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What is the best way to get a 24k? (or any other Garrett Detector?)

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I mean ... who are the dealers?

We have lots of Minelab Dealers but most of them don't sell a Garrett.

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Aha! Go here to find all the official dealers - just enter your zip code:

https://garrett.com/sport/where-to-buy

Forum members Rob Allison and Gerry McMullen are both Garrett dealers, as may be others, who I invite to chime in.

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No need and Googling can lead you astray to fake dealers - use the dealer locator I posted that lists all official Garrett dealers. Anyone else - buyer beware. The best way to not get scammed these days is stick with listed authorized dealers. If you do find a great deal via Google, I highly recommend you confirm the source is truly an authorized dealer. The link below has dealer listings for all major brands.

List Of Legitimate Metal Detector Dealers

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