The fact that you are on this page means that you are considering to buy a metal detector and you want to know how much it will cost. I don’t think it will surprise you when I say “it depends on what you’re after.” Although this statement is true, I can still help in giving you some guidance.
This site is a buying guide that aims to help you find the metal detector that fits your needs the best. However, if you are only interested in how much a metal detector costs, you can actually buy one for less than 70 dollars. This may be hard to believe for some, but Bounty Hunter for example offers quite a few models that are at this price range. The best thing is that they are not bad at all. They are much better than what you would expect for this much money.
In case you are going to buy your first metal detector, one of the cheap Bounty Hunter models may be a good choice for you. These are metal detectors for beginners. Certainly, they are not the most effective ones, but they are good for learning the basics.
When it comes to learning how to use a metal detector the learning curve is pretty steep. It won’t take a long time until you will start feeling that what the cheap models can offer you is not enough and you want something more powerful. The next set of models cost between 100-300 dollars. Bounty Hunter and Garrett Ace offer models in this price range.
The next step would be models that cost above 300 dollars. In this category Garrett Ace is the absolute king. These are professional devices, but that doesn’t mean you cannot learn the basics from them. If you are not on a budget and you are thinking about metal hunting seriously, you should think about buying a professional model from the onset.
Now you have an idea about how much money you should spend on your future metal detector. If you are interested in what models I recommend, check out the Review category, which does not only contain a buying guide but also a brief review of the best metal detectors money can buy at the moment.