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Judestudio
07-19-2007, 21:26
We all know how great ST is, how they often go the extra extra mile for us. It's impossible to stock everything under the sun, but if there's something you wish they had, maybe we can compile in a list, and if enough of us asking, they might get it in? (I hope I'm not asking for trouble here, Larry...)

So please if you wanna leave something here, it'll be strictly a product you wanted to see at ST and maybe a description or why you wanted them to stock it.

techgnostic
07-19-2007, 21:43
Personally I would much rather have paid a bit extra and gotten pre-coated hard weights.

Othersites have them, but I'd rather use ST, so I'll just have to tool-dip them myself.

As for the reason, just see the ST discussionboardon weights, and the environmental effect lead residue has.

fire diver
07-19-2007, 22:34
Trying to think of anything I couldn't find there..... I wanted a brushed AL40 deco tank, but all they had was yellow. I think they normally have the brushed though. Hmmmm, do they have the full line of XS stuff? XS makes a great line of lead shot weight pouches. They are empty and you fill em yourself. HA! I don't see them on the catalog. GET THOSE!

Other than that, I can't think of anything. I was actually trying to get OUT of the store before I spent more money.

Oh! beer! Sell Shiner-Bock in the shop! And have some hot babes walking around taking drink orders while I shop! It'll be like Vegas and SCUBA combined. That would be sweet.

ScubaToys Larry
07-19-2007, 22:51
We carry about $7mil in inventory - and true.. still don't have everything. Most things we don't have are just a phone call, and a few days away. And in our shop, we have a lot more than we can keep on the page - so please, don't ever hesitate to give us a call.

Actually, we'd rather talk to our customers than just have them click and buy. Yes... we're an internet site - but I still feel we are a local dive shop first - and talking to customers is something we can never get enough of... thus this board!

ScubaToys Larry
07-19-2007, 22:52
Oh! beer! Sell Shiner-Bock in the shop! And have some hot babes walking around taking drink orders while I shop! It'll be like Vegas and SCUBA combined. That would be sweet.

So you haven't been in the shop after hours on a Thursday, eh? http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif

techgnostic
07-19-2007, 23:03
Actually, we'd rather talk to our customers than just have them click and buy. Yes... we're an internet site - but I still feel we are a local dive shop first - and talking to customers is something we can never get enough of... thus this board!

Good to know. I'll phone that order in, rather than web-form it. Will the person be able to access my wish list, or will I have to detail everything?

I'll just make sure not to call after hours on Thursday. ;)

picxie
07-20-2007, 02:53
"Things you wished Scuba Toys had ..."

A store in NZ would be nice.

Perhaps that's asking too much?http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif

przeor
07-20-2007, 04:37
We all know how great ST is, how they often go the extra extra mile for us. It's impossible to stock everything under the sun, but if there's something you wish they had, maybe we can compile in a list, and if enough of us asking, they might get it in? (I hope I'm not asking for trouble here, Larry...)

So please if you wanna leave something here, it'll be strictly a product you wanted to see at ST and maybe a description or why you wanted them to stock it.


buy one get one free sales would be nice!http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif

Judestudio
07-20-2007, 04:48
"Things you wished Scuba Toys had ..."

Hmm...this is embarrassing....LOL ScubatoySSSS

What about Lobster Sticks and catch bags?

Liv7301
07-20-2007, 08:44
Oh! beer! Sell Shiner-Bock in the shop! And have some hot babes walking around taking drink orders while I shop! It'll be like Vegas and SCUBA combined. That would be sweet.

So you haven't been in the shop after hours on a Thursday, eh? http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif

So which one of the shop guys has to wear the bikini? http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley3.gif

http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif

(and with this post I officially blossom to a guppy!!)

TommyB
07-20-2007, 09:50
So which one of the shop guys has to wear the bikini? http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley3.gif


That would be Greg W.--
Ever see that guy in a thong :) --- Not pretty

lucidblue
07-20-2007, 10:26
"Things you wished Scuba Toys had ..."

A store in NZ would be nice.

