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My First Metal Detector – A Guide to Choosing the Right Metal Detector For You!
What Kind of Metal Detector Should I Buy?
Before you set out to buy your first detector, remember the old adage: "You get what you pay for." Many people expect to pay $ 150 for a detector that will visually show them what is in the ground before they dig it up, is water proof, or any number of "features" that have yet to make it into even the most expensive detectors! Buy the detector that you can afford and learn to use it to its fullest. Only then will you know which detector is right for your needs, in which case you can upgrade to the model you want later on. And always remember, the area in which you use your metal detector is the most important factor!
Where Should I Buy My Metal Detector From?
There are a lot of places you can buy your detector from, but the best place is your local dealer. When shopping locally, you will actually have a chance to touch and hold the different models. You will also be able to get an immediate response from any questions you may have. However, there may not be a metal detector dealer around you, so you have to turn to the internet. Just remember, when buying online, make sure to do all your research before you commit to buying. Will your new detector be able to withstand the climate of your particular area? How long is the manufacturer's warranty? How much does it weigh and how easy is it to use? Knowing these things will help you when trying to make your decision and give you peace of mind when you are out on a treasure hunt.
Should I Buy A New Or Used Metal Detector?
Finally, there is the option of buying a detector brand-new or used. While many of us would prefer to buy a new detector, do not overlook used ones. You would be surprised at the amount of people selling brand-new or like new detectors at used prices! Sometimes a person received a detector as a gift that they do not need or maybe they thought they would like metal detecting, but found it just was not their kind of hobby. Whatever the reason may be, it is your chance to get a like-new detector! One place to check for used metal detectors is on Ebay. There are hundreds of people selling their used metal detecting equipment, and if you are lucky, you may find some "treasures"!
Remember, a metal detector is just a tool for you to find treasures. It is up to you, the user, to use it to its fullest. So go out there, find the metal detector that would serve you best, be a treasure hunter, and make your great metal detecting find today!