Re: a very interested newy
- View SourceHi Tom,
I'm a newbie too so here's my take on what to buy. As with any
hobby, it really depends on 1) your budget and 2) resale values of
equipment. I bought a DFX right off the bat and am really, really
enjoying the unit. Unlike my tecting buddy, I decided to buy the
MOST expensive detector I could afford for a these reasons:
1) I can afford it.
2) The resale value on White's detectors is EXCELLENT. You can use a
DFX for a few months and lose very little money if you decide to sell
it. Several years ago I owned a White's 5900i for 2 years and sold
it on Ebay for about $50 less than what I paid for it new.
3) I like to use the best equipment I can afford in anything I do. To
me, it enhances whatever I'm doing and makes the hobby a pleasure. I
do realize, however, that some people can't afford the high-end
equipment, so I'd just say buy the best you can afford.
I have not regretted buying top-of-the-line equipment. I'd suggest
going over to Treasure Electronics (31st street) and getting a demo
of the White's machines. They are VERY well built and have a
TRANSFERRABLE 2-year warranty. This is a BIG plus if you decide you
don't really like metal detecting and decide to sell the detector
Just my two cents.
p.s. I live in Broken Arrow