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Item Found: Returned

Location: Tennessee

Metal Detector Used: Spectra VX3


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Spectra VX3
$1,199.95
Combines the premier performance and features of the Spectra V3i with the turn-on-and-go simplicity of a Coinmaster detector.

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July 1st, 2012

White's Electronics,

White's metal detectors find more than just metal items. They find Big Smiles! Recently my hunting partner (Stacey) was asked to look for a ring lost by a business associates daughter. We arrived at the home and after a short interview with the Birthday girl my V3i and his XLT went into action. In approximately 10 minutes, there was that Big Smile! Her father's first statement was, "well, you made a liar out of me. I accused her of losing it in her room and not in the yard." They had searched for one week to no avail. The yard had not even been mowed for fear of ruining the ring. Her mom had given her a beautiful 14k ring with a fire pearl. Handing her the ring, they asked how much we charged for finding it. "Nothing, those Big Smiles are our payment.”

As luck would have it we got the chance to hunt one week later. Another of my hunting partners went trout fishing and slipped on a rock in the swift moving trout stream. He did not notice until one hour later that his wedding ring was gone! That night Joe related the details of the lost ring. Of course Stacey and I were anxious to fire up the dual field PI for this rescue operation. The next day we met for breakfast to plan the hunt. It looked like small odds that we would succeed. However, we had to try. We drove one hour and 30 minutes to the mountain stream, donned our hip boots, and stepped in. Third target, Joe emerged from the water with that Big Smile and the ring!

Jim (TN)

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