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Post  Fisho567 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:02 pm

Hi I'm looking at a XT 18000 for $500 is it worth buying to learn how to detect?? Smile

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Post  sandy2010 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:45 pm

Fisho567 wrote:Hi I'm looking at a XT 18000 for $500 is it worth buying to learn how to detect?? Smile


The price is in the ballpark for that model(which means if it's in good working order you will get most of your money back if you decide to sell later on).....but I never heard any good reports about it.

What are your detecting objectives.....goldfields,beaches,treasure hunting....? I would suggest the the last two for a machine of that vintage.......now I'm not saying you won't find gold with the 18000 but you would be handicapping yourself.

Hope this helps.

Be lucky.

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Post  kon61 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:31 pm

Of course it's worth buying to learn or get an Idea of what metal detecting is all about before plunging in the deep end spending thousands on a whim and finding out this hobby is not for you? The XT18000 was designed strictly for the gold fields but as long as you stay away from saturated,salty,wet beach sands,will work on dry sand as well as in parks on coins and artifacts,but don't expect to much of its poor iron discriminator.Like Sandy2010 said,if you find that the hobby is not for you,you should recuperate most of your initial outlay upon sale of the detector as long as it was bought in good nick and working order.What a Face

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