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Re: Congratulations, again, Brian. If it wasn't for your ...

July 08, 2019 11:31AM
Monte - i do hope White's finds a path to resurgence. They clearly have several competitive models, and they need some additional advertising and new multi-frequency models that compete price-wise with the foreign entrants. I'm sure that its troubling for them as this would undermine the V series price stack and would also knock the other single freq models down below $500 - and if they don't have products in the pipeline, this could hasn't an end. I do see that they are focused on gold machines now, which may not be a bad idea given my comments that follow.

Seems Minelab figured out they would not make it with only a CTX3030 or eTrack. Much of the good stuff has been found or paved/built over, so the new detectorists largely will be urban coin/jewelry hunters....and with coins being used far less these days, that too is at risk of being a thing of the past. There will still be the hardcore hunters like some on this forum, but the average detectorist that may use the machine several times a year isn't going to drop $1000 on one. Nokta/Makro entered the market sub $1000 where they have a sweeter spot. It's classic disruptor model of entering in the low end or in a price/performance seam that is under served, and then building out after establishing an footprint. I would not be surprised to see them offer a higher end $1299 model in the future.

As long as my machine turn on, i'll be happily using them as i've found a real gem of a combo in the MX Sport with the 7" coil for many places i hunt, and that includes successful water hunts! When the going gets tough or items get deep, I am absolutely confident in the V3i.

Brian
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Silver, gold, and a bag of change! Attachments

zincoln 221 July 07, 2019 10:39PM

Congratulations, again, Brian. If it wasn't for your ...

Monte 143 July 08, 2019 08:28AM

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jmaryt 104 July 08, 2019 04:49PM

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zincoln 131 July 08, 2019 11:31AM

Finding a path to resurgence won't be easy ... or soon, if they make it.

Monte 126 July 09, 2019 09:18AM

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jmaryt 116 July 09, 2019 09:48AM

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OregonGregg 120 July 08, 2019 06:14AM

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zincoln 107 July 08, 2019 11:57AM

Did you put Fresh Painters Tape on the Coil ?

UtahRich 145 July 07, 2019 11:18PM

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zincoln 138 July 08, 2019 12:00PM



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