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Not Impressed With New Whites GMX

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White's have lost the plot, first they up the price of the 24k making it far less competitive with other options which to me made it no longer a viable option when it wasn't a good seller in the first place. They then they come out with a waterproof version in the form of a rehash.  Why not leave the price of the 24k where it was and make the waterproof option the new 24k price point? :wacko:

Perhaps they should have just made the 24k waterproof in the first place, it's the way detectors are heading anyway.  I'm new to detecting and I've already lost patience with all this rehash rubbish, I feel sorry for you folks that have been in the game for a long time, at least they went beyond a paint job I guess :laugh: If I was a 24k buyer I'd be angry now. 

White's GMX Sport Data & Specifications

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Hi phrunt,

Maybe the GMX will be a good gold detector. For me, I really don't care. Like you, I have lost interest in a company that continues to just do the wrong thing over and over. Why make the underpowered TDI SL and the recent Special Edition Tan model when the TDI Pro was just fine. Why make the MX7 and a waterproof version=MXSport. Just only make the MXSport and do it right the first time........ Raising the price on a recent release like the 24K that is nothing special in my opinion and then finding out that it will be made obsolete by a "new" detector from the same company says to me that they are trying to make as much money on a questionable product as they can from unsuspecting buyers. Or, that they are going to charge a lot more for the new GMX which will make the new price of the 24K seem like a bargain????? Or that Whites is just%&^$$##%%. I just don't understand this company. I would have lowered the price on the 24K.........like Nokta/Makro did on their Kruzer line before they release their newer detectors later this year.

Jeff

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On 4/13/2019 at 9:15 PM, Jeff McClendon said:

Maybe the GMX will be a good gold detector. For me, I really don't care. Like you, I have lost interest in a company that continues to just do the wrong thing over and over.

I wholeheartedly agree with everything you just said.

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On 4/13/2019 at 9:15 PM, Jeff McClendon said:

Hi phrunt,

Maybe the GMX will be a good gold detector. For me, I really don't care. Like you, I have lost interest in a company that continues to just do the wrong thing over and over. Why make the underpowered TDI SL and the recent Special Edition Tan model when the TDI Pro was just fine. Why make the MX7 and a waterproof version=MXSport. Just only make the MXSport and do it right the first time........ Raising the price on a recent release like the 24K that is nothing special in my opinion and then finding out that it will be made obsolete by a "new" detector from the same company says to me that they are trying to make as much money on a questionable product as they can from unsuspecting buyers. Or, that they are going to charge a lot more for the new GMX which will make the new price of the 24K seem like a bargain????? Or that Whites is just%&^$$##%%. I just don't understand this company. I would have lowered the price on the 24K.........like Nokta/Makro did on their Kruzer line before they release their newer detectors later this year.

Jeff

I got the 24K when it first came out. I found a picker in the first 20 minutes of use in SE Michigan. My only complaint was it wasn't waterproof. I'll be getting a GMX Sport.

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Hi Rick,

I recently learned that a buddy of mine wanted to sell his 24K in order to help fund a different Whites detector purchase. I happily bought his used 24K with the stock elliptical and 6.5" round coil for a ridiculous price. I recently got to use it in AZ and was pretty impressed even though I have a lot to learn. I had always enjoyed swinging the MX5 and MX7 that I previously owned so I knew what to expect with the ergonomics of the 24K and was not disappointed. I have had a little experience swinging the MX Sport, and at my age I found it to be way too heavy and not as well balanced as the MX7 and my current 24K. I don't need waterproofing since I have a Nox 800 for any creek prospecting so I will pass on the GMX.

I have no doubt that I will find gold with the 24K. It is an excellent detector. I really like how I can hunt with or without a threshold to help with audio fatigue, how sensitive it is, its very friendly user interface and its other features. I continue to believe that Whites got the MX7 (except for two tone relic mode, UGH) and the 24K about as right as they could other than the lack of wireless audio. I still have my doubts about the Sport and GMX ergonomics.

Jeff

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With the Sport I had I had to sell because of weight of it was cutting my detecting time down to nothing. To me I think it was a great detector but I’m not young and strong so I had to adjust.

 Chuck 

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It’s nice to have choice. The 24K is a great detector and if you want lighter weight and don’t need waterproof, that’s the way to go. If you want waterproof you have the GMX as an option. The GMX is actually almost weightless underwater, and should be a superb fresh water jewelry detector. Different tools for different jobs.

My only advice to White’s is to get with the times and include Bluetooth aptx LL wireless capability built in.

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Yes, for one of the first leading detector companies they sure have fallen by the way. 40 years ago I loved my Whites detectors. They performed well and I found thousands of coins and dozens of nuggets but nowadays I would not give Whites a second thought sadly. 

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