Jim, you really put it in perspective, I know selling metal detectors is not exactly the same as computers but close enough when considering replacement parts, that should be similar.
I wish I was an electronics whiz and could build a competitive multi frequency machine.
May be high price but high quality too. Sadly the price keeps going up and quality going down.
Some of the old Sword models are still purring 24 years later with the same seasearch coils, hummmm!
We an only hope one day someone can match BBS and/or FBS1 or FBS2!🙈🙈