I picked the fake before i actually saw the answer. I have one of the knockoffs, i do also have a nice quality Makro as well. I used the Chinese copy to find a sewer connection hidden under my driveway and also an old dog collar tag. For $20 its ok ! Just for the sake of something to do i also bought the Chinese metal detector knockoff of the Ace 250 as well ,i own several genuine Garrett Ace detectors as well. Strangely enough it seemed to work pretty well but don't count on any sort of warranty or backup though!