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Lost Treasure Mag Field Test V3
Posted by: Fire Fighter 43
Date: May 18, 2009 05:11PM
I just got my July 09 issue of Lost Treasure Magazine and they have a 3 Page article on the V3 field test. It stated that it had a more detailed article on line at but its not on the site yet. They gave it a great review.

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Re: Lost Treasure Mag Field Test V3
Posted by: greenmeanie
Date: May 18, 2009 06:20PM
I don't think they ever gave a bad review they want the money from their ads LOL.

Re: Lost Treasure Mag Field Test V3
Posted by: tab-nabit
Date: May 18, 2009 07:16PM
That's good news - I should get my mag soon.
Hoping a book gets published - I understand the one for the DFX was a good book. Mags and books make some reading at times - especially when at work - did I say that?:blink: (must be practicing for retirement):biggrin:
I'll settle for field tests for now - I enjoy them.

Re: Lost Treasure Mag Field Test V3
Posted by: RoadKillDave
Date: May 19, 2009 01:41PM
You read my mind. I have never seen a bad review, but I have never seen a review of cheap junk detectors either so that may be why. I am now wondering if I made a mistake buying my E-TRAC back in January in light of the V3.

Re: Lost Treasure Mag Field Test V3
Posted by: tab-nabit
Date: May 20, 2009 08:11PM
I received the mag yesterday and read the article today (at work of course).

Guess you don't read some of the reports that closely
Posted by: Andy Sabisch
Date: May 23, 2009 10:36AM
If you had, you would see that when the article references that coins were recovered at depths of say "up to 5 inches deep" that will tell you what the depth limitations are. Would saying "The detector does not go deep" add anything to the article or is does wording it a different way make it palatable to all involved - readers and advertisers.

I can tell you from my experience doing field tests that there have been detectors that I received to test that after a short time in the field I called the manufacturer, discussed what I was seeing and they went back to the drawing board rather than run the report. The detectors that come out are for the most part extremely well engineered and thoroughly tested before they hit the market. Do issues come out after that when you have 100's using them? Yes, but they are usually fixed in short order.

I have written some field tests that called out shortcomings in no uncertain terms and while the manufacturer might be upset, they were always given the chance to address the issue before release and in the case of Lost Treasure, what I write is what they publish - no editing or filtering takes place.

Andy Sabisch

Re: Guess you don't read some of the reports that closely
Posted by: captainron
Date: May 23, 2009 01:32PM
Thanks for the post, Andy. Should receive my copy soon if others have it already. I enjoy LT a bit more than WE but get them both. Will look forward to reading about your test.

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Re: Lost Treasure Mag Field Test V3
Posted by: B.T
Date: May 24, 2009 06:31PM
I did a reveiw of the Whites Prizm'z vs cheap Chinese junkers calling them for what they were, cheap Chinese junkers, here in OZ. It was published but the tItle was changed only.
Original was "CHINA vs the USA", came out as "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR".

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