Originally Posted by KnitClickChick
All I know, is my boyfriend spent about $1,200 a couple of years ago on a metal detector......he used it a few times, and it now sits in the basement unused, collecting dust and probably will rust away before he even thinks about using it again. On the other hand, I have a lot of fond memories from when I was little, my dad had a metal detector and I loved spending time with him using it. He used it pretty frequently. Never found much of value, usually just change and odd bits of metal. The quality time with him was worth more than anything he ever found though, I'll say that. Go on, get it for DH. He'll appreciate it.
Here is a link that may/may not be helpful. I am pretty sure this is where we got ours.
See!! This is my exact problem. DH loves 'toys' and begs for them and then they sit and collect dust and end up in the trash after a year of non-use. I just know this is how it'll be with the detector and I don't have $1,200 to spend on a dust collecting toy.
I wonder if I can find a used one or something....I'll have to check on that. Thanks for the help!!