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  1. Woke up this morning check Cabelas they're in stock I ordered mine
  2. Apologies

    Land Matters is going through growing pains. The Land Matters website volume has been doubling every two weeks. A month ago there were usually 35 - 50 people making maps at any given time day or night. Now there are around 200 - 250 people creating maps at the same time. That's a much bigger load on our servers and resulted in some stress on the mapping system. That's led to some glitches. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We are actively "tuning" our servers to deliver more maps for more people. The system is running much smoother now but with continued tuning there will be occasional slowdowns, it's unavoidable but we will try to keep any disruptions to a minimum. We like it that more people are discovering Land Matters every day. We are setting up the Land Matters servers to handle a lot more traffic now so we won't be having problems in the future. Please bear with us over the next week or two as we build a faster more responsive website for you.
  3. I just wanted to take a moment to recognize the extremely difficult position that dealers have been put in with the announcement and subsequent staged and allocated release of the Equinox. Having been a dealer and manufacturer's rep in a past life (though not in the metal detector field), I very much understand the unenviable position Minelab dealers have been in. Who would have thought in September, dealers included, that when the Equinox was announced there needed to be a strategy on WHICH preorder list get on. Maybe it was my naiveté that helped me assume that any preorder list would ensure I received my E800 when it was released, along with everyone else on the various lists across the country. The reality is, I should have researched and called around and found a small dealer with the Minelab rep status, with the shortest preorder list possible.... as it turned out, I jumped on the preorder list with my "go to" dealer (and many other's "go to" dealer) the day after the Equinox was announced, and I was #11. My dealer's first shipment was 2 units. Through therapy and self medication, I am learning to live with that decision ;) Here is where I offer my shout out. My dealer, and I am sure all dealers, have been fielding questions for the past 5 months about what they know, when the units would be released, and why haven't the customers received theirs yet. I am certain that dealers are dealing with hundreds, and potentially thousands of emails and phone calls. I can't speak for all the dealers... but giving the difficult position of middle man between Minelabs allocated distribution waves, and hungry detectorists... my dealer has been nothing but professional and quick to answer any reasonable question I posed. Being in customer service, especially when there are delays in delivering the product, is one of the toughest and most underappreciated jobs in the world. So..... Dealers... I appreciate you. :) Tim (Future Equinox E800 owner - date TBD)
  4. Performance Competition Win one of five awesome Minelab prizes How do you measure the performance of a metal detector? Is it based on fast recovery speed, detection depth, discrimination or a combination of factors? Complete the form here and tell us What performance means to you while detecting. By entering our competition, you could win one of five amazing Minelab prizes. We have 5 brand new GO-FIND 60's with a backpack full of Minelab branded gear up for grabs. Get in quick and be sure to share with friends and family. This competition is open to residents over the age of 18 living in the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany Italy, Australia and New Zealand and will run from Monday the 12th of February until Sunday the 25th of February. The five competition winners will be announced on the Minelab Facebook Page on Wednesday the 28th of February so be sure to follow us on our social channels. Entry Form, Terms & Conditions, etc.
