Tips of the Trade
Here at Aqua Zone I am very particular about adding a weapon to the arsenal. First you should go to a store where you won't be ripped off (private stores tend to do that)Go to Toys R Us,CVS,KB Toys,usually those stores i listed will have a nice variety at fair prices.If they don't have the weapon you want come back another time,but if your looking for an older model and they don't have it don't bother it's most likely not manufactured anymore. Know what weapon you can handle the most practical weapon for most people is either the CPS-1000/1200 While in the store rip the box a bit and pump the gun as much as you can and if it shoots air it is probably fine. If it does not it well does not work. Some soakers like the 3200,Power Pak,and Big Trouble have no way of telling for them it's just luck.
BUYING AN ALREADY USED GUN
When your buying an already used weapon except from e-bay etc..(which i will talk about later)It is essential to try before you buy!I can't stress it more i bought a CPS-1000 this year for $15.00 and it works fine. Origanally everyone thought the weapon was broken! They took it to the beach and sand got wedged in the trigger i took a screw driver and wedged it back making it good as new so if you see a soaker in the garbage pile grab that too.When buying from Amazon,Yahoo,E-bay,etc alot of times the weaopon may have already been used there is nothing you can do except pray.Just make sure it is a real Super Soaker and not an immatation!