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I can understand the Monster maybe, but the SDC I would have thought was due for a price decrease after all this time, like to $2999. Sales must be going stronger than I might have guessed if they figure it needs a price increase. Interesting.

Gold Monster 1000
Price Now: $799
Coming Price: $849

SDC 2300
Price Now: $3,750
Coming Price: $3,799

Rob Allison mentioned earlier the GPX 4500 is also being discontinued and that current stock would probably be the last.

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only God and fortune tellers know what Minelab is thinking or why!

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Profit…

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Another odd move. Considering SDC's are $3730 in Australia, that means they are only $2534 USD if we bought from overseas.

Not sure why they would raise the price even more here in USD, it should be going the opposite direction with currency exchange rates. Shouldn't it? Not to mention the margin between invoice and MSRP is huge, $50 would seem to make very little difference in that light.

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Yep, a few years ago the AUD was virtually parity to the USD, now it's only 67 cents and it's lowest level in a long time, so if the SDC is $3750 in USA you guys are being severely ripped off, that's paying $5517 AUD for a damn SDC :laugh:

Maybe it matters more the exchange rate between the USD and the Malaysian Ringgit seeing they're made there, although that means you pay $15,695 Ringgit's for your SDC!

Either way, you'd think with the exchange rate every Minelab detector should be getting much cheaper in USA than it was a couple of years ago based on exchange rates alone.

Exchange rates have been very kind to me over the years.

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Makes me wonder if they sell any in the US. Shipping from Australia isn't cheap,  but it sure ain't $1800. I'd just buy in Australia and have it shipped if I had a need.

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Maybe those Coiltek coils are driving the price up?

Everyone that has a used one for sale should benefit.

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1 hour ago, phrunt said:

Exchange rates have been very kind to me over the years.

Don't get me started on overseas people coming to New Zealand, falling in love with the place. Especially places like Queenstown. Doubling their money due to the exchange rate & our piss weak dollar, buying up real estate, usually just as a holiday home. Inflating prices that your average young working class Kiwi family cant afford in the first place & the gap just keeps getting bigger. The dream now of many young Kiwi families owning their own home is now just that. A dream. Only they are now punished with high rents as well. Money...the root of all evil. The high rolling powers that be are killing New Zealand at the expense of the hard working tax payer. And it isn't our Government. Our Government is just a puppet playing to the pulled strings of the power mungers from overseas. And I wont say from whom or were that is from. Our Government needs to grow some balls & cut lose those strings.

The last I looked our Kiwi dollar was 65c US. Making for our Hawaii/Vegas trip going to be a pretty expensive exercise.:rolleyes:That cup of coffee Steve better be bloody worth it.:laugh:

When it comes to the cost of detectors & associated items no where in the world are they as expensive as they are here in NZ. ( I could be wrong & probably are) Due to our weak $$$. Even from across the ditch to that big island to the left of us. Postage itself is a killer. But regardless, the prices are what they are & you just have to pay if you want it. People buy boats to go fishing. Wouldn't it be way cheaper to just buy the fish at a shop. Already gutted, fillited & ready to cook. But as we know it isn't always about just catching a fish for the table. It is the whole journey of the exercise, adventure, the natural beauty nature has to offer, fun with your mates etc. Food for the soul. An escape from your usual daily grind. The cost becomes irrelevant if you are enjoying it. To a point. Same with detecting. It is usually just a hobby. If you are doing it for a living then it just becomes another job & it loses that adventure & fun aspect as you have to find a certain amount to satisfy yourself that it is worth it for you. What's worth it to you?? 

To me, I just love being out there & any gold is just a bonus. The icing on the cake. Or like Keith Urban has said, The whipped cream on the ice cream. I don't dwell on finding gold & don't get beat up with a skunk but I seem to do ok. Small, but I find it. Maybe the gold gods just smile upon me with my attitude. I believe that is a big part of it. Attitude & mental ground balance.    

Best of luck out there

JW 🤠

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I understand your reticence JW, my half sister was born in NZ and has recently visited and said the same thing. If it's any comfort (and it won't be), the price of housing in the US is just stupidly high. That, combined with the whip-saw economics and politics, makes NZ seem like heaven. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts after your US visit.

 

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