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#1

gtol29
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From: Tamworth, NSW
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31 December 2013 04:07 pm

Aldi Adventuridge Metal Detector $99.99 on sale Saturday 4th January 2014

Thinking of getting one of these for my son to detect on his local beach.

What do you guys think would be ok just for general detecting or waste of money?

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https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys … -detector/

LCD display and waterproof search coil
3 operation modes: all metal, disc & notch
18cm sensitivity
3 tone indicator
6.6kHz frequency
2 x 9V batteries required (not included)
8" diameter waterproof search coil allows for the metal detector to be immersed into shallow water
6.6kHz frequency allows the metal detector to respond only to metal objects and ignore other mineral objects
Complete with 3 tone indicator: a low tone for foil, nail, bottle cap or nickels. Medium tone for aluminium pull tabs, zinc or copper items. High tone is for brass or silver items.

Cheers

Gary

PS: Happy New Year to all cool

#2

loamer
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31 December 2013 04:54 pm

Mate - they actually sound OK. $100, reputable store, 1 year warranty. I can't find any reviews as such but as a detector for running around the beach and park - sounds OK to me. It may surprise you! Aldi also sell the sonic cleaners and mine has never missed a beat (touch wood).

#3

richo966
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31 December 2013 05:03 pm

I think I might get one of them cant hurt for 100 bucks getting the feel for detecting is cheap  smile

#4

gtol29
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From: Tamworth, NSW
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31 December 2013 05:14 pm

Hi Loamer,

Thanks for the reply
I was thinking the same (they seem to sell reasonably good stuff) and with a 1 year warranty and only $100 I think I will get inline on Saturday morning to try and get him one.

Cheers  Gary

#5

loamer
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31 December 2013 05:27 pm

Whats the worst thing that can happen? Shxts itself - take it back. Finds over $100 in coins and stuff - great. Kids will love it - no stopping them now! 2  x 9v batteries is a bit of juice too just quietly - interesting (consider the xterras only run 4x x AA). The only thing I would probably do is wrap the box in a clear plastic bag set-up to keep out the sand etc and I probably would not risk it in water - especially with kids who are prone to get the dropsies!  lol

#6

yellastuff
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31 December 2013 05:53 pm

They do look ok .  I'll be off to aldi as well .  Good one for the missus or kids .  But what if it's better than the ace 250??? Gaz


Garrett ace 250 ,

#7

Goldpick
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31 December 2013 06:49 pm

It's the same detector being sold by Jack Lange as the Treasure Snoop for $230! wink


Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
Current - XP Deus, Equinox 600, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, XP MI-6, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

#8

Teemore
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31 December 2013 08:24 pm

Don't know about the detector but interesting if it is the same as a Jack Lange $230 model.
The great thing about Aldi is their refund/exchange policy .... they don't muck around and if you're not happy they'll gladly refund/exchange (best example. camera with a 12 mth warranty - exchanged no questions asked with days till the warranty expired .... other retails should take note).
Happy New Year to everyone,
Tom


If you don't stand for something ..... You'll fall for anything !!
To be old and wise you must first be young and foolish.

#9

Nugget
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31 December 2013 10:51 pm

I'm hoping to pick myself up one of these to keep in the car. Going by the advertisement, they look the goods for $100.

#10

Naynay
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04 January 2014 08:47 am

Got there right on opening and were half gone! If u want one, go ASAP! We are off to give it a run today. smile

#11

Ned
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04 January 2014 08:52 am

Belmont Store - Crowd waiting from 8.00am - opened at 8.30am - all sold out by 8.35am

Ned


Lake Macquarie NSW

#12

Naynay
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04 January 2014 08:52 am

Also, aldi has 9V batteries for $2.49 each. Pretty good considering woollies were about $10 each

#13

Heatho
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04 January 2014 08:57 am

My mate just called me, got 1 each from Warringah Mall Aldi. Should be perfect for the beaches around here.  big_smile


Minelab GPX 5000, SDC2300, CTX3030, Equinox 800, patience, lot's of patience.

