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Let's hype the Fight before it is time to get it on!

woodchiphustler

New member
Man the Manufactures got it right. Cheaper to fly someone to England because of youtube subscriber numbers to hype the detector. I will only know how good it is when I test it at a local dealer. Been doing that since 69! But the Internet is killing off the local shops! I field tested a few detectors in my day. They worked the way they were suppose to before being released to the public! Very few problems were encountered. Usually a bad coil! I know I'm bitter and angry and RIGHT!:cheekkiss:
 

Jason in Enid

Active member
so in other words, youre just jealous that it wasnt YOU who got to test the new detector. :rolleyes:
 

woodchiphustler

New member
Not at all!
 
Have been in local Relic Hunting here in V.A.since age 8 over 40+plus years hunting. I personal know George has used more machine and can same tell the truth about if machine good, avg or worthless and know more Tech stuff then most Mfg, designer! George is right, talk in cheap and cant watch I short Y-Tube Vid to see in long term is better ect. Chuck
 

amberjack

New member
2.4 billion views https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM and will get me tossed out of here but who cares cause I just shake it off :bouncy: Taylor and I are just fine :lmfao: my point is perspective who cares about a few thousand view minelab videos not me rather watch this all day loooong..

AJ
 

sprchng

Active member
woodchiphustler said:
Man the Manufactures got it right. Cheaper to fly someone to England because of youtube subscriber numbers to hype the detector. I will only know how good it is when I test it at a local dealer. Been doing that since 69! But the Internet is killing off the local shops! I field tested a few detectors in my day. They worked the way they were suppose to before being released to the public! Very few problems were encountered. Usually a bad coil! I know I'm bitter and angry and RIGHT!:cheekkiss:

Internet is not only killing off the local shops , it's also rapidly killing off the places to hunt as the videos attract more and more to the hobby who detect with their heads up their A$$.
 

Elton

New member
George:
Have you looked at the other side of things. Perhaps the internet has allowed the manufactures to sell more product and remain in business.
I know it has helped the distributors and dealers for certain, and therefore the manufacturers with detector orders...This internet forum ( Finds Treasure Forums ) has enabled the dealers to sell many, many products.........
 

"Dr.Tones"

New member
Does anyone else see the irony? Complaining about the Internet ON THE INTERNET :shrug: The internet has only killed off local shops that refused to change with the times. The ones that embraced it to reach outside of their usual realms while maintaining their local customers are doing better than ever. Kinda like when the rail came through and put out all the businesses along the stage. I think if it weren't for the internet, this hobby would be reduced to a handful of users supporting one or two manufacturers. Machines would be more or less the same and wouldn't evolve beyond what they've been in the past. The fact of the matter is that more minutes of media were watched (and uploaded) on mobile devices last year than on network television and for the first time in history, in 2016 more advertising money was spent on YouTube than on all major television networks combined. My point is, it's not changing. It's far more effective for manufacturers to reach their (in this case very specific) demographic online than it would be otherwise. It only makes sense for them to seek opportunities to promote their products via online influencers. Not saying I'm on online influencer. There are far bigger fish in that sea than I. I for one would also prefer to watch Taylor Swift ;)
 

cobill

Member
Thanks goodness for the Internet and You-tube...don't know how I would have ever learned all the possible programs and features of today's technologically advanced detectors without it. The Etrac and newer ML detectors are extremely complicated and the manuals don't tell you very much. Andy's ML books have been great for newbies. I know a few dealers in AZ and ID that would have never, ever received my business without the Internet...I live in a flyover state!:detecting:

Bill
Laporte, CO
 

keppy

Member
sprchng said:
woodchiphustler said:
Man the Manufactures got it right. Cheaper to fly someone to England because of youtube subscriber numbers to hype the detector. I will only know how good it is when I test it at a local dealer. Been doing that since 69! But the Internet is killing off the local shops! I field tested a few detectors in my day. They worked the way they were suppose to before being released to the public! Very few problems were encountered. Usually a bad coil! I know I'm bitter and angry and RIGHT!:cheekkiss:

Internet is not only killing off the local shops , it's also rapidly killing off the places to hunt as the videos attract more and more to the hobby who detect with their heads up their A$$.
Wow that sure is the truth..The same thing i say all the time..
 

dbado1

New member
Well said, Dr. Tones. My detector dealer now does 99% of his business on the net. He still holds clinics, etc. for the local guys. He probably wouldn't be in business today if he hadn't moved to aggressively doing business on the net. A least two local shops have gone under and the third is nothing more than a gathering spot for the old guys to re-live the "glory days". It won't last much longer is my guess. Evolve or become extinct. That's business. And, like it or not, the dealers are in business to make a profit....and the net is where it's at.

Dean
 

Jason in Enid

Active member
what this really means is that we as customers are no longer locked in and forced to pay outrageous prices of a local dealer who got to charge whatever markup he wanted because you had no where else to buy from
 

bugg

New member
I was only allowed to sell in half of the state I lived in. To get the word out was brutally expensive . I sold 6 to 8 detectors a year. I did not last but 3 years. Just was not worth the hassle. I could have used the net back then, but basically non existent. That would have made the difference.
 

amberjack

New member
how did we live without all these devices that steal our time and expose our every move :shrug: love my computer but it comes with a price...50 years will expose the flaws in society that smart ph's etc have caused...
nothing is free as the saying goes or is it?

AJ
 

woodchiphustler

New member
\"Dr.Tones\" said:
Does anyone else see the irony? Complaining about the Internet ON THE INTERNET :shrug: The internet has only killed off local shops that refused to change with the times. The ones that embraced it to reach outside of their usual realms while maintaining their local customers are doing better than ever. Kinda like when the rail came through and put out all the businesses along the stage. I think if it weren't for the internet, this hobby would be reduced to a handful of users supporting one or two manufacturers. Machines would be more or less the same and wouldn't evolve beyond what they've been in the past. The fact of the matter is that more minutes of media were watched (and uploaded) on mobile devices last year than on network television and for the first time in history, in 2016 more advertising money was spent on YouTube than on all major television networks combined. My point is, it's not changing. It's far more effective for manufacturers to reach their (in this case very specific) demographic online than it would be otherwise. It only makes sense for them to seek opportunities to promote their products via online influencers. Not saying I'm on online influencer. There are far bigger fish in that sea than I. I for one would also prefer to watch Taylor Swift ;)


Not complaining. The Internet is here to stay. I have field tested just about ever machine produced and what I mostly see is novices trying to become experts! Continued success!
 
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