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  1. This beauty here. Converts from a pinpointer to a handheld pulse induction diver with either a 5.5" coil or 8" coil. The loop conversion is optional. You could buy just the pinpointer for around $100 and the option to purchase the loop separately is always there.
  2. Well, I took the plunge and bought my first Nokta-Makro product. I went to my nearest dealer and he had one left. Just the base pinpointer without coil. This actually worked out better for me because I was primarily interested in the 8" coil and didn't want to have to purchase the 5.5" which I doubt I'll ever use. So I paid just $99 for the base unit and he ordered me a coil for $84. This way I pay $183 and get the coil I want, rather than $160 and $84 = $244. Doing it this way, you would not get the nifty carry case however. You'd have to order that separate if you want it. In a few days when
  3. Better get those TRXs while you can. They really are that good. The F-Pulse and Tek-Point are really it's only competition for what it does. I'm going to put at least 1 additional unit away along with a couple shells. Keep your eyes out for any of Whites famous Garage sales as well. As an aside, I could see a company like Garrett being interested in some of what Whites leaves behind. This seems to have been in the works of months if you think back. Garrett has the will to survive. They've shown that. I now find myself more worried about FT in the hobby arena anyway. Maybe there is no mon
  4. Very sad. Don't know how far I'll get but I'm going to call up tomorrow and see if I can buy any V3i parts and components to keep it going. If not, I guess now is the time to stock up on backup V3is. Truly is my favorite machine and I'm proud to own it and my Bullseye TRX. Maybe now some cats can be let out of the bag on the V3i. What could it hurt? I second the motion for First Texas to buy up the Whites brand!
  5. After a little more research, it's looking less like an error and more like future plans we haven't been made privy to just yet. 2nd paragraph
  6. This is what I suspect, and that it is some sort of mistake, but it has piqued my interest since I've seen this descriptor twice in two different places. Since the IPTU sensor is only around $600+ any possibility that it could work with other machines in some way caught my attention. I suspect even if it could it would require an additional and much more expensive purchase. Or maybe their are future plans we are unaware of and someone got ahead of themselves.
  7. What do you make of this description on KellyCo? It seems to suggest the IPTU sensor would work with machines other than the Invenio. Does anyone know if that is true and how that would work? "One of the biggest issues that people run into when metal detecting is difficulty with accuracy. The IPTU Sensor (Invenio) is going to help increase your accuracy and help you find more items and be sure what they are and where they are better. This is an easy to install sensor and is going to make a world of difference when it comes to your overall success when metal detecting. This sensor works w
  8. Maybe it's just in my neck of the woods, but I'm seeing Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Treasure Classifieds, and EBay with more of these for sale than I've ever seen before. I have to believe it's due to the past and present releases of waterproof and multifrequency models. That and what seems to be a discontinuation of the VX3 for a dwindling supply of certain components. Just a note to anyone who might've wanted one to keep your eye out. Some pretty good deals to be had. To me it's still a relevant and awesome platform. The V3i remains my number 1 go-to even after having machines like the
  9. I've never thought the CTX-3030 was worth $2,500. Not when it was fresh, and not now, even though it has still not been surpassed in some respects. I've valued it at about less than half that and refused to buy one until I found one in that range, and could do so comfortably. I felt the same about the V3i and many others. At $2,500 Id expect a machine that can do most anything you can throw at it and be dead on about it. There's no such machine, and I couldn't see paying that kind of money for a machine that is just colorful while being a little less wrong than any other machine in some circum
  10. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/935297840248831/ hell of a deal right here. I was tempted myself until I found a local Excalibur II
  11. I'm with Mike Hillis. I love the TRX. Depth is unrivaled and you can change shells if it wears. I also have the Tek-Point and love it as well. Pretty close on depth, maybe even has an edge on low conductors. You can't go wrong with either of those two. Personally I haven't been impressed by the carrot for a while now compared to those two. Not even a close contest in my opinion. I must admit to being curious about the Nokta Makro convertible Pulsedive as well. I'm going to be adding it to my arsenal rignt next to the other two. Seems to have competitive depth as a pinpointer and that new 8" co
  12. I too was pretty surprised at the relatively quiet release of this coil. Could be some kind of strategy behind that as far as moving prior stock. In any case, this was the clincher for me too. I'm fairly sure I would've ended up with one either way but this sped up the process significantly. It does seem to increase depth detection by around 30%.
  13. One of my concerns in purchasing a CTX-3030 was that a multi-IQ version can't be too far off. Another is that I have a V3i and it seemed a bit redundant. I decided to go ahead and buy one anyway because I'm a fan of target trace and Fe:Co etc. I figure even if a multi-IQ version is released they still aren't going to detect the same. There's also no guarantee that Minelab would continue using a color screen with target trace etc. It could be an entirely different setup and feature set. Plus, I paid little enough that even if a new flagship or paralell flagship were released and the CTX value w
  14. You might be surprised. I believe the 13" Detech Ultimate is noticeably lighter than the stock 10" DD coil it replaced. The down side to that is that the plastic housing is also noticeably thinner and more vulnerable. It may be that I'm being paranoid, but I'm much more careful with it because of that. Things like this (coil variation) are really good to know though. I've often wondered how 2 competent people could come up with such disparate air tests on a given machine, all else being equal. It's been head scratching, even frustrating to watch this occur again and again, until now. Kno
  15. I know you're being facetious, but I really do have a sickness when it comes to owning things that are widely considered one of the best of the best. Whatever my father's motivation was, it was deeply ingrained in us kids that those things weren't for us. We'd never have them. If we ever got them, luck would never have it. I remember reading issues of Hot Rod magazine and daydreaming about a mint condition red 1979 Trans-Am with T-tops etc. "Don't kid yourself, you'll NEVER have one." Years later when I got one I almost couldn't believe it was real. I had to keep looking out into the driveway.
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