Perhaps that's asking too much?http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif

How about a store in eastern PA, even NYC or NJ would be good?

TAH 73
07-20-2007, 14:48
How about we start with a shop in Canada.

the gooch
07-20-2007, 15:00
How about handheld GPS devices. Only reason I say that is because I will be purchasing one next week for a day out on a rental boat.

picxie
07-20-2007, 20:41
A plain waterproof dive bag. Not one of the nice travel ones, but one that you can have on the boat without fear of damaging it ... my LDS only have the pinnacle dive bags but I've seen some nice ones, like thick plastic, heavy duty type things, and I'd quite like one like that but haven't found one. Well, that's not quite true. I found some in a dive shop out of town but didn't have spare cash right then to get one. I figured I'd get one at home but I was wrong.

ScubaToys Larry
07-20-2007, 21:00
A plain waterproof dive bag. Not one of the nice travel ones, but one that you can have on the boat without fear of damaging it ... my LDS only have the pinnacle dive bags but I've seen some nice ones, like thick plastic, heavy duty type things, and I'd quite like one like that but haven't found one. Well, that's not quite true. I found some in a dive shop out of town but didn't have spare cash right then to get one. I figured I'd get one at home but I was wrong.

Are you talking about these:?

http://scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=DryBag

http://scubatoys.com/store/bags/pics/drycolor.jpg

ScubaToys Larry
07-20-2007, 21:03
"Things you wished Scuba Toys had ..."

Hmm...this is embarrassing....LOL ScubatoySSSS

What about Lobster Sticks and catch bags?


Really my problem with that stuff... is we don't do much lobstering in Dallas. Closest we get are crayfish from Louisiana. So I would not be able to help people when asking is this better than that, what is the best for this, etc.

I hate selling things if I haven't used them and know about the products, or like in the case of the tech stuff, have someone on staff that knows it.

picxie
07-20-2007, 21:35
A plain waterproof dive bag. Not one of the nice travel ones, but one that you can have on the boat without fear of damaging it ... my LDS only have the pinnacle dive bags but I've seen some nice ones, like thick plastic, heavy duty type things, and I'd quite like one like that but haven't found one. Well, that's not quite true. I found some in a dive shop out of town but didn't have spare cash right then to get one. I figured I'd get one at home but I was wrong.

Are you talking about these:?

http://scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=DryBag




No, something more like this (to put wet gear in)...

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/SCUBA-snorkelling/Other/photos/a-109300734/p-38603879.htm

Hmm. I quite like that one actually! And it's local!
I like the nice travel ones, but they're no good for on the boat, or putting wet gear back in the car after a trip.

Judestudio
07-20-2007, 21:57
http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley24.gifI've been putting my wet gear in black rubbish bags before putting in the gear bag...will that do the job?

picxie
07-20-2007, 22:14
I don't think so http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gifIf I'm diving locally I'll transport my gear in a plastic bin, gear up at the shop and just go out, put it back in the bin back at the shop and then transport it to the car. That's fine. But if I travel somewhere, I like it in a bag as it's easier to travel with. A nice travel bag is good for travelling, but no good for wet gear. If you are out at the back of the shop cleaning up, or on a boat, things get wet - so it's not just the gear that gets the bag wet. With one of those heavy duty plastic ones, you can give it a quick wipe down and then pop it in the car.

Joew
07-20-2007, 22:20
I've been putting my wet gear in black rubbish bags before putting in the gear bag...will that do the job?</div>

I know a few people around here that carry their gear in a $5 plastic storage tub. It's easy to pick up and move around, and it will keep the trunk of your car dry.

picxie
07-20-2007, 23:31
I've been putting my wet gear in black rubbish bags before putting in the gear bag...will that do thejob?


I know a few people around here that carry their gear in a $5 plastic storage tub. It's easy to pick up and move around, and it will keep the trunk of your car dry.

That's like what I've been doing - for local trips.

Just if I'm travelling (especially on a plane) it's not really suitable!!

