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TheBlue1
09-13-2007, 00:26
I'm not familiar with any of the equipment.. friend said it was a deal...

http://www.scubadiscount.com/page9.html

diversteve
09-13-2007, 00:43
The fins are $129 everywhere. Including here (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=ZoomFins) on Scubatoys. DiversDirect has the Mask (http://www.diversdirect.com/scripts/ecatalogisapi.dll/Item?Item=34351&Group=7&Template=9990000048000999&desc=Tusa%20Visualator%20M-14%20Dive%20Mask) for $60 and the Snorkel (http://www.diversdirect.com/scripts/ecatalogisapi.dll/Item?Item=45991&Group=96&Template=9990000048000999&desc=Tusa%20-%20SP%20170%20Hyperdry%20Snorkel) for $35.

So they're throwing in "Free" ground shipping for $9.00?? With their shippers discount that's probably more than it costs them. I just bought a pair of fins used on eBay and shipping was $10 from NY to Phoenix.

btw, I own the mask and fins, they both work. But you need to have a bigger face. I wouldn't buy a mask without trying it on in person to make sure it fits.

You can probably pay the same at your LDS for the fins. I did..

Or for $5 less you could get a folding Sherwood Avid here (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=AvidSnorkel) on Scubatoys so you can put it in your pocket. As long as you don't mind it being green or purple.

thesmoothdome
09-13-2007, 08:30
The one thing that strikes me about the page is the inlated prices that are shown as way of comparison to their great deal. No way a pair of the Zooms, a mask, and a snorkel should cost $350.00 and who pays $69.00 for a pair of booties? Yeah, I know it's marketing, but it's marketed to new divers who don't have the experience to know what they should pay and that's sorta sleazy in my book. Just my 2 cents.

BTW, if you call ScubaToys, I'd bet they'll be able to work out the same package for you.

For the record, I'm not an employee of ST, nor a shill for them. I do appreciate their business practices though. Honesty is a rare quality in business these days and because of that, they've earned mine.

torrey
09-13-2007, 10:30
Larry has mentioned several places that they can almost always price-match anybody else. Not to mention if you keep posting you can get gift certificates for even more of a discount. You already get 10% off just for being a member here. Five more posts and that's another $10 off.

ScubaToys Larry
09-13-2007, 12:58
Compare that to this: http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=ZoomPackage Even before you take off your 10% !!

TheBlue1
09-13-2007, 13:00
Sweet, thanks for the input.. I did a little bit more research and price comparison with ST and well I told my girlfriend, "I think I know where I'll be buying my gear".. and that's here

Thanks all