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February 01, 2021 08:57PM
I haven't been able to hunt for about three months. Do to the fact that very cold temps and white death commonly known as snow has been on the ground making it impossible to hunt. On the up side I have been doing research on the area out along our river. I have found three new places to hunt. Do to recent land acquisition all three are now on pubic land. These places were used as picnic and campgrounds back in the 1880's. I did track down the location of a old trading post from the 1840's. Sadly it is in the confines of the state park which is off limits to metal detecting. The search goes on for new fertile spots to hit.

NOW for a question to the learned brothers of the magic machines. The last few years I have bought off auction sites a White's 5900 Di Pro Plus and a White's 4900. These two detectors together with shipping cost me less than $225. Last weekend I visited EBay to see what was going on and if I was missing anything good. The White's detectors I saw offered were not in as good a shape as mine. The shocker was the prices that are being ask. Last year you could find two to five 5900 Di Pro's available at anywhere from $125 to $150. Last weekend there were two in very much used condition for $275 and the other was even more. I noticed most of the rest of the detectors were selling for more than I had seen in a few years. What is going on? Why the higher prices when the newer digital detectors are selling at very reasonable prices. Have people found out the joy of the old analog or is something else going on? Would appreciate your views maybe I am not catching something here.

All the Best

Senior Deacon
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Update and question

Senior Deacon 151 February 01, 2021 08:57PM

Rise and fall of prices on the used detector market.

UtahRich 96 February 01, 2021 10:08PM

One additional thought - shopping during high tide.

UtahRich 99 February 01, 2021 11:15PM

Re: One additional thought - shopping during high tide.

D&P-OR 96 February 01, 2021 11:35PM

You bought into those machines at the right timeWhite's Electronics

Hombre 107 February 01, 2021 09:36PM

Re: You bought into those machines at the right timeWhite's Electronics

jmaryt 104 February 01, 2021 11:32PM



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