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shark
03-14-2008, 04:36 PM
Im looking at buying a new tank and was wondering your guys opinion about buying online. I know that you can save a ton of money if you spend some time looking for good used products but is it worth the risk of getting a bum tank. Right now im leaning towards buying new but wanted to hear what yall had to say.

DFSniper
03-14-2008, 04:38 PM
if its in good condition, i'd get it used. and even if its out of hydro, its only like $18 + shipping to get it rehydro'd.

pbfreak3221
03-14-2008, 04:47 PM
I personally never risk buying an out of Hydro tank, because you just waisted your money if it doesn't past the test. Personally I only buy BNIB, or freshly hydroed tanks. But I may be overly cautious.

VS3 Sniper
03-14-2008, 05:17 PM
I buy most of my stuff including tanks online. I have never had a problem. Just make sure the person is legit.

Muddytaco
03-14-2008, 06:23 PM
Buying used is fine as long as you watch who your buying from. I got a crossfire 68/4500 with 4 years left on hydro for $100 shipped, tank has worked great ever since I got it.

chnk
03-14-2008, 07:04 PM
just get some it from someone with good feedback and reputation and if the tank is in at least good condition

timmyshoota
03-14-2008, 08:00 PM
I'd always buy used on a tank. If you get a Crossfire or PE, you can't really go wrong as long as its in hydro.

timbertiger20
03-14-2008, 08:21 PM
We have several hundred tanks done locally per year. We finally had one fail an inspection...........99% of the tanks will pass. Remember the limit on usage is 15 years from date of mfg. So if it says 03-00 it will be useless in 03-15

VS3 Sniper
03-14-2008, 09:26 PM
^ thanks timber I forgot to mention that.

applesauce
03-20-2008, 05:44 PM
I was lucky enough to stumble upon 5 tanks for free!! 8-) different sizes and shapes

Schecter1277
03-25-2008, 05:30 AM
I personally never risk buying an out of Hydro tank, because you just waisted your money if it doesn't past the test. Personally I only buy BNIB, or freshly hydroed tanks. But I may be overly cautious.

Paintball carbon fiber tanks have a 15 year life span and 99% come back okay, because it takes a LOT of damage to not pass hydro.(you would be able to tell from the outside)

I got a 68/45 max flo for $40, $17 to get it hydro'd, and I've got a tank I can sell for $200.