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Etrac made in Ireland.
Posted by: dfg4240
Date: October 22, 2018 04:15PM
Ran across one and looked it up but they have not been made in Ireland since 2009?
Anybody have one of these.
is the software and programs the same as the modern ones.
10 yrs means the board could be drying out etc etc.
Some say they are a little bit better than the new ones.
any input on this would be appreciated.10 yrs on an Etrac is pushing it is it not?
They want a mid range price for it but it really looks good

Re: Etrac madden ireland.
Posted by: DW-OR
Date: October 22, 2018 06:20PM
Hey Dfg, They have the same software as the newer ones, I have 2 Ireland made Etracs. They still work as they did from day 1. And if you decide not to buy it Please pass the info on to me and I’ll take it in a heart beat. Thanks, Don :thumbup:

Re: Etrac made in Ireland.
Posted by: Elton
Date: October 22, 2018 06:28PM
Any time you buy used the unexpected can occur. Depends on care taken of the detector. The long range history of that particular run of products.. Like you say ,some say their better, some say absolutely no difference. I owned both runs and saw no difference at all.

Was it heavily used ? Lightly used ? ... was it ever used for beach hunting in the salt surf ?? Has it ever been serviced for prior issues ?? It could last forever...or go out tomorrow.. If I were looking to buy..YES I would buy it if priced right... Price being the key of my decision.

Only you can decide what your willing to risk buying used and willing to pay for repairs if it breaks.

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Re: Etrac made in Ireland.
Posted by: dfg4240
Date: October 22, 2018 09:36PM
Yes I know you are right Elton.
Thanks-I will have to decide for myself.

Re: Etrac made in Ireland.
Posted by: Mkus
Date: October 25, 2018 04:40PM
I had one it was barely used when I bought it in 2016 near mint condition put it up for sale sold instantly! There seems to be a demand for clean ones

Re: Etrac made in Ireland.
Posted by: E-Trac-Ohio
Date: October 29, 2018 06:48AM
I bought my E-Trac almost 10 years ago - when they were still produced in Ireland - used it for thousands of hours - many thousands of great finds !
Only problem I ever had was the headphone jack not working properly after I owned it for approx. 7 years.
From what I've read over the years, the quality never went down after they started producing them in Malaysia.

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Re: Etrac made in Ireland.
Posted by: Neil
Date: November 17, 2018 12:35PM
Ive had both and found them to be the same in quality and performance. I think the made in ireland claim is just a hype to create higher value.

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Re: Etrac made in Ireland.
Posted by: dfg4240
Date: November 21, 2018 05:18PM
Stillhave not bought one but thinking all the time about it.
There are some great deals out there but I just can't pull the trigger on it.
It is winter here in ny state but I could still practice all the settings indoors.
Another thing is they have been made for quite awhile.

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