Where to Get a Good Deal on Metal Detectors

Jul 31 07:09 2008 David Cowley Print This Article

Metal detecting is a hobby that is not only fun but can be educational as well.  Having the children get out from behind the computer and on the beach or open field to actually hunt for valuable artifacts, jewelry and precious metals can go a long way toward piquing their interest in their own schoolwork.  But no matter your reason to start treasure hunting, you may be on the lookout for discount metal detectors, especially if you're going to get your whole family involved.

Metal detecting is a hobby that is not only fun but can be educational as well.  Having the children get out from behind the computer and on the beach or open field to actually hunt for valuable artifacts,Guest Posting jewelry and precious metals can go a long way toward piquing their interest in their own schoolwork.  But no matter your reason to start treasure hunting, you may be on the lookout for discount metal detectors, especially if you're going to get your whole family involved.

Getting a good deal on several metal detectors can go a long way in keeping the peace on the home front.  Having to share one detector between several children is not going to get anyone interested in the hobby!  There are some great places where you can snag a bargain on discount metal detectors, both in person and online.

For example, do you have a used sporting goods store near your home?  They may have some great discount metal detectors that are gently used, and many of these models will last for years so there's no reason you shouldn't consider them.  You can even try them out right there in the store!  You can scour flea markets, garage sales, and check the classifieds of your newspaper to see if anyone is selling used models.

Of course the internet is probably going to be your biggest source of discount metal detectors, either new or used.  Typically new discount metal detectors are those that are from a few years ago; they haven't been used by anyone and the seller needs to get them off of their shelves so that they can bring in the new models.  This is much like what any other retailer does; they offer deep discounts on older models or older styles of virtually everything so that this year's models can be sold.

Of course a lot of these metal detectors will not have all the features that this year's models may have, but they're still very workable and usually have enough good features so that they're perfectly useable and will be enjoyable as well.  You can always add add-ons too your metal detector as you become more experienced with the device.  If you are primarily using the metal detector at a beach you may want to consider a visual reference option so that you can determine the type of metal being detected before you even dig it up.  This means that when you don't need to waste your time pulling up every bottle cap or aluminum can pull tab you come across and can concentrate on gold and silver jewelry and coins.

Some metal detectors have built-in sensitivity meters which you can adjust, depending on the ground surface over which you'll be hunting.  If you are treasure hunting on a sandy beach all of the time you may not need this option so why pay for it?  If your treasure hunting expands into wooded area then you may want to add this optional feature to your metal detector.

You can of course checks sites like eBay or CraigsList but sometimes it's better to shop for new models when looking for discount metal detectors.  That's not to say that you can't find great deals and great items at these other places but sometimes you can find new models for just as much as you can used ones, so why not try the new ones?

Buying discount metal detectors can be viewed as an investment in your own enjoyment but in your family's education as well.  It's a great way for the entire family to spend a weekend or beautiful day on the beach, and if you happen to actually find something valuable as well, that makes it all the better!

Happy Treasure Hunting.

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David Cowley
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David Cowley has created numerous articles on Treasure Hunting.  He has also created a Web Site dedicated to Treasure Hunting. Visit http://www.treasure-hunting-team.com

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