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Northeast
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05 January 2019 04:39 pm

Minelab GPZ 7000. Purchased new by me on the 13/04/2016 at Miners Den in Bendigo.

3 and a bit months warranty remaining. Registered with Minelab for warranty purposes. Warranty never required.

Always looked after. Always kept inside. Always travelled in the vehicle with me (never of the back of a ute, etc). Considering the price of them I am sure you understand that it was treated like a very well cared for baby!!

Everything in the attached pics.

Extra’s include the B&Z Booster and Uniden speaker ($155), a new skid plate ($39) and a hip stick ($55).

I purchased the new skid plate last year with the optimistic outlook that I would wear out the original. That hasn’t happened – the original is still going strong.

The hipstick is almost unused. It works well but not long after getting it I worked out an easier way to bungy the Z.

The big harness is 100% unused.

As I planned on keeping the Z forever there are a few things missing/misplaced. The original box was quite large and took up room so my wife burnt it.

I gave the Koss headphones to another forum member as I did not like them and would have never used them. They are pretty poor headphones so don’t be concerned.

The direct battery terminal recharger and the various international plug adapters. I have never used them and they have become misplaced somewhere. I can order some new ones and provide them to the new owner if they really, really must have them.

The x-change 2 software CD is here somewhere in the house with 3000 other CDs. This is available for download through the Minelab website so not an issue.

The dust ferrite was lost about 2 months ago whilst detecting. I will be getting another next week so will be provided with the machine.

Why I am selling. For several months I have nearly put it on the forum to sell but have chickened out each time. I absolutely love the Z but it is not getting the use that such a machine needs to get value for money and my time availability is not going to change for a couple of years at least.

So, whilst it still has some warranty left it might as well go to a new loving home and get some use.

This is not a forced sale and I am in no rush to sell so please don’t give me a low ball offer thinking that I’m desperate.

Cash or direct deposit only. Please don’t bother asking about PayPal, C.O.D, etc.

There are a few things missing but a few extras thrown in as well.

Serial numbers available to serious buyers.

I am not keen to post but if the buyer really wants to then postage and insurance will be at their expense.

I will be in the GT next week (not detecting) and would be happy to deliver within 100 k’s of Bendigo.

$7,900 Negotiable but barely.

If it doesn't sell the worst thing that will happen is that I get to keep it big_smile

Any other questions please post them up here as I might be answering someone else's question too. Or PM if you want to fly under the radar.

Last edited by Northeast (05 January 2019 04:49 pm)

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Northeast
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05 January 2019 04:46 pm

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The bottom of the coil without skid plate on.

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Northeast
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05 January 2019 04:47 pm

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Top of the coil (obviously).

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The old skid plate still in use and the new one still in packaging.

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Northeast
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05 January 2019 04:53 pm

A few finds here.

https://www.detectorprospector.com/foru … old-album/

and here

https://www.detectorprospector.com/foru … oal-twice/

Last edited by Northeast (05 January 2019 05:00 pm)

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#5

Nothing Great
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05 January 2019 09:56 pm

Hmm wonder if I would get 7900 for a kidney.

Are you going to get another detector mate such as a 4500?

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Northeast
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05 January 2019 10:13 pm

HI NG.

Very undecided about that at this stage. I have the Equinox which has scratched the itch as far as getting out and swinging something - coins and stuff. But it is not the same as finding raw gold in the ground.

But I am finding that I can do that for 30 minutes here, 2 hrs there without it impacting too much on the family.

I am thinking of something like a 4500 or even a QED. Probably leaning towards a QED for the light weight, wireless, cheaper, value for money side of things.

But a GPX with auto ground tracking, Minelab reliability - aarrgghh argh Too many options!!

If you are interested in a swap then I would consider it depending on the age, extras, what coils you've got, price, etc.

PM me if you want to talk turkey. I also have another idea that might interest you wink

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Northeast
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07 January 2019 09:44 pm

Bump

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mbasko
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08 January 2019 12:11 pm

Northeast wrote:

Probably leaning towards a QED for the light weight, wireless, cheaper, value for money side of things.