Judestudio
07-21-2007, 00:38
Yea, I store gear in plastic tubs too, they double up as soaking bins easily. But they get a bit discriminated on boats esp. when there are a few people on the trip and spaces are limited. But have to say, they keep things nice and tidy,away from moisture etc in the garage.

If I'm using a gear bag however, I bring along a few big rubbish bags to keep wet stuff in before chucking in the bag.

picxie
07-21-2007, 00:45
What sort of gear bag do you use??

TommyB
07-21-2007, 01:07
Moving from dallas to orlando "blows"
have no clue what to do now...
How about a you open a small beach front lds.. (and not on the left coast)

Joe said i could even work there for free, or was it I had to pay him to work there ??

Judestudio
07-21-2007, 06:24
What sort of gear bag do you use??
I'm using a Nike tennis bag. Used the racket pocket for fins (fitted 2 sets!) and the huge big inner compartments for other gear smileys/smiley2.gif Worked really well so far. The bag is lined with waterproof material, so has been real easy to hose off.

Rascal1933
07-21-2007, 16:36
Things you wish ScubaToys would have....
How about a store in Oklahoma ?

Ajuva
07-21-2007, 16:44
A job for me, with a small apartment and possibly a convertible to get me too and from work.

Please Larry and Joe.

Happy to emigrate, flooding over here is making a mockery of summer!

Vercingetorix
07-21-2007, 17:49
A job for me, with a small apartment and possibly a convertible to get me too and from work.
Please Larry and Joe.
Happy to emigrate, flooding over here is making a mockery of summer! Actually, there are job openings posted on their front door; I saw them today. Help Wanted for Sales and Stocking. Apply Within.

Don't need a convertible; the shop is off of I-35 couple miles north of I-635 (take the Crosby exit); on the bus route. No need for an apartment; since they cleaned-up the front sales area, there's lots of room, and inflated BCs make fine pillows for sleeping. The restroom is by the pool. As for food, McDonalds is one exit north; a short walk.

Venio
07-21-2007, 18:28
I bet Scotland is much better than the picture that Vercingetorix draw us. In any case he is right about the convertible. You DON'T want that in Dallas. Plus you'll miss all the excitement of watching the Champions League.

Vercingetorix
07-21-2007, 18:42
I bet Scotland is much better than the picture that Vercingetorix draw us. I don't understand the reference to Scotland.

Regardless, Texas girls go wild for foreign accents, as you well knoww Venio. So, if Ajuva has a Scottish or English accent, he's in like Flint.

Champions League is that what you refer to as "football"? Not *REAL* football.http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

Go Manchester United!!!!!http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif

Venio
07-21-2007, 19:24
Ajuva is Scottish (not Scotch as they may call him in Malta) that's where the ref. with Scotland comes. The sport that you call soccer is know in the rest of the world as football.

Go Spurs!!! ( Not the San Antonio but the Tottenham Hotspurs)

Ajuva
07-21-2007, 20:36
Thankfully someone is aware of life in the "Old Country" as they say Venio.

As for the accent Vercingetorix I am sure I could ham it up to my advantage.

The convertible must just be me stereotyping when I should know that Aircon is by far the better option.

At least I didn't embarrass myself by saying a horse and a stetson.

Venio
07-22-2007, 00:22
How about a red beanie. Like this one.

http://krajane.radio.cz/images/cousteau.jpg

Lucky(AR)
07-22-2007, 00:45
maybe a store in arkansas...lol

Lucky(AR)
07-22-2007, 00:45
oh yeah i would take 2 of those red beanies

picxie
07-22-2007, 01:05
Speaking of beanies, I bought one of theirs recently ...

http://www.scubatoys.com/store/search_results.asp?iLevel=1&amp;txtsearchParamCat=ALL&amp; txtsearchParamMan=ALL&amp;txtsearchParamVen=ALL&amp;txtsea rchParamType=ALL&amp;txtFromSearch=fromSearch&amp;txtsearc hParamTxt=beanie (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/search_results.asp?iLevel=1&txtsearchParamCat=ALL&txtsearchParamMan=ALL&txtsearchParamVen=ALL&txtsearchParamType=ALL&txtFromSearch=fromSearch&txtsearchParamTxt=beanie)</DIV>

