it since I got a CTX and is collecting dust. Its needs someone to use it.
Jon

Re: Etrac used prices
Posted by: Ksdirt
Date: November 04, 2017 10:14PM
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lawsonland
I have mine for sale, original owner. no warranty left but works fine. $600 shipped. Its listed here and on Friendly forum & have good feedback.
I also has a 15x12 SEF add $80
II don't use it since I got a CTX and is collecting dust. Its needs someone to use it.
Jon

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