Tesoro Golden sabre II..... used for 22yrs as 1st detector (dug 7300+ coins within first 7 months then quit counting)
Minelab eTrac.... used for 4 seasons has paid for itself if I throw in the 4 gold rings also dug
Minelab Gold Monster also paid for itself 1 season (barely)….
Still working on paying for gas, extra do-dads, coils, camper trailer, etc. etc.....lol
Forgot to mention the 2 that I didn't get paid for:
Tesoro Tejon.... I was upgrading from my 22yr old Golden Sabre II and the Tejon did give me the depth I wanted but in the course of digging only 65 coins with it I got tired of digging 8-10" for some junk due to lack of information? After following many forums I noticed all the eTrac forums had all the good old coins posted much higher than all the other forums so I made the switch over to Minelab eTrac and then trash to treasure flip-flopped 180 degrees and the old coins really showed up! Adios to the Tejon and Tesoro...
Minelab GPX5000.... Kinda knew I wouldn't care for it just because of the weight but tried one anyway. Used it on a couple hunts for a total of approx. 12 hrs. Hated the weight, hated wearing headphones, hated all the damned cords getting hung up in the brush, hated that harness, hated adjusting bungee going uphill or down, not much for discrimination. Then digging 2 junk targets about 18-20" deep once I said to self..."I'll bet that took over an hour to dig 2 targets?" so I went back to PU to check time and right at 1 hr. Sold the GPX imeadiately at $400 loss. If I hunted ground that wasn't so steep, brushy, and loaded with blowdown(s) I'd have kept it. I will say it sure did quiet down the hot rocks...I miss that! jmo