Unless you need the money or have an injury that the GPZ weight upsets then I think you'd regret selling the GPZ for a QED. I sold mine for similar reasons & put the extra money elsewhere but still regretted it nonetheless.
The QED isn't wireless either unless you use an external speaker set up attached to the detector. Most of these have limited or no volume control unless used with a booster.
To achieve wireless for headphones you need to find a RF or Bluetooth system that is compatible - I tried many & found only one any good which was Seinnheiser RS-160 Kleer wireless headphone system. It was the only system that maintained a constant audible background threshold - others seemed to "cycle" between threshold then nothing or had very low audio. Finding the right system to suit can be costly as a lot of info on making the QED wireless isn't accurate IMO + those systems that do work well can be expensive. It can be very hit & miss.
The QED is a capable little machine but isn't without it's own nuances - it ain't perfect either. Good luck with your decision. thumbsup


Everything we use comes from mining or farming.

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#9

aussiefarmer
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08 January 2019 12:20 pm

Knowing northest and having seen him detect i doubt anyone would find a better 2nd hand gpz for sale , cant believe its not sold.


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

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#10

AngerManagement
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08 January 2019 01:16 pm

NorthEast

I could be interested but am short $$$ for about a month... May be able to do in 2 weeks but I guess first in best dressed...


Best find - The Wife # Equipment - X-Pointer x 4, Nokta Fors Gold Plus, Excalibur II, CTX3030 and a Minore III with custom wood - and lots of other stuff

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#11

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08 January 2019 02:09 pm

I can also vouch for how particular North East is in looking after his gear.

This a very good buy for anyone who is serious about gold detecting and wants step up to the best machine available on the market today.

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Northeast
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08 January 2019 02:13 pm

There’s a bit of action in here today!

Mbasko - I’m certainly hearing you. I know it is a step backwards but it is a cost vs use scenario. I also know that I have got a decent price on it for a second hand unit - but I don’t need to sell it and won’t be terribly disappointed if I don’t wink
If it did sell I would look at a QED or even an older Minelab to run a large coil and do some genuine electronic prospecting rather than just going over old workings. I have met Reg W a few times and if he would help me I’m sure we could get something working for me. A Bluetooth Tx/Rx unit and an external speaker with an SP01 would be my aim. I hate headphones for some reason.

AF - thanks for the comment. Yes, it is a very well cared for machine.

AM - I do have one interested party but he is having trouble convincing ‘the boss’ lol If nothing has transpired I’m sure we can work something out when you’re ready.

Thanks for all the comments thumbsup

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Northeast
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08 January 2019 02:14 pm

And thanks Bullwinkle thumbsup

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AngerManagement
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08 January 2019 03:12 pm

Northeast wrote:

There’s a bit of action in here today!

Mbasko - I’m certainly hearing you. I know it is a step backwards but it is a cost vs use scenario. I also know that I have got a decent price on it for a second hand unit - but I don’t need to sell it and won’t be terribly disappointed if I don’t wink
If it did sell I would look at a QED or even an older Minelab to run a large coil and do some genuine electronic prospecting rather than just going over old workings. I have met Reg W a few times and if he would help me I’m sure we could get something working for me. A Bluetooth Tx/Rx unit and an external speaker with an SP01 would be my aim. I hate headphones for some reason.

AF - thanks for the comment. Yes, it is a very well cared for machine.

AM - I do have one interested party but he is having trouble convincing ‘the boss’ lol If nothing has transpired I’m sure we can work something out when you’re ready.

Thanks for all the comments thumbsup

The boss here has yet to be advised but there is some wiggle room. I may only get out a couple of time in a year at best for a day or two; as beach and water hunts are my main focus and even then that is one a day or 2 a month if i am lucky......


Best find - The Wife # Equipment - X-Pointer x 4, Nokta Fors Gold Plus, Excalibur II, CTX3030 and a Minore III with custom wood - and lots of other stuff

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#15

Northeast
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11 January 2019 11:06 pm

Thanks to everyone for your interest. I do appreciate the several PM's and offers.

Currently the Z is "Sold Pending pick-up".

Mods - if you could leave this here for the time being and I will confirm when it has definitely gone thumbsup

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12 January 2019 11:18 am

thumbsup


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Northeast
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17 January 2019 02:22 pm

This one can be closed now thanks mods. thumbsup


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