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Black Friday Deals?

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by ScubaRob0311, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    There’s nothing wrong with them. I was objecting to you calling that a reasonable listing.
     
  2. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    how is it not reasonable as long as the tanks look clean inside? you could likely get the lot for around the price of a manifold and bands
     
  3. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    They’re odd sized tanks. Your average diver won’t likely want them. Around here, people wanting steel doubles are generally diving HP100 or LP85 doubles. My HP80s, as either singles or doubles, are rare. I’ve only seen two other divers with them, and they were both smaller women (as I am). Other divers at the quarry, on the boat, or when I’m getting fills are always commenting on them.
     
  4. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    lp72s have the same tank factor as hp100s, they just are longer and skinnier like lp85s. yes, they have a drawback that even with a 3000 psi overfill, you won't get as much gas volume as a hp100, but they also are lighter and easier to walk around with for shore diving.
     
  5. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The only “shore” diving here is at a quarry.
     
  6. grantctobin

    grantctobin Solo Diver

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    I believe runsongas is commenting that with a slight overfill, a pair of LP72s is the same amount of gas as a set of HP80s but 5lb less dry weight. Steal of a deal at $150 for the pair.
     
  7. dumpsterpurrs

    dumpsterpurrs REEF Volunteer

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    Agreed. I've almost always found buying separated to be significantly cheaper. Each dealer probably only has a few things available as heavily discounted items, and the rest is added at regular pricing to make a full package. It usually saves you some money to scout the internet for good deals from a variety of sources.
     

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