That is a pretty sweet deal for a new tank, with free shipping. Since the manufacture date is 2011, they must be offloading old inventory. Their website has the same tank listed for $175. Hydro's run $20-$35 and you will need a new one every 5 years per DOT.
Tanks tend to hold their value well. You will pay $80-100 for a used tank with a born on date after 2000, with a current hydro + VIP, boot, and dust cap.
Unless you go steel, your options for S80 are Catalina and Luxfer. Both are good, although some older Luxfers (pre 1989) had issues. I have never has issues with my Catalina's. They seem a tad heavier than my Luxfers.
The picture shows a k-valve with the removable insert to switch from yolk to din - nice feature.
Unless you find some used tanks locally (craigslist) in the $75-80 range with current VIP and a hydro with more than 3 years left, I would jump all over those. Even then you may get an abused tank with unseen internal corrosion and a valve that needs rebuilt.
Stick with the simple brushed, natural, or shot blast finish, as painted looks good for about 1 year.
Don't forget some valve dust caps (approx $1.50 each) (aka full/empty indicators), and some tank boots ($7-8 each).
Last edited by stammster; 02-08-2012 at 09:55 PM.