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Post by Guest on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 1:13 pm

with detectors being made more simplistic in their design and their clever way of using existing moulds to manufacture there next line of detectors to cram their technology into so were r we now heading..

I know most of u don't give a rats about me but thought I'd share a point of view.

u don't need a new curly cord
head phones
spare shafts
5 different coils to b sure
fancy covers to keep yah machine clean.
expensive batteries that u double up on --just in case.
external speakers
power boosters
GPS units
fancy harnesses some even with water bottles..
most guys have a spoon
nearly everyone has a pick

so the next step must b turning me shop into a hardware depot
we will have
post hole augers to dig some deep holes.
20 litre motorised buckets so u can bring back that welcome stranger.
6' crow bars
selection of shovels 3' to 6'
dynamite-yep the stuff u blow things up with.

so maybe this will be the end of the humble dealer coz with each new generation detector that hits the market u wont need a dealer..whether its a whites, garret, nokta whatever..

one good thing is we have a good supply of tyres on hand and we do mechanical repairs to your humble vehicle for when u return from prospecting..

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Post by Wedgetail on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 1:31 pm

Ray,

I was thinking that myself. But we'll always need all the stuff you've mentioned plus, GPS, boots, smelting gear, dolly pots, pans, sluices, retorts and crushers. There's a whole heap of stuff you can sell. And there's always my new "The Wedge" range of black lace detecting outfits, with suspender belt, stockings and the thigh high, patent leather, 8 inch heel detecting wellies. affraid

If you do all that workshop stuff, do you welding up rear suspension mountings, rebuilding new shock absorber pins, snapped shockies, welding fractured air filter housings, replacing worn through prop shaft bolts, smashed side panels by an rogue emu with no brains (well he hasn't got any now 'cos they're all smeared across the road 30 kms out of Leonora!), Nissan king pins, cracked gearbox mount plates, broken electric fuel pump mountings, snapped wheel studs and broken wiper linkages? Cos if you don't then I'll have to do 'em meself! What a flamin' mess that truck is in and all done in only one season!!

I must learn to drive slowly in the bush,,,,,,,,,I must learn to drive slowly in the bush,,,,,,,,,I must learn to drive slowly in the bush,,,,,,,,,I must learn to drive slowly in the bush,,,,,,,,,

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Post by Guest on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 1:48 pm

by the sound of it Les u r as rough as guts..

by the way the boys are waiting to see u in your new get up..

as far as trucks go, I know how u feel---I have an old Fiat and the gearbox needs a complete overhaul-syncrose - bearings etc but cant find anyone to do it, no one can get the spare parts..yep she is old..

yeah we can fix your poor truck--hope u r loaded from the sound of the defects u need to b..

u would have shaken the mrs 2 valuable assests of her chest at that speed..no wonder u r wearing her dresses and shes wearing the pants..u need to go to spec savers when putting clothes on---I would hate u to put the bra on outside of your dress.. A;QSCK  A;QSCK geez hope u got some feathers for the hat?

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Post by Ttrash on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 5:18 pm

Good points Ray ,
What's a 6 ft bar worth these days ?
BTW
My missus says I can't come to WA
Unless I get a Job ?
She's a bit harsh ?
Is there work for a 47 Y/R old male
No trade background on or around K town ?
Sold & Imported Brakes for 24 years .

Fit
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Drinks beer
Talks a lot
Computer literate
Detector literate
Have a 5K & a CTX3030
2 year Old caravan
2 year old 4WD
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Post by Guest on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 5:35 pm

trouble is Ant the days of big money have well and truly left the shores of Ktown..

hourly rates are down to $23 per hour for non skilled labour--

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Re: a dealers point of view

Post by Nosralt on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 5:43 pm

oh.. so your over paid these days Ray
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Post by Banjo on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 5:48 pm

Ray, even though Nosralt is my detecting partner i would like to distance myself from that comment so i can get the full discount you are offering to YOUR friends in Hedland flower

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Post by Guest on Sun 15 Feb 2015, 5:53 pm

u two should kiss and make up--your secret is safe with me...

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Post by Bignuggs on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 6:55 am

$23 an hour ? I can get more than that in Perth.

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Post by Guest on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 7:02 am

YEP thats what repco are offering for a parts interpreter..

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Post by Ttrash on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 7:13 am

Thanks Ray ,
I would happily work for less than that .
For us , it's a matter of covering our weekly expenses
Power , water , site fess , food , fuel .

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Post by Bignuggs on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 10:58 am

Ray, what does it cost to live in a caravan park in Karratha now ?

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Post by Guest on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 11:07 am

DONT KNOW --I LIVE IN A HOUSE---AROUND ABOUT $275 per week plus.

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Post by Banjo on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 11:08 am

Don't know about Karratha but Blackrock in South has tumble weeds blowing through there these days, was jam packed Oct/Nov.

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Post by Ttrash on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 12:14 pm

Forty mile beach
$135 per month
max. stay 3 months
Open May - September
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Post by Ttrash on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 4:28 pm

oneday wrote:DONT KNOW --I LIVE IN A HOUSE---AROUND ABOUT $275 per week plus.

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oneday


Havent phoned any of them

Their online pricing is $52 per night - less 10% if you join there " Group "

$47 ish x 7 = $329 affraid affraid

sometimes they offer better rates for 4 weeks or more

usual maximum stay is 3 months .....
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Post by Bignuggs on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 4:37 pm

Ttrash wrote:
oneday wrote:DONT KNOW --I LIVE IN A HOUSE---AROUND ABOUT $275 per week plus.

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Havent phoned any of them

Their online pricing is $52 per night - less 10% if you join there " Group "

$47 ish x 7 = $329 affraid affraid

sometimes they offer better rates for 4 weeks or more

usual maximum stay is 3 months .....

And you might find it doesn't include the price of power.
I know about 30 years ago in Karratha LIA caravan park, it was about $45 a week site fees but power was the killer if you ran your air conditioner and you had to run your aircon in a caravan at night.
Ok, that was 30 years, but I don't think Karratha has changed much when it comes to charging for rent, power and water.

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Re: a dealers point of view

Post by goldstrijk on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 5:20 pm

Move with the tines Cliff
$300 bucks a week isn't so bad mate!! Laughing
Ray will give ya a job and you can drink all hiss piss when ya knock orf!!!! Twisted Evil lol!
Hahaha!

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Post by Bignuggs on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 5:27 pm

Move with the times ? bugger me, it was costing close to $250 a week back then and top wages at the Burrup was about $700 for 7x12 hour shifts.
And Ray doesn't drink much so his fridge will be bloody empty lol!
Yep $23 an hour, I'll give that a big miss lol!

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Post by Detectist on Mon 16 Feb 2015, 5:37 pm

oneday - interesting comment on the move to "simplicity of design". I have a CTX and the similarities to the gpz are obvious. I could quite happily move around the menu structure.
I wonder though, how many people will be happy to have less settings to play with to tweak that extra bit out of the machine. However, saying that, 40% extra depth is probably going to kill the need for the next 5 years to want to tweak.

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