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Old 04-06-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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I just exchanged a 5lb tank at a local "oxygen" house here in town. It was quite a bit more than I expected. I paid $14.65.

Now, here is the kicker and I don't mind paying the difference. I took in a steel tank and they only had aluminum. So, I definitely got lucky, but I'm wondering if he charged me for my "luck."


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Old 04-06-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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I think where you live makes a big difference. I live in a suburb of DC and prices here are astronomical. For exchange programs here they want $100 for the first tank and $20 for exchanges after that for a 5#er!. I grew up in Upstate NY and if you have your own tank you can get refills on a 5# for as little as $5. So needless to say I will be getting my tank filled up there whenever I go visit my parents. I've read on here that paintball shops and fire extinguisher stores are usually the cheaper places to go rather than a specialty gas depot.



 
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:36 PM   #3
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I pay $16 for an exchange.

 
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:17 PM   #4
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I got my tanks filled at a fire extinguisher place near my house. It was $10 for 6 lbs. The local paintball place only has a fitting for the small paintball tanks.

 
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #5
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I pay about $14-$15 for 5#

 
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:29 PM   #6
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I pay $20 for a 5# exchange.

 
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:34 PM   #7
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I gave close to $100 for my #5 CO2. It's $15 for an exchange. I gave closer to $200 for my #20 tank. That will be a $22 exchange one day.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:40 PM   #8
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$17 for 5 lbs, $20 for 10 lbs (exchange).

 
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:20 PM   #9
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good, I feel better about it then.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:41 PM   #10
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You're mostly paying for the labor to fill the tank. The CO2 does have some value but in the overall price, you're paying for labor.

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