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I just got a call and a text from Fisher. They stated that I was next in line for the Impulse. I'm in the process of moving further from the Gulf of Mexico, so I told him I was going to pass. Next guy in line should be getting a call in the next day or two.

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And as Joe, I too enjoy two AQ’s in my stable. I am very satisfied with the results from both my machines. Just my (2) cents worth so to speak. I think the problem with the AQ May lie in several facto

I still love mine, a good time to pick up another. 27 gold with the machine I got from Rick last year covered the price of both. Got to Love this Hobby, and the " Fisher Impulse AQ" ......... Come on

Fisher and I reached an agreement - they decided to proceed with production of AQ Limited units but felt that it would be best if they dealt directly with the buyers. Since this was a change from

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I got the email yesterday. They said they tried to call but I had no missed messages.

 

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That didn't leave me a message either but they sent me a text within an hour.

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This is for the Limited I'm assuming? 

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5 minutes ago, Badger-NH said:

This is for the Limited I'm assuming? 

Yes it was.

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Yea I got an email myself and passed. This is the second time I've been offered the AQ in the last 3 months. So maybe they are having a hard time selling them. Yes it's the limited they are still trying to get out there. I really have no interest in the AQ at this point, I'm waiting for the land version. 

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At this point i think there are two factors hurting the sell of these machines.  One.... is they must be near to coming out with the production model.   Two.... with a small number out there seems to be several going back for repairs.   With no transferable warranty .... anyone want to sell theirs is taking a loss and the buyers are taking a chance.  Had they given a transferable warranty more of these may have been passed around and Fisher may have gotten even more info for improvements if needed. 

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I’m a little surprised anyone still wants an Limited, when a vastly improved version is said to be right around the corner. Everyone must be taking the threat of a big price jump seriously. Frankly, I’m not. They can try and charge a ton of money for the final version, but that does not mean people will pay it. Right now the average price paid for a beach detector must be awful close to $900. The Ltd is $1500. Would I pay $1999 for one that is done up properly? Sure. $2500? Not so sure, it’s still just a PI, maybe a powerful one, but a PI, and it’s not twice as deep as a $1200 Beachhunter TDI. And that non-transferable warranty does not help. $2999? Good luck, no way.

So might a new final Impulse AQ Unlimited cost $500 bucks more? Sure, and I’d gladly pay that to get it right. But if Fisher goes for more than that then it seems to me it will be going against creating an affordable option, which was one of the early promises, with plenty of snark aimed at certain companies that charge through the nose for their detectors. That being the case, I just do not see it being worth it to get a Ltd at this late stage of the game. But that’s just me obviously, and there will always be a few who want to save that buck.

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We are crazy for depth and having an edge.  I used to own two AquaSounds.... new those babies were $3500 and a coil was $500 adds a battery change and there was another $400.  I of course did NOT pay the new price.  Great machines and the first machine to both GB and Salt Balance IN the water..... and it was single freq.  Only really used here in Fl because black sand killed the depth.  My point is we paid for the depth even thou it was only good here.  The disadvantage the production model has ..... is how much more depth could they or did they squeeze out of it?   We have seen the limited.... there will have to be some pretty decent changes to get a $3000 price tag.   Yes they will sell.... but not nearly as fast as with a reasonable price tag.  It appears marketing has changed..... it’s going to be interesting to see where this all goes.

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