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Post by fletty » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:03 am

thinking of selling my ctx as got an equinox 800, whats the average price that a 2 year old one fetches ??



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Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:56 am

The Nox effect has seen used CTX prices tumble. On eBay they tend to go for £900 - £1100, depending on any extras that might be included in the sale. One sold for just £700 recently! :-O

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Post by FUBAR » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:41 am

Unless you are desperate for the cash I would keep the CTX. ::g

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Post by Hairyhands » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:30 am

CTX will keep coming down. No real need for it now the Nox is at large.

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Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:28 pm

Hairyhands wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:30 am
CTX will keep coming down. No real need for it now the Nox is at large.

I can't see the CTX dropping much below where it is now, to be honest. Even with Noxmania running rampant, the CTX is still a phenomenally good machine ::g

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Post by fred » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:50 pm

I got a little under £1300 for 2 working, but well used, ones on a well known auction site and I threw in a few extras just because I could. They were damn good machines and both served me well but they don't really compare with the Nox in some important respects so I was never likely to go back to them again. :D
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Post by Swany » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:27 am

Minelab FBS newsletter - an answer to the phase out of the CTX

Since the introduction of the Equinox 600 & 800 in early 2018 rumors have arisen that the CTX 3030 is being phased out. I can assure you that this is not the case as FBS offers performance that the MultiIQ circuitry can’t (and yes, the MultiIQ offers capabilities that FBS can’t). Minelab would not have developed a detector that lists for under $1,000 that outperformed another model in their product line that sells for considerably more . . . simple business logic would tell you that. The CTX and E-Trac remain solid performers in the field and will remain in the Minelab product line for the foreseeable future. A replacement for the CTX 3030 is on the future model board and it will incorporate the latest technology as well as features based on feedback from current users of Minelab products but in the meantime, the CTX 3030 is still the performance leader when it comes to most treasure hunting applications.
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Post by Hairyhands » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:51 am

Can't see why a CTX would be brought myself now the Nox is out. Not worth a 1000 pound more. :)

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Post by Machinist » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:07 am

Got my Nox 800 about 3 months ago, had a chat to the dealer and the Nox was still the hot favourite but he had only sold one ctx in the previous 6 weeks.

Most of the ctx users in my club have now switched to the Nox and the ctx's have not been used since so potentially there are lots of second hand machines that could hit the market. Supply and demand says more for sale than buyers wanting them will knock down the price.

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Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:12 am

Swany wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:27 am
Minelab FBS newsletter - an answer to the phase out of the CTX

Since the introduction of the Equinox 600 & 800 in early 2018 rumors have arisen that the CTX 3030 is being phased out. I can assure you that this is not the case as FBS offers performance that the MultiIQ circuitry can’t (and yes, the MultiIQ offers capabilities that FBS can’t). Minelab would not have developed a detector that lists for under $1,000 that outperformed another model in their product line that sells for considerably more . . . simple business logic would tell you that. The CTX and E-Trac remain solid performers in the field and will remain in the Minelab product line for the foreseeable future. A replacement for the CTX 3030 is on the future model board and it will incorporate the latest technology as well as features based on feedback from current users of Minelab products but in the meantime, the CTX 3030 is still the performance leader when it comes to most treasure hunting applications.

It certainly seems that, in an effort to outshine a certain other machine, they've harmed sales of their own flagship model, by making the Nox too good!

Despite being a Nox owner, I'm keeping my CTX. Mostly because I know I'd miss it, but partly because of woeful resale value. I might let it go when Minelab unveil its successor, mentioned in their newsletter, though. Better start saving my pennies :D

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Post by fred » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:57 pm

Swany wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:27 am
Minelab FBS newsletter - an answer to the phase out of the CTX

Since the introduction of the Equinox 600 & 800 in early 2018 rumors have arisen that the CTX 3030 is being phased out. I can assure you that this is not the case as FBS offers performance that the MultiIQ circuitry can’t (and yes, the MultiIQ offers capabilities that FBS can’t). Minelab would not have developed a detector that lists for under $1,000 that outperformed another model in their product line that sells for considerably more . . . simple business logic would tell you that. The CTX and E-Trac remain solid performers in the field and will remain in the Minelab product line for the foreseeable future. A replacement for the CTX 3030 is on the future model board and it will incorporate the latest technology as well as features based on feedback from current users of Minelab products but in the meantime, the CTX 3030 is still the performance leader when it comes to most treasure hunting applications.

The Nox has been such a resounding success for them that it is doubtful that Minelab particularly care about what happens to future sales of the current 3030, particularly if a new one is in the pipeline anyway. :D
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Re: ctx

Post by Hairyhands » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:19 pm

The CTX 3030 days are over. It won't ever have staying power the likes of the explorer did. The nox has put it to bed. It's done. The same will happen to the Nox like every other machine. It's just the explorer had no comp for many years until the CTX arrived but still that was too much and still too heavy. For the money really it's no better than my etrac was.

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Re: ctx

Post by fred » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:45 pm

Hairyhands wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:19 pm
The CTX 3030 days are over. It won't ever have staying power the likes of the explorer did. The nox has put it to bed. It's done. The same will happen to the Nox like every other machine. It's just the explorer had no comp for many years until the CTX arrived but still that was too much and still too heavy. For the money really it's no better than my etrac was.

I think that the CTX did give a major improvement in depth on beaches over the Explorer family detectors. Unfortunately it was difficult to release the extra power available and it certainly suffered from the other problems that you mentioned plus unnecessary features. ::g
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Post by Hairyhands » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:56 pm

fred wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Hairyhands wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:19 pm
The CTX 3030 days are over. It won't ever have staying power the likes of the explorer did. The nox has put it to bed. It's done. The same will happen to the Nox like every other machine. It's just the explorer had no comp for many years until the CTX arrived but still that was too much and still too heavy. For the money really it's no better than my etrac was.

I think that the CTX did give a major improvement in depth on beaches over the Explorer family detectors. Unfortunately it was difficult to release the extra power available and it certainly suffered from the other problems that you mentioned plus unnecessary features. ::g
I agree Fred especially about the unececessary features. Non of which the Nox has.

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