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Old 09-25-2007, 08:28 PM   #21
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All of ya'll have pretty much said it all. I recently have a problem with my LDS. and i might use them for refills put that is about all. I was going to start purchasing some gear for my son who wants to get certified. It looks like ST will get my business.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:46 PM   #22
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:10 PM   #23
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tableleg, i sure would have put it back if i could've got it anywhere else. But nobody else had any, my normal LDS was out, and it was on friday and i needed it for that saturday, so i wasn't gonna be able to get it from ST. Poor planning on my part, and your right i should've just put it back. Oh well, i won't let this happen again.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:28 PM   #24
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Not long after my certification, I was surprised to learn of this negativity and rivalry between shops. I have never heard it from anyone at my LDS, but I was introduced to some instructors at another diveshop who pretty much bad-mouthed all the other local shops and boorishly extolled the virtues of their instructors, and why I shouldn't entrust my life to anyone but them, due to their vast experience.

After about 5 minutes of nodding my head during their monologue, I finally escaped the conversation, vowing not to go to that shop again. Yikes!

In addition to getting good service and instruction, the quality of the relationships you develop at your LDS is what keeps you coming back.

People who feel the need to brag about their abilities remind me of that nasty cold medicine whose label proudly proclaims, "Pleasant tasting!" If they have to say it, it probably isn't so, LOL!

The quality of a LDS will probably be self-evident from the moment you walk through the door and strike up a conversation with the owner or instructors.

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Old 09-25-2007, 09:48 PM   #25
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The most convenient shop to me is one that's about 15 minutes from where I work. I signed up (and paid for) a class with them earlier this summer,but every time I went there they would be negative about another shop, or a local dive site that they'd tell me was garbage, but yet I met the shop owner out there one weekend. I got tired of the negativity and just stopped going to the shop, and finished my class elsewhere. Being negative implies that they don't have enough positive things going for them to compete on that basis.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:53 PM   #26
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i think it's amazing that the LDS's don't realize that that attitude turns off 95% of the customers that hear it.

I've never heard anyone stop any say "Oh... you really don't like your competition? hrm. think I can take all my gear back and buy new stuff here?"
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:39 PM   #27
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i needed it for that saturday
Yea, there's not a whole lot you can do about a situation like that. Bad planning indeed, but you got to do your dive. That's what matters.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:25 PM   #28
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Same with bike shops

It's the same with bike shops and probably any kind of activity.. just about every town has multiple bike shops and they always have some kind of bitter rivalry between one another and there are also people like the guy that PM'ed you. Ego problems is all it is.. people think they're sooo great because they can drop a lot of money on their hobby. This is crazy rampant in cycling.. you'll see people on $8K+ bikes that get winded riding down the side walk but will still talk crap to you when all you're doing is being nice and saying hello. It's something that provides lots of entertainment for me.. just don't let people like that get to you and enjoy the spectacle.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:45 PM   #29
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There are two dive shops in Hampton, VA. They are almost within spittin distance of each other. One of them always, not once in a while, always bad mouths the other shop. The other shop has never said anything bad about the other shop. Guess which one I use?
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