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I agree with your statement....Depth & function ability should be separate
Posted by: vlad
Date: June 17, 2008 01:18AM
Function ability is sort of an umbrella word which can cover many topics. I'd say recovery speed,
ability to work in iron, target separation and ergonomics. The way a detector is built & its weight
is a big factor. If you are using one badly laid out & heavy, your recovery rate will be lower because
you need to stop & rest or you get sloppy.
You may have the best electronic marvel there is, but if you are worn out completely in a couple of hours,
someone with a less exotic though lighter detector will still be hunting and digging YOUR FINDS.
(Lets face this also, many moderately priced detectors will bring up deep coins+ not every GOOD FIND is
a foot deep.)

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This actually hurts the hobby-
Posted by: vlad
Date: June 17, 2008 01:25AM
because many people do not know if they will like it. And its preferable to get a high dollar detector
used, with many features, then an inexpensive detector new that works so poorly it is DOOMED FOR THE CLOSET.

The way it should be.....
Posted by: Andy,NM
Date: June 17, 2008 08:04AM
A warranty should be bind to the product no matter who owns it. That is the case in europe.
As long as you can prove the product in in the warranty time you have warranty in europe no matter if you are the first owner or not.
I know you can transfer the warranty with Whites and Tesoro fixes what ever they get in for repair for free, no matter if you are the first owner or not or how old the detector is.
I don't know how First texas is going to handle that in the future, but i see that they made a huge step forward on customer service.

Andy

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Thanks for the report Andy.:fisher::thumbup:N/T
Posted by: vlad
Date: June 17, 2008 08:39AM

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Re: Why you should run and buy the Fisher F70.....
Posted by: EZrider
Date: June 17, 2008 10:37AM
The 70 is nice but i like a manual ground balance & fast grab of the 75. Or the option to use both

Re: I agree with your statement....Depth & function ability should be separate
Posted by: jmaryt
Date: June 17, 2008 07:22PM
good point!..case in point!..the lowly f2!..great separation,and a demon on shallow to moderate depth coins!

(h.h!)
j.t.

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Re: The way it should be.....
Posted by: Rick(ND)
Date: June 18, 2008 03:31AM
Andy I feel one of the problems with the warranty covering anyone that owns it for the period of warranty is that some try to open them up to tweak them and not sure what they are doing, or drop them in water and then puts them on the classified or E Bay and the next person that buys it has a problem and it is sent in to be told it is not covered as it is abuse and not a defect. Now that owner is mad and says many bad thing about the company and that detector and it was neither fault but the original owners fault.
You ever notice how many used detectors are sold with a blank warranty card?? I seen some detectors that are over 10 years old advertised with blank warranty cards and why I feel that First Texas now ask for the copy of the original sales slip when doing warranty work to see you are the original buyer. I also feel like Minelab and Tesoro does and if it is a defective part they may replace it free even if you are not the original buyer.
Why we have some of the warranty issues is the fact that the system has been abused and not being used as it was intended to be.
Got a F-70 in today of the updated ones and this detector looks very impressive and hope to take it out in a day or 2 and see what it can do, I know it sure runs quiet and air test coins better than many detectors that cost much more.
Rick

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Than its competition?N/T
Posted by: vlad
Date: June 18, 2008 12:39PM

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What about the GT-1250?N/T
Posted by: vlad
Date: June 18, 2008 12:39PM

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Re: The way it should be.....
Posted by: robert roy
Date: June 18, 2008 02:59PM
You raise a good point. I personally had not thought of it that way.
RR

Re: What about the GT-1250?
Posted by: Andy,NM
Date: June 18, 2008 03:04PM
Are you talking about the GTA or GTAx 1250 from Garrett ?

They don't make them anymore, but they have the GTAx 1350, which i had when they came out.

The GTAx 1350 is heavy compared to the F70. It does not have as many tone ID choice or a true All Metal Mode as the F70.
The frequncy is lower too on the Garrett. The Garrett does not have a nice number system, it has only 24 blocks.

The F70 has better features and way more punch....and less weight ! Don't want to make the Garrett lock to bad , but if I have the choice between the two I don't need a second to grab the F70.

Andy

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That's the one. What about the GP with a type of sizing?N/T
Posted by: vlad
Date: June 18, 2008 03:59PM

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/18/2008 04:01PM by vlad.

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Just To Clarify A Couple Of Facts About Garrett Detectors Mentioned In Andy's Response To The 1250
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: June 19, 2008 01:42PM
Thers is no such thing as a GTAx 1350. There is however a detector, the GTP 1350 which has the ability to size a target, along with other exclusive features. Also, there was only a GTAx 1250, which included both the Power Master Circuitry and the DSP chip. There was no GTA 1250. If you want any more information on other Garrett detectors, please don't hesitate to contact a multi-line dealer who also carries Garrett products. It's always good to get as much information about a detector before you make a decision and compare it to another. And Andy, you are correct, they don't manufacture the GTAx 1250 anymore.

Re: Why you should run and buy the Fisher F70.....
Posted by: mheastboston1
Date: January 18, 2019 06:12AM
Wow.. Im reading this post in JAN 2019.. How thing change!! The price today for a F75 is $499.00 vs. the F 70 at $649.00... I love my F75!!!

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Re: Why you should run and buy the Fisher F70.....
Posted by: lytle78
Date: January 18, 2019 09:42AM
The current Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) of the F75 is $549

https://www.kellycodetectors.com/catalog/f75

The F70 is also sold as the Ameritek Patriot - it is available direct from Teknetics at $399 with a coupon any Teknetics dealer can furnish you.



Rick Kempf



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2019 09:59AM by lytle78.

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