I found a dealer supplier today who still has several New Whites in stock if anyone is looking for one. He has several accessories left as well. It is Whites of the Great Lakes if anyone is needing anything. Was told by them that they were the biggest Whites Distributor and when they got wind Whites was closing they pretty much bought out all they had.
I do know they are out of the D2 coil. I needed an 8AA battery pack and that is how I found out about them from the old Whites of the mid south I used to deal with.
Anyways, I hope no one minds me sharing this.
By Steve Herschbach
White’s maintained their own forum at http://forums.whiteselectronics.com/ In another sign that the company is not being revived, the forum has now been suspended. Findmall also killed off all their White’s forums due to non-sponsorship.
Rest assured that since this is not a company funded or sponsored forum, it will not be going away. If anything I will pay extra attention to trying to lend aid and support to White’s owners via this website.
By Steve Herschbach
Now that White’s has closed the factory in Sweet Home, these are the officially designated places to have warranty work and service done:
Centreville Electronics (East Coast)
9437 Main Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Fax: (703) 367-0868
Centreville Electronics Northwest (West Coast)
1550 Maple Pl.
Lebanon Oregon 97355
21920 44A Avenue
Langley, British Columbia,
Canada V3A 9J3
Use this Service Center for Older Water Detectors
Specializing in repairing legacy White’s water detectors. Please call for other repairs.
Warren’s Repair Center
At last report the White’s facility in Scotland is still open and accepting items for service:
White’s Electronics (UK) Ltd
35J Harbour Road
UK Customers: 01463 223 456
International Customers: +44 1463 223 456
Whites Electronics stop operation in June of this year. Based on conversations with representatives, Whites is looking for a buyer and contemplating other options. For all practical purposes, they are currently not in business. Visiting White's web site, you will notice they have nothing in stock. I seriously doubt they will not debut any new detectors in the near future. It breaks my heart. I think most of us in the detecting hobby saw this coming. I don't understand why White's didn't. They let themselves get woefully behind the 8 ball in the gold detecting arena. The GMT is still there best machine. The TDI, first generation design PI machine, is a MAJOR disappointment hunting gold in a highly mineralized desert. All you beach hunters and relic hunters will enjoy this machine but it is lousy at picking up small gold. I was so hoping Whites would have come up with a PI machine at least as effective as the GPX 4500, which I own. The reality is that the whites GMT is still their best Gold finding machine, not the TDI and not the 24K (me too VFL) with the added wingdings that don't make it go any deeper. Dammit Whites............This breaks my heart after all these years. Please come back stronger without some large corporate or foreign buyer.😥
By Bohemia Miner
I had been a multi-line dealer since 2005. I moved back to Oregon in 2011 and continued to do so. 75% of the people in my Prospecting club owned Metal Detectors. Of those, at least 75% were White’s. I was living and selling in White’s Country! As a result, I concentrated on that brand. I didn’t give up my other dealerships. I just didn’t order unless somebody needed something. I stocked White’s only.
Garrett is a family owned US company with a reputation of excellent Customer Service. Not only that, they’re solid financially. I recently learned that they purchase all the parts in January that they need to manufacture all the detectors for the entire year! That can’t happen unless you have the funds to do so.
When I first started in this business, the Ace series was already in place. At the end of the last decade they introduced the AT Series; first the Pro, then the Gold, followed by the PI X and then finally, the Max. Within the past five years they revamped the Ace Series. Not by adding a newly designed coil and changing the rod colors like Tesoro did. We’re talking about REAL improvements. They introduced the new 400 and finally the Apex. They also came up with the Z-Lynk Wireless technology. Needless to say, they do not lack Innovation!
If your looking for a great American company to represent, I’d look no farther than Garrett Electronics!
ps: I know this is the White’s forum but didn’t know where else to put it so those that may need or want the information could get it.