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Nov 11

Next Generation of Metal Detecting Enthusiasts?

This just in!

We’ve been quite busy lately here at Metal Detector Town and getting busier still due to the coming holiday season. It’s nice to know that our hard work has not escaped the notice of our customers. Here’s a nice piece of feedback left as a review on the new site. We decided  it deserved a much wider audience. So, please read on.

 

“First off, I want to say that I did not push my kids into the hobby. But I suppose having seen me all these years getting excited whenever I can get bit of time away to go hunting has planted the idea into their heads that metal detecting is fun.

This is part review part testimonial, I suppose. I don’t know where to put this but since our latest purchase is the 3030, I will put it here. Last year, I finally gave in and got my two oldest boys (then a 10 year old and an 8 and a half—he insists on the half) metal detectors for Christmas, just the very affordable ones mind you. I didn’t want to shell out a lot of money in case they decide that they didn’t like the hobby after all.

I’m quite pleased at the turn out. Surprised and pleased. I have to say that in the first few years I was into the hobby, I don’t remember having the same luck as my kids have had or as enjoyable a time, but I’m glad. I got my older boy a Private Eye by Treasure Hunter and the younger one chose the Junior by Bounty Hunter.

Both of them have had a fairly good run. My older son has gotten a bit of better luck with his hunting that he has “earned” sufficient funds to upgrade his metal detector. Over the summer he has been lucky enough to find a 1914 quarter, an Indian head penny, along with many other contemporary coins that he keeps in a jar, plus a couple of pieces of jewelry. He did not want to part with his Private Eye, firmly believing that it was his lucky charm, but has decided to upgrade to another Treasure Hunter detector. He finally settled on the 3030. We ordered it a couple of weeks ago (kudos on this new site by the way!) and he immediately took it out for a quick hunt.

While the Treasure Hunter 3030 has more features, it is still fairly easy to use. It did take him a little while to get used to the controls but that’s because he came off of using a super basic metal detector with simple dial controls and an analog meter. Once he understood which button went with what, he was off; keep in mind, he’s only 11 years old (albeit with nearly a year’s worth of Sundays metal detecting). Just this last Sunday, he found a gold hoop earring. I guess his luck holds. He’s enjoying this machine and the accessories kit that came with it is a nice touch. A good buy overall.

My younger son has had some finds as well, he has found plenty of coins and what we suspect is a gold wedding band. This has been a great year for fun, bonding, and learning experiences for my kids and myself and that, for me, has been our greatest find.

Thank you for the role that you played in it, for steering us in the right direction and not pushing for the upsell. That’s why we keep coming back.”

-Mike Miller, Cumberland County, ME

 

We’re glad it worked out for Mike and his kids. Best of all, we love hearing about it. Keep sending in your stories, reviews, photos, and all metal detecting related news and information.

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