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Things are not any better on the top secret Official White’s Forum. I joined just to see if the was anything official there, but other than the same thing being said a month ago, nothing since.

I’m guessing they are trying to negotiate something, hoping for good news they can tell people, and it’s just dragging out.

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I just received this email! Important Information from White's Electronics June 18, 2020 To our valued

This was very unexpected, I thought they had another 5 years just coasting. White's had a lot of problems, but I gotta say that in all the jobs I've had the past 40 years, the 6 with White's was by fa

There were a lot of problems, starting with the family. They never had a high opinion of engineers and thought they could be easily replaced as needed. And one particular engineer with an outsized ego

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I think they'd be surprised how positive people take things if the truth about the situation is given, communication is so important for a business and customers can be very forgiving if they're told the truth and communicated to very well.

If they came out and said they were struggling as sales were slow who knows how many people would come out of the wood work and buy that detector, coil or pinpointer they'd been thinking of buying for a long time and never got around to it.   I'm sure a lot of people would have wanted to help them, instead they just stay silent.

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3 hours ago, phrunt said:

I think they've be surprised how positive people take things if the truth about the situation is given, communication is so important for a business and customers can be very forgiving if they're told the truth and communicated to very well.

If they came out and said they were struggling as sales were slow who knows how many people would come out of the wood work and buy that detector, coil or pinpointer they'd been thinking of buying for a long time and never got around to it.   I'm sure a lot of people would have wanted to help them, instead they just stay silent.

That's very true, I was thinking of buying the 24k but the cloak and dagger behaviour is still their number one priority, just like 4 years ago protecting their own image/backside is far more important than that of the brand and the Jobs of the lower ranks,

Alas It's too late to waste money on Whites when there are too many good companies out there who do listen like Nokta/Makro, Fisher and Minelab and XP,

I hope Garrett are taking note or they will be the next company who bite the dust.

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On 7/18/2020 at 12:01 PM, cudamark said:

Maybe the best techs from White's can join forces with the best techs from Tesoro to create something truly awesome! Opportunity is knocking there if someone can take the reins and run with it.

Jack Gifford is dead, and all the White's engineers are gone.

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9 hours ago, phrunt said:

I can only assume that since the factory is now shut the employees are no longer on the payroll, or at least most are gone.  The ones still there, especially engineers if any would see the writing on the wall and be looking elsewhere to secure their future employment.

3 weeks ago there were 3 or 4 people in admin to deal with the sale and other lingering work, a couple of people in repair, and a couple of people in shipping. Everyone else was let go. There were only 2 engineers left near the end, all the others had seen the writing.

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1 minute ago, Geotech said:

 and all the White's engineers are gone.

Well if that is the case there is No chance of the company being rescued or bought as a going concern,

So the bottom line is Whites Electronics is Dead and the only deal they can get is to sell all the Tooling and the buildings and the brand name which is not worth much.

So things are worse than they say,  I am glad they have not lost their sense of humour in blaming Detector companies from Europe being ( N/M ) Portraying them selves as the Victim and the whole world was against them. Even in Defeat they can't except that they were wrong, Blind as well as Stupid and they deserve everything they get.

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9 minutes ago, auminesweeper said:

Well if that is the case there is No chance of the company being rescued or bought as a going concern,

There's still a chance, dunno how much of one.

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I can live without the 24k but I'm pretty disappointed I didn't get a TRX.  Hopefully another manufacturer makes a pin pointer for gold prospectors one day.

Without engineers White's is done for, they're the heart of the business.  All they could do now is reproduce their existing machines, but so can the Chinese.  They won't buy it, they'll wait for it to go bust and then just start selling them openly.

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7 minutes ago, Geotech said:

There's still a chance, dunno how much of one.

Well maybe fresh new blood is what it needs to keep the brand alive,

It would be great for the Workers to have their jobs back and have new management to steer the ship with no connection with the present owners or office staff.

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6 minutes ago, phrunt said:

I can live without the 24k but I'm pretty disappointed I didn't get a TRX.  Hopefully another manufacturer makes a pin pointer for gold prospectors one day.

Without engineers White's is done for, they're the heart of the business.  All they could do now is reproduce their existing machines, but so can the Chinese.

As Geo pointed out a while back, The Engineers were never given free reign and were held back, That's the worst type of job to have where the pioneers of a company are not allowed to breath.

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