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Buying New Kit, After Function, What Matters Most?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by desert diver paul, Mar 23, 2016.

Cost or Aesthetics?

  1. Money saved wins hands down.

    6 vote(s)
    54.5%
  2. Rule 1 always look good is the rule I go by.

    5 vote(s)
    45.5%
  1. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    You think folks in the dive industry know what divers want? Silly wabbit.
     
  2. rivers

    rivers PADI Pro

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    Like I said, it depends what it is. I just bought a new drysuit. The one in the colour scheme I wanted (black with a green pocket) was £1400. I ended up with the same suit (brand new, ex-display), but with a pink pocket for £700. I hate the colour pink. Had there been more pink on the suit than just the pocket and a small strip on the arm, I wouldn't have gotten it. As it is, I have coloured the pocket with skulls and crossbones to hide some of the pink.
     
  3. desert diver paul

    desert diver paul Angel Fish

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    So had it been pink with a black pocket, you would have paid twice as much for the black with a green pocket? Therefore looks win over money!
     
  4. rivers

    rivers PADI Pro

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    when it comes to certain colour schemes, yes
     
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  5. rivers

    rivers PADI Pro

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    Truth be told though, had the drysuit been more pink, or was unavailable, I would have most likely ended up with another seaskin, for roughly £700
     
  6. desert diver paul

    desert diver paul Angel Fish

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    Fair enough!
     
  7. dbulmer

    dbulmer DIR Practitioner

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    Pink has character - think of it as Neptune's answer to satanic/Hades black :)

    Correction: think of it as Neptune's answer to demonic black :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2016
  8. rivers

    rivers PADI Pro

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    You'll probably laugh when you see my new suit. Because of the pink. But you can't say no to a £700 Santi. [​IMG]
     
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  9. dbulmer

    dbulmer DIR Practitioner

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    I'm shocked - it says Demo when it should say Nemo :) Demon does not cut it !!!
     
  10. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    Of course they "know"--at least in the long run. You can't continue to offer what divers are not buying and stay in business. You can try to steer divers' beliefs about what they "want," but in the end you are either providing what they want and turning enough profit to stay in business or you're not. If enough divers want crazy "aesthetic" stuff like booties that resemble Chuck Taylor All-Stars, we will see them. I don't understand it, but then if I understood what people want I would be rich.
     
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