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  1. Thread: Inflation!

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    Sadly inflation on many items of Dive Kit is...

    Sadly inflation on many items of Dive Kit is massive at the moment, for example we used to pay around 5% for shipping goods from Taiwan and China, which is where most neoprene products are now made...
  2. Usual unfounded nonsense Iain, FYI information...

    Usual unfounded nonsense Iain, FYI information Beaver Sports have never had a single O-Ring from China and if anyone knows, I do, I really wish I could even start to imagine where you dream of such...
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    6 to 10 a day, down to 2 or 3 a week at the...

    6 to 10 a day, down to 2 or 3 a week at the moment, please fetch Nigel Fromage to my dimly lit garage so I can make use of my soldering iron, angle grinder and pliers!!!
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    We don't like to mess, takes me a long time to do...

    We don't like to mess, takes me a long time to do all that sort of essential stuff!!
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    Bloody hell, going to have to agree with you...

    Bloody hell, going to have to agree with you again on this, I won't about 'women's work' as even these days manufacturers, Otter and C-Skin/Aqualand employ plenty of blokes doing sewing and other...
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    Indeed, and I feel sorry for them, but certainly...

    Indeed, and I feel sorry for them, but certainly not in my case, I've only been involved in exporting and importing including running our own International Haulage Company for the last 36...
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    Yes, considered that for the last couple of...

    Yes, considered that for the last couple of years, sadly a few things don't make it easy, we are too small without actually moving myself to somewhere like Holland, which I really would love to do...
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    I've spent pretty much all my working time over...

    I've spent pretty much all my working time over the last month doing nothing except trying to move goods to and from Europe, we knew it was going to be bad, but the nonsense involved has simply been...
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    There were many years, when just about everyone...

    There were many years, when just about everyone was diving in one of our Icelandic suits, invented by my Dad and really changed the market at the time. It's hard to imagine now that we literally made...
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    Yes indeed, that would be boring!! As far as UK...

    Yes indeed, that would be boring!! As far as UK made wetsuits these days, the biggest player is probably Aqualand/C-Skin in Leeds, who have always very quietly just gone about their business, apart...
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    Just for once I will say Thank You Iain LOL!!!!...

    Just for once I will say Thank You Iain LOL!!!! Yes indeed, sadly there are many areas of equipment like you say Masks, Fins, Snorkels, Knives, just to name a few that sadly have pretty much never...
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    They are Chinese now, please accept my sincere...

    They are Chinese now, please accept my sincere apologies as a result of a 70s upbringing....
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    Fortunately most of our orders since 1st January...

    Fortunately most of our orders since 1st January have still been from our EU customers and thank the lord for the no import duty 'deal' we'll continue as before, despite the additional red tape and...
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    The real beauty of a true 7mm neoprene suit was...

    The real beauty of a true 7mm neoprene suit was that it could always be easily fixed with the right kit of course, that could not be said of many membrane types.
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    Poll: Ha ha ha, this reminds me of around 1981, my Dad...

    Ha ha ha, this reminds me of around 1981, my Dad had borrowed my regulator to try out an underwater comms system in our club pool, week after I was on the helicopter at Stoney and all of a sudden...
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    Iain, please add Beaver to the lead weights...

    Iain, please add Beaver to the lead weights section, lead shot made in Hull and made into pouches in Huddersfield. As far as the discussion re my great friends at Otter goes, seals, glue, tape, nylon...
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    It's great to see it's not just me and God...

    It's great to see it's not just me and God almighty Iain having a ding dong!!! I am still waiting after asking the question literally hundreds of times over the last 4 1/2 years what just one...
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    Thanks for that bit of info Stuart, imagine 80...

    Thanks for that bit of info Stuart, imagine 80 Euros is going to be better than being arrested by the Polizei if I'm caught talking to customers and suppliers at Dusseldorf Boat Show!!!
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    Wow, crazy and completely unfounded, as I have...

    Wow, crazy and completely unfounded, as I have mentioned enough is enough of totally fictitious fantasy, I'll leave it at that on here and take this and all the other ludicrous comments made...
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    No, not me pal, you will be hearing from someone...

    No, not me pal, you will be hearing from someone else and it's only you that seems to have an obsession of telling lies, and making up fictitious stories, I really wish I knew why you are so...
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    Enough really is enough of your jealous bile and...

    Enough really is enough of your jealous bile and slander Iain, all copied and saved and time for action..... Another example of the fictitious world in which you clearly live, sadly sharing your...
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    I see this has attracted the usual sour grapes...

    I see this has attracted the usual sour grapes with absolutely zero evidence to back up statements made. I'm sure everyone knows the score and I'll be polite and leave it at that!!!!! LOL....... The...
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    That's spot on with just about everything, seems...

    That's spot on with just about everything, seems in general that most are perfectly happy with their Ally torches etc. Without committing to the huge cost of tolling etc. companies like ours can only...
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    Vote with your feet as they say when they need...

    Vote with your feet as they say when they need replacing Allan, sadly these days so many choose what they get based on price alone. I gather that in many instances we do quite well though from that...
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    Ha Ha, some funny tails about rancid food,...

    Ha Ha, some funny tails about rancid food, another example of being a tight Yorkshire git was buying loads of Fray Bentos Pies when they were on special at Tescos for only a quid. Yes, they aren't...
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