Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

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Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

Post by Fusion » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:43 pm

For those of you not aware, Minelab have been targeting a release date of April for their new pinpointer, and US dealers are now taking advance orders, Based on the US price of 169 dollars, it looks like it's price will be comparable to the Garrett Pro-pointer, if not more expensive, here in the UK. I've just compared the price of other Minelab items in the US and in the UK, and my best guess is it will sell for £99 here.
In the US, the Garrett Pro-pointer sells for 145 - 150 dollars, ie. 20 -25 dollars less than the Minelab.
Here's a Minelab publicity photo. Couldn't help notice the model is wearing a watch, maybe a finger ring, too?:
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Re: Minelab Pro-find 25 pinpointer

Post by nonmotion » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:04 pm

with so many people already using the garrett i cant see it being a big seller. ;)
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Re: Minelab Pro-find 25 pinpointer

Post by Peasgood » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:20 pm

It would have to equal the Garret on performance and beat it on price to make a go of it.
I'd say the Garret was the bench mark it has to beat and at that price it won't.

Damned expensive things for what they do.

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Re: Minelab Pro-find 25 pinpointer

Post by Fusion » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:34 pm

One interesting thing I noticed whilst doing UK/US price comparisons, is how cheap(!) the Garrett pro-pointer is in the UK. Normally, US made goods sell at a noticeably higher price here, you can pretty much change the dollar sign to a pound sign. That would make the 150 dollar pro-pointer sell for £150 here. Some serious discounting is going on, I think.

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Re: Minelab Pro find 25 pinpointer

Post by Gozzy23 » Tue May 15, 2012 10:24 am

When is this being released? Thinking of buying one :)
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Re: Minelab Pro find 25 pinpointer

Post by digger360 » Tue May 15, 2012 12:50 pm

i need to get a new pin pointer and was hanging to see what the minelab would be like
but as usual the seem to want a lot of profit over competing with garrett ;;z
so will have to get a garrett now instead
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Re: Minelab Pro find 25 pinpointer

Post by Wansdyke44 » Tue May 15, 2012 12:58 pm

johny-blaze wrote:the listing has been removed for some reason but it works out at £105 :-O
Was there just now. And yes, it works out at around £105. So still making the PP a better buy. Even if I wanted one, which I don't. I would rather hear some reviews etc before stumping up big bucks for it.

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Re: Minelab Pro find 25 pinpointer

Post by Fusion » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:11 pm

It seems there is some delay in the launch, I got this from a US forum:
"Don at "North GA Relics" asked about the ProFind when he went to the dealer shindig they had for the training and revealing of the CTX3030 detector, and Minelab told him "sometime this year"."
Maybe the CTX is keeping them busy?

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Re: Minelab Pro find 25 pinpointer

Post by Fusion » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:07 am

It appears to be close to release, as it is now featured on Minelab's website.
It is described as 'water-resistant', so similar to the Garrett.
http://www.minelab.com/usa/products/con ... ro-find-25

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Re: Minelab Pro find 25 pinpointer

Post by Anubis » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:16 pm

I have the Garrett and to be honest it does exactly what it claims, i cant see that another make can improve on what already does the job.

The only thing I would say is that the Garrett needs a small redesign to include a fixing for lanyard attachment and waterproof covering for the speaker hole.
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Post by clint » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:55 pm

yep agree there Anubis..waterproof and lanyard fitting..and something to stop them packing up!!

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Re: Minelab Pro find 25 pinpointer

Post by Dave8472 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:09 pm

Here's the picture
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Post by chefphones » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:41 pm

Joan Allen are selling it for £125.......Or should I say, they going to try and sell it for £125 lol
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Re: Minelab Pro find 25 pinpointer

Post by Dave8472 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:23 pm

chefphones wrote:Joan Allen are selling it for £125.......Or should I say, they going to try and sell it for £125 lol
Can't see it on there site ?

