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#101

Zuke_Lynzy
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18 January 2015 06:07 am

Mooroopna Vic had a few left aswell. Possibly restocked as I didnt notice them a week ago'

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#102

nacho
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25 January 2016 03:01 pm

Anybody got any of these left at all?

I'm in Brisbane and willing to pay postage for one that is Brand New In a Box.

Thanks!

Last edited by nacho (25 January 2016 03:06 pm)

#103

Goldpick
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25 January 2016 04:20 pm

nacho wrote:

Anybody got any of these left at all?

I'm in Brisbane and willing to pay postage for one that is Brand New In a Box.

Thanks!

Might also pay to post this in the "Wanted to buy" section, might get a few more views. 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, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, Minelab Go-Find 60, XP MI-6, Minelab Profind, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

#104

Ramjet
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25 January 2016 05:14 pm

There are some in Aldi shops around Newcastle.


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

#105

gmark
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30 January 2016 03:41 pm

nacho wrote:

Anybody got any of these left at all?

I'm in Brisbane and willing to pay postage for one that is Brand New In a Box.

Thanks!

Seen 4 at aldi carseldine today
I almost bought a spare but for the financial advisor being present.

Last edited by gmark (30 January 2016 03:45 pm)

#106

spatch
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30 January 2016 09:02 pm

There is 4 left in Somerville Aldi (Mornington Peninsula, VIC).


Slowly learning. Total found - $10.30

#107

kawman
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From: Taree, NSW
Joined: 11 July 2013
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31 January 2016 06:06 am

sadly none at taree...I want one... the wait goes on.. neutral

#108

nicko61
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31 January 2016 07:53 am

if you ask at local Aldi they will get one from another shop,thats what a mate did with a winch the other year

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#109

kawman
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From: Taree, NSW
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31 January 2016 08:03 am

I will give that a go.. thankyou mate,.. smile

#110

nacho
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16 February 2016 11:32 pm

Yay, I managed to pick up an ALDI detector, the last at my local store in Brisbane so I was pretty stoked to find one not too far from home.

I'm going to start vlogging my hunts shortly so I thought I would do a quick video about my hunt at the park this afternoon. (stills only for this one sorry)

My other machine is an SDC2300 but this ALDI machine is pretty schmick for an $80 unit and already isn't far off paying itself off!
For anyone wondering if they should buy one, my answer is yes, yes, yes!

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#111

Camo100
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26 April 2016 05:11 pm

Hi All, I'm an extreme newbie to detecting (so please forgive my ignorance).. I picked one of these up at Aldi Chullora (NSW) a few moths ago. I think it was only $50 on sale. I have only tested it indoors (facing up) with coins and jewelry and it seems to work 90% of the time. I noticed a few of you bought a unit or 2 a couple of years ago and I'm wondering if the unit has lasted.

It seems there are a few comments about this detector being good in a park but was wondering if anyone has actually found gold using this detector out bush.

Cheers Camo.


"It is what it is"

#112

Jaros
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26 April 2016 05:16 pm

I think you won't get a long "physical" life out of them. I have an Aldi and Kogan and i can't see them having a long life-good learning tool and coin detectors for parks.
Jaros tongue


Lottsa hope :F1A4M2, Exterra 705 Gold, Ace 250,Aldi detector, ? detector,Garmin Etrex30, 2 sieves,2 pans,2 sluices, Nugget sniffing Cocker Spaniel. X-Pointer PI by Deteknix, Jobe Knife, Leschke Shovel, Pro-swing 45 Harness, Treasuremate 11 Amp.Gurney gusunder. VK4NLS

#113

rocketaroo
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26 April 2016 05:26 pm

heatho got alot of use with his.


326 Silvers for the year, as at 17-11

#114

Heatho
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From: Sydney, NSW
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26 April 2016 05:57 pm

Camo100 wrote:

Hi All, I'm an extreme newbie to detecting (so please forgive my ignorance).. I picked one of these up at Aldi Chullora (NSW) a few moths ago. I think it was only $50 on sale. I have only tested it indoors (facing up) with coins and jewelry and it seems to work 90% of the time. I noticed a few of you bought a unit or 2 a couple of years ago and I'm wondering if the unit has lasted.

It seems there are a few comments about this detector being good in a park but was wondering if anyone has actually found gold using this detector out bush.

Cheers Camo.

Mines lasted quite a while, it still works well too, but the coil to shaft attachment is loose and now taped on and on/off/volume pot is a bit dicky and sometimes switches itself off and then on again. It served me well again a few months back when my CTX coil died.

