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Fisher CZ-21 Metal Detector with 10.5" Search Coil

Fisher CZ-21 Metal Detector with 10.5" Search Coil

Product Review (submitted on March 25, 2016):
Fisher CZ-7A, my baby was a long time coming! 10 years to be exact... In 1997 I was fortunate to visit Florida for the first time en route home to South Africa from a Commonwealth conference in Trinidad and Tobago. My 2 day stop-over in Miami and Greyhound bus trip on to Orlando was for two reasons - to see Disney World, but more importantly, to visit Kellyco in Winter Springs! I had at that time read widely about metal detecting but had never before touched a detector. The hobby was just about non-existent in South Africa and I had seen no more than two or three guys doing it on a distant beach. I dearly wanted to buy a detector and bring it back with me on the plane. My choice was the Fisher CZ-7A. (By the way, even today's detectors are not readily available here in any shops!) I had no comprehension of distances and locations of the area and booked into a cheap hotel somewhere in Kissimmee, which on the area map appeared to be very close to Winter Springs. The first day I spent walking the theme parks and my last day was meant to be the highlight with a visit to Kellyco. I had worked out my budget carefully and had rationed myself (government allowance, remember!) on the two week trip and had just enough money left to buy my baby and afford a cab to the airport! But I missed a crucial part, my hotel in Kissimmee wasn't exactly around the corner from Winter Springs. The first cab company I phoned quoted me a return fare way beyond the price of a new CZ-7A! Hoping that my foreign English accent might have been misunderstood I phoned a second company. Same story. The concierge gave me a dirty business card of a kind of one-man show operator. He warned me the chap wasn't very reliable, but he would be cheaper than the others. I traced him on the phone after a long battle. He wasn't keen to take me because he had another booking within the hour. I told him my predicament to buy my first metal detector. He had no sympathy.