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Re: Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

Post by Tombs » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:50 pm

ironhartedgog got the price from Joan Allan today and it is 125.
it does have some improvements over the garret....like you can turn the sound off which isn't much use to us but in an American park you might be quire glad of, also it wont interfere with your detector which will be really nice especially if your using a T2, GPX or any of the other detectors that the Garrett interferes with even when its off!
also if you leave it in the field after 8 minutes it starts to beep really load so you can find it that would have saved me £90 when my mate dropped mine in the field......never to be seen again :(
my Garrett's almost dead after a year and my mates hasn't worked a hundred percent since day 1, so i may well buy one.......whats another mortgage? lol
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Re: Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

Post by Dave8472 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:04 pm

Don't think I will be swapping out the Garrett until it breaks, only just paid for the CTX so it will have to wait :))

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Post by Tombs » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:26 pm

Dave8472 wrote:Don't think I will be swapping out the Garrett until it breaks, only just paid for the CTX so it will have to wait :))

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thats probably why there has only been one top end pin pointer on the market, its not exactly the must have up grade is it? so there for no money in it.
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Re: Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

Post by threemiles » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:13 pm

I was in the market for a pointer, so decided to give the minelab a try. OK so its a few quid more, but I'm thinking it's not going to be any worse than the garrett; who knows maybe better !! I will let you know my findings when it arrives (tomorrow hopefully) :)) :))
Unfortunately, never owning a Garrett will make it difficult to compare.
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Post by chefphones » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:14 pm

threemiles wrote:I was in the market for a pointer, so decided to give the minelab a try. OK so its a few quid more, but I'm thinking it's not going to be any worse than the garrett; who knows maybe better !! I will let you know my findings when it arrives (tomorrow hopefully) :)) :))
Unfortunately, never owning a Garrett will make it difficult to compare.
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Re: Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

Post by lewis69 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:12 pm

Oh no,got the minelab yesterday,what a mistaka to make.gutted

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Re: Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

Post by Dave8472 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:19 pm

lewis69 wrote:Oh no,got the minelab yesterday,what a mistaka to make.gutted
Could you tell us why :-/

I am sure members would be interested if there is a problem ::g

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Re: Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

Post by chefphones » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:00 pm

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Post by Fishermansam » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:35 pm

lewis69 wrote:Oh no,got the minelab yesterday,what a mistaka to make.gutted
If you don't open it, you could always send it back :-/
If they have good customer service then they should accept returns as long as they are in good saleable condition ::g B-)



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Re: Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

Post by Dave8472 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:40 pm

Sorry guy's I had blinker syndrome :D

O dear... Glad I saw that, I had started looking around and was thinking of a possible upgrade and selling the Garrett.

Should never had doubted my trusty Garrett

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Re: Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

Post by threemiles » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:03 pm

Sorry guys, I would need more evidence than one mans "field test" to put me off. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to take advice, but one mans verdict is simply not enough for me.
Did you see his garret "field test" by the way? I'm not convinced :))
I will draw my own conclusions and report back, bad or good ::g
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Re: Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

Post by lewis69 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:02 pm

Already opened it,played with it indoors,it's funny had a bit off a sinking
feeling just doing air tests,expected to be wowed but wasn't really
I told myself it would do better in the field ,oh well you live and you learn.
Thought I would off learnt a bit more by now :))
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Re: Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

Post by Rangirocks » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:42 am

A point of view from Oz
I couldnt carry the garret when using a 4500 because of interference. The minelab is perfect

Minelab has about a 50% longer range and detects really small gold that the Garrett didn't

MOST important were the garrett falses if u push it into the ground the minelab doesnt

If using a Minelab this is a much better pointer and the lack of falsing is worth the extra money regardless of what you use

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Re: Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

Post by threemiles » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:15 am

Hey Lewis it doesn't matter if you opened it.
Under the distance selling regulations (google it mate) you have 7 days to tell them you want to send it back.

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Re: Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

Post by brett27 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:11 am

garrett is better ::g
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Re: Minelab Pro-Find 25 pinpointer

Post by Fusion » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:56 am

Brett - you have the Minelab, then? Could you do a comparison test with the Propointer on a few common objects, large and small, for us?

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