  5. Folks, I have read some of the posts on here and am disappointed about what some of you think you know or what some of you might have been told by a dealer. No I’m not even going to other forums, as I heard they want to hang each other blaming the manufacture Minelab, their dealers and or non Minelab users causing their usual ruckus. I will not call out anyone in particular except Minelab, as I feel they did leave us in the dark recently with lack of communication. Here is what I want you to try and understand please. This new and exciting detector technology was introduced in the UK at one of the larger detecting events in the world. I personally had customers there who were pretty excited about it and why would you not be? After all, Minelab of old and their high dollar prices, for the most part…I think is behind us now. 1st Go-Finds (which I personally don't care for), is an introductory detector to get in a new kids hands for under $199 (and it sells well, better than I had imagined). Until the last few years the cheapest thing Minelab had was minimum of $500. Then the Gold Monster 1000 package with 2 coils and accessories priced at $799. It has really hit the US market hard and I can barely sell any of my other VLF gold detector brands. The GM-1000 is the hottest selling VLF gold machine out there and actually fun to use too. They already had the high end Gold Detector market share. So what is left to go and gobble up and try to put their product brand in to your hands. The Equinox with 2 different models and price points of course. Minelab decided to go with a detector the majority of you can afford and most importantly, you want one. Their advertising & intro outside of the US was genius. The price point along with this detectors technology is stunning. The majority of detectorists WORLDWIDE are intrigued and wanting it. Yes we were told to expect a small batch around Christmas…but that was before the upgrades. With the new upgrades, even more people decided to jump on board and I applaud you. The new year is here and most major detector manufactures have not introduced much that was totally new and exciting in the last 3 months. Tax returns are coming, the Spring is around the corner and until this week most of your retirement accounts were fat and happy. The market was riding the wave and the Equinox Pre-Sales is as well.. In fact, the last 30 days of sales of this product have been more than the previous 3 months (for me anyway). Minelab History. I have been a Multi Line Dealer of detectors for 20+ years. Minelab (which I feel makes some of the most innovative detector technologies) allows me (a detectorist of 45 years) the edge in my style of detecting most of the time. I’ve witnessed this company grow from a single weed to a bush in a matter of 3 years in the US in the early 90’s. I have seen their gold detector sales spread across the US from a bush to a garden in the early 2000’s. Then Minelab started making well know detectors we enjoyed for Coin/Relic/Jewelry hunting using BBS, FBS and VFLEX technologies, all the time while growing and the garden getting bigger. My sales of a variety of Minelab detectors just kept getting bigger and before I knew it the garden in the back yard became a City Park of many acres. Minelab has methodically kept on growing, getting bigger with each new model and improvement. The 2nd Gold Rush in Africa (about 8 years ago) was a Grand Slam for Minelab and they re-invested some of their profits by hiring more young and bright minded Engineers and yes even physicists. Now we are at present with this new Multi IQ technology and the Equinox. The biggest change I see? Minelab is now so much greater worldwide and the detector is in demand more than even the best of us could have imagined. Folks, the walk in the park along the river is no more, it has grown into a full blown Timber Forest. The Equinox with its new Multi IQ technology, the perfect timing release at a major detector event, the updated info and even the delay to get more features and performance into the detector… has the demand across the different lands and languages of this planet is totally awe inspiring to us old timers that have been around for a long time. To date - 1st shipment arrived and has been allocated. Boy was I pissed off at 1st as well as most all other dealers. Then I realized what they just went through and also realized the same thing happened with the other machines in times past and most recently the Pro Find 35 Pointer. Minelab felt it best to get at least a few machines sent out and that is exactly what came into the US? Lucky for us as some countries were allocated even less. My guess only… I expect another shipment (in the next 2 to 3 weeks) and it too will probably be small and then a 3rd shipment 2 to 3 weeks later and so forth. I feel things will open up some around the mid/late March and most customers will be happily using their new detector. All the chatter (good and bad) is literally creating a wave and it just keeps getting bigger and more curious people are watching, wondering and wanting…to get in on the game. Now I love new customers and have spent most of my adult life promoting this hobby and the many adventures it provides. But some people seems to