Iwould have preferred a thicker one, say 3mm or 5mm. But they didn't have anything thicker. I know you can get 3mm but not sure of 5mm.

picxie
07-22-2007, 01:07
Not sure why my post looks like that??!! Something to do with the link, can't seem to fix it.
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<DIV>Never mind.</DIV>

Judestudio
07-22-2007, 06:41
Iwould have preferred a thicker one, say 3mm or 5mm. But they didn't have anything thicker. I know you can get 3mm but not sure of 5mm.
She scares me...

http://www.scubatoys.com/store/wetsuits/pics/tilosbeanie.gif

Vercingetorix
07-22-2007, 08:48
Thankfully someone is aware of life in the "Old Country" as they say Venio.

As for the accent Vercingetorix I am sure I could ham it up to my advantage.

The convertible must just be me stereotyping when I should know that Aircon is by far the better option.

At least I didn't embarrass myself by saying a horse and a stetson. Actaually, lad, a horse and stetson would be a good option. The convertible...not so much. Now, had you said a Ford F-250 or Chevy Ranger, then you'd be talking Texan. And, you can sleep in the truck bed.http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

Finally, I'm just 4 generations out of Scotland. My grandmother on my father's side was a McLeod (of Dunvegon). Our chieftain is woman; one of the few in Scotland. We're a progressive clan.

Vercingetorix
07-22-2007, 08:49
How about a red beanie. Like this one. When you dive with it, it gets wethttp://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif

Venio
07-22-2007, 08:56
It does but that was how Cousteau dove. smileys/smiley4.gif

WaterRat
07-22-2007, 16:36
How about some Salvo cannister lights? Add a little competition to the dive-rite line.http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif

Ron

DirtyWaterIL
07-28-2007, 16:45
a location near me

MxDiver
07-28-2007, 18:27
"Things you wished Scuba Toys had ..."
A store in NZ would be nice.
Perhaps that's asking too much?http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif

How about a store in eastern PA, even NYC or NJ would be good? smileys/smiley4.gif

I think I smell a franchising oportunity.
I call dibs on Cozumel :smiley1:

Ajuva
07-28-2007, 19:18
If you have Cozumel I want Phu Khet in Thailand

bubbles
07-31-2007, 07:37
Suggestion! Look into getting the Darkbuster HID light....they have the Darkbuster Jr 13 W HID and the "parent" a 24W HID. Rechargeable Lithium battery, comes with filters, lantern and pistol grips, and car charger as well as house charger. It is an amazing light (reference the post under the lights section of the gear thread). Everyone who dives with me wants one of their own, and most people turn OFF their lights at night diving with me LOL! I love this light. It's been advertised at times in the scuba mags.

Roboray
08-08-2007, 10:11
How about FREE stuff....... Just box after box of FREE stuff..:smilie39:

Krakenn
10-06-2007, 18:00
Hmm, I would like you to get the rest of the gear ST refers put on the website so i call look at it and add bits when i do an order.

Oh, Venio - Its called Soccer in Australia to mate.

Football is a mans game with broken bones in Australia, we call it football or Aussie rules.

While soccer is popular here, its, well .... there is just too many blokes out there hugging and jumping on each other IF they ever kick a goal.

Kraks

marchand
10-06-2007, 18:50
How about a store in Gainesville, Florida.

somewhereinla
10-06-2007, 18:53
One thing i wish scubatoys had is the "waterproof" line of wetsuit and drysuit, every review I have read praise the product and yet it is very hard to find in the U.S. I am sure that the weak dollar against the Euro doesn't help...

http://www.waterproof-gear.com/dealers.asp

ScubaToys Larry
10-06-2007, 18:56
Suggestion! Look into getting the Darkbuster HID light....they have the Darkbuster Jr 13 W HID and the "parent" a 24W HID. Rechargeable Lithium battery, comes with filters, lantern and pistol grips, and car charger as well as house charger. It is an amazing light (reference the post under the lights section of the gear thread). Everyone who dives with me wants one of their own, and most people turn OFF their lights at night diving with me LOL! I love this light. It's been advertised at times in the scuba mags.


