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PLBs Can Save Your Life

Discussion in 'Training, Practices and Equipment' started by letterboy, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    I never received a tracking number or anything else after the initial order confirmation which has a link to check my order status: "Processing"

    Today, I did receive a few masks, and I guess they came from this adventure. They're probably better than the bandanas I've been wearing on my rare outings into the world, and gives them a tracking number to argue about, but my dispute still stands with Visa.
     
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  2. OzMikeM

    OzMikeM Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Australia
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    I've had a HDVSeaTek canister for about 3 years and it has had a minor leak on occasion, definitely more reliable when the oring is drowned in silicone.

    Anyway, it is now leaking more regularly so I'm thinking I will replace the oring. Has anyone replaced their seatek oring with success? An idea what size it is?
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    49,348
    4,889
    113
    Yes, the o-ring needs to be silicone greased now and then as well as replaced every year or two. I did learn of the size and we discussed possible orders in this thread: Hdvseatek O-rings identified

    I hope that you can find a good source over there.
     
  4. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pompano Beach, FL
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    Not really anymore. They have done away with the cash rebate offers.
     
  5. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
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    And another update:
    PayPal said they needed me to supply more info:
    To continue with this investigation, a report must be filed with a law enforcement agency or government organization. You may choose to contact your local law enforcement agency (such as your local police or sheriff's department) or you may choose to file a report with any other governmental agency of your choice.

    Examples of such agencies could include:

    • The Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov)
    • Your state's Consumer Protection office
    • Your state police
    • A Federal law enforcement agency such as the FBI or Postal Inspection Service
    • A report to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) isn’t acceptable for this document request
    Filing a report with a law enforcement agency or government organization

    • Contact a law enforcement agency or other governmental organization (either in person or online) to report the issue
    • Report specific details regarding the item you received
    • You must obtain a copy of a report from the law enforcement agency or governmental organization and provide it to PayPal
    • The report must contain the following information: It should be on the agency's or organization's letterhead or contain a stamp or seal or some other information that indicates the report is official documentation
      • It should clearly explain the details of your issue
      • It must include the agency's or organization's contact information
    Any documents you provide may also be supplied to the seller.
    I responded that it was not possible for me to file such a report without information on the seller's name, address, telephone number, email, website, and IP address (per requirements for example on the www.ic3.gov website) which I did not have. Therefore, I am forced to accept the scammer's low offer of $54.

    No response yet from PayPal.

    And in further news:
    I have now received five cloth masks in lieu of the PLB, for my other order, for the cheaper ACR unit. Here we go again.
     
  6. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    49,348
    4,889
    113
    That sucks. Now I am glad I paid with Visa altho we both should have known better than try. But can't you get that info from the website and the email, even tho you know it fraudulent.

    Well, they seem to be usable KN95 masks at least. I got five. But I ordered 10 more from a reputable US supplier for $10, so not a bid deal.
     
  7. Umuntu

    Umuntu Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Traveller
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    The security of the bank card details used on a fraudulent website should be considered as compromised and, ideally, that bank card should be cancelled and a new bank card ordered.
     
  8. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    9,577
    7,244
    113
    This is why I use PayPal.
     
  9. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    49,348
    4,889
    113
    Yep, did that, but thanks for the reminder.

    I'm glad that I didn't with all of that.
     

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