I live 20 miles from the White Metal Detector Factory. They have excellent service. Their machines are top notch as well. I have a mxt which hunts coins or nugget sniping and my wife has a m-6 which is an excellent coin machine. I live in Oregon so there are lots of places to hunt nuggets. I do not get foreign coins very often but occasionally find silver coins and a lot of clad at tot lots. I am currently camping at the beach and I have fishing poles,metal detectors,gold pan and other gold finding equipment.
Molon Labe I used to save Silver and Gold now I save Lead and Brass.
Seriously, things came up (story to be told, but not here) that kept me from acquiring a beach babe homing device.
I'll be searching the lists for a 'barely used' device and hitting the Golden Beaches starting in March (if'n not sooner - with the Great Lakes weather bein' much more kinder of late...).
With all winter to look you should be able to score a nice machine! I have my personal favorite of course but above all get a water capable machine and a good sturdy beach scoop.
It's much nicer wading in waist deep water admiring hardbellies and scooping up jewelry than shuffling around on blasting hot sand sweating like a pig and finding 99% bottle caps, foil balls and pennies.