Happy 2016 Holidays from the MetalDetector.com Team!

The MetalDetector.com team with Michael, front right and Daniel, front left

The MetalDetector.com team with Michael (front right) and Daniel (front left)

My brother Daniel and I (Michael Bernzweig) would like to thank each and every one of our customers for your continued patronage. It is because of you that MetalDetector.com has experienced continued success for over 30 years. Our father, David, and mother, Sondra, started the business out of our home in 1983. Just two years later, we moved to our first commercial location and have expanded throughout the past three decades. Daniel and I have always been a part of the family business—and now, we are co-owners.

From our Family to Yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah 2016

This is a time for holiday celebrations and family traditions. We sincerely hope you are enjoying this holiday season with your family and loved ones—opening presents, sharing memories and making new ones! And maybe someone in your family even got a new metal detector. Season’s Greetings from us and we wish you all a New Year filled with happiness, hope and prosperity!

Sincerely,

Michael & Daniel Bernzweig and the MetalDetector.com Team

 

Still Looking for that “Wow” Holiday Gift? Give a Metal Detector!

Garrett AT Pro Waterproof Metal Detector

Garrett AT Pro Waterproof Metal Detector

There’s still time to buy a metal detector in time for Christmas 2016! If someone on your gift list needs that one “Wow!” gift, a metal detector is it. MetalDetector.com caters to last-minute holiday shoppers by offering several guaranteed shipping options. You can order a metal detector until Thursday, December 22nd (before 1PM EST) and still have it delivered in time for Christmas! See our “Holiday Metal Detector Shipping Schedule” for details.

A metal detector fulfills the wishes of even the pickiest recipient. It’s a great gift for someone who has everything; and for kids or seniors who have time for a fun hobby. The exciting thing about treasure hunting is there are metal treasures in every neighborhood. Great places to start hunting include: local parks, schools and playgrounds, beaches and churches. You may not have time to research detectors, so our recommendations are below.

If you’re buying a detector for kids 8 and over, here are popular models:

For adults who are beginners, these are excellent detectors:

 

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Give Tweens & Teens a Holiday Gift that Promotes Exercise!

Teknetics DigiTek Metal Detector for Teens and Tweens

Teknetics DigiTek Metal Detector for Teens and Tweens

For those of us who have tweens (ages 9-12) and/or teenagers, we all know the dilemma…they are GLUED to their smart phones and electronics. Unfortunately, this is taking a profound toll on today’s kids. According to a recent Time.com article, “within the entire population of children ages two to 19 years, the prevalence of overweight and obesity continues to climb.”  It is currently at an all-time high—with 33% of children being overweight, and 26% considered obese. Our kids are simply too sedentary! Although it’s a sign of the times, it’s still unacceptable. And this comes even after Michelle Obama’s initiative to offer healthier school lunches.

Metal Detecting Gets Kids Active and On the Move

A great gift choice for parents of tweens and teens is one that is exciting and promotes exercise—a metal detector for treasure hunting! First of all, older kids love electronics and gadgets. The fact that they can find valuables is motivation enough. Metal treasure can be found everywhere and in every neighborhood. Usually, new hobbyists start finding coins and trinkets right from the start. Gold and silver jewelry is commonly located with a detector, as well as old artifacts. Each artifact tells a story about a time or place in history, and military artifacts can be very valuable. Teens will learn about science and nature while using their metal detector. A detector is a gift that is sure to please!

Best Metal Detectors for Tweens & Teens:

Turn-on-and-go simplicity is an important feature for kids and teens. Early success guarantees future interest in the hobby. Most detectors designed for teens feature an LCD Target identification display and a visual depth display. As you invest a bit more, you’ll see added features in each line-up. Below we’ve listed detector models that are perfect for tweens and teens. They offer a great combination of quality, features and value for your money. A metal detector will prove to be your all-star gift!

 

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Garrett Ace 200 Metal Detector - Full of features + easy to operate for both kids and adults.

