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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2017, 07:32:16 am »
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Come on, guys. It really is all our own fault. We all look for the best price, even being elated when we save $5 or get a free sand scoop. The Chinese know this and they offer you a much cheaper clone of an item they know you want. They prey on you and you, in your burning desire to pay less, will jump at the chance to buy cheaper.

None of us wouuld consider paying $400 for a BlueRay player yet that would be the true cost of building it entirely in the US. Truth! Instead, we go to WalMart and buy it for $40 because those clever Chinese know and understand human nature. Deny it all you want but the fact remains that there is very noisy dislike for the price of a Minelab machine right here on this very forum. In this topic alone, there is dislike of the price for a Whtes machine.

Make a personal choice. A digging buddy of mine bought a clone after getting mad at a meeting for the closing of a detector shop 20 miles away. The sales there had dropped to zero and when we went out last, I saw two Chinese clones in his trunk. To maintain our friendship, I said nothing. But he can find a new detecting buddy. I make no bones about it. I will buy a cheaper Chinese item every time without shame. I just don't like the hypocrites who pretend they are above it all.

And that includes people here on this forum. There are bare boards of reverse engineered detectors and no end of people asking advice on which clone to buy.

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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2017, 09:07:47 am »
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   Guilty As Charged !  I buy 90% of my electronics parts from the Chines or Else.  Balance from from NewArk or Digikey.  Most if not all that was made in China or Else.  Do I pay 80 cents for a IC or do I pay 20 cents?  Emmm

  As for Detectors You all know me .  CHEAPO JIM !  Never Ever thought about buying a clone.  American it is even if most the parts in them is CHINES.  Whites, Garrett , Tesoro or a First Texas product. 

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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2017, 11:18:40 pm »
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My first post was more like a statement.
I had just seen the AT-pro clone and I thought I will let you know about it. Wink
And yes I do some times whinge because even when I am prepared to pay full fair price I am not allowed.  Sad


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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2017, 07:38:55 am »
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  Whites and Garrett both are doing some crappy bits down there. Locking up your markets.  Mine Lab is another one.   Angry

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  Mine Lab is another one.   Angry

they started it.i think
I remember the days before internet, I used to get Kellyco catalogues through the mail, and the pages with ML stuff were torn off.

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