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Buying reels on EBay???


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#1 Oldbritguy

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Posted April 17 2010 - 10:22 AM

I'm looking around for a Revo Premier baitcaster reel. There seem to be a number of them on EBay, advertised as 'brand new, in box' etc. And several of them seem to be from the same guy (in Alabama).
I've never bought anything on EBay so am very wary of doing so. Are these guys for real? Is it safe to buy reels on EBay, what precautions should one take?
Any advice, experiences, anybody???

#2 Jig Man

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Posted April 17 2010 - 10:35 AM

Read the reviews of the seller and pay with paypal.

#3 Whets Lines

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Posted April 17 2010 - 10:35 AM

Hi Oldbritguy,

I've purchased and sold reels on ebay many times. I've never been let down. Feel confident when you read their feedback. I believe the guy you are talking about is one of my saved eBay sellers.

For what it is worth, you may want to check out an STX instead of the premier. I've heard some negative feedback regarding the drag on the Premiers. I personally use Revo Winches for my crankbaits and love them. You can't go wrong with Abu Garcia Revo reels. Happy bidding. Let us know of your experience if you decide to buy.

Phil
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#4 Stasher1

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Posted April 17 2010 - 10:51 AM

Ebay is the first place I go to for reels. As long as you buy from an established seller with lots of positive feedback and pay via Paypal, you should be fine.

I've bought some rods on ebay as well, but I don't recommend it unless you already have some experience with that particular rod. 
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#5 HOG727

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Posted April 17 2010 - 11:17 AM

I buy my reels on e-bay about 80% of the time and the other advice is dead on.  If a guy has a 99% score and has  sold a lot of stuff ,he's a solid bet.  Buy New stuff and check the return policy.  This month I bought 2 2010 curado e's delivered for 145 apiece or so.  180 plus shipping at Bass Pro.   

#6 Beastie Bass

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Posted April 17 2010 - 11:20 AM

I have bought reels on Ebay. Just look for a good seller rating and positive feedback from people who have bought SIMILAR  items.  :)

#7 bear7625

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Posted April 17 2010 - 11:20 AM

I've bought 5 reels from eBay with no problems. Check the background of the seller and pay with Paypal. :)

#8 Leever

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