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#1

plastered81
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From: Sunbury, VIC
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12 October 2017 01:28 pm

Hi all,

Im looking at purchasing an SDC2300 brand new in store tomorrow and was hoping to find out what others had recently paid or what extras they have had thrown in.

At this stage the base price is $3590 and he will knock it down to $3500 and throw in a $70 cover.

What seems to be the going rate at the moment?

Cheers.

#2

autitch
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12 October 2017 02:12 pm

Hi,

Coiltek Gold Centre internet price is $3450. I'm sure you can negotiate for a few goodies with that price. I'm not in any way associated with this store or any other and I'm sure the other three Victorian Minelab dealers will match the price. If you are new to the prospecting game check out who offers a full day training with the purchase. This fact alone could be worth $250 Lucky Strike / Gold & Relic may offer the best package if this is a consideration.

AuTitch

#3

NeilM
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From: Wyoming, NSW
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12 October 2017 03:16 pm

March 2016 - $4k


ML SDC2300, Pans

#4

kurra
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12 October 2017 04:34 pm

Hi, I just purchased one off Ebay from New England Instrument Co. They are a registered Minelab supplier from Tamworth, tax invoice and full 3 year warranty.

It came with an extra skid plate and carry bag for $3390. I was also lucky enough to get $500 off that price as it was Ebays 18th Birthday so I got the detector for $2890 all up with the extras. Free postage also.

I know you are probably keen to buy tomorrow, but for anyone that has the time to wait Ebay sometime has 10%+ sales on if you keep on watching and be patient it could work in your favour. Just add the item to your shopping cart and keep on checking on their sales.

As autitch suggested, a free training day may come in handy, good luck, K.


SDC 2300, Makro Gold Racer, some gold pans.

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#5

grubstake
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12 October 2017 05:57 pm

If it's any help, eBay have presently got a 5% discount on items over $30 if bought using PayPal (limited to 3 claims and a maximum item discount of $300), running until 31 December. The code is P5OZZIE.


Where it is, there it is.

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#6

plastered81
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12 October 2017 06:02 pm

Cool, thanks for the replies!

It appears that buying online is definitely the cheapest option (which is usually the case). Unfortunately I'm hoping to get it tomorrow so it kinda discounts that.

Surely they would be able to throw in a few more extra's if I'm paying pretty close to full price. Im thinking, a cover, skid plate and bag or extra batteries wouldn't be unreasonable.

Cheers.

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Occasional_panner
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12 October 2017 08:02 pm

Miners den dropped $300 and gave me extra stuff when I got the 4500, must have been a slow week for them, I didn't expect what they gave me, so it doesn't hurt to ask.


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I must have been a wombat in an earlier life, I just love digging.

#8

plastered81
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12 October 2017 08:32 pm

Occasional_panner wrote:

Miners den dropped $300 and gave me extra stuff when I got the 4500, must have been a slow week for them, I didn't expect what they gave me, so it doesn't hurt to ask.

Was that the Bendigo or Melbourne store?

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Northeast
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12 October 2017 11:15 pm

Maybe you could pay the price you listed up the top with the cover thrown in but then ask them to knock 40 or 50 % off a pro sonic.

The pro sonic with wireless ability and volume control are essential (I think) for the SDC. But overpriced for what it is thumbsup

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Occasional_panner
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13 October 2017 07:19 am

plastered81 wrote:
Occasional_panner wrote:

Miners den dropped $300 and gave me extra stuff when I got the 4500, must have been a slow week for them, I didn't expect what they gave me, so it doesn't hurt to ask.

Was that the Bendigo or Melbourne store?

Melb store, I think it was a week or so after a special had stopped, but they still did it for me, if they had a good week they probably wouldn't have though.
I know when my business slows a bit I'm a bit sharper with quotes just to get some turnover happening.

Northeasts idea is a better idea, when they sell an extra item it gives them more room for discounting, and you'll probably get one at some point anyway.


4500, diy banker with dream matt and a diy dryblower. PMAV member.
I must have been a wombat in an earlier life, I just love digging.

#11

plastered81
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13 October 2017 09:18 am

Ok great, thanks for the tips, i'll see how i go today. thumbsup

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isolation
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13 October 2017 09:45 am

Definitely see what this guy can do... http://phasetechnical.com.au/product/mi … ro-bundle/

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condor22
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13 October 2017 11:27 am

isolation wrote:

Definitely see what this guy can do... http://phasetechnical.com.au/product/mi … ro-bundle/

Yup, I got one from him a couple of weeks ago

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Bogger
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13 October 2017 04:07 pm

condor22 wrote:
isolation wrote:

Definitely see what this guy can do... http://phasetechnical.com.au/product/mi … ro-bundle/

Yup, I got one from him a couple of weeks ago

Yes I've sponsored Nenad a trip around the world and back with my purchases tongue The back up and product knowledge being second to non I've found. thumbsup

Quiet note to Nenad that's gotta be worth a 50% discount on a STEELPHASE wink wink wink wink


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#15

plastered81
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14 October 2017 05:57 pm

So i got the SDC 2300, pretty much ended up paying the listed price but got a cover and spare set of batteries thrown in. I ended up doing the 12 months interest free so its a bit hard to negotiate. I would have only saved about $100 by not financing so why not.

Anyway took it out to the Whipstick and spend about 3 hours mucking around and didn't get any gold just birdshot ect.

After dinner i took it to a different spot with a mate and got 2 small nuggets in about an hour and went out again today and got another 7 in about 4.5 hours in a flogged out area, so I'm pretty happy with it. Smallest bit was 0.03 and the biggest was 0.20 for a total of 0.72gms, it certainly adds up and with time hopefully the daily takings will increase as i get used to the new machine.

Gold @$53 p/gm. 0.72 is about $37 worth = 1% of machine already paid for (thats how i will sell it to the missus wink )

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I can't use it without headphones though, i never realised how deaf i was, i can see what everyones talking about with the speaker being on the wrong side.

Cheers.

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aussiefarmer
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14 October 2017 06:43 pm

thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
Christmas is coming so that will be a great chance to ask santa for some wireless headphines thumbsup
Well done big_smile

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Wish in one hand and poo in the other , See which one fills up first !

#17

Wally69
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14 October 2017 06:50 pm

Nice start cool

$37 X 100 times enjoyment factor = $3,700

It has paid for itself already big_smile

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#18

plastered81
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15 October 2017 02:51 pm

Went out again today for 2 hours in Castlemaine, picked up 5 small nuggets for 0.44gm. Boy i need to sort out some headphones and an booster or something, some of the targets are so faint!

Thats 1.16gms so far, not too bad for a couple of half days.

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#19

Mackka
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15 October 2017 02:57 pm

Hey Plastered81 you are killing it mate, very well done. Maybe you need to have a look at the new SteelPhase booster as everyone seems to be wanting one.
thumbsup Continued success.
Mackka

#20

Wimbo
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17 October 2017 08:16 pm

Nice work mate, Ive just started using the SDC in the last few weeks. Picked up 3 small nuggets out Talbot way last weekend

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#21

plastered81
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19 October 2017 11:19 am

Its a cracker of a machine mate, just a little on the quiet side. Ive only been prospecting for about 12 months and only got 1 small nugget over that time with the SD2100. Ive had the SDC for less than a week and picked up 17 little nuggets already.

Got another 3 small ones yesterday at Castlemaine.

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