#14

yournutz
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04 January 2014 11:17 am

i got mine no problems


why do today what you can put off untill tomorrow............now swinging with a Minelab Gpx 4500 and a lot more hope

#15

Ramjet
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04 January 2014 12:01 pm

Still 3 at Rutherford Aldi at 11.40.


Touch the Frog.
Garrett At Pro, XP Deus, CTX 3030, pin pointer. Oldest find 1807 halfpenny, oldest silver 1854 threepence.

#16

silver
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04 January 2014 01:46 pm

Well IT will be nice to get all that feedback on its performance in the field (no deafening silence on that one please)


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

#17

kleinman98
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04 January 2014 01:52 pm

Looks like where will be a heap of these detectors hanging high up in a tree at Nundle in a few weeks.  lol


My name is John. Happily retired and living the high life even if I am broke. Garrett Ace250, Garrett ATX

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silver
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04 January 2014 01:58 pm

Could look like Christmas trees all over Australia !


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

#19

Naynay
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04 January 2014 05:01 pm

Ok we gave it a quick run today (15 mins) while out at Mitchell's creek. I had the kids with me so couldn't go exploring too far.
It seems to be decent. Picked up a reasonably accurate location. I found loads of bottle caps, bits of steel etc lmao. I didn't expect to find any gold because we were only on the creek boundaries. Not too heavy, but arm got a bit tired after a while (hubby found it fine)
Did a few test items (ring, bit of wire etc) and it pinged fine. I don't have any nuggets to test whether it will pick them up though... Am happy to take donations of nuggets to test this... wink
It seems to have a few different settings, but I just ran it on "all metals" and turned the sensitivity right up.
Any questions, just ask. smile

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silver
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04 January 2014 05:08 pm

How well does it pinpoint its targets ?


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

#21

salty
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04 January 2014 05:09 pm

I picked this my first MD just to learn with today, at 810am only 4 left at our aldi, 16 units before me in 10 mins they went like hotcakes. The 3 others guys in front of me at the checkout were also newbies wanting to give it a go. Later in the morning at a local creek / park my findings totaled $11.20 in coins along with a hand full of sinkers bottle caps etc. Gave up after 30 Mins in the 42 degree heat ... so the findings paid for the batteries (as someone else mentioned also a bargain at aldi) and a beer after. The unit was easy to operate and served the purpose of the day... no gold but one day you never know.. I'm hooked!

#22

Goldpick
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04 January 2014 06:17 pm

Hurry up and get an Aldi in Adelaide for heavens sake, I need a cheap detector to go in the car for unexpected hunts!  No online shopping option either. roll


Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
Current - XP Deus, Equinox 600, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, XP MI-6, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

#23

scotto
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04 January 2014 06:29 pm

Got one today for my 8 year old daughter ok in all metal mode but discriminate and notch don't operate as claimed tested it on gold chain 2 rings current des & pre des coins 3 tone indi dose not work as claimed either some things that were not iron registerd as iron sad best result all metal is a dig everything machine but if it stops the can I have ago can I have ago & gets her interested than it worth the hundo big_smile


Garret Ace 250

#24

Goldpick
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04 January 2014 06:52 pm

I've found that gold will sometimes fall in the iron range on my former x-terra 305.  It would register as iron, expecially on air tests, but the target ID would change when in the ground, probably due to differing amounts of conductivity in the air compared to in the ground. The ID will also vary, depending on how deep the target is in the ground, too deep and the detector will be taking a guess at what the target actually is.


Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
Current - XP Deus, Equinox 600, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, XP MI-6, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

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#25

scotto
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04 January 2014 07:30 pm

Ok thanks for that info very interesting as my profile shows I am a newbie to this site also a newbie to detecting after a lot of research decided on ace 250 about 6 month ago and having a ball have found a heap of peer des coin mostly penny 1/2 penny best find so far all came from same location first silver florin pope jhon Paul v1 commemorative medallion & 1919 victory medallion but still have lot to learn so every little tid bit helps


Garret Ace 250


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