think Minelab is taking advantage? What I ask of everyone who reads this. Please be respectful of your dealer who is trying to get the product, but we can only hand you what we get. Some dealers have not been as up front with their customers and a wise customer will shop with someone different next time. Please understand Minelab USA and their distributors are doing all they can to get them and I know for a FACT they are moving them to the dealers. Thank Minelab Corporate, the ones who make up the new technologies we so desire. After all, they could have kept their promise (machines were done) and sent them across the lands. Then a month later we are all up in arms with new info and possible downloads. Heck people, they make a wise decision and are offering us even more machine at the same price we already paid. Why be upset with that? So please don’t call and threaten your dealer for taking your money. Please don’t call and harass their distributors and or even Minelab USA. After all, if you don’t want the product let us know, we have plenty of people in line to take your spot. Now for Minelab USA or Corporate. I feel they did not do a good enough job of updating the consumers of their products. We are inquisitive people who want to know (hence the new EQ) and many of us have put money in your hands, some for a few months now. We (most of us anyway) are ok with the delay and updates. But after saying “end of Jan” and that not happening, it allowed the forums to run rampant with rumors…which causes more stories and then sometimes mistrust. A simple post to FB or on the main Minelab Site explaining the product was delayed an additional 2 weeks for any reason would have been enough for most. After all we all know BAD news is better than No news. I would kindly ask of those who want to chime in with opinions on why this or who that and Dealer A not doing something right. Please refrain. I’d like to see positive comments and feed backs only. Once the detectors are in your hands, then there will be discussions started to engage. Bottom line is this. Not a person on any forum is going to make the detectors show up any sooner. It is what it is and we just need to be a little more patient. Americans being patient? I don’t think so.. we are spoiled, self serving and sometimes non practical. Guess what. We still be waiting. Thanks for allowing me to help clear up some of the delays and ways of Minelab. I’ve had plenty of hair pulling events myself in my years with Minelab and it will all work out in the end, I promise. Oh and have you downloaded the newest version Equinox manual, I don’t understand why some come in White, Who wants a white one? https://my.chevrolet.com/content/dam/gmownercenter/gmna/dynamic/manuals/2018/Chevrolet/Equinox/2018-chevrolet-equinox-owners-manual.pdf
  6. Look in the lower left corner of every page on the Minelab website and you will see a new tagline - Performance Is Everything. More interesting, I was Googling that looking for an image like above, and found this video on Vimeo which appears to be an unpublished marketing video (or one I missed somehow?). MineLab: Performance Is Everything from Big Media on Vimeo.
  7. Just Called Kellyco

    Well I just called Kellyco to check on my order. I was curious how many they were allotted. Customer service told me that there is now an unexpected delay. Instead of receiving some this week they are now just hoping to hear something this week. He has no idea why they are being delayed but if he had to read between the lines he would guess a last minute bug was found. PURELY HIS GUESS.. Hopefully its something small. They just found this out and are trying to decide if, how and what to tell their customers. They don't seem to know much at present. Just passing it along
  8. Rumors have been circulating for years that First Texas was to release new flagships, but year after year, nothing has surfaced and many began to lose faith that these new machines would come to market. Machines were only continually rebranded, slightly altered, often highly discounted, and employees were let go. Rumors began running in the forums that First Texas might be on its way out. This was far from the truth however. What was really happening behind the scenes is this company was busy hiring new talent and moving into a new state of the art facility with every intention of competing at the highest level. And now it looks like we may soon start to see it bear fruit. These interesting exchanges occurred on Facebook Sounds like we've got a lot to look forward to from the crew at First Texas, and I'm rooting for them to give Minelab a run for their money. If anyone is poised to do so, it's First Texas.
  9. https://www.minelab.com/usa/customer-care/product-notices?article=326353 Our new EQUINOX Series of detectors is now shipping to our distribution network and on to customers who have pre-ordered detectors.* *Initial availability will be limited in all regions due to the very high pre-release demand. Dealers will soon be notified regarding local allocations and shipments. Please contact your local dealer for specific availability information. We will be doing our best to get detectors to all customers across February to fulfil pre-orders as quickly as possible.
