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SDC2300 price increase ?

Post  ttrash on Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:48 pm

Got an email from a Minelab dealer



The Minelab SDC 2300 detector is one of the most popular detectors in the Minelab range and it is in short supply. There is a global shortage of conductors, which is a component of the SDC 2300, due to an upsurge in electric vehicles and smart phones.

As of 1st July 2018 Minelab is raising the cost of the SDC 2300. If you are thinking of buying an SDC 2300 get your order in now before the price rise.






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Re: SDC2300 price increase ?

Post  joe82 on Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:06 am

yes I have no doubt they are a great detector BUT a price rise WTF they seem to be over priced now for there dodgy design and poorly managed layout, Shocked just my thoughts

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Post  ttrash on Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:50 am

I hear you Joe

Guess it’s a wait and see .
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Re: SDC2300 price increase ?

Post  au-fever on Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:45 am

joe82 wrote:yes I have no doubt they are a great detector BUT a price rise WTF they seem to be over priced now for there dodgy design and poorly managed layout, Shocked just my thoughts

Gday

The sdc2300 is an awesome detector despite its many design faults, price wise maybe its a bit over the top considering the use of old technology such as dodgy c cell batteries but that's what you would expect when it was hashed together from a previous detector design, ie the F3 mine detector, which in itself is really clever but its obviously more useful in that layout for military purposes rather than for a gold prospector.

The one advantage I have found is its ability to fold up so that it can be carried also on the quad for use as and when needed, folded up and stored in a box out of the way, as I carry the 4500 side mounted, there's no room for another detector, but apart from that plus, its many design flaws become very apparent when you want to use it for gold prospecting as we do and more particularly over long periods of detecting.

Its a very capable detector and will find gold that other machines wont as we have discovered, but to make it more useable I have had to carry out several mods that have greatly improved its performance and useability, but what boggles my mind is that all of a sudden minelab bring out the gold monster which I found to be lacking greatly in performance but in a layout that would have been perfect for the electronics of the sdc2300, lightweight, and could easily be disassembled for storage, li ion battery, 2 coils and so on and about one third of the price of the 2300.

As I have said before, minelab if you are listening bring out a lightweight and better layout sdc2300 in the same format as the gold monster or even the eureka gold or sovereign layout with a couple of coil choices, and a decent li ion battery pack and it will be a winner.

Detecting is also about comfort and not always about bigger and deeper, if you are struggling with using your detector and if it causes you discomfort and pain in the process then you are missing gold, time on the ground and coil coverage is what gets the gold.

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Re: SDC2300 price increase ?

Post  adrian ss on Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:45 am

I might be a bit slow on the uptake but for me the SDC is a very well designed tecta that works seriously well.
     The C cell power supply seems to be a good idea to me. They are cheap, are available in rechargeable NiMh and Lithium and carbon/zinc and alkaline and run the detector for a good length of time. This has got to be better than having to use a specially designed and expensive Lithium Ion that few retail outlets would stock because of the limited demand.
      I have a few detectors that run C cells and they all work very well, go deep and run for approx 30 hours for alkaline and approx 20 hours on NiMh.
I think that because the SDC runs so well on the C cells, it  is a reflection of how well it has been designed.
     I guess all I am saying is that I don't mind C cells........AAAs and big lithium ions give me the poops.  Laughing
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