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I see on social media that the new Apex has arrived in the UK, and is going out for its first UK field test today
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It looks great spec for the price.
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It’ll be very interesting to see how it performs in the UK. Guessing though that the ones who get it first will all be chosen to guarantee good reviews, we’ll need to wait a bit longer for the ordinary man/ woman to give their verdicts 8-)
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Oxgirl wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:09 am It’ll be very interesting to see how it performs in the UK. Guessing though that the ones who get it first will all be chosen to guarantee good reviews, we’ll need to wait a bit longer for the ordinary man/ woman to give their verdicts 8-)
I totally agree, the magazines will never give a honest review because they are dependant on advertising revenue.
The chosen field testers work for the company's involved, so again can not be honest for fear of upsetting the cart.
That is why you end up with just a couple of big players, and poor quality.

I bought my Equinox myself, and have used it now for two and a half years, and can honestly say it has not had an issue in all that time. No broken coil lugs, no wobbly shaft, no issues with the buttons, it has been fantastic.
My only issue was the charging port on the headphones coming adrift, but they were replaced immediately under warranty, so all good there too.
But! I have seen a brand new out of the box Nox 800, that had a terribly wobbly shaft that had to be taped up before it could be used the very first time. Although that was a long time back, and I have not heard of this problem for quite some time now.

Surely real life feedback from real life detectorists is worth its weight in marketing gold, when will the corporate sales teams see this opportunity, and accept it for what it is.
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Oxgirl wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:09 am It’ll be very interesting to see how it performs in the UK. Guessing though that the ones who get it first will all be chosen to guarantee good reviews, we’ll need to wait a bit longer for the ordinary man/ woman to give their verdicts 8-)
Cue the videos on YouTube and the socials of excited people finding gold staters at 12" on a regular basis :D
I'm sure it will be another good machine from Garrett, and will do a job. :thumbsup:
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Well it has found its first hammy
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I am keen to see how it performs on wet salt sand.
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I-Rutus wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:29 pm Well it has found its first hammy
Just the one :lol:
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bob79 wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:28 pm Just the one :lol:
Yeah, but was an 1343 Edward III Florin :D :thumbsup:
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bob79 wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:28 pm Just the one :lol:
Yes but a really nice clean dirt free one, but it was on video when found
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I-Rutus wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:52 pm I totally agree, the magazines will never give a honest review because they are dependant on advertising revenue.
The chosen field testers work for the company's involved, so again can not be honest for fear of upsetting the cart.
That is why you end up with just a couple of big players, and poor quality.

I bought my Equinox myself, and have used it now for two and a half years, and can honestly say it has not had an issue in all that time. No broken coil lugs, no wobbly shaft, no issues with the buttons, it has been fantastic.
My only issue was the charging port on the headphones coming adrift, but they were replaced immediately under warranty, so all good there too.
But! I have seen a brand new out of the box Nox 800, that had a terribly wobbly shaft that had to be taped up before it could be used the very first time. Although that was a long time back, and I have not heard of this problem for quite some time now.

Surely real life feedback from real life detectorists is worth its weight in marketing gold, when will the corporate sales teams see this opportunity, and accept it for what it is.

Well said....about time we had these sorts of opinions. new machines come out and a lot of people have to have the latest with all sorts of built in extras. the great reviews come along and all of a sudden everyone becomes a sheep and follows the crowd. Luckily for me I have never been a sheep and know exactly what I want in a detector. I won't be giving mine up yet until I see something better, which I haven't yet :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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I saw this review by Calabash some weeks ago (think it was his review I saw anyway )
Now I know Calabash can be a bit annoying in his reviews with his deep Southern accent and his brash way of saying things which can rub people up the wrong way, but !! I have to give credit where credits due, he does know a good deal about detectors. God knows he obtains and tests them enough to glean in the knowledge , so look in and see for yourselves his verdict on the latest Garrett as he compares it to the Equinox.
(there`s a NOT behind the "play" arrow by the way .) :D

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