  10. Steve Novakovich Joins Garrett Metal Detectors as CEO Garland, Texas (January 19, 2018) — Garrett Metal Detectors, a worldwide leading manufacturer of security, sport, and countermine metal detection products, has announced that Steve Novakovich has joined the company as their new Chief Executive Officer. “We felt that it was the right time to add to Garrett’s management team,” said Eleanor Garrett, the current President of Garrett Metal Detectors. In 1964, Mrs. Garrett co-founded the company from her Garland, Texas home with her late husband, Charles Garrett, who was considered to be one of the pioneers of hobby metal detecting. “Steve Novakovich brings more than 30 years of experience to us from all facets of the business world,” Mrs. Garrett added. “Adding Steve to our existing core management team, I feel secure that the company Charles and I founded 54 years ago will remain strong for its next 54 years.” Novakovich comes to Garrett from his former role as President and CEO of Graco Supply Company, an aerospace chemical distributor. He has also worked in the oil and gas industry as an engineer, and in various management roles with companies that include Exxon Company USA, Texas Instruments, and Texas Air Composites. Novakovich has two Masters degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. “Steve Novakovich brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Garrett team in sales, distribution, accounting, manufacturing, and engineering departments,” said Vaughan Garrett, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Bob Podhrasky, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Garrett, added, “We look forward to working with Steve to continue the level of customer service and product performance that has made this company so successful.” Garrett Electronics Inc. (dba Garrett Metal Detectors) is a worldwide leader in the metal detection industry. Its comprehensive line of products addresses the needs of the Security, Military and Consumer markets. Garrett maintains its product design, manufacturing, marketing, and service groups at its Garland, Texas facility. Worldwide sales are supported through a comprehensive network of warehouses and distributors. Most recently, Garrett metal detectors are being deployed to help protect numerous professional, collegiate, and international sporting venues, and have been selected for use in major international sporting venues that include the Olympic Games, the Pan Am Games, and FIFA World Cup soccer. Garrett Metal Detectors, founded in 1964 and headquartered in Garland, Texas, has proudly manufactured its complete line of metal detection products for more than five decades in the United States. For a complete listing of Garrett Metal Detectors’ products and services, visit www.garrett.com. Contact: Steve Moore 972.494.6155 x 762 steve.moore@garrett.com
  11. We entering the last week in January right? We supposed to be hearing about the release of some sort of new fangled detector from Minelab around now right? "Minelab is pleased to announce that the new EQUINOX Series of detectors is expected to be available for purchase worldwide from late January, 2018 onwards." A second Christmas in January, cool...
  12. I realize no one here knows the answer to this question, yet its something to think about. I follow the financial markets and today, the dollar just broke support at 90 on the charts, and is headed down. Experts are saying the dollar could lose another 10-20% in value, this year, against other currencies. That will cause the price of most imported goods to rise, including metal detectors from other countries. It will also push up the price of silver and gold. Now is a good time to buy/ find the precious metals, not a good time to sell. Anyway, I just thought I would toss this thought out there , something to think about, and plan for. HH.
  13. Just do a search for diggs4ever and see this guy will Giveaway the Equinox plus Profind 35 at the end of January. Maybe someone else can move it here. I’m not doing something right . Chuck
  14. Over on Bill Southern Forum Nuggetshooter. He said he’s off today to Chandler for the above conference and will be back Tuesday knowing more than when he left. So if anyone see’s something posted late Tuesday or the next on Bill’s forum do let us know here. Chuck
  15. http://www.xpmetaldetectors.com/metal-detector/deus-update/ HF coil owners note bottom of last page in this link. http://www.xpmetaldetectors.com/telechargement/Instruction manual/SUMMARY_MANUAL_DEUS_V4_V4.1_UK.pdf
  16. Derek & Sharon McLennan plus Neil Jones were hosting the DUG THAT OFFICIAL MINELAB EQUINOX 800-600 GROUP on Facebook but the group seems to have disappeared? Hopefully temporary and not another sign that the trolls are winning
