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« on: August 09, 2009, 10:44:58 am »
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Hello Everyone . Since we have many Thunting.com members across the USA . I thought I would try this on a "trial basis" and see how it goes . The advantage of Craigslist is the prices are much lower than ebay , the disadvantage is it is local pick-up only . Which is really good because of possible scams that will take your money and send you nothing . Ebay has higher prices but at least you have help if someone rips you off . So what I thought I would do is type out a few good "Bargains" from different locations every few days , so members who are looking for Metal Detectors can simply check here on our forum , and if they see a city very close to them they can then go to craigslist -city-for sale-metal detector- . If I post a link and it expires then we will see nothing so I will type it out for now .
I think if we do this right it will work , another possibility is for "broken as-is machines" that are purchased dirt cheap may get some posting later on our "Tech-Talk" repair section with PCB photo postings . So please , your opinions are welcome here and very important !!!!........ I check craigslist everyday , and before I travel , I also check metal detectors for sale for the cities on my route and or destination . Like today I saw:

1. Whites Classic II $100 Albany . New York
2. Radio Shack Discovery 1000 $75 dollars Richmond Va.
3. Whites DFX e-series $585 Nashville Tn.
4. WhitesDFX e-series $650. Sacramento , Ca.
5. Whites Prism III $125. South Jersey Craigslist
6. Radio Shack Discovery 1000 $20. Phoenix , Az
I know a few are beginner detectors but some people look for those and try to mod. them , or buy for their kids
This is a lot of work for me , unless there is something like this already posted on one simple link I will try this for a few days . I know they have something like this already for e-bay, but I do not like ebay because the detectors I like are always way over priced. Let me know what you think about this Idea ?  Idea
HH........Regards.......Eugene



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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009, 11:11:31 am »
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Thanks fer sharin Eugene.

I will be checkin it.

Never know. Keep my eyes open,, Shocked

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009, 01:37:20 pm »
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Hi Eugene, I saw one for $10 on this area's craigslist about a week ago. Didn't say what type and I didn't contact them - the town is about 50+ miles away. The heads-up on craigslist is a great idea to post.

I've been looking for either a different vehicle or a door for the one I own - craigslist autos can be a bit bizarre, but I'm sure those scammers probably wouldn't be selling detectors.  Sue

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2009, 02:00:44 pm »
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Craigslist is the way to go! I got my GTI2500 for $500 w/headphones & bag. He wanted 600, but after talking for awhile, he came down.
 Also got my son's PrizmIII for $120. There always seems to be deals, but the good deals don't seem to last long, you gotta check daily.
Thanks Eugene for letting others know about this avenue for detectors!

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2009, 02:12:47 pm »
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Quote:Posted by Sue
Hi Eugene, I saw one for $10 on this area's craigslist about a week ago. Didn't say what type and I didn't contact them - the town is about 50+ miles away. The heads-up on craigslist is a great idea to post.

I've been looking for either a different vehicle or a door for the one I own - craigslist autos can be a bit bizarre, but I'm sure those scammers probably wouldn't be selling detectors.  Sue


Hello Everyone . Thank-You for the 3 yes votes . Sue you are correct on Craigslist Auto Parts and Cars for Sale , you have to be very carefull . Plenty of cars for sale but a lot with Salvage Titles !!! Transmissions are way over priced , I know because I am still looking for a Chevy Blazer 4L60E .... Any way back to the discussions at hand . I will try to start posting a small list everyday and what would be great is to see Forum Members here get a good deal and share the field test results , and also have members buy some "Not Working" Good Name Brand Detectors to tear a part and post PCB circuit board pictures for the "Tech-Talk" repair area !!!! Thanks again Everyone !!!
HH..........Regards.......Eugene

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2009, 02:28:25 pm »
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Eugene, thanks for the work on this.  I am always looking for a spare detector for my grandson and I to keep in case we are having problems with ours.

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2009, 01:41:35 am »
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Ya just caint have too many detectors,,  Wise

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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2009, 11:25:39 am »
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Hello Everyone . I am trying to figure out a way to post these in a more professional format  . So for now I will just type them out after taking a long time to find them . Sometimes they sell fast , sometimes they are over-priced and never sell . They have craigslist software for searching items but it is for one city at a time . I do not now where all the forum members live so best thing to do is post from most of the major cities around . Anything I put an asterisk symbol next to , I think will be a good Deal .. Regards.....Eugene

1. Fisher Quicksilver CZ6 $250.  Portland , Or Craigslist *
2. Headhunter Wader   $350.   Tulsa , Ok Craigslist
3. Whites Classic ID   $180.  Tulsa , Ok Craigslist *
4. Whites 4900 D/Pro plus  $175. Daytona Beach , Fl. Craigslist *
5. Silver Sabre   $125  Tulsa , Ok , Craigslist *
6. Fisher 1212x  $75.   Tulsa , Ok  Craiglist *
7. Whites Blue Max 800 $85. Cincinnati , Oh Craigslist *
8. Whites 4900 D/Pro plus $120. San Diego , Ca Craigslist **
9. Minelab Explorer XS  $375 New Haven Craigslist **
10. Teknetics 7500  $75. Pittsburg , Pa Craigslist *
11. Radio Shack Discovery 1000  $45. Wyoming Craigslist *
12. Tesoro Gold Demon $100. Spokane , Wa. Craigslist
13. Prism 4  $200. Tulsa , Ok Craigslist *
14. Tesoro Toltec II "Trade for Pellet Gun"  Great . Portland , Or Craigslist *****
Rememember: All of these are "For Local Pick-Up Only" Do not send Money / Cash!!!!

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Great idea as there are many deals to be found on Craigslist.  I find myself snooping around there quite often as well.

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2009, 11:10:22 am »
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Hello Everyone , here are some listings "Fresh Today" PART 1:  Remember these are for "LOCAL PICK-UP" Only . Hopefully a few are close to some of our forum members here.
HH and Best Regards.........Eugene

1. Whites Prism IV  $120. New Hampshire Craigslist *
2. Titan 2000XD     $175.  Joplin , Mo. Craigslist
3. Bounty Hunter Tracker III $85. San Diego , Ca. Craigslist
4. Fisher CZ3D $400. San Diego, Ca Craigslist *
5. Radio Shack Discovery 1000 $50. San Antonio , TX Craigslist *
6. Whites Eagle  $300. Texarkana Craigslist
7. Whites 5500/D series 3 Green Bay Craigslist
8. Fisher CZ7 $325. Fort Meyers FL. Craigslist *
9. Whites Classic II $100. South Dakota Craigslist *


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