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What is the current going rate for gear to be serviced?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by DeputyDan, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. DeputyDan

    DeputyDan Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: North Carolina
    4,208
    518
    I am talking full service on BC, all regs and stages.

    My cost has doubled and I wondered if that was normal.
     
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
    18,779
    11,290
    where did you take it? Is it possible you had free parts for life and now do not?
    BC doesn't need service
    Regs should be about $25/stage plus parts which is about $20/stage with most regulators. If I saw $100-$150 on a full reg service I wouldn't be surprised.
     
  3. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    9,513
    8,201
    For my Apeks XTX50/DST full sidemount set, I paid $90 total last fall. This was the service year. Free parts for life, so no cost for parts.

    So two reg sets.

    Small local shop that turned them around in about two days. I was very happy.
     
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  4. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NYC
    2,268
    2,407
    Wow, Marie, that's cheap. It's $150 for 1st and two 2nds not including parts here. That's why I do it myself. You'd be surprised how basic these things are. Nothing like rebuilding a carburetor or putting together a Barbie Dream House.
     
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  5. DeputyDan

    DeputyDan Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: North Carolina
    4,208
    518
    Mine went from $180 to $360
     
  6. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    9,513
    8,201
    Location places a lot into rates, I’d say, just like with OW class costs. You’re in NYC. This shop is far out in the Chicago burbs. Small shop and the owner does the service. He appears to know what the heck he’s doing. I love that turnaround time is four days or less (per shop website). I have zilch desire or aptitude to do it myself. Too damn many small parts. I get enough of small bits when cleaning handguns.
     
  7. Josh the diver

    Josh the diver Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wisconsin
    103
    27
    OUCH, yeah I think your over paying by a lot.
     
  8. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    9,513
    8,201
    I don’t get my SM rig serviced. If something needs to be replaced, I can do that myself. Don’t have a console or computer that needs service or battery changed. I have two Perdix that take AA batteries and I can also change the batteries on my two transmitters myself. I don’t use analog SPG.
     
  9. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    9,513
    8,201
    I wonder if the shop is expecting to make up for most business during covid by raising repair costs. Did other prices go up, such as air fills?
     
  10. Jayfarmlaw

    Jayfarmlaw Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tuttle, Ok
    1,592
    1,545
    DRIS did mine last year. I think it was about $130 all together....maybe a little less and it was fast. My IP was creeping in my MK25evo. They sent my old parts back as well. Here are their prices-

    Drysuit Repairs | Regulator Repairs | BCD Repairs

    On edit, it was $77 in August 2020 for the first stage only. $35 labor, $34 kit, $8 return shipping. There would have been a cost to ship it to them as well.

    Jay
     

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