We got em'!!

http://www.scubatoys.com/store/search_results.asp?iLevel=1&txtsearchParamCat=ALL&txtsearchParamMan=ALL&txtsearchParamVen=ALL&txtsearchParamType=ALL&txtFromSearch=fromSearch&txtsearchParamTxt=Edge+Brightstar&Submit=Search

Scubastud16
10-07-2007, 23:56
To further a previous notion, I wish that had a Central Florida location, so I could spend my idle time inbetween classes playing with all the pretty toys, and maybe even get a JOB!

RoadRacer1978
10-10-2007, 16:19
I with others. My only wish was a store closer. Come to think of it, OKC isn't that far away. Might be a good place to begin expanding you Scuba empire, hint, hint :)

Flatliner
10-10-2007, 16:44
I realize that this thread has taken on a funny tone but I really would like a Scubatoys Reward Credit card where I could earn gear with all of the crazy money I spend for work.

kyfriedchipper
10-10-2007, 17:15
Yes - me too - I am "Platinum" with several hotel chains / airlines. But would rather be ScubaToys Platinum!!!

ertechsg
10-10-2007, 17:21
I never ever ever want a ST cc. I' m ready in the store enough looking at stuff add credit to it and I would have to clean the pool to make paymts

Scubastud16
10-10-2007, 18:04
Shock cord!

Something cheaper than the $10 DR snap clip...

Flatliner
10-10-2007, 18:48
I don't mean a "store" credit card, I mean one where the money I spend on other things earns reward points for ST gift certs. Right now, I am using an amex one and I have to get Home Depot gift cards and sell them to others for cash for scuba gear.

Rigdiver
10-17-2007, 13:30
I'd like to see a wider variety of spearfishing equipment. Better quality guns with an assortment of spears, tips, and accessories.

webwidejosh
10-17-2007, 14:07
We all know how great ST is, how they often go the extra extra mile for us. It's impossible to stock everything under the sun, but if there's something you wish they had, maybe we can compile in a list, and if enough of us asking, they might get it in? (I hope I'm not asking for trouble here, Larry...)

So please if you wanna leave something here, it'll be strictly a product you wanted to see at ST and maybe a description or why you wanted them to stock it.

From some light reading around the board, I would think ST needs to stock orange-flavored Capri Sun by the case.

mulefeathers
10-17-2007, 15:02
I don't mean a "store" credit card, I mean one where the money I spend on other things earns reward points for ST gift certs. Right now, I am using an amex one and I have to get Home Depot gift cards and sell them to others for cash for scuba gear.

I use amex as well. If I want something from points and they don't have a gift card for it I can get an amex gift card that is could anywhere amex is accepted.

I used some points to pay for a condo in Gulf Shores this past summer. They did not have a point program with Sanibel so I paid for it with the amex and then they credited the amount back and deducted points. Call and ask them about this I am sure you can set up like this.

Flatliner
10-18-2007, 16:33
I don't mean a "store" credit card, I mean one where the money I spend on other things earns reward points for ST gift certs. Right now, I am using an amex one and I have to get Home Depot gift cards and sell them to others for cash for scuba gear.

I use amex as well. If I want something from points and they don't have a gift card for it I can get an amex gift card that is could anywhere amex is accepted.

I used some points to pay for a condo in Gulf Shores this past summer. They did not have a point program with Sanibel so I paid for it with the amex and then they credited the amount back and deducted points. Call and ask them about this I am sure you can set up like this.

The problem with the STUPID Amex gift card (at least on mine) is that you get a $50 card from amex for the same number of points that you get a $100 home depot (or other) card.

texdiveguy
10-18-2007, 17:13
Salvo dive gear.

Venio
10-18-2007, 17:36
Salvo dive gear.
And Agir-Brokk too.