Garrett Ace 200 Metal Detector – Full of features yet easy to operate for both kids and adults alike.

Metal detectors are being advertised everywhere lately, which is a tricky situation for consumers. Stores that don’t specialize in metal detectors for treasure hunting are offering “toy detectors” and off-brand models. Unfortunately, many of these so-called metal detectors don’t actually locate treasure. They may emit high beeps and signal erratically, but your chance of really finding metal is slim. (Trust us….we have tested them out!) Here are a few examples: a large toy store is currently selling a kid’s detector for $34.99. All it advertises is a beep alert. Another mass retailer is advertising an off-brand detector for $59.99 with a few features, but no guarantee. It is NOT worth it to spend money on a detector that doesn’t work!

Unparalleled  MetalDetector.com Benefits

First of all, MetalDetector.com only sells professional-quality detectors from the most well-known manufacturers. This includes entry-level units to the most advanced. A detector designed for kids 8 and under, the Bounty Hunter Junior TID, at only $79.99, offers Target Identification and discrimination. It is absolutely professional quality! Another example is the Garrett Ace 200; at only $169.96, it offers advanced features such as On screen digital target identification,pulse-width modulation for sharp audio, 3 search modes, 4 sensitivity adjustments  and Coin Depth Indicator. All these features yet very easy to use!

The MetalDetector.com GUARANTEE

MetalDetector.com boasts unsurpassed customer service and a satisfaction guarantee! Whether you have a question about how your detector works or are experiencing a problem, we will resolve it. We also have a customer-friendly return & exchange policy. Mass retailers will tell you to return the product to the manufacturer. You will never have to worry about that at MetalDetector.com. We are here to help and please our customers!

Don’t take a chance on big box retailers. Order your metal detector from the experts at MetalDetector.com. Contact us for advice and assistance!

It’s Holiday Crunch Time! How to Quickly Select the Best Metal Detector

Guaranteed Holiday Delivery on Metal DetectorsNeed to purchase a metal detector in time for the holidays? Luckily, at MetalDetector.com, you can order a detector up until Thursday, December 22nd (before 2PM EST) and still have it delivered in time for Christmas. Not that you want to wait until the last minute! If you order by Friday, December 16th, you still have several shipping options. See our “Holiday Metal Detector Shipping Schedule” for details.

With one knob and one button, the Teknetics T2 is easy to operate yet a full featured metal detector.

The Teknetics T2 is easy to operate yet full featured.

If you are purchasing a metal detector for a loved one, the biggest question is, “How do I know which is the best metal detector?” There are tried and true methods for choosing the best detector as a gift. For starters, ask this question: is this a model for a beginner or someone with detecting experience? If it is for a beginner, is this a gift for a child or adult? Many manufacturers make metal detectors specifically geared for kids and teens. The second thing you can do is read a few quick articles, such as: Which Metal Detector is Best for You? and What are the Best Beginners Metal Detectors? From there, you will probably have some models in mind. Customer reviews are a great resource because they give you an honest opinion of each product. If you are comparing a few detectors, read the reviews listed under the star rating (scale of 1 to 5) on each product page. We also offer a “Compare Models” feature, where you can select two models and get a side-by-side comparison of each models’ features and specifications.

Listed below are 10 top-selling metal detectors for the 2016 Holiday Season:

Wish List: Metal Detector for Kids 5-10 Years Old

Bounty Hunter Junior Target ID - Best metal detector for kids and children ages 4 1/2 to 7.

Bounty Hunter Junior Target ID – One of the best metal detector for kids and children ages 4 1/2 to 7.

Curious, imaginative younger kids love hands-on toys and electronics. A metal detector is an ideal holiday gift for this age group! Not only will a metal detector teach your child about science and geology, it will get him/her outside in the fresh air searching and digging for treasure. They can dream about searching for a mysterious pirate’s lost treasure; all the while digging up coins, trinkets and jewels. Each treasure is exciting, whether it’s a simple quarter, a meteorite or a gold nugget. Metal objects and treasures are waiting to be discovered!

