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Posted by Ken Kurtis on January 20, 2007 at 12:13:38:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: LA dive shops not filling tanks made of 6531 Aluminum alloy. Questions posted by Store 3 Manager on January 20, 2007 at 11:36:01:

Store mgr 3 wrote: "It sounds like you are getting clipped on the wholesale price."

No, it sounds like you don't understand the volume discounts your chain gets.

You guys are paying $83 for a tank w/valve but you likely order them by the pallet or truckload. Most stores get them for anywhere from $90-110 since they're ordering only a few at a time. (And the price has gone up since January 1.)

If a store has a price-matching policy, they could certainly be in a position where they're making $10-20 on a tank. If they give a 10% club-member disocunt off the $119, then they can lose a couple of bucks.

It has nothing to do with being "well-connected". That was either a cheap shot at Jim or simply a not-well-thought-out comment.

Ken Kurtis
NAUI Instr. #5936
Owner, Reef Seekers Dive Co.
Beverly Hills, CA



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