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#1

grumpygold
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21 November 2018 11:16 am

here is a link to a fake atx, buyers be very aware. https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ … 8917UHxRC1


gpx 4000 / qed / nokta fors gold /garret carrot / field lab kit / hand core drill kit / auger drill machine / field crushers and dolly pots / sieves to 500 mesh /pans ect.

#2

mbasko
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From: Central West NSW
Joined: 27 January 2015
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22 November 2018 09:14 am

Buy from authorised dealers only! thumbsup


Everything we use comes from mining or farming.

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#3

Toysandthings
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15 April 2019 06:20 pm

Yes, when buying, check the manufacturers website for
dealers and only buy new from them.

Happy hunting this easter people.
big_smile


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

#4

limpalot
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From: East of Wodonga vic
Joined: 31 July 2015
Posts: 1,118
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15 April 2019 10:12 pm

Maybe the coil wire on the fakes are better than the original ones.


Home made sluices x 2 & highbanker, ATX, Garret Supa Sluice, Quanta pan, 2008 - minelab 4500, SPO1, Makro Gold Kruzer

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#5

nesral
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16 April 2019 10:06 am

Apparently Garrett are now using a different coil wire on the ATX of new material with shiny surface.

As always use authorised dealer and check content of box before purchase.

#6

phred01
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Joined: 22 December 2013
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15 June 2020 07:25 pm

grumpygold wrote:

here is a link to a fake atx, buyers be very aware.

this one has been removed but there another two new sellers now

#7

phred01
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Joined: 22 December 2013
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15 June 2020 10:12 pm

Iam amazed did a full search on Alibaba heaps ATX clones for as low as 100usd buy 2 and get 1 free. Even found describing Garrett ATX deepseeker but the picture was of a Minelab GPZ 700..... peasant Chinese cannot read English This putting me off buying any Chinese items. This reminds me of the Japanese knockoffs that were sold during the 50's & 60's Later when Taiwan was under cutting electronic chip market World Wide and component assemblers had a high spike in failures. It turned out the parts were of genuine manufacture but they factory rejects and Taiwan was buying up these components That was the scam of the late 80's & 90's

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#8

Lethal
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Joined: 13 June 2020
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16 June 2020 06:24 pm

The name of the dealer sounds very suspect to me alarm bells would be sounding. As I'm a newbie I would go to a dealer


Let the hunt begin

#9

Elijah
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From: Hill End, NSW
Joined: 01 June 2015
Posts: 132
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16 June 2020 06:27 pm

alibaba is full of the stuff, you can buy everything 4500 to a 7000 sdc atx.. all fake obviously, some of them are quite convincing clones.

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#10

JD3
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16 June 2020 06:46 pm

Elijah wrote:

alibaba is full of the stuff, you can buy everything 4500 to a 7000 sdc atx.. all fake obviously, some of them are quite convincing clones.

True. Know a few guys that got Ali as well as Fleabay GPXs that were nothing but very good looking copies with nothing more than crap Vlf guts inside. The coils you could press on and hear ssssss as the air was pushed out lol
They got them for stupid cheap prices that really should have set the alarm bells ringing in anyone with half a brains head. I actually know a total numbskull that payed over a K for a long range gold finder, essentially a 9 volt battery connected to wire lol and used it for several weeks thinking it would lead his GP3000 at the time to a fortune lol and he wasn't a novice either , was a well known detectorist smile

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#11

phred01
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Joined: 22 December 2013
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22 June 2020 05:25 pm

JD3 wrote:
Elijah wrote:

I actually know a total numbskull that payed over a K for a long range gold finder, essentially a 9 volt battery connected to wire lol and used it for several weeks thinking it would lead his GP3000 at the time to a fortune lol and he wasn't a novice either , was a well known detectorist smile

Yes bought one of these to find if it really worked. set up a small test with gold rings suspended in fishing line. Placing this detector on a tripod. Then set the unit into a slow rotation. Not once it did stop pointing to the rings it's characteristic was no different to a roulette wheel or some one using a divining rods. shipped it back to the flea bay seller for a refund!

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