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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. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
    why are you avoiding the question of where you took it as far as the shop is concerned and what specifically was done to it? $360 to service a set of scubapro regs is highway robbery for a plain service. If that included a new piston, couple new hoses, etc. then it can make sense, but if it was a plain service I don't understand why you don't want to disclose where you took it to prevent someone else from getting ripped off.

    Airtech is one of the most expensive places around.
    Their prices would have been 4x$35 for labor for a normal single tank reg and the BC. $140+service kits which are on average $25 each so $240 from the most expensive and arguably most competent repair shop in the country which happens to be Raleigh. Unless you had to have a new piston, the salt buildup was excessive requiring extra labor to clean and/or you needed new hoses *all of which they should have called you for before they did*, then I don't see how anyone could justify $360
    Cdncoldwater likes this.
  2. Belzelbub

    Belzelbub Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Largo, Florida
    If nothing out of the ordinary was done, that is way high. In February, I got two regulators serviced. Both are under parts for life, so parts aren’t included. So, in total, I got two 1sts, two 2nds, and two Octo-Zs serviced. Total was around $192 including tax. Rate my LDS charged was $29.99/stage. Next year, it will be more, but only because I added a third set to the mix.

    If you’ve got another LDS in your area that can service your regs, I’d change ASAP. If not, there are plenty of remote services that you can send out to. Some posted on this thread. Post the invoice showing what was done.

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