Just Sayin’…

AFTER MARKET SEARCHCOILS….ARE THEY REALLY BETTER?

Being the ‘Johnny-come-lately’ that I am, I just recently became aware of all the heightened interest in ‘after market’ searchcoils….most of them made overseas.  My question?  Are they actually better than what the manufacturer offers or are they just “hotter” (as in chatty and overly sensitive) or better because at such a high price they have to be?  After perusing forums, websites and blogs it seems the jury is still out.

aftermarketI know that when I worked for a major manufacturer years ago we made and sold searchcoils to a retailer so that he could put his label on them and promote them as “deeper” when in fact they were basically the same coil that we sold as stock (I am pretty certain as well the other detector manufacturers were doing the same thing). I guess you could call it Marketing 101 or the power of positive thinking (which incidentally I firmly believe in).

Anyway I would love to hear from those of you who purchased any of these after market coils, about your experiences and whether or not you’ve found them to be as advertised. Thanks…

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2012…A GREAT YEAR FOR THE PAS

990 Items Classified as Treasure During 2012 According to the British Museum

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BE FOREWARNED

Have been chatting with the man who runs the Malamute Saloon about Stout Standards and we’ve decided that we will continue to do what it is we do, and that those who find our comments old, boring, depressing, trivial, insulting and of no significance, have absolutely no appreciation for intellect, brilliance, genius, good taste nor insulting and crude humor.  You lose.  We are who we are… c’est la vie!

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ALL YOU CECIL B. DEMILLES….BE CAREFUL

A few months ago I brainfarted…“How long before detecting videos on YouTube wind up getting someone in trouble?

Well no one has gone to jail yet, but the Indians  are starting to circle the wagons.  Be careful what you throw out there…..

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AND YOU WONDER WHY….

I am not a big fan of  forums….

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LAST TIME I TALKED WITH NIGEL FROM REGTON…

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3 responses to “Just Sayin’…

  1. Big Tony from Bayonne

    Dick, I finally broke down last year around my birthday and purchased an after market coil. Minelab has placed a chip in the new machine coils but said that it wouldn’t update the older coils and if someone like CoilTek wanted to manufacture updated coils for older machines then they wouldn’t stop them at all. Once I read that I purchased a so called Spider coil. Although I haven’t used it a ton of times – it does a fantastic job!

  2. A lot of these so-called ‘after market’ coils come into being when a manufacturer doesn’t act quickly enough to make their own, or isn’t sure that they would sell enough of “X” sized coils to spend all the money on tooling. Some I’m told aren’t even Faraday shielded, and completely useless in or over wet grass. Some are not even waterproof.
    I tend to stick with the manufacturer of my machine, but, this is purely a personal choice.
    When things go wrong they can be expensive. For example, I drive a Toyota and it’s serviced at a Toyota dealership, using genuine Toyota spares.
    A friend took his car (not a Toyota) to an ‘independent’ garage, had a non-marque oil filter fitted during a service, and it broke up internally after a few hundred miles and was the contributing factor in his engine seizure. When his car was towed back to his dealership to have the repairs done under warranty, they gave him two words…and the second one was ‘off’!”

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