I seldom make posts like this but this guy was just terrible. I recently purchased a SodaStream machine and of course, I want to void the warranty right away (by not purchasing SodaStream-branded proprietary CO2 refills). I do my due diligence online and settled on a CO2Doctor manufactured SodaStream adapter. This allows me to use common paintball CO2 tanks instead of the SodaStream ones. Well, I order on 11/30/2013 from the eBay store. The seller claims he ships the “next day”. I guess the “next day” means five days later on 12/5/2013. It arrives nearly two weeks after I purchase.
I immediately go and get them filled from a reputable sporting goods store, as stated in his listing on eBay for a few bucks – $3.50 + tax, to be exact. The first tank fills fine. The second tank, however, cannot hold the CO2. The pin/Schrader valve has a slow leak. I try at another place and they come to the same conclusion; the tank is bad. I then request a replacement from the seller and he will not budge and is just plain rude. For all I know, he’s shipping out defective tanks to get rid of his defective stock.
Figures, I should have seen this coming from how he wrote up his eBay posting – using all sorts of accusatory language and disparaging his competition with unfounded claims of grandeur. In the end, I had to get the valve replaced for an additional $25. I’m sure you can use any other tanks, though, like the ones available on Amazon, also made in the USA and not “beverage grade” as he claims. I got the 24 ounce tanks because I wanted to go the longest before getting a refill. It’s funny that he goes on and wants people to buy his “beverage grade” tanks and then goes and debunks the expensive “beverage grade” CO2 myth.
See this video on YouTube on how defective the tank is.
Bottom line, don’t buy CO2Doctor branded CO2 tanks. On a happier note, the SodaStream adapter works great but I would avoid purchasing anything from this guy in the future because the SodaStream adapter you receive may be defective and you’ll have to part the sea to get a replacement.