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Are Scubapro regulators made in China?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by johnmckenzie, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    When were the last Scubapro regulators made in the US before it got offshored, and which models were they?
    I’m guessing MK 5 or MK 10
    And 109 metal 2nd stages
    Maybe early G250?
     
  2. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Way later, mk20's and the recalled G500's were us made. Late 90's
     
  3. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    My 1999 MK20/G200B that I bought new at my LDS was made in Italy.
     
  4. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    not with fixed percentage margin markups

    800 dollar regulator pre-tariff: 400 cost to dealer, 200 cost to scubapro from oem
    after tariff, 250 cost to scubapro, 500 to dealer, 1000 msrp retail (25% increase)

    scubapro profit goes 200 -> 250 after tariff
    dealer profit goes 400 -> tariff

    the only loser is the customer
     
  5. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    As far as I know they are made in Italy
    Many of the products are actually manufactured by third party smaller companies and then rebranded as Scubapro, Mares, etc. etc. ironically, the smaller manufacturers that remain unknown to the public sometimes are the same and they work for different competitors. The same applies to the fashion and perfume industries. You can buy directly from them paying less and getting the same or even a better product for half the price...
    For example
    Scubatec --> regulators (I think Mares, perhaps also Scubapro)
    Scubatec
    Bags sport --> BCD, regulators, etc. especially BCD (Mares, etc. etc.)
    Bags Sport Diving Products - PRODUCTS
    I don't know if it is feasible to buy from the USA, especially in case you need to check the regs or to buy spare parts, but it could make sense to but from the EU
     
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