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Gerry in Idaho

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  1. Love seeing the beautiful gold in quartz and especially with a VLF. So many folks feel PI is the only way but they don't know what their missing. Great on ya.
  2. Well that could be the case. Guess your distributor know more than the one in TX. TX Distributor (as of 2 minutes ago) has not heard a word from Minelab USA. Either way, it's getting close and hopefully you get your unit and your dealer has bunches more, then that tell me, I'll be in the same boat very soon.
  3. I don't need to get my customers in a tizzy until I know the facts. Fact is, no detectors have shipped to me from Minelab USA. Fact is Minelab USA would not tell me how many they were getting, even though they know. Reality is, I don't need to know that, but I was hoping to get an idea if I was expecting 1 unit, 2 or 4 or 10 or 50 or 100 or more. My initial order was way more than most from day 1 back in Aug. So if they go that route, then many dealers who don't know a good product won't get any. That's totally fine with me, if a dealer drags his ass and can't tell a hot selling product. But I know Minelab and have been told by them...this Management team thinks everyone is equal. A lazy dealer complained, probably the same kind who never spends a dime to show up at the dealer conferences, or the same kind who never tries to get a product ahead of time and put it through it's passes. Yeah we have a good portion of them. Well, I looked out the window and we have snowflakes falling. Guess I'll get the blower out again and clean the fluff out of the way. Or just toss in the towel and ride that last wave... It's all good and when I get facts I'll touch base with the appropriate amount of eager customers.
  4. I have two great condition CoilTek coils for the Equinox Series detectors. Both come with coil covers. $125 shipped for the 10" and $135 shipped for the 14" or $250 shipped for both. UPDATE- 10" SOLD
  5. That's the potential problem, how many? When NOX came out, most dealers received 1, some got 2 and I with a couple other received 4. If the release goes the same way and I have 4 customers waiting, I know they'll be just as happy to wait a few days longer while I test the waters. Heck, we've been teased and stretched since Aug. right, what's another couple weeks.
  6. Hey, You'll have all the dealers pissed off at me again. I assure you all 100%, Minelab USA has not sent me a Manticore. Heck they don't even know when they are shipping me and or how many. Even if Minelab USA gets some next week. Then they ship to the distributors and the distributors ship to dealers. I'm not expecting Minelab USA in Chicago to have detectors in my hands until around mid December. Even then, how many will I get? About time for me to relax in a warm climate area for a few days and then get ready for the storm. Besides, sometimes I have to keep the boss happy and she is certainly work keeping.
  7. Hey, You know I need to test it out 1st and make sure it's a great product for my Loyal and worthy (deep pocket) customers. I'm going to swing into Chicago and grab one before I head to warm weather beaches. Be patient my friends and your Christmas list just might get checked off. Pic is one of my better MX trips when I tested the CoilTek coil for them.
  8. That's exactly why you are on my Field Staff Team. Always thinking ahead and willing to help others.
  9. Not so fast my friend. They are shipping to the countries main headquarters, not the dealers. You guys started my phone to blow up and I could not understand why. No worries, at least some of my customers will get them pre-Christmas. Hopefully dealers get good allotments and not trickle in like the Equinox did.
  10. If all goes well, I will be sharing pictures of Manticore finds from in the salt water. Hurry up Santa, Gerry's Detectors has places to go. He also has customers patiently waiting. It looks as if the wait time could be pre Christmas for a few. Let's just hope us dealers get a good allotment of units the 1st few rounds.
  11. I have a couple Axiom packages for those wanting the non US version. Only difference is the coils and headphones. US version gets 13" DD and 11" MONO coils and wireless headphones. The ones I can ship now are the 13" MONO and 11" DD with wired headphones. What did I find all my gold with when testing, I preferred and used the 13" MONO coil. That's just me though. I'll be getting more US versions in soon and if you are not on a list, call me 208-345-8898. As always, US military can earn a 15% discount. Gerry Gerry's Detectors.
  12. I know these nuggets are not huge or even close to it, but I enjoy seeing some of my customers success and their recoveries. These 2 pics just came in from a customer in AZ who took the Axiom out for it's 1st voyage. He used the 11" MONO coil and recovered them 3 to 4" deep. Hopefully more customers will be sharing their success. I'm certain the upstate guys like me are pretty much frozen in for the season so south we need to go.
  13. Glad to see you get out there one last time Gary and find a few pickers. Hopefully that GPX-6000 is doing everything I promised and then some. Looks like this coming in weather will have us shut down for the season, unless a warm spell comes in Dec. Well on you two and thanks for sharing some success.
