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Becoming a DUI Dealer?

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by SentinelAce, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. Hartattack

    Hartattack Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Champaign, IL
    297
    192
    You have DRIS in your region.
     
  2. SentinelAce

    SentinelAce Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio
    159
    35
    Dive right in scuba is showing IL not even ohio
     
  3. grantctobin

    grantctobin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Chicago
    888
    582
    Dive Right In Scuba
     
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  4. SentinelAce

    SentinelAce Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio
    159
    35
    That's what I thought. No they are not in my region. They aren't even in Ohio
     
  5. Hartattack

    Hartattack Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Champaign, IL
    297
    192
    DRIS is in the Midwest Region and probably does a massive portion of DUI's online sales. You also have Mermet Springs, another Southern Midwest DUI Dealer that does a considerable amount of volume. Their thought process is simple marketing supply and demand—IMHO, most of the Midwest is covered to include their online sales. However, if you can add the value and show where you can compete with these two, then, by all means, hit them up with a great proposal.
     
  6. Tracy

    Tracy Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Livonia, MI
    521
    210
    If you are the shop I am thinking of, you have at least three DUI dealers within an hour drive of you. That makes a difference.
     
  7. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Nomad
    6,614
    2,666
    Two hours in a sparsely populated area with active high volume dealers is very different from NY, FL, CA. In other words, the manufacture takes into consideration not only distance but also population. People drive hours to shop for drysuits if they have to to compare prices and save $$. Politics plays a big role in your scenario.
     
  8. rddvet

    rddvet DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Florida
    1,512
    1,426
    Dui has also become a sh-t show in recent years. They are getting tough to deal with.
     
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  9. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: South Florida
    1,338
    2,280
    They definitely seem to have gone through quite alot of turmoil over the last 4-5 years. That along with the increased competition from Santi and others they definitely do not seem to be heading in the right direction.
     
  10. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, Washington State
    10,998
    5,660
    Well their competent managers were forced to leave a few years ago - for one reason or another.
     
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