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Selling full kit, should I service it?

Discussion in 'Personal Ads' started by SuzieSen, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. SuzieSen

    SuzieSen New Member

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    Hi all, looking for some advice.

    I haven't dived in around 5yrs so I'm looking to sell my gear. Is it best to get it serviced before selling or just sell as is?
    I've twin 10's, regs, OMS wing, Otter drysuit, fins, computer etc

    Thanks!

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  2. Tel

    Tel Super Moderator
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    Sell as is.

    Most buyers underestimate real servicing cost and some will take a chance on items like
    the wing and drysuit. This can lead to a higher assessment of value which is good for the
    seller.

    Sure getting it serviced will get you a higher price, but at best you'll break even and worse
    you'll lose out. Some might say that a full service gets more bids, but the reality is that a
    cheaper price always gets more bids.

    One thing I would say though is to know what you've got.
    Is that Otter a Hammerhead or a Otterskin?
    Does the reg have a single gauge or a twin console etc ?
    These may seem subtle differences, but are enough to put as much as £100 + per item
    on the deal, so do your homework.
     
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