  17. Fifteen pages packed full of photos of items found by Garrett users from all over the world. Download Here.
  18. Discover Magazine Some of you might remember a publication called "Discover" that White's Electronics used to publish. It featured customer finds, treasure stories, and all-around good info on metal detecting. Back in the 90's we stopped making it, much to the disappointment of some of our long-time customers. Well... we realized missed it too! So we're proud to announce the re-introduction of Discover magazine. As a part of our mailing list you have exclusive access to a free digital copy, which you can read online, print out, and share as you see fit. Get your free copy here. We'll try and send one out every 2 months. Thanks for supporting an American brand, and know that we will always have your back as a valued customer. This publication is just one small thing we can do to show our appreciation! Discover Magazine January/February 2018 Discover Magazine November/December 2017 Discover Magazine September/October 2017 Discover Magazine July/August 2017 Discover Magazine May/June 2017 Discover Magazine March/April 2017 Discover Magazine January/February 2017 Sincerely, White's Electronics
  19. Hello all! Christmas has come and gone and now I have a bit of money put aside to go ahead an order one. It's been years since I've ordered a detector and ones that I've bought prior have all been machines that I could purchase instantly. Are there any recommendations on who I could, or who has a good reputation to order from? I know they aren't shipping until late January so if I place an order now who knows when I'll get one. I tried finding a dealer near me but there is only one about 2 hours from my current location. I've heard of Kellyco but am hesitant to order from them seeing how long it took some users to get their AT Max. I'm hoping to squeak in somewhere with a dealer who may have some extras coming in on their first batch - long shot I know. Nonetheless just looking to be pointed in the right direction! Thanks everyone!
  20. ...here you go guys, as promised https://www.minelab.com/anz/customer-care/product-notices?article=324372 Minelab is pleased to announce that the new EQUINOX Series of detectors is expected to be available for purchase worldwide from late January, 2018 onwards*. Since we first announced EQUINOX at Detectival in September, there has been unprecedented market interest in this product range. Volume production of detectors has started and will continue at a rapid rate across December and into the new year. Detectors are expected to be delivered to our sales channels in early-to-mid January, subject to transportation scheduling. Customers who have pre-ordered detectors should thus expect to start receiving them from January. We appreciate everyone’s patience in waiting for EQUINOX to be released and for your ongoing interest. *Initial availability will be limited in all regions due to the very high pre-release demand. Please contact your local dealer for specific price and availability information. We will be doing our best to get detectors into the hands of our valued customers as soon as we possibly can.
  21. Hi Steve, Have you had the chance of visiting the Minelab Manufacture Facilities? Just wondering how many units, say of Equinox 800, they can produce in one day? Like how long would it take them to produce and ship Worldwide the total "Pre-Order" number of units, assuming 5,000 Equinox 800 have been pre-ordered? The 5,000 number is a wild guess; it could be a stupid number but you probably have a feel for how many units would be reasonable as a first shipment. Thanks Steve, Tyran
  22. I'll be taking two of my Field Staff members to Phoenix for the 2 day Equinox Training for Dealers. I feel this is very important for my guys and I to learn as much as we can as fast as we can. Eventually we'll be able to pass our knowledge down to the customers. We look forward to earning your business. Yes I'll be there as well as Lunk & Scott. I figured 3 of us taking notes and listening is better than just me.
  23. From the Teknetics facebook page "We are moving into our brand-new facility here in El Paso, Texas..." First Texas is the company that owns Bounty Hunter, Fisher, and Teknetics brand metal detectors. This refers to a new multi-million dollar facility that has been under construction for a couple years at 1120 Alza Drive in El Paso, Texas. There was a news release about it in late 2015. About First Texas Products Corporation First Texas Products Corporation is a consumer electronics company that manufactures metal detectors for industrial, security, and recreational purposes. The company also manufactures and distributes high performance night vision devices for the military and civilian markets. First Texas Products Corporation began operations in 1999. Today it operates more than 11 separate companies, exports to more than 110 countries and provides 397 jobs of which 254 are in El Paso. First Texas Products Corporation offers its products through retailers and dealers throughout the U.S, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Australia.
  24. Minelab Website Down

    I couldn't get onto minelab.com Friday night and also couldn't help thinking they were updating the site with equinox announcement ( hope hope)
  25. Detector Market

    Wow, a great time to purchase a used CTX 3030 or other ML... X-Terra, Sovereign... Explorers on the cheap! Have been watching for awhile. Several for sale and others already sold on the Bay and at decent prices! Wait until everyone else discovers the Equinox! All this on speculation? Just imagine should the Equinox really turn out to be that good (and hopefully will be)... Could really drive the value of other machines down? I do not ever recall seeing a detector dump like this. Now I'm waiting for owners to start dumping their Excaliburs!