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Sweep

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Good starting off detector
« on: August 19, 2013, 05:51:51 PM »
Hi. My daughter is looking for a used detector that will be a good starter for her.  Looking to spend around £100 if anyone can help.  :D

Rob the luthier

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Re: Good starting off detector
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 05:59:59 PM »
Hi. My daughter is looking for a used detector that will be a good starter for her.  Looking to spend around £100 if anyone can help.  :D
AN garrett euroace 150 seems a pretty popular starter model also very light for a kid to swing around for hours, you will get a good used  one for £100 and you could probably sell it for around the same when she wants to move up the ladder... :)

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Re: Good starting off detector
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 06:15:11 PM »
Thanks Rob. I will try on eBay for one.  Just thought someone on here would have something.

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Re: Good starting off detector
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 06:36:51 PM »
Hi Mate nice talking to you and your daughter yesterday  :)
My choice would be the 250 hopefully you could pick up one second hand  :)
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Re: Good starting off detector
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 07:06:33 PM »
Yeah as has already been said an Ace 150 or 250 would be a good choice.. :)

And there is also the new range from teknetics....the Eurotec ?
 
Looks pretty good ... :)

http://metaldetectorshop.co.uk/shopping_cart/index.php?_a=product&product_id=62362

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Re: Good starting off detector
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 07:09:05 PM »
have a look on preloved mate and search metal detectors theres a good few cheap ones at the moment.

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Re: Good starting off detector
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 12:43:37 PM »
Watch out for scammers operating in gumtree though.

How old is she mate?
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Re: Good starting off detector
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2013, 01:54:25 PM »
She's 20 Grant.  She was with me on Sunday and really enjoyed it.

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Re: Good starting off detector
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2013, 01:58:06 PM »
theres also a free draw for a metal detector in the newest edition of the magazine
www.upyerkiltmagazine.co.uk
sorry for the blatant plug lol.
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Re: Good starting off detector
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013, 02:28:50 PM »
I entered the competition yesterday thanks. 

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Re: Good starting off detector
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2013, 08:57:30 AM »
Ah yes, in that case why not let her have a couple of goes with the loan machine to decide whether she really wants to do it as a hobby?

I've seen a fair few come and go, spend money and after a few too many ring pulls and crown caps decide maybe its not for them lol!!

On the upside of buying straight away, you don't lose much on a detector when you resell unlike cars lol!!

I bought an etrac for £1000 and just over a year later sold it for £850! :)
I bought a BMW coupe (back in 05) £24,000 and just over a year later  traded it in £16000  >:(
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Re: Good starting off detector
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2013, 08:58:06 AM »
theres also a free draw for a metal detector in the newest edition of the magazine
www.upyerkiltmagazine.co.uk
sorry for the blatant plug lol.

You plug away shrug  ;D
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Re: Good starting off detector
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2013, 10:33:11 AM »
Grant, she really enjoyed the day out on sunday, so i am now thinking of ME buyitg an upgradeed mchine and giving her my one. (im sure the wife would love that lol)

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Re: Good starting off detector
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2013, 11:20:25 AM »
Grant, she really enjoyed the day out on sunday, so i am now thinking of ME buyitg an upgradeed mchine and giving her my one. (im sure the wife would love that lol)

What have you got your eye on ?..... :)
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Re: Good starting off detector
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2013, 11:52:29 AM »
Not sure.  Looking for advice really, will have to be second hand though  :)