If Garrett and Minelab don’t come out of deep sleep, there is probability they will stay there. And the Chinese will be producing metal detectors in their stead. See an example: prices for fake Garrett AT PRO from China.
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Garrett AT PRO metal detectors in bulk quantity – at $288 a piece… Dear manufacturers, do at least something! It’s a pity Chinese Garrett ACE is already being sold overtly.