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> Can someone recommend a detector? It sounds as I will be doing the
> as most of you. What brand? if any certain? Also, I dont want it soHi Trish,
> complicated I wouldn't be able to use it.
> Does the group have meetings and get together to hunt?
What I recommend for most people is to take a trip to a detector
shop and talk to someone that really knows about all the brands and
their features. It's where you can also try out a few before you buy
one. If you happen to live in central Oklahoma, I recommend Wayne's
detector sales on the South side of the city. I bought my first
detector from Wayne back in 97. He is an expert in my opinion on
detectors. He's been detecting for a long, long time. The last time I
was in there, he was training his son to take over the business so he
can retire. Very nice guys, both of them.
Most brands have several models and price ranges to meet your
needs. You do not have to spend a lot of money for a high-end model
to be successful in this hobby.
My detectors are TESORO's of which I have three. I can't compare
them to any others, because I've owned no others. I like the fact that
TESORO is an American owned family operation out of Prescott, Arizona.
Their Customer Service is first rate, and all of their detectors have
a lifetime warranty. Does this mean their's are better than the
others? Certainly not. All the major brands make good quality
detectors or they would not stay in business very long. MINELAB
detectors are considered the "cadillac" of detectors by most. Pricey
though. One place NOT to buy a detector is Radio Shack. The detectors
they sell are junk!
Well, that's my two cents worth. Oh, and as far as the group
having meetings or get-together's? None that I know of. We just use
this forum as a place to swap stories and show off our finds. Having
the word "Club" in the title of this forum is really a misnomer. Good
luck to you Trish, and let us know what you decide.