It would be almost useless on the goldfields. I found 3 gold rings with mine though and quite a few silver pre dec coins, also at least $1500 in goldies.

Here's some of the stuff I found with it.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … hp?id=5199


Minelab GPX 5000, SDC2300, CTX3030, Pro-Find-25, patience, lot's of patience.

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#115

Goldpick
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26 April 2016 06:14 pm

Doubtful whether these will see any goldfields, other than for relics/coins in those areas, not really ideal nor setup for prospecting. Most good vlf gold detectors require a ground balance control to cancel out mineralisation typical of the goldfields, and a true all-metal mode with adjustable background threshold to hear the faint signals given off by small or deep nuggets. The Aldi is essentially just a bargain basement beep and dig coin/jewellery/relic detector.

As for longevity, all depends on how you treat the detector, and how many hours it is used for, and where it us used. Some have come off the Aldi floor with issues, whilst others have had a reasonably good service life with some good finds made by them. I've also seen reports of the coils not being exactly waterproof as well. The downside is if you have any parts fail on it, it will be unlikely that you can get any replacements, other than swapping it out under store warranty for a whole new detector (if in stock).

There are Chinese detectors sold on ebay that are essentially the same as the Aldi, just different plastics and format, though with the same electronics.

If you intend to detect long term, and are after a decent warranty with good access to parts and service, probably better off dealing with a brand name detector if budget allows. Gold detecting is another whole kettle of fish again, usually requiring a reasonably expensive detector to give yourself the best chance of finding something. Gold detectors are generally more expensive than their coin/relic detector equivalents. smile


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, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, Minelab Go-Find 60, XP MI-6, Minelab Profind, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

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#116

Goodyab
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01 September 2016 09:05 pm

A while ago, one of the members on this site put up a picture of the settings he used with his Aldi MD that he used to find coins and pieces. I was wondering if someone could help me out with that picture. i had it saved but my puter died and Ive lost it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers all

#117

Goldpick
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02 September 2016 12:07 am

Here's a link to Heatho's setting, not sure whether it's the same one you were thinking of. smile

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 931#p60931


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, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, Minelab Go-Find 60, XP MI-6, Minelab Profind, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

#118

Heatho
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02 September 2016 09:15 am

Follow the link for the pic.

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 92#p158492


Minelab GPX 5000, SDC2300, CTX3030, Pro-Find-25, patience, lot's of patience.

#119

Goodyab
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02 September 2016 11:21 am

Thank you fella's, much apreciated smile

#120

Heatho
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02 September 2016 01:25 pm

No worries mate, hope it helps.


Minelab GPX 5000, SDC2300, CTX3030, Pro-Find-25, patience, lot's of patience.

#121

Stru
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05 September 2016 05:51 pm

Hey goodyab, i've played around with a few aldi's and find each one has different stregnths and weaknesses so i don't get fixed on a settings from someone elses machine. Some discriminate much better than others etc guess thats the price we pay for cheap machines! Have found about 500 bucks with them though so happy days.


GPZ 7000. SDC2300. DEUS. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore

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#122

Jaros
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05 September 2016 06:34 pm

Well done. Worth the effort.


Lottsa hope :F1A4M2, Exterra 705 Gold, Ace 250,Aldi detector, ? detector,Garmin Etrex30, 2 sieves,2 pans,2 sluices, Nugget sniffing Cocker Spaniel. X-Pointer PI by Deteknix, Jobe Knife, Leschke Shovel, Pro-swing 45 Harness, Treasuremate 11 Amp.Gurney gusunder. VK4NLS

#123

Widget
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22 June 2017 08:17 pm

I bought an ALDI a few weeks back, seems good. In case anyone was looking for an ALDI, I think I found one on Gumtree down in Wollongong,

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/wollong … 1150468221

#124

Toysandthings
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13 November 2017 06:55 pm

blah, not entirely happy jan.

Found Minelab Go-Find detector under National Geographic branding and boxing......

Last edited by Toysandthings (13 November 2017 06:56 pm)


Swing a detector, Radio control racing or flying.. http://www.Toys-Things.com.au

#125

rocketaroo
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13 November 2017 08:18 pm

Toysandthings wrote:

blah, not entirely happy jan.

Found Minelab Go-Find detector under National Geographic branding and boxing......

cheaper?


326 Silvers for the year, as at 17-11


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