By Steve Herschbach
If Tesoro does close their doors, which appears to be the case, what happens to your "Lifetime Warranty"?
Warranties are only as good as the company behind them. In theory if a company goes away, so does the warranty. However, warranties are a financial obligation that can't be tossed on a whim. For Tesoro to completely ditch all their warranty obligations I believe they have to go bankrupt and prove they do not have the financial resources to back the warranties any longer. Otherwise a company can just close their doors and walk with money in the bank that would have funded future warranty work.
I am no legal expert in this stuff, but I do think there is hope on the warranty front still. Tesoro may be looking for a buyer or some other avenue under which warranties will continue to be honored. Until and unless a full bankruptcy occurs there is hope.
On the flip side anyone buying a Tesoro right now and assuming they have a lifetime warranty better think twice. I do wonder about the liability of the dealers who still have these in stock and are still selling them and advertising them as having a "Lifetime Warranty". This is an area that dealers would be wise to resolve with Tesoro immediately.
"Our lifetime warranty covers defects in material and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original purchaser. The warranty excludes batteries, damage caused by leaky batteries, cable breakage due to flexing, wear of the searchcoil housing, and leakage caused by the condition of water seals on underwater detectors. Also excluded are instruments which have been abused, altered, or repaired by an unauthorized party."
By Steve Herschbach
This tidbit from a post on Dankowskis....
"...we are now working on the final arrangements of our service center in the USA. You will see an announcement from me hopefully soon. Here I guarantee that no one will be left out in the dark in terms of after sales support. One way or another, we will always stand behind our products and valued customer...whether it is through our service center or us directly."
By Steve Herschbach
From the Fisher metal detector website:
GOLD & TREASURE METAL DETECTORS
FISHER "F" SERIES MULTI-PURPOSE VISUAL & AUDIO TARGET ID DETECTORS
Fisher F44 - The Ultimate Weatherproof Multi-Purpose Metal Detector.
Fisher F44 metal detector
MSRP $399.00 Internet Price $309.00 Details here
Fisher F44 control panel
Fisher F22 - Weatherproof All-Purpose Metal Detector.
Fisher F22 metal detector
MSRP $289.00 Internet Price $209.00 Details here
Fisher F22 control panel
Fisher F11 - Great All-Purpose Metal Detector.
Fisher F11 metal detector
MSRP $199.00 Internet Price $159.00 Details here
Fisher F11 control panel
Fisher F75+ - The F75+ is an American Made, high-performance multi-purpose professional metal detector. The F75+ was built off the proven F75 platform, all the legendary features you've come to know and trust from the F75, plus an added Boost Mode for even more depth!
Fisher F75+ metal detector
MSRP $799.00 Internet Price $649.00 Details here
Fisher F75+ control panel
Fisher F75 Ltd - The F75 in black, with Boost and Cache Locating Processes. The metal detecting industry's premier relic hunting and ultimate multi-purpose metal detector.
Fisher F75 Limited Edition (Ltd)
MSRP $1449.00 Internet Price $699.00 Details here
Fisher F75 Ltd control panel
Fisher F75 - The Ultimate Detector! The metal detecting industry's premier relic hunting and general purpose metal detector.
Fisher F75 metal detector
MSRP $1249.00 Internet Price $549.00 Details here
Fisher F75 control panel
Fisher F70 - Has Many Great Features. Use it for Coin Shooting, Relic Hunting, Gold Prospecting & More.
Fisher F70 metal detector
MSRP $799.00 Internet Price $449.00 Details here
Fisher F70 control panel
Fisher F19 - New from Fisher®, the best relic machine ever!
Fisher F19 metal detector
MSRP $899.00 Internet Price $449.00 Details here
Fisher F19 control panel
Fisher F5 - Combining the Best in Analog and Digital Technology.
Fisher F5 metal detector
MSRP $549.00 Internet Price $349.00 Details here
Fisher F5 control panel
Fisher F4 - Versatile Multi-Purpose Detector with DD Coil.
Fisher F4 metal detector
MSRP $449.00 Internet Price $299.00 Details here
Fisher F4 control panel
FISHER GOLD NUGGET / PROSPECTING METAL DETECTORS
Fisher Gold Bug - More than just a HOT Gold Machine!
Fisher Gold Bug metal detector
MSRP $549.95 Internet Price $449.00 Details here
Fisher Gold Bug control panel
Fisher Gold Bug Pro - The best, most versatile prospecting machine on the market! Incredible sensitivity to the tiniest gold nuggets.
Fisher Gold Bug Pro metal detector
MSRP $699.00 Internet Price $549.00 Details here
Fisher Gold Bug Pro control panel
Fisher Gold Bug DP - Superior gold prospecting and relic hunting performance!
Fisher Gold Bug DP metal detector
MSRP $749.00 Internet Price $599.00 Details here
Fisher Gold Bug DP control panel
Fisher Gold Bug 2 - The MOST Sensitive Gold Hunting Detector Ever Made.
Fisher Gold Bug 2 metal detector
MSRP $899.00 Internet Price $764.00 Details here
Fisher Gold Bug 2 control panel
FISHER UNDERWATER, BEACH & SURF HUNTING METAL DETECTORS
Fisher CZ-21 Quicksilver - Premium Multi-Frequency Underwater Detector Whether it be Dry Land, Saltwater or Fresh Water, the CZ-21 Delivers.
Fisher CZ-21 metal detector
MSRP $1799.00 Internet Price $1099.00 Details here
Fisher CZ-21 control panel
Fisher 1280X - Proven Performance on Land or in Water.
Fisher 1280X metal detector
MSRP $829.00 Internet Price $549.00 Details here
Fisher 1280X control panel
FISHER RELIC HUNTING / MULTIPURPOSE / DEEP SEEKING METAL DETECTORS
Fisher CZ-3D - Coin, Relic & Saltwater Beach Hunting Specialist
Fisher CZ-3D metal detector
MSRP $949.00 Internet Price $799.00 Details here
Fisher CZ-3D control panel
Fisher Gemini 3 - The Deepest Treasure Finder - DEEPEST All-Metal Detection!
Fisher Gemini 3 metal detector
MSRP $849.00 Internet Price $649.00 Details here
From latest Fisher catalog (2016) click for larger version:
Fisher metal detector models and specifications 2016
By Steve Herschbach
Apparently Minelab was having a social media contest that just ended. Winners who posted Equinox finds on social media were eligible for a couple Equinox accessory packages including coils. Kind of after the fact but if you are interested in seeing who won and what their finds were then visit the Minelab website.
I dont know if this has been posted before - I just found a minelab sub-website, which lists some service parts and their numbers for various minelab machines including the equinox: