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PerpleNerple
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Default  Posted: 7:07 PM, October 31st (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

DS 11 has asked for one. Christmas.

Bad idea? Recommendations? He has the attention span of.....well an 11 year old


"Unconditional love does not mean unconditional crap absorption"
~Oh, what tangled webs we weave, when first we practice to deceive~ Sir Walter Scott

Posts: 1603 | Registered: Jan 2004 | From: NOVA
simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 7:23 PM, October 31st (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Just don't get one from Toys R Us. We made that mistake. The kids were a little younger and we didn't want to spend $100's on one if they didn't like it. So Toys R Us had one (Eduscience is the name, if memory serves) and it wouldn't detect a coin under a leaf. It had to be on top of the ground which defeats the purpose.

Good luck


Me - BS, 39 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
Married, for now... (4+ D-Day - listed in profile.)

Posts: 5854 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: In the darkest depths of hell!
PerpleNerple
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Default  Posted: 7:25 PM, October 31st (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yeah, I would like to keep it 150 or less, which limits me, but...I need to see that he really uses it before I invest big bucks because it looks like these can get complicated and pricey.

Bounty Hunter seems mid-range...but I have honestly never used one or even seen one in use.


"Unconditional love does not mean unconditional crap absorption"
~Oh, what tangled webs we weave, when first we practice to deceive~ Sir Walter Scott

Posts: 1603 | Registered: Jan 2004 | From: NOVA
FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 1:42 PM, November 1st (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I was wondering what a kid would want with one, but oh, it's THAT kind, not the one we use to wand examinees at the testing centre....


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

Posts: 17392 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
ajsmom
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Default  Posted: 1:45 PM, November 1st (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

You can rent them from a hardware store.

Do that, let him take a spin with it and if it turns into a real hobby, you're set.

AJ's MOM


Fidelity isn't a feeling...it's a choice.

"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always." - Albert Schweitzer
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DS - 31 - Yikes!


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IrishGirlVA
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Default  Posted: 1:53 PM, November 1st (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I would purchase one from Ebay or Craigslist. I'm sure there are a lot of "This-Was-Fun-For-1-Month" gift receivers out there.

If it eventually loses it's appeal (and it will, most likely) just resell it.

JMHO.


Me: 40 yrs old BGF
Him: 37 yrs old WBF
Us: Together for 4 years and living together for 1
DDay: June 2013
PA with the mother of his child. Both of whom live in another country.
Status Jan 2014: Done. She's preggo again.

Posts: 236 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: Virginia
whyohwhyohwhy
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Default  Posted: 2:38 PM, November 1st (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I got my daughter one for Xmas about two years ago.

about $50 at BJ's.

It's not really high end, but the kids do like to bring it to the beach....they find stuff like nickels or beer/soda bottle tops....the little kids really seem to enjoy it.


what did I ever do to deserve this?

Me:47 BS
Him: X, 51 PA SA NPD?
2 kids; DD14, DD8 divorced


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