Selling Dreams…

GOOD DREAMS

With the apparent demise of Tesoro I’m reminded of something that was said to me quite a few years ago by the head of a major detector company. We were talking marketing and he said “you have to remember we sell dreams“…

That comment has stuck with me and it does indeed represent what metal detector manufacturers do (or should do). Continue reading

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Tesoro…

Found the following on the Canadian Metal Detecting forum and wanted to share. I find it sad and have to wonder who will be next…..

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TBT – The Very Best Detector…

Nothing new, just lots of rain, hail and scary ass tornadoes in the forecast….a.k.a. springtime in Texas. Here’s a “TBT” post from May 2015.

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Steve Moore – Q&A


I’d heard a lot about Steve Moore and finally got to meet him last year at the Garrett factory. Since joining the Garrett team in 2006 he has done a ton of traveling promoting the brand, the pastime and piling up impressive finds along the way. Many thanks Steve for taking the time to share the following…. Continue reading

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And You Won’t Get Warts…

Nothing going on here at the Amesbury house except rain and more rain. Ready to build an ark and load it with two bottles of every brand of red wine. Here’s hoping you are finding neat things and making YouTube extravaganzas! In the mean time here’s a throwback…

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Let Me Introduce Myself…

 

I’ve written about getting permissions before (Knock, Knock Who;s There? and No Need to Knock Yourself Out) but it seems it’s still the number one question every detectorist asks so let me offer a few more brainfarts…

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Bad Stuff Coming…

It’s a stormy Saturday morning with nasty weather in the offing. As you might imagine Fay and I take these things quite seriously now.

Here’ s an old post from 2015.  Still true today… Continue reading

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Unconventional Twists & Turns…

AIR METAL DETECTORS

Is it real or is it Memorex (you may have to look that up)? Not sure what to make of this but I will sit back and see what develops. Then again I’ve been at square one for some time now and to be honest I am quite content there.

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Couple of Things Caught My Eye This Morning…

First was this article from the The Telegraph concerning the proposed changes to the Treasure Act

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TBT Time…

Not sure if it’s spring fever or old age but it’s been a lethargic and listless couple of weeks. The following is from 2016….

POOR JOHNNY

The recent back and forth about company support for hunts and programs struck a chord with me in that I used to be on the receiving end when I was Marketing Manager for Garrett back in the late 80’s. There was never ever a slow day when it came to people or groups asking about freebies for some event or project. Continue reading

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