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#201
Equipment needed
arenjacobsen - 2/28/2012 2:52 PM
Category: Equipment
Replies: 8

I need a tank, bcd, 1st and 2nd stage. Preferably an aluminum or steel 80, would also consider a steel 72. Not concerned about the brand of bcd as long as it is medium to large. 1st and 2nd stage must have primary regulator, back-up octo, pressure-depth-and compass gauge and preferably two lp hoses because I dive a dry-suit, however I am willing to purchase an octo with just one lp hose as long as it has a spot for the second lp hose. Willing to purchase used equipment as long as annuals, hydro’s and visuals are current. Price needs to be around the 400-500 dollar range. Call me at 206.446.8128 if you have this equipment for sale.
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Tromptista - 2/28/2012 3:15 PM
Thats pretty aggressive shopping. But I would recommend this site www.scubagarage.com it combines listings from sites like craigslist. I just purchased a NICE but used reg and BCD (Back inflate) with weight pouches for $350. Pretty good deals on there and this is a good time of year to be shopping.
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arenjacobsen - 2/28/2012 4:01 PM
Much Appreciated
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Rich-D-Fish - 2/28/2012 5:39 PM
I also find the classifieds section of www.scubaboard.com to be good for used gear. I’ve sold a ton of camera gear there, and purchased same. But this site is by far the best for social networking with divebuddies. So only go there for used gear!!!!
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arenjacobsen - 2/28/2012 6:24 PM
Ive looked on EBAY, but Im not confident in hydro dates and annuals
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Greg - 3/01/2012 10:05 AM
From Rich-D-Fish: I also find the classifieds section of www.scubaboard.com to be good for used gear. I’ve sold a ton of camera gear there, and purchased same. But this site is by far the best for social networking with divebuddies. So only go there for used gear!!!!...
Nice save Rich :)
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John_giu - 3/25/2012 5:04 AM
if you haven’t purchased yet try here http://www.northeastscubasupply.com/store/

This shop is local to me and they are the BEST. most of the used gear has been gone over regs rebuilt, tank certified.

he had a shop full of steel 72s. great buys on one or two year old rental gear. if you call they will check stock while you hold.

John runs the web site himself so sometimes inventory lags what s on/off the web page.
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MDW - 4/17/2012 12:46 PM
I would not fear purchasing a tank on ebay, even if it is out of hydro. I have done so many times. It only costs about $20 to get an out of hydro tank hydro tested, but typically the ones that are just a couple years out of hydro are $50 or more less than ones of equivalent age that are in hydro. If you stick with steel or 6061 aluminum (that are not obviously all beat up) you’ll be fine. Of the 16 tanks I have, 13 of them came used off ebay. Only one tank has every failed a hydro, and that’s because I decided to take a risk on buying 4 tanks made of 6351 alloy (for $20 each). Of the 4, 3 passed hydro and one failed and was condemned. I still regard that as a win ($20 x 4 for tanks, $30 shipping total, $20 x 4 for hydro = $190 for 3 usable tanks). Plus, scrap aluminum goes for around 75 cents a pound, so the condemed tank is worth $20 at the scrap yard.

I also bought most of my other gear on ebay as well. This way I was able to end up with 5 sets of regs for about what you would expect to pay for 2 new sets and 3 or 4 used wings for the price of 1 new one. Who cares if you have to get it inspected as soon as you buy it? You’re gonna pay to inspected next year anyway even if you buy it new, right?