My stepdad bought a £100 jobbie from Maplins, my brother who is ‘keen’ but far from an expert or real enthusiast, made him take it back and go to the proper metal detecting shop… dunno how much he was made to spend in the end. From that, I tooking that £100 Metal detectors are very like £100 BSO’s… just a warning 😉
EDIT: SD’s over tonight, I’ll ask what he got in the end, brother flying off to india so can’t ask him easily.
My mrs is an archaeologist and brought one home from work with her the other day as she was moving site. The one that she had was worth 700 apparently. Useful for finding some bolts I lost in the gravel the other week though.