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Hey guys what do you think a Vexilar fl 18 is worth. I am looking at buying one but I dont no if its worth it. It works fine and no problems with it are the case. I think its a fl 18 pro pack

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Used? I'd say in the 200 range would be a good deal. +/- 50 bucks.

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Dual beam 'ducer? How old?

I was looking for one of these on that list that craig guy has and had a hard time finding an FL18 for less than $300. Remember these things go for 425-500 new, so somebody isn't gonna want to part with one a couple years old for half price. Especially since they only see use for 3 months a year.

I kept my eyes open and picked up a pro pack, with a dual beam transducer, for $225.

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I sold my dual beam pro pack last November for $300. I had it listed a several places and sold it the second day to the first guy with the money and had many more waiting in line.

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thanks guys, Ill have to look into it more. From my experiance a fl 20 doesnt come in as good, if i remember right it always seemed like it was harder to see your jig. I always had to have the gain crank up where when I use my dads fl 18 it seems to read better. Any one else have this problem

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If your have having a hard time seeing with the FL20 there is probably something wrong with it like a bad transducer. There isn't a ton of difference between an 18 & 20 other than the flat screen and a few other bells and whistles. The technology behind both is pretty similar. I have seen the exact opposite; its easier to see with the 20 because of the flat screen.

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It really depends on the time of year too. They seem to bring a little more in the "hard water" season. I think 250-275 for a pro pack is reasonable.

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FL-18 propack in good condition in the $250-290 range is a very good deal in my opinion - the reliability of these units is great, only service normally required is replacement battery every few years (if you keep it charged), and maybe a brush cleaning. Awesome unit, worth the money!

Come hardwater season, you will be have a hard time finding them under $325.

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Thanks guys, I ended up not buying his fl 18 and I got a Fl 20. My buddy is still going to sell it he said he wanted $300 for it. I did look at it and its in GREAT shape

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