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laksaman

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Re: Where is the biggest dive shop in sg?
« Reply #40 on: 08 Oct 11, 03:17 »
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  • I am not ex-student but i got 20% disc too.

    A personal experience to share to share :
    1) after 20% discount, my product is 8 - 12% higher from authorised agents.
    2) brand new products which I have paid but uncollected (from shop), at the point of collection (some time later), I decided I wanted something of the same price tag but different product.  A moon-faced idiot told me that "company policy states that exchange product will not be accorded discount, so I have to top-up the difference".

    Take for example,
    Price tage : $300
    Paid : $240 for an (over-priced) item after 20% discount

    SAME product different brand with SAME price tag : $300
    Top up : $60
    Reason is, The reciept (for collection) shows that I have only paid $240, so I have to top-up.

    I was shaken, I thought Shylock* has just possessed the guy behind the counter.
    *Shylock is a character in one of Shakesphere's story.

    Shylock's integrity is akin to air in outerspace, ABSENT.  For those who appreciate such character & business practises, you know the where to find them.

    From what I know they r diff owners. Jack owns scubawarehouse while John owns Waikiki. Price is definitely the same, but if u know them n former student (me), u'll gt 20% disc.


    misscherry

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    Re: Re: Where is the biggest dive shop in sg?
    « Reply #41 on: 08 Oct 11, 07:45 »
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  • John Lee is definitely the owner.

    Ok.

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    hellhole

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    Re: Where is the biggest dive shop in sg?
    « Reply #42 on: 08 Oct 11, 12:41 »
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  • so these parallel importers have scuba pro wetsuits also?

    laksaman

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    Re: Where is the biggest dive shop in sg?
    « Reply #43 on: 11 Oct 11, 11:55 »
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  • of course they do.
    Do note that some parallel importers are selling higher price than authorised agent.

    so these parallel importers have scuba pro wetsuits also?

    hellhole

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    Re: Where is the biggest dive shop in sg?
    « Reply #44 on: 11 Oct 11, 14:02 »
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  • of course they do.
    Do note that some parallel importers are selling higher price than authorised agent.

    then no point liao... int he case of wetsuits

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    Re: Where is the biggest dive shop in sg?
    « Reply #45 on: 11 Oct 11, 14:07 »
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  • i wonder how much they charge for the servicing. and did they really change the part?.. i saw alot of people just use ultrasonic clean, grease o ring and put back.. heehee. next time dont be shock when u know how to open ur own reg.


    I think it is common servicing practice that regardless of free parts or not, if an item is deemed to not be significantly deteriorated, it will not be replaced. Of course, the more astute and conservative individuals will change out all O-rings every service "just in case". It really depends on your beliefs and finding a like-minded service technician. Sounds reasonable now? Pay more, get more perks with some conditions to prevent abuse and misuse (should stretch the service intervals a little bit more though imo)...

    With regards to the free parts issue, yes, buy local and service as per stated in manual you'll get free parts, just pay for labour. I never found the need to upgrade to the latest gimmicks because Reg technology has not changed so rapidly and drastically to warrant a switch. I'll pick my brass reg over your latest s600/a700 anytime. For a service interval of 1.5 years - 2 years (rec. use) I reckon I don't mind forking out the extra $60-80 service kits where I know my trusted tech will do it justice. Cost-wise, they aren't that different. One thing though, when my hoses are going stiff and in need of a change, I know it's definitely time for an overhaul.
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    Re: Where is the biggest dive shop in sg?
    « Reply #46 on: 21 Oct 11, 23:52 »
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  • hmmmm actually, scuba warehouse/waikiki are quite large, They have a good range truly but their less than stellar pricing on many things has me avoiding them at all costs nowadays.

    I use in no particular order

    david, irving and co. at www.scubatrek.net.. good gear great prices
    uncle Tom at Oceanic (mainly for hollis and their fathom one OEM wing stuff)
    Gavin and Janet at diveshop@sg... superb service and my GF's favourite... she is scubapro diver almost top to toe sigh :) they have become great friends and are always ready to waste time on an idiot like me. I am a jetfin user since 1992.....

    ;) cheers Tmonkey ( see y'all diving some day yah)
    « Last Edit: 22 Oct 11, 22:38 by trapmonkey »

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    Re: Where is the biggest dive shop in sg?
    « Reply #47 on: 26 Jul 14, 14:18 »
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  • I agree John is good, cant speak the same for old John & Stella.

    I agree, that bit about old john

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    Re: Where is the biggest dive shop in sg?
    « Reply #48 on: 12 Aug 14, 21:05 »
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  • Oddly enough... some of the comments on this thread have been my personal experience with the LDS in question.

    scuba whouse and Waikiki yeah they have a decent range of gear... not normally at the price that makes me  buy. though I have bought on impulse before .

    gear I buy is mostly via performance not by price... so regs from one place, fins another, mask and bc another etc etc.

    My regulator, bc and personal gear have never matched, though my girlfriends so completely does and probably looks a bit more coordinated because of it. :)
    happy shopping if you are a gear head like me the research bit is the most fun!woo hoo!
    dive safe, tm