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"Made In Ireland"
Posted by: 5900_XL-1
Date: October 31, 2017 10:12AM
How can you tell if it's one made in Ireland? Mine was touted to be one of them but how can I really tell?

Re: "Made In Ireland"
Posted by: shwebb
Date: October 31, 2017 10:34AM
I sent an email to Minelab Australia with my serial # and they sent me an email back saying the serial # shows it was made in Ireland. I sent it to US service and they didn't know
Steve

Re: "Made In Ireland"
Posted by: shwebb
Date: October 31, 2017 06:52PM
Here is there email

service@minelab.com.au

Re: "Made In Ireland"
Posted by: shwebb
Date: October 31, 2017 07:24PM
serial # is on the back of display module just above where the shaft goes in.

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"Made In Ireland" . . .is there a real premium warranted?
Posted by: Andy Sabisch
Date: November 01, 2017 02:48PM
This debate raged several years ago when Plexus became the source of Minelab units . . . . bottom line is the same specs are applied to the units made in Malaysia as well as the QC before shipping then was used in Ireland. As far as a difference in performance or longevity, there is none. There are people with Ireland-made units that have had issues galore and those that have Malaysian units with not a lick of trouble.

The E-Trac was released in 2008 and in 2010, production was shifted to Malaysia with the contract with Plexus. So at this point unless you find a cream puff that was only used in the local park by a little old lady on Sundays, any E-Trac that was built in Ireland will be 7+ years old. I still have my original Explorer XS from 2000 that still finds targets but it is no spring chicken after 17 years of use . . . . and having seen some Explorers and even E-Tracs at hunts, many owners are not delicate in how they maintain them . . . so the fact that they are still working as intended speaks volumes to how they wee built in EITHER location.

Paying a premium for one built 7+ years ago in Ireland is a touch one to justify

Andy

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Re: "Made In Ireland"
Posted by: thE-TRACker
Date: November 01, 2017 03:48PM
This is located on the box end panel .




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Re: "Made In Ireland" . . .is there a real premium warranted?
Posted by: Tired Rooster
Date: November 01, 2017 09:31PM
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Andy Sabisch
This debate raged several years ago when Plexus became the source of Minelab units . . . . bottom line is the same specs are applied to the units made in Malaysia as well as the QC before shipping then was used in Ireland. As far as a difference in performance or longevity, there is none. There are people with Ireland-made units that have had issues galore and those that have Malaysian units with not a lick of trouble.

The E-Trac was released in 2008 and in 2010, production was shifted to Malaysia with the contract with Plexus. So at this point unless you find a cream puff that was only used in the local park by a little old lady on Sundays, any E-Trac that was built in Ireland will be 7+ years old. I still have my original Explorer XS from 2000 that still finds targets but it is no spring chicken after 17 years of use . . . . and having seen some Explorers and even E-Tracs at hunts, many owners are not delicate in how they maintain them . . . so the fact that they are still working as intended speaks volumes to how they wee built in EITHER location.

Paying a premium for one built 7+ years ago in Ireland is a touch one to justify

Andy

Absolutely!!! Very well said.

Re: "Made In Ireland"
Posted by: Mkus
Date: November 03, 2017 06:39AM
It will say that it was made in Ireland right on the original box if the unit comes with box mine does like stated above mine was a closet queen so its like new ...

Re: "Made In Ireland"
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: November 07, 2017 10:50PM
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5900_XL-1
How can you tell if it's one made in Ireland? Mine was touted to be one of them but how can I really tell?


Irish Made? First thing you'll notice is that the TONES have a different Accent.

:rofl:


Rich -

easiest way I've seen is the shipping carton, as shown above.



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Re: "Made In Ireland"
Posted by: 5900_XL-1
Date: November 10, 2017 06:31PM
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Mkus
It will say that it was made in Ireland right on the original box if the unit comes with box mine does like stated above mine was a closet queen so its like new ...

So, what if the seller of this used Etrac, has a Minelab box with a "Made in Ireland", which it does. A box simply stating Ireland means nothing if there is no correlation between the actual Ser# om both the machine and the box.

This surely isn't so hard to explain

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Re: "Made In Ireland"
Posted by: thE-TRACker
Date: November 10, 2017 07:40PM
Not so hard to understand or explain. If a seller has a used E.Trac and a box , they probably came together. I guess some unscrupulous person could put a Malaysian unit into an Ireland box but seems unlikely since the Malaysian unit is probably newer . And what would stop someone from changing serial numbers ? Seems like a lot of bother just to say a machine is Irish.

Re: "Made In Ireland" . . .is there a real premium warranted?
Posted by: Neil
Date: November 23, 2017 12:31AM
I think people were saying the ireland ones are better to get a bigger price on resale.
Ive had both and no difference.
Ahhh the internet...lol
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Andy Sabisch
This debate raged several years ago when Plexus became the source of Minelab units . . . . bottom line is the same specs are applied to the units made in Malaysia as well as the QC before shipping then was used in Ireland. As far as a difference in performance or longevity, there is none. There are people with Ireland-made units that have had issues galore and those that have Malaysian units with not a lick of trouble.

The E-Trac was released in 2008 and in 2010, production was shifted to Malaysia with the contract with Plexus. So at this point unless you find a cream puff that was only used in the local park by a little old lady on Sundays, any E-Trac that was built in Ireland will be 7+ years old. I still have my original Explorer XS from 2000 that still finds targets but it is no spring chicken after 17 years of use . . . . and having seen some Explorers and even E-Tracs at hunts, many owners are not delicate in how they maintain them . . . so the fact that they are still working as intended speaks volumes to how they wee built in EITHER location.

Paying a premium for one built 7+ years ago in Ireland is a touch one to justify

Andy



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Re: "Made In Ireland"
Posted by: Mkus
Date: November 23, 2017 10:32AM
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5900_XL-1
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Mkus
It will say that it was made in Ireland right on the original box if the unit comes with box mine does like stated above mine was a closet queen so its like new ...

So, what if the seller of this used Etrac, has a Minelab box with a "Made in Ireland", which it does. A box simply stating Ireland means nothing if there is no correlation between the actual Ser# om both the machine and the box.

This surely isn't so hard to explain
The ones made in Malaysia will have a serial number and how’s a person going get get a made in Ireland box or want to go through the trouble to find one ???and stuff it in that box????
And then sell it as one made in Ireland? Not many people will tear off a serial number to fake a made in Ireland model.

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