Well, we are indeed iced in this morning, and waiting for the “thundersleet” to start, but considering what the folks in New England have been dealing with, we have nothing to complain about. At least not yet….
BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?
You already know how much I miss the good ole days of detecting, and those feelings are only getting better by the day, because now we have the Minelab GPZ 7000, a “gold detector” that retails for $12,449.00. Yep, you read it right, twelve thousand, four hundred and forty nine smackeroos! Holy s**t!
Now I know they advertise that it offers 40% more depth than their GPZ 5000, but at that price it ought to find gold bricks, one every minute. I mean come on folks…wake up and get a grip for crissakes. Yes I know, gold is at an all time high, but how many detectorists, or for that matter even prospectors, have that kind of money on hand?
I used to think tekkies having four and five detectors, pinpointers and GoPro cameras were whacked out, but now this… Surely it won’t be long before it’s available in camo (at a higher price of course).
Minelab seems to be pushing the envelope of late with the CTX3030 at $2,500, and now the GPZ 7000 at $12,500. Can someone tell me why? Is it because they are manufactured down under, or is this what the market will bear? If it’s the latter I plead ignorance and senility. The world has passed me by.
As they say down here…..“I don’t mean to rile the wagon master” but “give me the bacon without the sizzle” please….