BuzzGA
10-18-2007, 22:41
A store in Tucson, AZ

sudnit5
10-19-2007, 09:32
A store in Florida would be nice as well

caroln
10-23-2007, 15:34
A store in NY would be lovely. As far as gear, I'd like to see salvo too.

RECDiver
10-24-2007, 07:36
A dive store in the Round Rock area would be nice!

RikRaeder
10-25-2007, 07:54
I wholeheartedly and sincerely wish that Scubatoys had a Nagoya, Japan branch. (Please, Santa, please!)

floater
10-25-2007, 10:35
More of the type of stuff reefscuba.com carries (at similar prices).

$2 shipping option for small, lightweight orders. This site: Fabric, straps, canvas, grommets, vinyl, cordura, ripstop, mesh, netting - Specialized Textile Outfitters (http://www.americanhomeandhabitat.com/) offers that option for purchases under $10 (obviously it wouldn't include lead weights and such). i.e. things that fit in an envelope and can be shipped by 1st class mail (under 14 oz I think). It's good for when you just need to pick up some bungee or such.

UCFKnightDiver
10-26-2007, 00:36
Thankfully someone is aware of life in the "Old Country" as they say Venio.

As for the accent Vercingetorix I am sure I could ham it up to my advantage.

The convertible must just be me stereotyping when I should know that Aircon is by far the better option.

At least I didn't embarrass myself by saying a horse and a stetson. Actaually, lad, a horse and stetson would be a good option. The convertible...not so much. Now, had you said a Ford F-250 or Chevy Ranger, then you'd be talking Texan. And, you can sleep in the truck bed.http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

Finally, I'm just 4 generations out of Scotland. My grandmother on my father's side was a McLeod (of Dunvegon). Our chieftain is woman; one of the few in Scotland. We're a progressive clan.


chevy ranger??? could have sworn it was the ford ranger lol

kenmendes
10-26-2007, 08:39
Originally Posted by picxie
"Things you wished Scuba Toys had ..."
A store in NZ would be nice.
Perhaps that's asking too much?http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif
How about a store in eastern PA, even NYC or NJ would be good?

I think the franchise thing is a good idea.

superkingkong
11-07-2007, 18:43
We carry about $7mil in inventory - and true.. still don't have everything. Most things we don't have are just a phone call, and a few days away. And in our shop, we have a lot more than we can keep on the page - so please, don't ever hesitate to give us a call.

Actually, we'd rather talk to our customers than just have them click and buy. Yes... we're an internet site - but I still feel we are a local dive shop first - and talking to customers is something we can never get enough of... thus this board!

is that why u have an avatar that is showing you're on the phone? :smiley2:

Puffer Fish
11-07-2007, 18:49
I so wish they would carry Inon strobes...oh, and O'Neal wet suits... Really I do.

Flatliner
11-26-2007, 20:46
Larry,

Still waiting for that ST credit reward card...

kancho
12-12-2007, 12:10
A rewards program would be a great idea.. I would subscribe to it.. For sure.

adv_diver1
12-12-2007, 12:39
Rewards program is a really good idea. Get so many points and get a discount on your next purchase or get to select from some small items based on the points you have.

Kinda like when you had to collect those colored raffle tickets as kids and save them up to get a prize.

CaribbeanDiver
12-12-2007, 14:51
"Things you wished Scuba Toys had ..."


What about Lobster Sticks and catch bags?


Really my problem with that stuff... is we don't do much lobstering in Dallas. Closest we get are crayfish from Louisiana... so you are saying to DO carry crawfish sticks? good, cause I think I may need some soon.:smiley36:

hychang
12-12-2007, 15:52
How about a way to "hide" my scuba purchases from my wife. She controls the $$$ in our house.:smiley20:

mitchy
12-12-2007, 17:03
How about a way to "hide" my scuba purchases from my wife. She controls the $$$ in our house.:smiley20:

I agree. When visiting some establishments, they bill your credit card under a less revealing name. Maybe ST purchases could read "Larry's Automotive" or something.