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#1

grubstake
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From: Perth, WA
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16 July 2015 08:45 pm

But it ain't from Minelab:
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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I'm not sure that this was what they had in mind. lol


Where it is, there it is.

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#2

nucopia
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16 July 2015 08:51 pm

Is it a fake ?


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#3

Narrawa
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16 July 2015 08:55 pm

Noice!!....its gotta be worth $500 just in parts alone....and that color scheme is to die for. lol

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mbasko
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16 July 2015 09:02 pm

They actually had them out before the GPZ7000 so who's copying who? lol
From August last year:
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#5

Ridge Runner
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16 July 2015 11:14 pm

I can't believe how much that Is Like A GPX apart from the Colour, I am Stunned, It looks Good enough to Buy.

I wonder if it is an Actual PI Machine??

Incredible,


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#6

PhaseTech
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16 July 2015 11:59 pm

I actually like the colour scheme better than my 5000, but I think I'll stick with what works :-)


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#7

Ridge Runner
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17 July 2015 12:06 am

PhaseTech wrote:

I actually like the colour scheme better than my 5000, but I think I'll stick with what works :-)

I was almost at the point of wanting One, But then I remembered How Good it felt Owning My GP,,, and then I was Cured,


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#8

Hard Luck
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17 July 2015 02:07 am

Is the slipper part of the package?


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#9

JeffP
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17 July 2015 06:32 am

Wouldnt it be funny if the thing actually works wink All you Naysayers ! lol

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#10

grubstake
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17 July 2015 08:38 am

JeffP wrote:

Wouldnt it be funny if the thing actually works wink All you Naysayers ! lol

With its advanced pulse induction and enhanced gold detection technology (plus all those cool switches cool ), how could it not be the next big thing in metal detectors? It's going to open up the goldfields again, for sure. ops


Where it is, there it is.

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Ridge Runner
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17 July 2015 08:42 am

grubstake wrote:
JeffP wrote:

Wouldnt it be funny if the thing actually works wink All you Naysayers ! lol

With its advanced pulse induction and enhanced gold detection technology (plus all those cool switches cool ), how could it not be the next big thing in metal detectors? It's going to open up the goldfields again, for sure. ops

I don't know how they do it.

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#12

PhaseTech
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17 July 2015 09:12 am

Who do I call for customer service yikes


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mbasko
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17 July 2015 09:49 am

JeffP wrote:

Wouldnt it be funny if the thing actually works wink All you Naysayers ! lol

Buy one & prove us all wrong tongue yikes


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nesral
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17 July 2015 10:39 am

An intelligent person would pass judgement only after having tested one first hand.

Who is the Australian dealer ? I will go get a demo, as long as it is not in Bendigo.

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Ridge Runner
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17 July 2015 10:49 am

I would like one if it was A VLF, But Once you have Owned A GP/GPX PI I just cant except A Copy and feel good about it,

John


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#16

TheSilentBugler
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17 July 2015 10:52 am

If they combined the diamond detector into thi ine I'd buy in a flash.

wink


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#17

mbasko
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17 July 2015 11:26 am

nesral wrote:

An intelligent person would pass judgement only after having tested one first hand.

Who is the Australian dealer ? I will go get a demo, as long as it is not in Bendigo.

The Australian dealer is Alibaba.com. They will ship them anywhere including Bendigo.

Anyone seriously thinking about these - Use your intelligence before buying one. wink


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#18

mbasko
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17 July 2015 11:39 am

Ridge Runner wrote:

I would like one if it was A VLF, But Once you have Owned A GP/GPX PI I just cant except A Copy and feel good about it,

John

I know a bloke who got hold of a GPX5000 one & pulled it apart. It did indeed have 6.7khz VLF workings. He did say it worked but didn't air test that well. Cheaper to buy a GC1038.
Another bloke that repairs & modifies older Minelabs has posted on other forums what he has found too. There was one run of GPX4500 lookalikes he came across that did have PI electronics but just plain & simple didn't work - possibly why they went back to the VLF guts? Without the correct technology like SETA they wouldn't even ground balance & were worthless boat anchors.
If they had gotten the necessary information when they hacked Minelab to include MPS, DVT & SETA like they advertise then I think somewhere in the international detecting world someone would be spruiking their merits. Instead all I have read is people disappointed to find that they have purchased a dud or even taking them in to get them checked as they don't work properly only to find they have been conned into a fake & done their dough.

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17 July 2015 12:13 pm

To anyone thinking of buying one of these, or arguing that they may have merit:

keep it to yourself... You may be the one who encourages a newbie, or someone who has been directed to this forum in an internet search, to actually spend good money in one of these pieces of crap!

These boxes of bits are produced and marketed for one reason: to fool I'll-informed people, who are believing they are buying a quality detector for a cheaper price, out of their money.

I met someone last year who spent all the money he had, which had taken him a whole year to save, on a fake few years ago. He was gutted.

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#20

TheSilentBugler
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17 July 2015 12:24 pm

Nuggetbuster wrote:

keep it to yourself... You may be the one who encourages a newbie, or someone who has been directed to this forum in an internet search, to actually spend good money in one of these pieces of crap!

And leave more goodies in the ground for me to find?

Perish the thought.


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#21

Heatho
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17 July 2015 04:13 pm

I'd feel very sorry for anyone who buys one of these pieces of junk expecting the real deal....... especially when you can get an older Minelab for the same price which will actually work well.


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#22

Retirement Stone
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17 July 2015 04:17 pm

Nuggetbuster wrote:

To anyone thinking of buying one of these, or arguing that they may have merit:

keep it to yourself... You may be the one who encourages a newbie, or someone who has been directed to this forum in an internet search, to actually spend good money in one of these pieces of crap!

These boxes of bits are produced and marketed for one reason: to fool I'll-informed people, who are believing they are buying a quality detector for a cheaper price, out of their money.

I met someone last year who spent all the money he had, which had taken him a whole year to save, on a fake few years ago. He was gutted.

Hey Nuggetbuster,

One of the best posts so far on this forum.

These are designed to take your money not find you gold.

Anyone else do not go but "what if" do not feed the counterfeit trade.

The people with the least amount of money are the ones that can least afford to be ripped off.

RS

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#23

Ridge Runner
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17 July 2015 11:14 pm

The Only Gold they find are For the Sellers not the Buyers,

The worst thing about this Machine is it Looks So Good, But maybe that's where the Warning Lies,


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#24

pprogers
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15 September 2015 06:32 pm

I think we should stump up $45 so that Nenad can take the GFX7000 out for a day and report back!!

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/andrews- … 1089312122


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#25

Digginholes
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15 September 2015 07:34 pm

Buy now for $ 2800 dam! I just paid $3200 for a genuine minelab gpx4500 with warranty and reputation.
I wish I had of seen this one first!
SAID NO ONE EVER wink

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