The GP-Pointer

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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Wessexlad » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:28 pm

I just ordered one for £28.49, should arrive by the weekend. I can't justify spending more at the moment, not until I'm sure I want to commit more resources to MDing, and I won't know that until I get out on a proper permission. As long as I'm pottering in the garden with the boy a thirty quid one should be ample. I'll let you know how I get on with it.


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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Dom » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:24 pm

Just started detecting, it's made my life a lot easier as oppose to not having a pin pointer at all. Quite happy with it.

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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Koala » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:11 am

I forgot I was towards the start of this thread.

Not taken care of it

Not looked after it

Still work as it should.

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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Wessexlad » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:46 am

Having ordered it yesterday and received confirmation, I got the following this morning.

"Dear valued customers,

Sorry we are sorry to inform you: the order which you made in our account, can’t post at today as during 13th Feb to 19th Feb is our traveling planing.
We are so sorry for this mistake which we haven’t setting the account in time.
if you urgent need item, you can contact with us right now for refund or cancel order.

If you not urgent need this item, there will be dispatched on 20th Feb.

Also We will respond your email & eBay message as quickly as humanly possible.(everyday we have 2 hours for reply your emails.)
Hope you can understand. really sorry for this issue indeed."

Should I be worried? Or are they just saying they're on holiday next week?
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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Keef the Frog » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:05 am

Chinese New Year maybe ?

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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Wessexlad » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:43 am

Keef the Frog wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:05 am
Chinese New Year maybe ?

Keef
I think you're right, I'm sure it originally said shipping from Glasgow but the seller is based in China. I'll just wait and see,
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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Koala » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:11 pm

Yep shut down for Chinese New Year.

Drop shipping should be banned. I now don't bother about location. Just read the reviews and go for best value against reviews.


Best from Chine has been 2 weeks and worst 6 weeks but they always turn up


Unfortunately things shut down for a week at this time of a year.

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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by dreadnought » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:50 pm

mines STILL going strong.the abuse this gets is unreal. never cleaned, chucked in and lives in car. all because it WAS cheap and i dont really care about it, but.......ALWAYS works and just keeps going. i kind of want a quest pointer but this chinese cheapy just keeps going. i know theres a lot of haters out there but mine is testament that not everything chinese is doom and gloom. if i priced it out as pence per outing it would come to pretty much nothing.
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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Rivers rat » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:56 pm

I am gonna get one i never owned one in 25 years of detecting........old school but new wave :D :D :D :D :D B-)



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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Wessexlad » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:55 pm

My pointer finally arrived today, put a battery in and it seems to work fine. I'm at work so can't do a proper test but it works fine on all the metal objects I've tried it on. Might give it a proper test tomorrow.
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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by niceguyfrankie » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:45 pm

got one off A*******n it stopped working after 5 minutes so returned it, buy cheap buy twice they say.
I seem to agree this time..
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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Koala » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:18 pm

Unfortunately I see the old useless motion pinpointers are now being resold as a GP-Pinpointer

Here's an advert I have just seen on a Chinese site

At least they are upfront and admit it doesn't work in static mode.


"2. Difference compare to the Genuine GP Pro-Pointer, This copy model will make sound and vibrate, but Not always sound and vibrate when it is held motionless in the presence of metal, and it won\'t beep when this detector switch on."

Does that make a clone of a clone of a clone.

Not sure you can spot the difference

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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Wessexlad » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:26 pm

Tried it today in the pouring rain, it went mad, constant beeping. Ok after turning off and on again. Had to do this several times. Think it doesn't like the wet. Found a '75 penny, several nails, screw and a tent peg. Doing the back garden is fun but would love to try it on a field.
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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Koala » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:45 pm

Wessexlad wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:26 pm
Tried it today in the pouring rain, it went mad, constant beeping. Ok after turning off and on again. Had to do this several times. Think it doesn't like the wet. Found a '75 penny, several nails, screw and a tent peg. Doing the back garden is fun but would love to try it on a field.
Try switching it on nearer the ground.

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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Jamesy636 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:22 am

If mine goes into a bleep meltdown it's a battery issue. Replace the battery and it's fixed. It may come as a bit of a surprise because you might think if it's the battery, how come it is still vibrating and bleeping? I thought the same. Bang another 9v battery in and she's good to go. I honestly can't break mine!

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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by pengles » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:20 am

I've used a GP pointer for about 8 months. As a starter in the hobby didn't want to splash out too much money. I'ts been very heavily used for many hours and has been brilliant. Still on the first battery I put into it. I figure even if it dies after a year I've had my money's worth and would definitely but another one.
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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by pengles » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:23 am

Further to my last post, the pointer is designed to constantly bleep when the battery runs low.
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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Wessexlad » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:36 pm

That's good to know. I just tested the battery and it's still pretty much full strength, so it wasn't that. I'm assuming it was the damp conditions. I think they're supposed to be waterproof though, can anyone confirm?

edit: Ooh, 100th post! Go me! B-)
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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Koala » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:48 pm

Wessexlad wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:36 pm
That's good to know. I just tested the battery and it's still pretty much full strength, so it wasn't that. I'm assuming it was the damp conditions. I think they're supposed to be waterproof though, can anyone confirm?

edit: Ooh, 100th post! Go me! B-)
No there splash proof.

Water can enter by the speaker and the top o ring is a bit small.

Some tape over the speaker grill and some Vaseline or grease on the treads and you good for detecting in the rain. But not for diving.

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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Jamesy636 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:06 pm

Wessexlad wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:36 pm
That's good to know. I just tested the battery and it's still pretty much full strength, so it wasn't that. I'm assuming it was the damp conditions. I think they're supposed to be waterproof though, can anyone confirm?

edit: Ooh, 100th post! Go me! B-)
When you say you tested the battery, was it a tongue test.. >:P
Mine appeared to be ok but if it ever goes in to bleep overload, I change the battery and it's good to go again.

Well done in your 100th post, mine clocked up a few days ago.. ::g

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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by Wessexlad » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:35 pm

Jamesy636 wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:06 pm
When you say you tested the battery, was it a tongue test.. >:P
Mine appeared to be ok but if it ever goes in to bleep overload, I change the battery and it's good to go again.

Well done in your 100th post, mine clocked up a few days ago.. ::g
No, I use a battery level tester. Essential when your little boy has Xbox controllers, I have a bag of part used AA batteries and I'm always looking for the strongest ones to put in when he wants to play.
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Re: The GP-Pointer

Post by DelphiOne » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:04 pm

Bought one, put new battery in, sounding on metal ok, problem was still sounding when im over a metre away from any metal couldn't shut it up. Turned off tried again same thing happens intermittently over and over. Put another new battery in, no change. Decided it's faulty and requested a refund from trader on the fleabay, waited 4-5 days for a reply only to get a message from said person asking if i could accept half the price i paid for it because he had to return it to china =)) . Any way 5 days later still waiting for a refund and i am about to take action through fleabay. Looked at his buyers feedback and the same trick has been done to other buyers EG- Half payment. So a warning be careful, if you would like the traders ID feel free to message me, or you could end up in my situation.
Guess i will just buy a branded one and pay the extra.

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