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Ordering Apeks XL4+ from overseas?

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by twofor2, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. twofor2

    twofor2 Angel Fish

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    Ive noticed anywhere but the U.S the apeks products are more budget friendly. Has anyone had any experience ordering from overseas? I noticed they even sell packages of the first and second stage with octo for the XL4. However I think I might as well splurge and go for the XL4+ due to the extra HP port for future just in case use.
     
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    check with the dealers first. There are strict export agreements with Aqualung. Most will not export as several have lost their dealerships over the years for sending parts to the US
     
  3. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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    I think if an overseas retailer did ship to you in the US, there would be an import tax or fee that closed much of that price gap. Aqualung US pays that on the imports, which is at least part of the reason for the price variance.
    You will also not have Aqualung US warranty coverage, nor the free parts on bi-annual overhaul.
     
  4. EdC

    EdC Photographer

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    I bought a new XTX200 1st and 2nd from Italy a little over a year ago, no issues at all for 425 USD free shipping. I am not a warranty worrier but that may be the only hang up if it is a concern.
     
  5. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    How did it work out with customs?
     
  6. EdC

    EdC Photographer

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    Not an issue, showed up at my door just the same as if I ordered it from Amazon.
     
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  7. MichaelMc

    MichaelMc Working toward Cenotes ScubaBoard Supporter

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  8. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

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    That is interesting. Most European vendors I have seen do not offer free shipping. That is what kills the deal unless you are buying in bulk.
     
  9. twofor2

    twofor2 Angel Fish

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    who did you buy it from if you dont mind me asking
     
  10. EdC

    EdC Photographer

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