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    Posted: 30 January 2006 at 5:56pm
would it be a good idea to buy a tank from ebay? i know it sounds stupid but im dirt poor, and i need a nice tank for tournament play.
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Originally posted by diedonimpact diedonimpact wrote:

would it be a good idea to buy a tank from ebay? i know it sounds stupid but im dirt poor, and i need a nice tank for tournament play.

I have bought three HPA tanks off Ebay. I got exactly what they described. One was out of hydrostatic test and was advertised that way...and was very cheap...a wrapped 45/3000 tank for $50 .

The second was also out of hydro and had a defective valve, but it was a 90/4500 which I got for $90...Both tanks cost me $16 to hydro and the larger one cost $65 to have a new valve installed. This wasn't the greatest deal, but there were some extra parts with it that I was able to sell for $35.

The last tank was a 68/4500 with three years left on the hydro that I got for $130. The bargains are there, just make sure of the sellers return policy in case there is damage that prevents it from passing a new hydro-test if what you are buying is out of test. 

My advise is to buy something that has at least a year remaining on the previous hydrostatic test just to reduce the hassle.



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thank you im probably going to do that. ok i found a really cheap NEW tank, but its from a company ive never seen before....guerilla air? is this a relialbe company? is it worth 150 carbon fiber?

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Originally posted by diedonimpact diedonimpact wrote:

thank you im probably going to do that. ok i found a really cheap NEW tank, but its from a company ive never seen before....guerilla air? is this a relialbe company? is it worth 150 carbon fiber?
If you want someone to help you evaluate an item you need to provide a link or at least a more detailed description so we can locate it. What size is this tank? New or used?
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ebay tanks are fake...

 

btw,just stick with co2...cause broke too..lol

shut up..or i'll blast ur a$$....

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wow co2 sucks, nah, if they rip you off, call the police in thier area, and get your money back, and tell ebay to ban them.....

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I have never heard of 3A paintball
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same but im not that knowledgable in hpa systems so i really cant tell if this is a good tank or not
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Originally posted by diedonimpact diedonimpact wrote:

is this a nice tank?
The tank is actually made by Luxfer which is one of the best manufacturers out there for quality cylinders.

All tanks are made by one of several manufacturers for retailers like 3A. If the price doesn't climb much higher (<$140) it is a pretty good deal. No tank this size is worth the $200+ that is usual list price you will find in the pro shops.

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bruce FINALLY someone answered my question thank you
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The cost and difference usually isn't in the tank. The only really difference there is weight, and most HPA paintball tanks are Luxfer. At least the wrapped ones.

The biggest difference is the Reg. Repeatablity and Consistancy can vary A LOT from reg to reg. That's were the cost is.

Though you can always add a second reg from palmer or where ever to help with that if you do have a crappy reg.

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IF the person has a pretty good reputation, I would buy if its a good deal
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did u win?

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yah i just won the one that was about a day or two ago
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3A is Guerrilla Air if I'm correct...Which they rock...
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dont just look at their reputation look at how much junk they sold cause if they only sold 5 or 6 you could be the 1st one to get ripped off................u may know this but im just trying to feel smart
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it was an ebay store, and i just used my tank today. worked like a charm

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I bought my gun, tank, mask, basically all my paintball crap off ebay and I'm satisfied. You just gotta be carefull of what you look at.
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