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    ebay cylinders for purchase

    Has anyone bought from "thegasguys" on ebay? I'm needing a tank and they have good prices compared to local even with shipping. And it's easier for me to use PayPal.

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    Re: ebay cylinders for purchase

    What size tank, cost, and which gas ? Just curious. The tank must be a small size like a 40 or maybe a 80. It would cost almost the same to fill a 80 as a 125. I would check on exchange or refilling cost from local supplier before buying online. Some suppliers can be funny with tanks. One place will refill your tank put you gotta leave it and come back in a few days when refilled.

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    I actually just wanna bring it in for an exchange. Cause it's a 60CF oxygen $79. They have a helium 80cf on cheap as well.

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    Price sounds cheap compared to what my places charges for a full 60, but don't forget to add the gas fill to the cylinder cost. If it costs you say $35 to fill it, you are pretty much where my place is for a full cylinder. Also don't forget to add shipping if they charge it. I've seen guys who thought they got a "great" deal" on line, only to find their total with shipping exceeded the cost of new locally AND they still needed to get it filled...
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    Cheapest local place I found is 129$+35$ for gas for a 40cf bottle. The other 2 places are more.

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    Beware of non-DOT cylinders. Heard that some places won't swap if they are not marked.
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    Re: ebay cylinders for purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldendum View Post
    Beware of non-DOT cylinders. Heard that some places won't swap if they are not marked.
    There new fake un stamped cylinders coming in from China. But this guy seemed to be selling used stuff. Should be fillable.

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    I passed on that one. Maybe I'll try another one. I asked it was dot stamped and this was the reply:
    "3aa2015 test date is 10 / 11 never filled thanks"

    I'm unclear what that meant. A simple yes or no would have been ok.

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    That is a yes. 3aa is the DOT certification. 2015 is the service pressure. Date is self explanatory.

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    Ok. Well I got nervous and skipped that one. I'm thinking I'll buy one.

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    OK, here is the listing:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/60-CF-WELDIN...item3f3a0a831a

    would you buy?

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    Re: ebay cylinders for purchase

    i just bought a 150cf from my locals, for 205 filled. and 38 bucks after to fill it. i thought that was a pretty damn good deal, i'm about 40 mins north of pittsburgh pa
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    Re: ebay cylinders for purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by randomBullets View Post
    OK, here is the listing:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/60-CF-WELDIN...item3f3a0a831a

    would you buy?
    Check HTP and Cyberweld for a price comparison.

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    I'm thinking I may just rent. It's 69$ a year plus whatever gas you use.

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    The reason being starting I'm gonna need a larger bottle. For practicing getting it set up right.

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    Re: ebay cylinders for purchase

    How long does a certification last? If this was tested in 2011, when does it expire?

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    I was under the impression they last 10 years

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    Re: ebay cylinders for purchase

    The test lasts 5 or 10 years (10 years if there is a star after the date).
    The + means it can be overfilled by 10%.

    Also be aware of what valve is on the cylinder you buy. The 540 is for oxygen, the 580 is for argon, c25 and other mixes, helium, and nitrogen (generally).
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