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Full Dive Shop Equipment. Price?

Discussion in 'Business of Diving Institute' started by Josefson, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. Josefson

    Josefson Angel Fish

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    that was also one of my ideas...just to resell it. Cuz to inspect all the tanks costs a crazy amount of money

    Thx for ur post
     
  2. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    I personally would keep the compressor, as I tend to dive 100 miles from land. If you can rent someone else’s gear, it’s never cost effective to own your own, at least for classes.
     
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  3. CAPTAIN SINBAD

    CAPTAIN SINBAD Divemaster Candidate

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    Are compressors really that "Kardashian" to maintain?
     
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  4. Josefson

    Josefson Angel Fish

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    Problem is also the transporting fees to my town. Its over 2000km away. So at my place we only dive in lakes, no sea.
    Also I have no idea about the costs of owning a compressor, do you?
     
  5. Josefson

    Josefson Angel Fish

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    Absolutely no idea what it would cost. Someone can give me some "numbers"?
     
  6. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    I don’t find compressors for personal use to be that expensive to maintain. Beyond initial purchase/commissioning price, you have an $80 filter every 25 hours. If you aren’t putting 12 hours a day on them, they don’t really wear out too badly.
     
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  7. Rechno

    Rechno Nassau Grouper

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    So what I would calculate concerning gear (without planned compressor use):

    (Cost for the shop´s stuff, including shipping + annual maintenance cost (repair kits etc) - estimated value of the stuff to be resold) / 5 (or any other value for the years that you think you will use it before you need replacement)
    vs.
    (Cost for rental gear * amount of divers per course + cost for transport and handling of the gear per course) * courses per year

    Then you have the numbers on an annual base to compare. You could also put in a weighting factor for convenience or how much you want to own your own gear and be independent.
     
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  8. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    I can't speak for your location but in some locations if you are an instructor and are providing gear to your students you are assuming a much greater risk of liability and should discuss that with your insurance provider. If your students rent gear from a shop, you as the instructor are relatively free and clear of the warranty (fit for purpose and use) of that material and if it fails and results in accident or death you as the instructor would not be liable unless you noticed the fault and did not warn or correct the issue...but the owner of the equipment would be liable regardless.

    Tort law is a mothershmucker, I would recommend against owning the equipment your students will use, especially if the financial compensation for use of that gear is not commensurate with the cost of maintaining it, life-cycle replacement, increase insurance costs, and potential headaches (lawsuits, etc.)

    Just some thoughts.

    -Z
     
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  9. Josefson

    Josefson Angel Fish

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    Absolutely, nice thoughts. Thank you
     

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