Is it me or is it them??

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BVickery

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Man -- Cadillac prices on Nitrox in the East, NO Nitrox in SoCal . . . despite our weather, Puget Sound is looking better and better.

I think it's the shop. I can get Nitrox fills pretty cheap here in FL ($20 for ea32 doubles and $23 for ea36 doubles). Price in MA which has a similar higher standard of living (IE higher costs) you can get doubles filled between $20-$30 depending on mix.
 

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I seriously hope they have a good stock of "lube" for when people come in for air fills. $29 for nitrox is nuts. I'd just dive air and plan for a little deco at those prices. What is the name of this shop so that if I ever come to NY I know to get my tanks filled before hand?
 

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depending on your bottom time 32 should be fine for that (still under 1.6). I frequently dive 32 with max depth of 130 if the majority of the dive is spent between 60-100
even if all the dive is at 130 ft...
with 32%, i dove one time a few minutes at 147 ft, and i'm alive
 

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I want to start out by saying I am a loyal customer at my LDS. If I need something they stock I usually purchase it from them and only use online for things they don't carry.
This past week the LDS had a local dive trip planned and I had my doubles filled with a 32 mix at the shop. Due to the weather the trip was cancelled. I am diving this weekend(private trip) and now need a 28 mix for the dive. I planned on taking out 1250 psi and having them top off the tanks with 21% to get me to my 28 mix.
Now here is my question, what should I be charged for the fill? I know they are going to try to charge me for a double HP nitrox fill ($58). Is this the norm? What would your LDS do?
Thanks for the feed back.

Seems to me this is a generalized problem that begins with the first sentence on the post.

Some shops found a way to tap on this segment of divers that for some weird reason feel the need to be loyal to a shop or a boat regardless how they are being treated. I don't know how they do it, but people that otherwise are not only normal, but posses average (or even above average) intelligence end up being treated like crap or robbed blind.

It isn't easy to see on shops unless disclosed by them, like the OP did.

It is on boats where this misunderstood loyalty becomes obnoxiously evident. You have a captain that under regular circumstances would be considered a moron, being treated like a god by the divers on board, makes no sense. Yes, the guy was instrumental to one having a great dive, but he was just doing his job, and who knows for sure how good did he do it. I've been in boats where even after the Capt takes forever to drop a diver on a wreck, the rest of the customers shower him with verbal BJ's on the way back.

With the shops is more subtle but just as tragic. If something feels so wrong that makes you wonder if it is you or them, IT IS THEM. I don't know what makes the OP be loyal to this dive shop, but in my world the shop earns my business each and every time I walk in. I may use a particular shop for years but I don't consider myself loyal to them at all, it will take a very small incident for me to walk into a different shop, a lot smaller that 58$ for sure.
 

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even if all the dive is at 130 ft...
with 32%, i dove one time a few minutes at 147 ft, and i'm alive

I might run cross a busy interstate highway and live. It does not make it a good idea.
 

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even if all the dive is at 130 ft...
with 32%, i dove one time a few minutes at 147 ft, and i'm alive
Sorry, but I have done a number of dumb things diving and survived, but I would not recommend them to anyone.
 
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