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MisterNoName
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Sat Feb 11, 2023 8:53 pm
I'm not looking to get one but just curious.

I've seen prices range from $50 to $800.

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Sat Feb 11, 2023 9:12 pm
MisterNoName wrote:I'm not looking to get one but just curious.

I've seen prices range from $50 to $800.

I have been considering and looking for a Sigma machine for a while... and that price range... wow.. where the heck are you looking .. the prices are North of 1000 to start! more in the regions of 2000 to be honest.

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Sun Feb 12, 2023 6:39 pm
I also want a Sigma but they are hard to get in the UK.

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Mon Feb 13, 2023 9:21 am
ArcaneCollector wrote:I also want a Sigma but they are hard to get in the UK.

it is expensive. I might get a box from a friend organised soon.

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Tue Feb 14, 2023 11:02 am
Admin wrote:
MisterNoName wrote:I'm not looking to get one but just curious.

I've seen prices range from $50 to $800.

I have been considering and looking for a Sigma machine for a while... and that price range... wow.. where the heck are you looking .. the prices are North of 1000 to start! more in the regions of 2000 to be honest.

This gold tester here is $300. I have seen some pen like devices on Amazon for around $50.

Don't know how accurate or good they would be but that's what I was referring to.

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Tue Feb 14, 2023 12:36 pm
MisterNoName wrote:
Admin wrote:
MisterNoName wrote:I'm not looking to get one but just curious.

I've seen prices range from $50 to $800.

I have been considering and looking for a Sigma machine for a while... and that price range... wow.. where the heck are you looking .. the prices are North of 1000 to start! more in the regions of 2000 to be honest.

This gold tester here is $300. I have seen some pen like devices on Amazon for around $50.

Don't know how accurate or good they would be but that's what I was referring to.

This is what I was looking at for a proper machine. I know they work very well. However fakes have been known to bypass them as well.

https://www.sigmametalytics.com/

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Sun Mar 12, 2023 11:56 pm
I Own a SIGMA. I love it. very necessary if you do a lot of buying/selling of gold or silver. Figure it this way. If you catch one ounce Gold fake you have paid for the machine.

On occasion, I purchase silver/gold on auction and the tester has caught a few.

Sometimes you can tell by other means (weight etc), but there are always some that it's not that easy.

If you purchase one make sure you order it with all of the wands you will ever want (the different sizes test different thickness of metals basically)

The wands must be indiviually calibrated to the machine so it is expensive and a hassle to add a wand later.

I am new to the forum and looking for subjects that I can weigh in on.

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Mon Mar 13, 2023 10:13 am
Silvergirl555 wrote:I Own a SIGMA.  I love it.  very necessary if you do a lot of buying/selling of gold or silver.  Figure it this way.  If you catch one ounce Gold fake you have paid for the machine.

On occasion, I purchase silver/gold on auction and the tester has caught a few.

Sometimes you can tell by other means (weight etc), but there are always some that it's not that easy.

If you purchase one make sure you order it with all of the wands you will ever want (the different sizes test different thickness of metals basically)

The wands must be indiviually calibrated to the machine so it is expensive and a hassle to add a wand later.

I am new to the forum and looking for subjects that I can weigh in on.


You might be new to the forum but you will have a lot to say in regards to safeguarding yourself and even what is hot and what is not. We welcome you.

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Mon Mar 13, 2023 10:27 am
And she likes dogs @Admin . I told you she'd be good.

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