Metal Detectors Designed for Younger Kids

When choosing the best detector for a child, it’s important to consider ease-of-use, lightweight design and a smaller arm rest and shaft. There are detectors designed specifically for kids and/or with with adjustable shafts and arm rests. The Controls should be very easy to understand, so your child understands what he/she has found. At $79.99, the Bounty Hunter Junior Target ID Metal Detector is a kid’s detector with an “emoji” display, showing: “probably trash,” “maybe,” and “good stuff!”

The Garrett Ace 300 metal detector is now in stock at MetalDetector.com

The Garrett Ace 300 metal detector

Metal Detectors for Upper Elementary Kids:

At around age 8, the next model up is the Bounty Hunter VLF 2.1. It is a fun, well-built, light-weight metal detector for older kids. It is a bit more sophisticated because it contains discrimination and sensitivity adjustment. A metal detector is the perfect tech gift for kids this holiday season!

Metal Detectors (Ideal for 8 to 11 Years Old):

Take a 2-3 minute read of the article we wrote What are the Best Metal Detectors for Kids and Children?

Holiday Tip: Women Love Metal Detecting, Too!

Discover some treasures while on vacation at the beach. Metal Detecting during your travels will add adventure to your trip and assure some great memories.

Discover some treasures while on vacation at the beach. Metal Detecting during your travels will add adventure to your trip and assure some great memories.

Electronics and gadgets are fun for everyone, so be sure to include women on your tech gift list!  Women are definitely joining men in the metal detecting craze. After all, who doesn’t love a treasure hunt? Recent metal detecting headlines include: amateurs uncovering ancient artifacts, hoards of coins found, shipwreck treasures and gold Roman artifacts. That’s why you’ll see a full spectrum of hobbyists swinging metal detectors– women and children; young and old!

Why the Woman on Your List will be Thrilled with a Metal Detector

When it comes to tech gifts, most women already have smart phones, tablets, cameras, etc. And experts advise against cutting-edge technology for holiday gifting. A smart speaker that controls home lighting and answers questions sounds cool, but it’s so new, the uses are unclear. On the other hand, metal detectors are fun and exciting. Hobbyists get outside, enjoying activity and exercise. The best metal detectors for women are lightweight and user-friendly (especially if she is a beginner). And an all-purpose detector is a great place to start. This way, the woman on your list can get into treasure hunting by detecting for coins, jewelry and relics. Then, if she enjoys a particular niche, she can choose a specialty detector down the line.

10 Popular Metal Detectors for Women:

  1. Bounty Hunter Legacy 1500 Metal Detector – Big Holiday Sale price: $139.99 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $12.31: Get Details
  2. Fisher F22 Metal Detector – Big Holiday Sale price: $229.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $20.13: Get Details
  3. Garrett Ace 400 Metal Detector – Big Holiday Sale price: $339.96 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $29.89: Get Details
  4. Bounty Hunter Platinum Metal Detector – Big Holiday Sale price: $299.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $26.37: Get Details
  5. Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector – Holiday Sale price: $594.95 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $52.30: Get Details
  6. Teknetics T2 Metal Detector – Big Holiday Sale price: $499.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $43.87: Get Details
  7. Makro Racer 2 Metal Detector – Big Holiday Sale price: $749.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $65.85: Get Details
  8. XP DEUS Wireless Metal Detector – Starter Bundle – Big Holiday Sale price: $799.00 – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $70.24: Get Details
  9. XP DEUS Wireless Metal Detector – Big Holiday Sale price: $1,520. – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $133.62: Get Details
  10. Garrett ATX Metal Detector– Big Holiday Sale price: $2,120.75. – Buy With 12 Monthly Payments As low as $186.44: Get Details

 

Our Big Holiday Sale and available payment plans make it easy to give “her” the gift of a lifetime!

