When to buy a new metal detector



Metal Detecting Gold Nuggets

Metal Detecting Gold Nuggets

Should I upgrade my metal detector?

I posted this on both this websites forum as well as a dealer forum. Think about it yourself and read the reactions of others, dealers, trolls etc………

The point people miss when buying the latest and greatest is that the new unit has to find gold that gold the other older units (in this case the GPX4000 and older units) would have missed and enough of that missed gold to pay for the unit.

The gold that would have been missed by the other units is the only factor that pays for your new unit, not every nugget you find with it.

So if you take the new unit to your pounded patch that you thought you had cleaned out with your older unit and find a few dinks worth $50.00 then you are $50.00 into paying for the new unit.

If you go new spot hunting and hit a new patch with your new unit and score $700.00 in gold and $650.00 of that gold could have been obviously been found by your old unit then the amount of gold the new unit actually got for you is $50.00 because the other $650.00 could have been found by the older unit.

That is where the rubber meets the road on justifying a new unit purchase.

I’ve considered buying a GPX4500 but I’m looking for a dealer who is willing to let me take the unit out by myself to a few spots I have cleaned out with my GP Extreme and GP3500 to see for myself if the unit is all it is cracked up to be. I found much more gold with my Extreme than I ever did with my 3500, in fact the gold I found with the Extreme paid for both units several times over. Dealers need to keep demo units on hand of the latestest and greatest, they can easily insure them and just charge $50.00 a day or whatever to let customers take them out and try them. Of course who they let take them out is entirely to their descretion, they would want to make smart decisions in that area. Equipment rental companies rent and insure equiment daily worth not only much less than a new unit but much more.

You can pick up a topic on this here: http://www.arizonagoldprospectors.com/invi…howtopic=113809

If you spend the majority of your time looking for new spots and not just going back to the same spots over and over expecting different results after 2 dozen trips then you don’t need the latest and greatest. Just put those old spots on a map once you’ve cleaned them out and go back to them after a few good monsoons.

I’ll say it again because I firmly believe it:
The gold that would have been missed by the other units is the only factor that pays for your new unit, not every nugget you find with it.

Comment also posted at: http://www.nuggetshooter.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=12867

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