When making a purchase, do you primarily buy online or from your local dive shop?

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asked Jul 29, 2018 in Scuba Diving by VADiver (940 points)

4 Answers

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answered Jul 30, 2018 by Davidb (1,816 points)
selected Aug 1, 2018 by VADiver
Best answer
Unless my shop can’t find it or get it, it comes out of the shop. As a Divemaster, I also try to support the brand. In other words, if there are two choice that are very similar, I am going to go with what the store sells. It helps out the shop, and promotes his brands. They will usually give me a little better deal on it also. There are a lot of knock offs out there, and I am not typically comfortable taking chances. Plus it’s so much easier to get something fixed at the shop. Online you are at he mercy of the warranty.
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answered Jul 30, 2018 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I try to buy everything at the shop. If we dont support our LDC's they cant stay in buisness, then where am I going to get tank fills.
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answered Jul 29, 2018 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
Id say 80% shop and rest online. I try to support the wery local dive stores we have as much possible.
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answered Jul 30, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
I like supporting my local dive shop especially if I dive with them. It helps build repore and you get to know them better. Sometimes you just have to get something on line.
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