Carbon Fiber tanks

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Joined: October 28th, 2010, 1:01 am

March 12th, 2012, 1:49 am #1

Why would someone pay $250 or so for a used 44 CF tank w/3-5yrs left when
you could buy a 106cf w/15yrs for $449 ? Am I missing something here?
Last year I got a 44 w/7yrs for $150fair$ Just seems like the asking for used
is off.Free enterprise and all that but why?

mark in mass
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Joined: January 28th, 2012, 11:59 pm

March 12th, 2012, 1:52 am #2

Where did you get your 106cf tank from?
What kind of tank is it?
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Joined: September 2nd, 2010, 2:00 am

March 12th, 2012, 1:56 am #3

Why would someone pay $250 or so for a used 44 CF tank w/3-5yrs left when
you could buy a 106cf w/15yrs for $449 ? Am I missing something here?
Last year I got a 44 w/7yrs for $150fair$ Just seems like the asking for used
is off.Free enterprise and all that but why?

mark in mass
for different folks. Perhaps if someone was just halfheartedly trying it out and anticipating a short duration in the hobby, $250 is easier to stomach than $450.
Not everone has $450 kicking about, so it could be they need to go cheap or not at all, etc, etc.
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Joined: October 28th, 2010, 1:01 am

March 12th, 2012, 2:06 am #4



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Joined: April 5th, 2011, 7:54 pm

March 12th, 2012, 2:07 am #5

Why would someone pay $250 or so for a used 44 CF tank w/3-5yrs left when
you could buy a 106cf w/15yrs for $449 ? Am I missing something here?
Last year I got a 44 w/7yrs for $150fair$ Just seems like the asking for used
is off.Free enterprise and all that but why?

mark in mass
You have to think how much it cost new, and how it has a limited life span.
So divide the original price by 15 years, your paying that much per year.
Times that by how old it is and thats a ball park of what the price should be.

250 bucks is waay off.
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Joined: November 28th, 2010, 2:13 pm

March 12th, 2012, 2:25 am #6

Why would someone pay $250 or so for a used 44 CF tank w/3-5yrs left when
you could buy a 106cf w/15yrs for $449 ? Am I missing something here?
Last year I got a 44 w/7yrs for $150fair$ Just seems like the asking for used
is off.Free enterprise and all that but why?

mark in mass
I recently bought a steel scuba tank. Trying to find definitive info on the various tanks available, sizes, rated fill pressures, and various types of valves just isn't available in one place. Talking to the major suppliers for air gunners can be confusing too. It would be nice if someone would create a spreadsheet with this info including the advantages and disadvantages. If this exists, I must have missed it.
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Joined: October 28th, 2010, 1:01 am

March 12th, 2012, 2:27 am #7

Where did you get your 106cf tank from?
What kind of tank is it?
106 Luxfer composite are $449 but even a 88cf @$600 would make alot more sense.looking for
something bigger than my 44

mark in mass
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Joined: August 16th, 2006, 10:39 pm

March 12th, 2012, 3:05 am #8

Why would someone pay $250 or so for a used 44 CF tank w/3-5yrs left when
you could buy a 106cf w/15yrs for $449 ? Am I missing something here?
Last year I got a 44 w/7yrs for $150fair$ Just seems like the asking for used
is off.Free enterprise and all that but why?

mark in mass
to decide years left /cost to include hydro to reach end of lifespan

lets look at a new tank(Joe B's big size)plus two hydros 40.00

669/15=44.60 per year

250/5= 50.00 per year (and 1/2 the size)
250/4= 62.50 per year
250/3= 83.33 per year

I would not pay more per year for a used tank than a new tank thats twice the size as well....most things go down in value when used not up....its not like they are rare collectors items

Those hoop wrapped 4350 PSI dive tanks wiegh ALOT more like 30 lbs and need Hydros every 3 years


449.00+ hydros $80.00= 35.20 per year but they are heavier
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Joined: April 30th, 2009, 7:12 pm

March 12th, 2012, 3:13 am #9

Why would someone pay $250 or so for a used 44 CF tank w/3-5yrs left when
you could buy a 106cf w/15yrs for $449 ? Am I missing something here?
Last year I got a 44 w/7yrs for $150fair$ Just seems like the asking for used
is off.Free enterprise and all that but why?

mark in mass
I have a 44 that had 9-10 years left when I bought it for about 200 but then paid ~ 100 to get the stuff needed to fill my guns.

Just making sure sure that we are talking apples to apples here. $250 with 4 years left that includes the fill assembly vs $450 for just a tank widens the gap. An 88cf tank with fill assembly is floating around the $700 mark new/shipped!

Plus, keep in mind that more and more of us are filling at home now thanks to the shoebox. Safety concerns aside, that 44 for $250 (if it includes the fill assembly) could have a service life (determined by the user) of much more than 3-5 years thus increasing the 'value'. Heck, expired tanks have sold near the $100 mark with out the fill assembly.

And I agree 250 is an easier pill to swallow than 450+

Look at used cars, Toyota pickups are my best example, current models with 100,000+ miles they are still priced at better than half the new price. And they sell at those prices. Why? Because it's easier to pay half price... (yeah, with cars that can turn out to be a short sighted approach because of repair costs but still true). You do not have repair costs on a tank but you have decide what the expiration date means to you. I've read here that the same spec'd tanks that expire in 15 years in the US are 20+ year tanks in EU.

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Joined: November 7th, 2010, 3:57 am

March 12th, 2012, 3:45 am #10



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