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I went to the Minelab metal detecting day today in Santa Barbara. It was a good day to be there. We had three hunts and during those hunts I found quite a few silver coins, tokens, clads and raffle tickets. When it came time to announce the raffle they were giving away pointers, packs, kits and metal detectors. I won the second highest prize ... an E-Trac!!!!

I already have an Explorer SE Pro and a 5000 and I know the E-Trac is probably better than the SE Pro but it is used now. So my question is this:

Should I keep the E-Trac or sell it and get a CTX 3030? I could also try a dealer trade for my E-Trac and some cash for a 3030.

What does the forum say?

Mitchel

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Mitchel, if you want the machine with the MOST OPTIONs get the 3030...otherwise....the devil you know is often better than the devil you don't know...

I went from an xterra-70 to the 3030-that is a huge leap in technology.

I doubt I will ever use many of the 3030's talents.

However, I am getting silver in a park that only occasionally gave it up with my other coin-detectors over the last several years...

I love my ctx3030!!!!

fred

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Thanks Fred. You make it seem like I could sell the SE Pro and the new E-TRAC that I won and get the 3030 which is probably a good plan too. Then I would be like you. 5000/3030 Have you tried the 3030 on meteorites or gold?

Mitchel

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Mitchel, no one wants to be like me...except me; and I have little choice in the matter!

Yes, you could get pretty close to a new ctx with the sale or trade of the other two...give Bill a call or email....

I have not done much with the ctx except coin hunting in the factory presets...or a little at the Dales as I mentioned previously...

fred

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On 5/19/2013 at 0:30 PM, mn90403 said:

Thanks Fred. You make it seem like I could sell the SE Pro and the new E-TRAC that I won and get the 3030 which is probably a good plan too. Then I would be like you. 5000/3030 Have you tried the 3030 on meteorites or gold?

Mitchel

Did you get a chance to use the etrac? Have been leaning towards this for a coin and token machine.

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Morlock,

What an old thread ... haha  (Just think how much older Fred is now than then!)

Well, I did use the E-Trac in a way ... had to use the coil from it on my SE Pro because the ears broke off the old coil.  As it turns out the E-Trac is in French so I have never used it.  If I would have tried as soon as I got it then I could have gotten an English replacement.

I did buy a new/used 3030 and it is my #1 machine now and my wife uses the SE Pro and will kick my ass with her finds.

Mitchel

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