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4 minutes ago, Dan Smith said:

I am actually offended that they let that out. If I were an executive at minelab I would pull that vid off YouTube in an instant. Total dogshit! Detexpert who? Couldn’t hear for the wind noise, dude had steel caps on, waving coil next to other detector on the ground. Could have at least been conducted in the field. So many things wrong/dumb and so little knowledge gained. There are quite a few good and enjoyable detector operators on YouTube atm with thousands of followers. If they want to create the right hype they should be handing the 6000 to them for some real first hand analysis in the field. I know that a new goldhound hour long movie would get me frothy👍👨🏻‍🦯💪 those YouTube vids got me started and the reason I chose minelab detectors. I think we have all been patient. Come on minelab!! Rant over.....

 I still don't know though if ML approved that clip, or if it was part of the official campaign. Debbie could have just shot the video on her own with good intentions.....

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The 6000 does what the 5000 can do depth wise on larger gold even slightly better, but what’s the point of providing it that way to the market when there is already something much better out there for

Minelab is basically just trying to create their own social media. That's what "detexperts" are, and that's why they are choosing their own no-name relic hunting channels to give exclusive looks into

I think these pictures sum up the GPX 6000 very concisely and also how I feel about those people who continue to suggest my input is biased or just marketing hype!! Tiny piece at stupid depth for

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9 minutes ago, Dan Smith said:

I am actually offended that they let that out. If I were an executive at minelab I would pull that vid off YouTube in an instant. Total dogshit! Detexpert who? Couldn’t hear for the wind noise, dude had steel caps on, waving coil next to other detector on the ground. Could have at least been conducted in the field. So many things wrong/dumb and so little knowledge gained. There are quite a few good and enjoyable detector operators on YouTube atm with thousands of followers. If they want to create the right hype they should be handing the 6000 to them for some real first hand analysis in the field. I know that a new goldhound hour long movie would get me frothy👍👨🏻‍🦯💪 those YouTube vids got me started and the reason I chose minelab detectors. I think we have all been patient. Come on minelab!! Rant over.....

These are the sort of Youtubers who should be swinging the 6000, big following with simple but very effective honest real world material. I actually enjoy what these guys create, it’s highly relatable and realistic. 
 

 

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Remember this marketing strategy, the Geico Caveman. GPX 6000, so easy even a caveman can find gold!😂

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9 minutes ago, Jonathan Porter said:

These are the sort of Youtubers who should be swinging the 6000, big following with simple but very effective honest real world material. I actually enjoy what these guys create, it’s highly relatable and realistic. 

I watch them all the time and always thought they are refreshingly real and entertaining. It was so sad though when their dog died a few episodes back! 

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Wow.  Not good to hear how Minelab may be turning their back on experienced users in this field.  Definitely right that this unit (GPX6000) as well as the other top end units are only as good as the person using it.  There is the fact that "you can swing this thing all day, but if you do not know where to find the gold - all you will end up with is a sore arm".

Minelab makes serious quality detectors but I think they are going after the wrong market this time and they may still end up with a black eye as a result.

Combined with that, there may be a hell of a lot of used GPX 6000's for sale in the next 6 to 12 months. 

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50 minutes ago, Jonathan Porter said:

These are the sort of Youtubers who should be swinging the 6000, big following with simple but very effective honest real world material. I actually enjoy what these guys create, it’s highly relatable and realistic. 
 

 

I really enjoy their style, they undoubtedly would be great ambassadors for Minelab if they would use them.  Minelab obviously has a professional marketing team or contracts with an outside firm that has no clue what their customers are like.  

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A 7500 with GeoSense, lighter coils, better noise and ground filtering, and increased depth would certainly go over well here. Seems the natural progression of development to build on prior ZVT and 6000 work. And since our goldfields are so much more flogged, every iota of performance counts here and people are willing to pay for it whereas a 6000 probably does just as good as a 7000 (or 7500 for that matter) in Africa so why spend more?

I am choosing to believe such a thing is in the works marketed towards US/AUS markets and that's why we are being passed over with the 6000 release. Yeah, total guess based on nothing, but why not. 🙂

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Come on guys, reading the last 3 pages is a bit depressing  - look on the bright side & the bigger picture.

Last year i was blocked because of Covid and corresponding state border closures from doing any real gold prospecting in Oz (my home state has very little accessible gold fields) - i stayed home and caught up with all the home renovations🙄.

This year - i have many trips planned  - with or without the GPX6000, this year is going to be a ripper compared to last year . I wish everyone luck & good health & i am looking forward to reading all about your great finds & adventures over the next 6 months.

Cheers.🙂

 

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1 hour ago, Jonathan Porter said:

These are the sort of Youtubers who should be swinging the 6000, big following with simple but very effective honest real world material. I actually enjoy what these guys create, it’s highly relatable and realistic. 
 

 

Agreed Jonathan👍

 

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