  14. I'm not much of a dig a hole guy unless my detector indicates to dig there. I do have bottle hunter buddies that can dig a hole extremely fast. Here's a pic of a hole one of my Field Staff dug on our last day of the trip. We were in Alaska up at a place called Moore Creek (supposed to be good gold up there) and the last day, most of us had our gear already packed and just hanging around waiting for a plane to drop in. Spencer is still gung ho and happy to be swinging not caring a bit about being ready for the plane. Guess he decided he'd be on the last plane out. He is swinging right in front of the tents so everyones watching. Eventually I look up and see him digging with his pick and think nothing of it. Some folks start giving advice like the group of supervisors usually do at a construction site. Finally 5 minutes later I look up and see Spencer has a shovel and is getting serious. Now we all know when detecting dredge tailing piles, the big holes usually mean a tobacco tin or rusty can from some old prospector 100 yrs earlier. At this time a couple of us start to wander up as we need to give better more detailed advice of how to remove the trash. Well a few minutes and another almost foot later, Spencer gets the target out of the hole. He starts scanning all the rocks and gravels removed from the pit and his detector is just screaming so loud and brood it's hard to isolate where the target actually is. A pin pointer would have come in handy at this time, but most of us already had our gear packed. Eventually he recovered it and that's when crazy started happening. You should have seen how many guys started digging through they bags trying to find their detectors for a quickie. No bad so sad...as I was one of them who done packed away. I've learned a lesson though. When in big gold country, never stop swinging until after the fat lady sings. Just shy of 1 pound troy of AK specimen/gold . Spencers' trip home was quite romantic as he was the sexy guy with the gold. You just never know until you dig it.
  15. Mike, You are the winner of the Minelab Vest, Hat and Care Package. Please PM me the ship to address. Also, what size Vest you want?
  16. That just might happen but I need to have one in my hands as well. Just to make sure, do I have you on the list? We're expecting some news to come out in the next week or 2. Hopefully it means there's movement of the Manticore.
  17. That's for engineering types to say. In days of old Minelab would use terms like "up to 30%" or such. This time their wording changed and so I have no clue. The bottom line, there really is to many variables to give a depth. Soil conditions, size of target, recovery speed, coil size, target metal etc. I'm expecting we'll start hearing of depths and comparisons very soon.
  18. Not until they get caught up with orders will we start learning the cost of accessories and different coils. Should be hearing something real soon.
  19. Ridge Runner (Chuck) thanks for sharing a nugget of pic. I realize the old days and pics were nothing like we have today. My most memorable times are on 8MM reel when I was a sprout running around on weekends with family and detector in hand. I have no issues with you pic as it brings back memories and that's exactly what this holiday is about, being thankful for so many things, including the early prospects and hard work for the color earned. You name is in the hat my friend. Purplehays69 Now that nugget pic has so many twists and or stories to tell. Oh my I would love to hear just half of the history it could speak. I'll have to look up the mention. Yes there's way more history across that Black Rock desert than many who travel through each day have no clue. Did they happen to fit?🤣.Your name is in the hat my friend. LuckyLundy, (Rick) I have to agree 100% and that's why I used the term "nugget" as there's so many ways to use it. Friends and stories made on gold collecting journeys is most valuable to the soul. The beautiful yellow stuff is just the icing on the cake. Your name is in the hat my friend. HotSauce I can see you have put some time on your coils and the adventures have a golden shine at the end of the road. You've done well my friend. I used to think I would remember all my nicer finds and I probably did for 15 to 25 yrs, but I think the sharp tack mind is starting to wear on me a little. Now I have to use notes and cheat on occasion. The hunt for the next big o gold is always on our minds. Thanks for sharing and your name is in the hat my friend. mn90403 (Mitchel), Gold finds like that can leave an everlasting highs/lows in the soul. There's usually great joy and pride but for some reason a few sour grapes seem to surface as well. I'll check out your story later on. Hopefully those great times and memories with the ones around at the time will last forever. Thanks for sharing and your name is in the hat my friend. geof_junk Silly me.... I have never seen a guys hand so small.🤫 Or could it be your stones are so big? Well either way those memories will last forever my friend. Thanks for sharing and your name is in the hat my friend. Glenn in CO My gosh Glenn, that golden dove is just amazing. You are so lucky to have a nugget beside you on every trip and willing to take part. I wish you 2 many more golden years to come. Thanks for sharing and your name is in the hat my friend. Arky (Mike) Good to see you and your best find still out there swinging and learning. Each site is different and something to learn all the time. That’s a fine chunky nugget there and most would think around the heavily pounded Quartzsite area, it should have been picked up already. Maybe it was me who boot scraped it and walked, as I have done so many times before. I especially do that in known trashy areas. If site was new to me or if a lot of surface trash, then yes I probably walked and left one for those more determined. Good to see you again last month and hopefully seeing you more down the road. Thanks for sharing and your name is in the hat my friend. oneguy (Scott) that pic is certainly a golden pan full. Many hours and memories to be thankful there. A few really chunky ones as well. Be sure to ask Santa for a new pair of gloves for X-Mas., as I’m sure you need them. Thanks for sharing and your name is in the hat my friend. Norvic Finding that virgin site is something most of us dream of and especially when you are finding golden slugs and fist size sunbakers. You certainly have many hunts and memories to be thankful. I imagine there are a few of those such sites left, but they are certainly getting harder each year. Thanks for sharing and your name is in the hat my friend. deathray I love the shoe plate and to get a complete one if even more rare. The display of Au and the plate is stunning. To hand it over to the landowner is most advantageous in so many ways. I do it quite a bit myself and it usually brings back the “come back any time” comment. Well done and thanks for sharing. Your name is in the hat my friend.
