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Cheap pinpointer

Post by FearTheBeard » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:05 pm

Hi folks, are the cheap pinpointers you find on eBay worth getting? I can see them for around £20 but I don't want to waste my money getting something that will be useless.

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Re: Cheap pinpointer

Post by Steevo45 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:13 pm

I’ve got the KK moon one from Amazon and I can’t compare it to the Garret on which it’s based as I’ve never used used one but it’s great. Used it since Christmas not let me down once and still on the same battery. One tip is if you put it near metal and it goes off even when you move it away from metal it’s low battery (thought my was broke first time I used it) wouldn’t be without it now

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Re: Cheap pinpointer

Post by Wessexlad » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:18 pm

I got the GP Pointer for around £30 a few months ago, seems to work fine. Like Steevo says, I can't say how it compares to a Garrett.
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Post by daviem62 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:24 pm

I`ve had the gp pointer for about 18 months now and never had a problem with it

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Post by dep1699 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:27 pm

Steevo45 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:13 pm
I’ve got the KK moon one from Amazon and I can’t compare it to the Garret on which it’s based as I’ve never used used one but it’s great. Used it since Christmas not let me down once and still on the same battery. One tip is if you put it near metal and it goes off even when you move it away from metal it’s low battery (thought my was broke first time I used it) wouldn’t be without it now
Same for my gppointer. I think they are just the same product. You can actually boost the dept putting a 1p on the side of it. Search gppointer supertuning on Google.

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Post by Tetra73 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:00 pm

just got a X-lounger pinpointer from Amazon cost me £30 + a 9v battery just got back with it after a quick play with it and I have to say if I went out without it I would go home and get it (I live 2 mins away from my permission) so cheap ones can be worth it

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Post by FearTheBeard » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:32 pm

Thanks for the info and apologies for posting it in the wrong section.
Still waiting on my Viking 5 to turn up, once I've seen how I get on with that I'll get myself a pinpointer.

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Re: Cheap pinpointer

Post by oldartefact » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:43 pm

FearTheBeard wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Thanks for the info and apologies for posting it in the wrong section.
Still waiting on my Viking 5 to turn up, once I've seen how I get on with that I'll get myself a pinpointer.
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Post by principia » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:01 am

oldartefact wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:43 pm
FearTheBeard wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Thanks for the info and apologies for posting it in the wrong section.
Still waiting on my Viking 5 to turn up, once I've seen how I get on with that I'll get myself a pinpointer.
Detecting without a pinpointer is like tying the read a newspaper with a blindfold on.
Correct :-), though 10 years ago the pinpointer was not so common as nowadays, most people did not own one.
Te be on topic, I use the deteknix xpointer (in the past alo had the garrett pro pointer (did'nt like ik because of the falsings)). Last week I also ordered a GP pointer at Ali for....20 euro. So when the pointer arrives I will compare both.
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Re: Cheap pinpointer

Post by pengles » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:52 am

I've posted before, had a kk moon GP pointer for about a year now. It's been really good and still going.
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Re: Cheap pinpointer

Post by stillair1 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:33 am

I've been using an xpointer for just under a year now. Mid price item holding up well.
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Re: Cheap pinpointer

Post by Jphin » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:58 pm

I've been using a gp pointer from an auction site. Cost £23 as chose seller with best feedback which was a few quid more but it works brilliantly. Tbh ive only been using it a few months but it does what its supposed to do. Came with belt holster and coil lanyard type thing to attatch it to yourself so you don't lose it too.

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Post by sweepstick47 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:21 pm

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Re: Cheap pinpointer

Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:22 pm

More posts deleted. Please be careful about commenting on a specific site and mentioning forgeries in the same post. We do not want you or this site to be sued!

On a related point though if you see a named brand at a much cheaper price than normal please do your homework on the site as the chances of the item being a forgery are very high.
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Re: Cheap pinpointer

Post by Raptorman » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:19 pm

Wessexlad wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:18 pm
I got the GP Pointer for around £30 a few months ago, seems to work fine. Like Steevo says, I can't say how it compares to a Garrett.
I got the GP Pointer for my birthday in January this year and it is a super bit of kit and works flawlessly. Can't argue for the price of it.

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Re: Cheap pinpointer

Post by diggerrob » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:11 am

I've had the orange gp pointer for 3 years without any problems ,for under £30 l think it's a bargain.

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Post by geordiejono » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:10 am

i have had the gp pointer for the last 12 months, it cost me approx £25 and has worked fine through all kinds of weather. ;))

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Re: Cheap pinpointer

Post by JonM » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:29 pm

The GP Pointer as a spare is "functional" and my Grandson uses it when he digs with me rather than him keep pestering me for my "Turkish branded one". Does the GP Pointer hold any credibility in regards to the competition (anything £100+), sadly not, however for the price I'm sure it will always be a popular affordable option.
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Re: Cheap pinpointer

Post by steve rothery » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:38 pm

I’m still using mine 8 months later and it’s on its second battery not bad for £23 ::g
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