Cheap is in the eye of the beholder.
Cheap can relate to price, cheap can relate to quality and features.
Here are a few metal detectors in the $150 to $235 range (cheap price) that are feature-rich for the beginner, and quality branded with a line to step up to when it’s time to level up your game!
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Bonus: One surprising cheap metal detector that breaks my recommended price floor!