GTAX 1000...what's it worth?

#4
The GTAx 1000 was a forerunner to their (Garretts) GTAX 1250 and wasn't in production very long. If the detector is working and in good shape the $175 is a good (not great) deal. I'd offer him less and see if he would take it.
 
#5
I have one paid 600.00 new around 1993 I like the way it knocks out the first 4 inches. Also have the 15 inch DD coil the covers lots of ground fast. I love it and for that price well worth it.
 

Digging Fool

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#6
I "hunted out" an old college grounds with my White's machines back years ago. Loaded-up on old silver coins, rings IH's and "you name it". A friend of mine bought a GTA 1000, and the FIRST day he used it, he went to my hunted-out place. He found 2 coins. A Lincoln copper penny and a pristine 5.00 gold coin. When he showed me where he found it, I remember digging that SAME spot, but lost the signal and gave up. It was near a telephone pole guy-wire. The dirt was probably still soft when he dug it........:doh:. GTA 1000 is a great machine!! Oh, I forgot...Garrett featured my friend with his gold coin in some publications....
 
#7
I "hunted out" an old college grounds with my White's machines back years ago. Loaded-up on old silver coins, rings IH's and "you name it". A friend of mine bought a GTA 1000, and the FIRST day he used it, he went to my hunted-out place. He found 2 coins. A Lincoln copper penny and a pristine 5.00 gold coin. When he showed me where he found it, I remember digging that SAME spot, but lost the signal and gave up. It was near a telephone pole guy-wire. The dirt was probably still soft when he dug it........:doh:. GTA 1000 is a great machine!! Oh, I forgot...Garrett featured my friend with his gold coin in some publications....

So..you'd buy it for $175.00? He was asking $200.00...
 
#9
Just my opinion........The ACE 250 greatly advanced the garrett performance for the line when it came out, It will certainly tear up that gtax 1000.
 

Digging Fool

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#11
So..you'd buy it for $175.00? He was asking $200.00...
Of course, everybody has their own opinion, but my response would be..if you like the weight and feel of the machine, I'd get it. Me personally....I'd have to have a lighter machine due to health issues, but if you're in good health, I think you would like that machine.
 
#12
There is a setting for 2 or 4 inches of surface that you can reject in the trash areas it works so well I have found some dimes under pull tabs and bottle caps. You may find the owners manual on line.
Its called surface elimination. I always thought it was gimmicky, but Garrett traded on it for a while. In theory, it blanks out the first few inches, so you will only "see" deep items. In practice, I found it tended to wipe out everything. Dont bank on it.

The GTA 1000 is a great detector. It was my first Garrett and I liked it. They trade on ebay often, at higher prices than $175. Here is one that closed today for $50 MORE:

Garrett GTA-X 1000 Metal Detector - eBay (item 260495326774 end time Oct-29-09 14:21:52 PDT)

Garrett should be able to render service on them for the near future, too, so that should not concern you. Give them a call and check on that, to be sure.

In short, wouldn't consider the GTA 1000 a primary anymore - but it aint a bad second.
If I didnt already have a GTP1350, I'd like to have another one.
 
#13
Thanks for all the information!

Not sure what I want to do...

I have and XLT now that I love but always wanted to try out another detector.

I've been pretty successfull at buying detectors on craigslist and selling them on EBAY for more money. I thought this detector looked like a lock for that but, not sure now.
 
#14
I've been pretty successfull at buying detectors on craigslist and selling them on EBAY for more money. I thought this detector looked like a lock for that but, not sure now.
It would be if you could get it for around $140.

I use the Fibonacci ratio for determining buy price on items destined for resale. Based on compiled actual sales on ebay for GTA 1000's, that buy price would get you where you want to be.
 
#15
It would be if you could get it for around $140.

I use the Fibonacci ratio for determining buy price on items destined for resale. Based on compiled actual sales on ebay for GTA 1000's, that buy price would get you where you want to be.
Have never heard of the Fibonacci ratio...I'll have to look that upt!

i looked up completed auctions on GtA 1000's on ebay and didn't see many at all. Maybe I don't know what I need to know about ebay.
 
#16
Have never heard of the Fibonacci ratio...I'll have to look that upt!

i looked up completed auctions on GtA 1000's on ebay and didn't see many at all. Maybe I don't know what I need to know about ebay.
Be ready for an education when you look up Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio.

AS for ebay, well - I am a Garrett fan and I follow what sells there.
The completed listings only cover the previous two weeks, but when you look at this stuff enough, well.....
 
#17
I have had a 1000 for almost 40 yrs it still works great its a great beach machine. About 10 yrs ago I found a web belt buckle similar to a Boy Scout buckle at 12" deep in the woods. I think its gold plated with an eagle on the front it still looks new and never tarnished. I still have it in a jar. I just bought a new Seahunter so I can go detecting with my grand-kids.