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Leisure Pro & Cressi

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by bug catcher, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. bug catcher

    bug catcher Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wisconsin
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    I received a Cressi Evo. mask and Rx lenses for X-mas. I also got the Cressi video on how to change the lenses. The video looked a lot easier than the procedure turned out to be. After swapping the lenses I noticed some hairline cracks around the nose piece of the snap ring. L.P. told me to go to Cressi for a new snap ring and Cressi told me to take it to the dealer I got it from. After several e mails, (13 in all), to Cressi and L.P. and one negative comment on L.P. facebook page I got results. Cressi told me to send them the mask and they replaced the snap ring and re installed the Rx lenses & returned the mask to me at no charge. L.P. gave me a $25.00 gifit certificate for my trouble. I know this was my fault and I am very glad I was able to get a positive resolution. Customer service is not a thing of the past and I will continue to purchase from these companies.
    I would like to thank Robert Cooper from Cressi and the staff at L.P. (Aaron, Angela, Nick, & Rick.:)
     
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  2. redacted

    redacted Guest

    Generally speaking, the product warranty is provided by the manufacturer, not the independent scuba retailer. I would expect the responsible manufacturer to jump right up and honor his warranty the moment the selling retailer, who is under no obligation, declines to take care of it.
     
  3. oly5050user

    oly5050user Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Westchester NY
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    I would not call that any kind of customer service.Thirteen phone calls....should have purchased it at a lds where the lds would have installed the lens and gotten it right the 1st time.
     
  4. redacted

    redacted Guest

    Do you have any idea what the cost difference might have been? Some divers need that extra LDS support but other are like me. I would rather DIY that pay someone else to do those things I am perfectly capable of doing.
     
  5. oly5050user

    oly5050user Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Westchester NY
    4,090
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    Thirteen emails and you call that acceptable customer service??
    As to cost Ihave no idea what the OP paid,perhaps he will come back and answer this. We sell a scubapro solara at $66. (I believe that is less than what leisure pro does) and the lens are $34.-$35.each.Installed while you wait.Takes all of 5 minutes or less.
     
  6. bug catcher

    bug catcher Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wisconsin
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    I paid almost 50% less for the mask then the local Cressi dealer wanted. I felt comfortable doing the lens swap, unfortunately I ended up with the small cracks. Cressi wanted me to take it back to the dealer but I didn't feel comfortable taking it where I didn't buy it and Cressi wouldn't send me a new snap ring. I could have gotten a mask that cost less but I like Cressi. I didn't say 13 e mails was acceptable customer service, it is what it was and I hoped people could make there own decision (which they did). In the end the problem was mine and I'm glad it got resolved. Lenses were $39.99 ea., mask on sale for about $52.00. L.P. did give me a $25.00 gift cirtificate and I bought some fins & saved another $40.00 +.
     
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  7. redacted

    redacted Guest

    No, I agree that is unacceptable. CRESSI should have effectively responded with help much sooner than that. They are the one with the warranty and the required part.

    But if you would like to take this opportunity to fire another shot at Leisurepro; be my guest. They are not clean in this by any means on my scorecard. But it sure does look like the mask was a good price.
     
  8. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
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    Let see, purchaser takes a mask and breaks it installing lenses he apparently was not qualified or capable of installing. I think he is lucky he got anything out of this. Knock wood.
     
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  9. oly5050user

    oly5050user Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Westchester NY
    4,090
    861
    113
    We agree except on price..By my accounting lp mask saved consumer $5..not a real big savings here,and if consumer had to pay for shipping it probably is a loss..for the effort and poor customer service consumer could have had better results with a LDS..as for the "gift certificate' giving one to the consumer is in fact a good face saving tatic,but it also opens the door to additional sales for LP..I rather have the cash.
     
  10. redacted

    redacted Guest

    I would not call it "broken" and I would not be sure it is the fault of the OP. I have found those types of stress cracks in a few of my plastic masks. I don'y\t know whether they are a mfgr defect, a sign of aging, or the result of user removal and replacement. In any case, they are cheap plastic retainers that should be at least as available as lenses with no hassle.

    Yes, he might have. Some/many/most LDSs often provide good customer service. And some are as bad or worse than those online dealers who have a reputation for occasional customer service issues. Even the best are not immune to disappointing customers and producing customer dissatisfaction. I, personally, not usually need or want a lot of special service so I usually opt for the best prices. I guess it is a "bird in the hand vs two in the bush" thing. But there are some LDSs and some online dealers I usually avoid, regardless of $$$.
     

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