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    KY, USA
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    Fisher Research Labs F2, Equinox 600, Pro-Find 35 & Garrett Carrot

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  1. Merci on the testing! I think you're right, short-term, you'll be fine in the rain. But a small amount of moisture build up will cause damage, over time. The only question, how long will it take before this damage causes noticeable and irreversible damage?
  2. I just watched the video. It talked about the control pod being water resistant as it was showing footage of it with the rain cover on it. It's not water resistant...not officially, at least.
  3. If it were waterproof, I'm guessing Minelab would sell more units. But then they'd probably sell fewer Equinox units.
  4. I have reluctantly decided to sell my Minelab Pro-Find 35 pinpointer. Now that I have the Garrett Carrot, along with its ease in which it can be tinkered with, I believe the Pro-Find 35 is now redundant for me. It's a great pinpointer and it worked perfectly. It's also been well taken care of. After each use, it was rinse with water and dried with a towel, then allowed to air dry. It comes with everything you see in the photographs. I am selling to USA buyers only, in the CONUS. I'm asking for $95.00 OBO and this price includes free USPS Priority Mail shipping. I accept payment via Paypal and I'll pay the Paypal fee (in other words, you can purchase as good/service and not friends/family as the $95 price accounts for the fee). Thanks for looking.
  5. Thanks for the input guys! Looks like I'll pass on it.
  6. I saw one of these for sale for basically $200 + shipping. Is that a good deal? What's the typical resale price (Fair Market Value) for a machine like that? Thanks!
  7. A very interesting article from a unique perspective. Thanks for sharing!
  8. During WW2, the total combined computing capacity of the Allies was less than what you buy in a birthday card at the store that sings happy birthday. And everyone readily accepts that such a card is disposable, at least on a hardware level.
  9. To be fair, that's not Minelab's fault. That's the dealer's fault...unless I'm missing something? I suppose Minelab could have failed to communicate with the dealer, but even if that's the case, after your initial inquiry, a prudent dealer would have contacted Minelab to confirm the policy. Even if Minelab dropped the ball, you should never do business with that dealer again. Do you mind PMing me who it was so I'll put them on my do-not-buy list?
  10. Never underestimate the power of marketing. Diamonds are a great example. Oh, and so are the Garrett AT series of metal detectors. They're such old detectors, and while quite capable, seem to be square in the prospective metal detector's eye when considering a new machine. It's almost as if they came out when the Equinox or Simplex did. Gotta give Garrett credit...
  11. I agree and I can't stand the strategy of announcing something well before it's actually available. But Minelab isn't stupid and they've done some number crunching and concluded (correctly or not) that this current strategy is better than the alternative. Well, at least I hope they're not stupid. After all, they did design their Pro-Finds to use 9V batteries...
  12. 1. Cost 2. Color 3. Ergonomics 4. Uses AA batteries 5. Less complex 6. Size/collapsability 7. Coils 8. Desire for Multi-IQ without having to buy the Equinox I personally would love the form factor of the Vanquish with the ability/performance of the Equinox.
  13. It also looks like the Pro-Find 15 might be discontinued? I noticed it's selling for less than $80 at some online retailers or is out of stock. And now, there's the Pro-Find 20, which is basically the 15 with extra notification features (sound that can be turned on and off, plus vibrate - if I recall correctly).
  14. That's actually my initial prototype (if you see my post from a few months ago). I don't like using lithiums as much as LSD NiMHs, but they're certainly better than 9V batteries.
  15. The only "odd" things I've noticed about my Pro-Find 35 are that: 1. If it gets too close to the Garrett Carrot while the Carrot is on, the Pro-Find will go off and will need to be reset (turned off then back on). 2. At maximum sensitivity, it i swing the Pro-Find 35 rather quickly, it will go off. But if I move it "normally," it works just fine. Lowering the sensitivity to the middle level or less will remove this "issue." Sorry for the late reply. Hope this helps!
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