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Would you buy gear that someone died using?

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by Meatghost, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Madacub

    Madacub Barracuda

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    You raise a good point. Maybe you should be sure to specify to the people who are doing the inspection that they should be alert to this.
     
  2. Sas

    Sas Solo Diver

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    There's no such thing as karma.

    Yea I would dive with it. If I die I want my gear split between my buddies :)
     
  3. DaleC

    DaleC Solo Diver

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    That's just your karma speaking.

    This question doesn't present a dillemna for me. what does bother me sometimes though is whether I should dive with gear from someone I've killed.
     
  4. Sas

    Sas Solo Diver

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    No it isn't. There's no such thing. :)

    Sure, why wouldn't you?
     
  5. Dr Wu

    Dr Wu Regular of the Pub

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    I have a set of doubles with a dead guy's name written in very large letters on the side. Apparently these actual tanks were involved in a fairly well known incident.

    Cannot say it bothers me but people do ask about it all the time.

    I did drain the air when I bought them.
     
  6. DaleC

    DaleC Solo Diver

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    You have such weird Karma to say these things. What did you do in a past life anyways? :)

    Evidence? I guess I could say I just found it.
     
  7. Rick Murchison

    Rick Murchison Trusty Shellback Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yep.
    No prob.
    Rick
     
  8. deepstops

    deepstops Blacklight Poster ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    My best friend died diving the Lowrance here in Fort Lauderdale and I bought as much of his gear as I could afford from the estate and I still dive it all the time. I've even had other folks that bought his gear give me first dibs on pieces they bought when they stopped diving and sold off their gear.

    It's like I'm still diving with him :)
     
  9. Meatghost

    Meatghost Guest

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    Thanks for the opinions, right now it looks like the deal is going to go through so I'll have everything I need. His friends have told me that he'd want the gear used.

    I'll be scrubbing his name off the tanks and everything will be going in to get checked, cleaned, etc. It's been almost two years since it's been used, so the tanks need visuals anyway, regs need servicing and so on.
     
  10. deco_martini

    deco_martini Manta Ray

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    For some reason, this thread reminded me of an xkcd comic.

    xkcd - Lego
     

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