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Offline GoldDigger1950Topic starter
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« on: August 03, 2009, 02:52:16 pm »
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A young friend of mine has been borrowing one of my machines and has now found enough money (Yipee!) to buy one of these. Upon being asked about the relative quality, I had no answer. Does anyone have experience with this model? Tales to tell? Reviews?

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They seem to sell a lot of them so perhaps one of them was purchased by someone here.

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 04:03:18 pm »
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Hello Ray,

I'd recommend to clearly stay away from it. It is one of the Chinese junk detectors produced for maybe 10 bucks. A little more money will buy your friend a beginner detector from Garrett or Tesoro or for example an older Tesoro machine which sure will be a better choice. Especially considering the Australian soil.

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009, 04:27:02 pm »
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Thanks, Christian. I am tempted to just give him the machine he has been borrowing and tell him to save his money. He is not in much of a hurry since he has that machine to keep him occupied so that advice to wait for a better one at the right price is a good bit of advice.

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009, 04:27:35 pm »
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Hello . Christian is Correct . It is made in China , the model number is MD 5002 and runs unstable at 6.99 khz . For $10. dollars would make an excellent Metal Detector project to take a part , modify and improove , also tear a part the search coil to see the poor workmanship and what can be done to improove it .
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Eugene52, thanks to you too for the advice.

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Your Welcome . Here is the Schematic and original [1st china prototype] before Seben had their name put on it for 10 cents more a unit !! Shocked
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Eugene52, that is not quite the same unit but I will put him off buying one. I found a similar unit for half the price right here in Australia so if he is going to buy one, he should do it in Oz rather than from Germany.

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Eugene52, that is not quite the same unit but I will put him off buying one. I found a similar unit for half the price right here in Australia so if he is going to buy one, he should do it in Oz rather than from Germany.

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Great GoldDigger1950 !! You and or your friend buy it cheap , use it for a week , and then we can dissect it , modify it right here on Thunting's "Almost Live" M.D. Surgery  Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2009, 03:37:31 am »
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GoldDigger1950;

That is a simple machine.... I wonder how well it works?

I am sure tempted, darn! But I dont have any of those pay methods and how much is that in US$$? Aw heck, I got enough junk, now.

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With shipping, probably about $96.00 US at the exchange rate today.

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