To Buy Your Scuba Gear Online Or at the Shop?
People always ask whether its best to buy your dive gear from your local dive store or go on-line and buy.
Here are some of the pros and cons of doing business with both a shop or on the internet:
Buying from the Internet may not give you the guarantee that you would receive from your local dive centre. This in cases may be true, but with a simple check you can eliminate this worry. Most Internet sales from reputable dive shops on-line will give the same guarantee as any Local dive shop.
Internet purchases will not be able to provide many of the necessary services that are required to your diving gear. These special touches with servicing and giving local knowledge on whether the gear is suitable for your local conditions can only be found at the dive shop near your dive location. How ever if you dive overseas or elsewhere then his will not be important to your needs.
From the other side the Internet or on-line store will explain that we are buying something and we should get the best deal possible for our equipment. Internet shops have the advantage of low over heads hence they can give competitive pricing. They do not have expensive shops in shopping centres or prime land compared to having a warehouse in some business district.
On-line stores will normally have a wider range of goods than you could find at the dive shop but on the other side you can feel the equipment and try it on when at the shop. Nothing is better than feeling how your buoyancy control device (BCD) will feel like to check how the sizing of the jacket and how many clips for accessories. Buying on the internet you will only be guessing the size unless you have tried on the Buoyancy control device in the shop and you then buy cheaper on the internet.
Therefore both have there plus and negative points but today you will find that a lot of local dive shops are now selling gear on-line to increase there sales so you can have the best of both worlds.
Diving solutions is one such company that sells stuff locally though a shop and yet have a wide reach though the Internet by selling though the website. This is the common way that most dive shops now do business to maintain their competitiveness in business.