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Why are some tanks more expensive?

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by mstachowsky, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. chrpai

    chrpai Great White

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    I suspect it all depends in what they think they can get away with on a case by case basis. Personally I'd tell them where to go.

    Personally I just picked up two tanks off craigslist for $20. The valves were junk but I wanted to go DIN any ways due to my Hog D1 1st stage. After that and Hydro/VIP I'm going to be in for $100 each tank. That said, as much as I dive, I might have been better off spending the apx $200 at my LDS and get free fills for a year.
     
  2. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
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    There's no way an AL80 is worth $269.95, regardless of what kind of valve comes with it ... that's either a typo or a ripoff ...

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
     
  3. FiremanIRFD

    FiremanIRFD Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Iron Ridge, Wisconsin, United States
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    shop around locally a little more. I got a brand new AL80 at a shop that was getting out of scuba for $130, then this weekend my regular shop got in a couple of used tanks and I picked one up fresh off of hydro for $150 with free fills for one 1 year. I have had it filled 3 times already so this tank should more than pay for itself and probably my other tank too!
     
  4. sgl308

    sgl308 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Marinette, WI
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    Buy your tanks at a local dive shop. You won't have to pay for shipping, and you help the local business. I'll gladly pay extra to buy it locally and not have to wait.

    How much does Leisure Pro charge for air fills???
     
  5. kxkid

    kxkid Angel Fish

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    I live in az and refuse to shop at the lds because they want 12 a fill plus everything is 4 times as much than the dive shop I use is west Los Angeles I got to every time I make a trip back home. And there I get free fills forever since I bought my tank there.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
     
  6. DukeAMO

    DukeAMO Barracuda

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    Location: North Carolina, United States
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    $12 a fill? Holy cow! My LDS charges $8 for a pre-filled tank rental, plus $4 a fill. Half that if you're a scuba club member ($25/year).
     

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