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When does equipment go on sale?

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by love2godeep, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. love2godeep

    love2godeep Solo Diver

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    Divers keeps telling me to just get to the dive shop when the equipment goes on an end-of-season sale, and I can get good prices.

    Great idea!

    Any input about the most likely time of year for such a sale?

    Thanks!

    L in Washington State
     
  2. blackice

    blackice Manta Ray

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    Well not that it helps much for you but in Singapore as the dive season just ended a few weeks back there are sales each week, and they start pushing the OS trips to destinations that we need to fly to or local (crap) diving.
     
  3. Freeflyer

    Freeflyer Nassau Grouper

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    From my experience, things I'm interested in go on sale approximately 2 days after I buy them.

    J.
     
  4. blackice

    blackice Manta Ray

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    Sux doesn't it :)
     
  5. TTSkipper

    TTSkipper Barracuda

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    My LDS is having one that starts today and goes until Christmas I think. THey are having 20% off all in stock items. I just bought my Scubapro MK25/S600/R390 regulators.

    TTSkipper
     
  6. love2godeep

    love2godeep Solo Diver

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    I had been feeling that I needed to get my equipment at the LDS because I wanted some expert advice on what to get...

    Well I went to the LDS and he suggested only one brand, which I assume is the only one he carried. He had strong opinions on what I should get. For example, he was dead against the BCs made for women with back inflation, and he strongly recommended an AIR 2 system.

    I was nearly convinced but remembered all my expert friends here on the board, so i've been combing the posts. That helped me make my own decisions about the equipment I needed and I got some great deals on Ebay!

    Thanks, guys!
     
  7. scubafanatic

    scubafanatic Great White

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    ......well, whatever you DON'T want/need always seems to be on sale! :)
     
  8. MechDiver

    MechDiver Divemaster

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    So, you expect to go to a Ford dealer and for them to tell you to buy a Chevy because it might fit you better?

    You have 3 shops in Spokane if memory serves. Did you go to all three and receive the same advice? There is nothing wrong with an Air2 BTW. There is a better alternative, but lots of people don't know about it or why its better. Same with backinflate BCs.

    MD
     
  9. love2godeep

    love2godeep Solo Diver

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    Well, MD, forgive my ignorance but this is my first foray into the world of buying dive equipment. From what you are saying, each dive shop carries only one brand? I guess I thought it was like a ski shop where several brands are usually available. Yes, there are 2 more dive shops in Spokane. I'll try to check them out, but I'm a looong way from town, especially when it's snowing and the ferry is down.

    I unfortunately happen to be one of the unenlightened who is unaware of the better alternative to the AIR 2. In spite of all the neg opinions, I still like the idea of not having to deal with an octopus that seems to work its way loose all too often. Care to enlighten?

    Are you suggesting that a BP and wings are the better alternative to a backinflate BC?

    Give me a break, MD. I'm on a steep learning curve right now.

    L2GD
     

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