  20. Different spelling as the top dog at Garrett is spelled Novakovich. Below info from Garrett website.
  21. Strick and others. Sorry I was not on the ball last month when all this was going down. You guys know me better than that and I'm usually much better focused. Honestly, I've been so focused on the Axiom and getting as much time in the field with it. While at the same time, I had a massive flood in my shop and total strip down/rebuild in the rooms. I love DP but at the same time, I can easily get wrapped into it so deep that I'm not taking care of other things and sometimes they are very important. Just getting on and reading a couple posts and then I want to help and reply. Next thing I know is it's been 3 hrs and I'm missing something else. It was one of my own customers on here who brought it to my attention Go figure. So in the meantime I've patiently waited for Minelab USA to inform me and not a word. No call, no email no communication what so ever. If anything, a simple mass email to all dealers would be nice. So I guess we'll use DP and the friendly folks posting to keep us (including dealers) updated. No I didn't have time to read all pages and threads on this subject so hopefully I'm not repeating something already said. Not sure if another US dealer such as Rob or other has chimed in but honestly I think we all were in the dark. Bottom line is it should have been taken care of in a better manor. Let's hope they learn from it. The good thing, eventually is, we now have a fix. What that means is they are listening/watching/reading. At least in other countries.
  22. Happy Thanksgiving to your family as well.
  23. Yes I asked Minelab USA about that email the other day and they would not reply? Now it could just as easily be as already mentioned, "Buy a GPX/GPZ and get (here in US) a GM-1000. Knowing Minelab, they are trying to keep detector sales and market share from swaying to Garrett. Just so many turns/promos the last few weeks with Minelab and the recent release of the Axiom. Or, there is actually another detector coming out around the same time as the Manticore and so they choose the "in pairs". Either way, we're falling for it and peeking to see what's next.
  24. That's exactly why we need competition and options. The more options, eventually means a better price point for my customers. We've already seen Minelab make adjustments and that's great news for everyone on here.
  25. I’m thankful for all who contribute to this fine forum in so many ways. Some just read and gather knowledge while other enjoy posting pics/stories and sharing your experiences. A few wise old men who’ve busted so many pairs of boots to the ground…as well as plenty of young new gunners still wearing metal in their soles and plenty of average Joes to share the fun and tell stories when the sun goes down. You all help in different ways to make this DP forum the best. As a thank you from Gerry’s Detectors. I’d like to have a little fun contest. No I'm not giving away a free $1000 detector like I did last year on here, but a very nice Minelab Detecting Vest with more pockets to lose stuff in. It is a nice vest (see pic at bottom) though and the best part, is just having fun. Share a pic and short story (Simon, notice I said short story) of a “Thankful nugget” on this thread. Contest ends Sunday, 27th at midnight my time. 1 entry per person. The winner will get a Minelab vest sent to them free of charge. Sorry but I do not plan on sending the vest outside of the USA. Sure we all would enjoy seeing your Thankful nugget and short story, no matter what country you are from. So, if you are the lucky drawing winner, then give me a name and address of someone in the US who you would enjoy donating your winning Vest. This allows everyone to play and also gives kudos to those from outside the US who go along. All who post their 1 pic and short story will get their name dropped into a hat and there will be a simple drawing sometime next week. I’ll post the winner and then you PM me your USA mailing address. Again, if outside of the US is the winner, please select someone in the US you would like to donate the vest and I will send it on your behalf. Below is pic of my Thankful nugget. My 1st nugget from South Dakota. I watched Deadwood and was drawn in from the story. A month later a special friend invited me to SD. 1st day in the field, 1st hour and I scored gold in more ways than one. Fun times, memories at dinner (happy birthday to your wife) and just an overall wonderful experience. I'm Thankful for the opportunity you shared with me. Looking forward to having some nice reads and interesting nugget pics to see. Again, Happy Thanksgiving to my DP friends and safe travels during the holiday weekend.
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