A Metal Detector is Perfect for that Hard-to-Buy-For Person on Your Shopping List!

This jewelry was found on a beach in Florida with the Garrett AT Pro Metal Detector.

Jewelry can be found with a metal detector such as the gold and silver items shown here. Located with a Garrett AT Pro detector.

Have someone on your shopping list that is hard to buy for? We all know the type – they already have everything! From toys to tools, to sports event tickets, they have it all! Tech gifts are a great solution, but which is best? A metal detector is possibly the perfect idea. Like a telescope, it can be used throughout the year—and on a whim. With a telescope, you can bring it out to view a super moon or the planet Saturn. A metal detector adds excitement at the beach, an old home site or at your local park. Kids will love taking their turn trying to find coins and other valuables. Metal detectors are fun, unique and really handy!

Missing rings, a fallen meteorite and gold discoveries are often reported on the news.

With a metal detector on hand, you can easily start searching immediately. Metal detectors are intriguing to everyone. It is a sure bet for a holiday gift!  Amateur detectorists are finding buried gold coins, jewelry and even shipwreck treasure. Today’s detectors are typically designed to pick up and go (with specialty niche exceptions). And they are available at every price point.

Here are Our Picks for Excellent Beginner Metal Detectors

Entry Level:

Mid Level:

High End:

MetalDetector.com’s Big Holiday Sale 2016

Don’t miss MetalDetector.com’s 2016 Big Holiday Sale – going on now through December 31, 2016. Take advantage of the best prices of the year on the most popular metal detectors and accessories!

Got a Scuba Diver or Snorkeler on Your Holiday List? Check Out Underwater Metal Detectors!

Grab your underwater metal detector and head for the beach!

Grab your underwater metal detector and head for the beach!

Do you have a tropical vacation planned over the winter? The Mexican Caribbean or destinations like Jamaica or the Cayman Islands are ideal spots for snorkeling or scuba diving with a metal detector. There are breath-taking reefs and shipwreck sites to investigate. Closer to the beach, snorkeling with a metal detector could uncover fascinating foreign treasures.

An underwater metal detector is the perfect gift for the scuba diver on your holiday list! It opens up a whole new realm of underwater possibilities. Underwater metal detectors are different than standard all-purpose detectors because they are fully submersible. Many underwater detectors operate at depths of up to 200 feet! They are highly specialized models that can withstand the pressure of deep water conditions. If you are purchasing an underwater metal detector, pay attention to the maximum depth suggestions, because some land & water models are only submersible to 15 feet. This would be more appropriate for snorkeling or shallow water hunting. Be sure to check out MetalDetector.com’s 2016 HOLIDAY SALE for savings on underwater metal detectors!

Here are some of our Best-Selling Underwater Metal Detectors:

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Metal Detecting Holiday Gifts for Men on Fathers Day 2016

The Garrett AT Pro - One of the great metal detectors for dad on Fathers Day 2016.

The Garrett AT Pro – One of the great metal detectors for dad on Fathers Day 2016.

Metal detecting is becoming a popular outdoor hobby these days, partly due to all of the reality TV shows that chronicle the adventures of detectorists. If the man in your life loves shows like “Diggers” and “Rebel Gold,” surprise him this holiday season with the gift of a lifetime – a metal detector! Before you decide on the right detector, here are a few questions: do you think he will be hunting for coins, historical relics, gold, or all of the above? In the beginning, most new hobbyists want to search for everything. Experts say a good first detector is an all-purpose unit. For example, the Garrett AT Pro, at around $600, is considered one of the best all-around metal detectors on the market. Of course, there are detectors at lower price points, as well. If you are purchasing a detector as a surprise holiday gift, consider your budget before choosing a detector. Below is a list of our top sellers at prices from low to high.

Top 5 Metal Detectors for Fathers Day 2016

Be sure to visit our Learning Library of Metal Detectors, which is chock full of information you can use right now, in choosing the best equipment for that special man in your life!