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Bought a new 5000

Post by krazycaptain on Sun 23 Mar 2014, 7:17 am

Bought a new 5000 yesterday at Reeds Prospecting Perth.
Nice to know we have people like Jeff and Jo who care and provide a great service and have great deals also cheers .
Now I have to get back out swinging so enjoy the season as we plan to here in the WA goldfields.
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Re: Bought a new 5000

Post by Nightjar on Sun 23 Mar 2014, 7:41 am

Well there you go.
Didn't give us the time of the day last time there, however that was about 4 years ago.
Will never step through their door again, ever.


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Re: Bought a new 5000

Post by krazycaptain on Sun 23 Mar 2014, 7:54 am

Sorry to hear you had a bad experience Nightjar.
I have never experienced the same, always had good service and when I was up in Cue and headphones failed, had a pair sent by Reeds and arrivednext day by post.
We all speak as we find.
Lets hope people look and listen and change their ways for the better if neccessary
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Re: Bought a new 5000

Post by cruiser1 on Sun 23 Mar 2014, 9:28 am

Yea I was told by him at the show that the 3000`s were only going for $1900 and that there prices had dropped.I was thinking of updating to another new minelab 4800.Thought the price of the 3000 was a bit low but may be I am out of touch with the prices.May be some one else can throw some light on what a 3000 is worth.

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Re: Bought a new 5000

Post by Bignuggs on Sun 23 Mar 2014, 11:17 am

Couple of years ago, someone tried to say a second hand 4500 = $4,500 and therefore a 3000 would be $3,000 but I'm not so sure about that theory.  
Nearly everyone wants a 5000 these days which means the older machines should be cheap as chips.
but as we all can see, second hand machines still hold their price.
Example: a GP Extreme, old machine but you should be able to get at least $2,200 minimum, that's my theory but I only got $1,900 for one of my old machines.
a 3000 should go for around $2,200 to $2,400 as they are only a small step up from the EXtreme but if the asking price at reeds is $1,900 I'd be grabbing it providing it worked.
In the end, it's up to the buyer. I think I'd be saving a few more pennies for either a good second hand 4500 or 5000 or even save harder and buy a new 5000
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Re: Bought a new 5000

Post by cruiser1 on Sun 23 Mar 2014, 11:37 am

G`Day Cliff.Sorry on my last post what I was trying to say was I already have a 3000 and was wanting to update it to a 4800 the 3000 being a trade in.

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Re: bought a new 5000

Post by aussie18 on Sun 23 Mar 2014, 12:44 pm

good onya captain, now you got the 5k you will walk away from a patch confident ya got all of the gold out of it.
you won't be leaving to many sub grammers now.
I do all my shopping and hiring at reeds, never had a issue but never really got into many in depth conversations with them either.
I get in, get what I want and get out, just like bunnings, coles etc. bloody everywhere but the pub.
Phil $1900 isn't a bad trade in price as I have seen a 3000 in there shop for $2500 retail. but basic package 1 coil etc but by time someone beats them down a couple hundred or scams a coil out off em there's not much profit.
I know the 4800 is heaps cheaper then the 5000 but I think that fine gold setting on the 5k will pay the difference between the two in a season or so, for those who are lucky enough to get out for decent amounts of time.
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Re: Bought a new 5000

Post by Bignuggs on Sun 23 Mar 2014, 1:06 pm

cruiser1 wrote:G`Day Cliff.Sorry on my last post what I was trying to say was I already have a 3000 and was wanting to update it to a 4800 the 3000 being a trade in.

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Not a problem and if someone wants to sell their Extreme, 3000 or 3500 don't take rock bottom price   Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Bought a new 5000

Post by cruiser1 on Sun 23 Mar 2014, 1:33 pm

Thanks for the info. Jase and Cliff,gives me a better idea now what they are worth.

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Re: Bought a new 5000

Post by rogawilco on Sun 23 Mar 2014, 9:54 pm

Thinkin about getting a new 4800 myself, and yeah fair enough "they say" the 5000 will get the tiddly bits a 4800 wont, not so sure myself, found lotsa tiddlies with my 3500. Im gonna dry blow "by hand" a couple of my patches which I reckon will find more, fly shitey bits that even a 5000 wont get. From what I have learnt so-far in my short time as a prospector is that there is "no best way" to operate a metal detector, too many variables and the debate can go on forever.
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