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Re: I learned by example to shop for quality-made products early in life.

July 11, 2019 12:19PM
Well-----I'm older than most on this forum here---but I still got my memory.smiling smiley----As a kid in WW2 and then after the war for awhile (quite awhile)---anything marked as "Made in Japan" was considered to be cheap junk.---Not so anymore!------Also, there is an old saying--"The Japanese lost the war & won everything else" (probably mostly pertaining to electronic equip. & automobiles).----------Del
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Monte
Fortunately I also learned to work and earn money, even by six years old, and along with that came the encouragement to spend wisely, be frugal so as not to waste money, but don't hesitate to shop for a better quality, better made product. Something durable and long lasting, and worth the investment. Great advice and it was really simple to do with so many products made here in the US.

Sadly, a lot has changed, especially in the last forty years, and it is getting very difficult to find anything that is totally made here in the USA, by US citizens and using USA made components. Practically nothing is when it comes to metal detectors. When electronic components and arm cup straps and all sorts of other pieces on the product are brought into this country from elsewhere, we only use a unit that is assembled here and not fully made here. And I'm certain a lot are not assembled by US citizens, either.

So, it only makes sense to shop for a product (in this case a detector) that is of the best build quality, physical design for comfort, and has usable, functional features and performance ... regardless of where it is made. And looking at the older, dated designs offered today by US detector makers that are not up-to-date with features we need or want, foreign-to-us devices are almost a must-have. Oh, we do have a few decent offerings for some applications, but my Made-in-Turkey Nokta FORS CoRe and FORS Relic are solidly in the #1 spot for serious work in very iron-challenged old sites.

I am wondering what it will take and which one or two current manufacturers are going to be able to hang in there and stay competitive in this now global market?

Monte
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I like to buy American made durable goods, very hard thing to do nowadays...

Hombre 78 July 10, 2019 04:28PM

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Kickindirt 46 July 11, 2019 10:42PM

My reply to Kicken dirt.....

Hombre 60 July 12, 2019 11:14AM

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Kickindirt 37 July 12, 2019 08:55PM

Garrett Detectors . . . . .

UtahRich 47 July 13, 2019 12:08AM

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WM6 36 July 15, 2019 12:16PM

My opinion: No, they really don't. ... An AT Max would be a bad decision.

Monte 69 July 12, 2019 08:14AM

Re: My opinion: No, they really don't. ... An AT Max would be a bad decision.

jmaryt 39 July 13, 2019 07:21PM

Actually, I found the mid-to-late 70s to be some of the better years.

Monte 39 July 14, 2019 08:43AM

Re: Actually, I found the mid-to-late 70s to be some of the better years.

jmaryt 31 July 14, 2019 09:44AM

I learned by example to shop for quality-made products early in life.

Monte 54 July 11, 2019 11:18AM

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D&P-OR 49 July 11, 2019 12:19PM

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