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equinox official release date

Post by newseeker » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:14 am

Minelab is pleased to announce that the new EQUINOX Series of detectors is expected to be available for purchase worldwide from late January, 2018 onwards*.
Since we first announced EQUINOX at Detectival in September, there has been unprecedented market interest in this product range.
Volume production of detectors has started and will continue at a rapid rate across December and into the new year. Detectors are expected to be delivered to our sales channels in early-to-mid January, subject to transportation scheduling.
Customers who have pre-ordered detectors should thus expect to start receiving them from January.


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Re: equinox official release date

Post by CornishCarlos » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:12 am

So an official release date, with no actual date !!
Geez, the tension is just too much. I need a cup of tea :)
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Post by tcawood » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:13 pm

Has anyone who's pre-ordered had notification of a delivery date yet?
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Re: equinox official release date

Post by Fat Cog » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:39 pm

No...but my names on the list (allegedly)!

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Post by mart61 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:49 pm

I was told mid-Feb earlier today.

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Post by JBM » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:53 pm

The launch date is all becoming a farce. :( Jerry.

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Post by tcawood » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:49 pm

Hmm, so far it's been late Dec, late Jan and now mid Feb... glad they're not building me a house ;-)
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Post by Tisserand » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:11 am

I rec'd notice from ML 2 days ago... release date is early 2018 but no firm date. Status is they are still testing but what does that mean?! I asked if there were any tests for saltwater use. They said the tests are promising (but no test results were offered). Sounds like a bunch of 'smoke and mirrors'. This was going to be my first purchase from ML but now I'm not sure if I will buy one based upon the illusive responses and lack of factual information.

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Post by mart61 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:33 pm

It’s those poor souls that have stumped up a deposit that I feel sorry for. Were I in their shoes I’d be asking for a refund if I didn’t have a detector in my hand within the next 2-3 weeks.

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Re: equinox official release date

Post by indie » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:43 pm

This sort of thing happens all the time in retail. I was a bit surprised at a Jan launch anyway what with their target market completely financially broke after funding Christmas!
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Post by tcawood » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:11 pm

I'm not sure it does happen in retail/technology that frequently... sure Apple may stagger the release of diff iPhone models and the initial stock is often limited, but to provide three different sets of wooly release dates is unusual.

I just hope the machine is as good as the hype... apparently there's a field test in new edition of Searcher so hopefully, we're about to find out how good it is in the field.
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Re: equinox official release date

Post by fred » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:13 pm

indie wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:43 pm
This sort of thing happens all the time in retail. I was a bit surprised at a Jan launch anyway what with their target market completely financially broke after funding Christmas!
That was because it was originally supposed to be a perfectly sensible early December launch to catch the Christmas trade! :D

Detecnicks told me this morning that they have been told to expect them in the first week of February. I wonder what the chances of a forum member discount on one is? :D

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Post by cyprio42 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:46 pm

I preordered almost the day it was available to do so. However I've had my deposit refunded, it simply dragged on to much for me that I lost interest. I've had a go with the prototype and no doubt I'll probably get one later in the year.
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Post by vladorado » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:53 am

The Equinox has been on sale on the e-bay for several days now. It is sold by an Italian seller.
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Post by At Digger » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:10 am

vladorado wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:53 am
The Equinox has been on sale on the e-bay for several days now. It is sold by an Italian seller.
But do they actually have it in stock for immediate dispatch or are they selling a " pre order ".
Check the details, if it was out on the market then Minelab would be quick enough to let everyone know its out the now and give a date for UK release.
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Post by Mega B » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:35 am

The launch of the Equinox last year was pure genius advertising wise,the person or team who came up with that launch was at the peak of the profession,but as the machine are still not available for sale and time is dragging on,then this is starting to taint the initial launch which is a shame really.

I wont be buying one for sure,nothing against the brand but i am happy with what i have all ready got.
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Post by ROCK HOPPER » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:37 am

Fat Cog wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:39 pm
No...but my names on the list (allegedly)!
Is that a similar list to the new Tesla model 3?

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Re: equinox official release date

Post by vladorado » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:49 am

At Digger wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:10 am
vladorado wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:53 am
The Equinox has been on sale on the e-bay for several days now. It is sold by an Italian seller.
But do they actually have it in stock for immediate dispatch or are they selling a " pre order ".
Check the details, if it was out on the market then Minelab would be quick enough to let everyone know its out the now and give a date for UK release.
You are absolutely right At Digger! My Italian is a bit rusty. rl;
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