How much does metal detecting actually cost?
A true look at value for money as compared to other hobbies in South Africa.
It is actually one of the cheapest hobbies around!
If you started a hobby in January 2013 how much would you have spent on it by December 2014?
Think long and hard about it and then compare it to what you would have spent on Metal Detecting as a hobby choice.
Which hobby has greater value for money?
People seem to forget that for almost every hobby they end up trapped in a money pit that required them to pay every month in order to do the hobby.
With metal detecting you pay once for your equipment and never pay again! No monthly costs, course fees, paintball supplies or any other fees are required in order to participate. You can do the hobby 24/7 and never pay a cent!
Compare it to some popular South African hobbies over a 2 year period:
Changes ones perspective a bit doesn’t it!
Now ask yourself again. Is the metal detecting hobby expensive? Especially relative to other hobbies you may be doing? It clearly is cheaper than Golf, Shooting, Archery, Paintball, Wake Boarding, kung Fu, model airplane flying and many more.
Pays for Itself.
Metal detecting can actually earn you money and pay for itself!
How much is an 18k gold Diamond ring? Our metal detecting club members find plenty, this is not unrealistic to assume that you will find something valuable on your adventures. How about a few rand on the beach every weekend or finding an old collectible coin or valuable relic?
A metal detector pays for itself over time and is the gift that keeps on giving.
Don’t get trapped in a money pit! Consider the Value over time! Not just the start-up cost.
Buy your freedom and understand the true value for money!
Don’t forget metal detecting also keeps you fit, active, outdoors and adventurous!
Another good read is the metal Detecting buying cycle. And also adds perspective to the hobby and costs involved.
But if you really want a cheap hobby then Knitting, chess and running in the street sound like a lot of fun too 😉