Powell Diesel Rods, Anyone Taking A Chance?
Posted February 12 2012 - 06:41 AM
Posted February 12 2012 - 09:56 AM
If the Diesel offers the performance of a rod that costs twice as much, I might take a chance. However, it the Diesel is not all that special, I would not buy it to save $20.
From my perspective, I would like to have seen at least a 30 day warranty in the event that a lemon makes it through qualitiy control.
I'm interested to see how the Diesel compares to the Max & Endurance rods.
Posted February 12 2012 - 11:29 AM
Posted February 12 2012 - 09:16 PM
Costa Del Mar Tackle Warehouse
DOWN WITH THE SHIMANO POSSE.
Posted February 13 2012 - 11:10 AM
Posted February 13 2012 - 12:21 PM
my buddy got a couple and said theyre pretty good. very sensitive, light, not as light as the endurance but still a great rod. he said he doesnt care if the rods dont have a warranty because even if a rod with a warranty breaks, it will probably cost close to 70 bux to get it replaced after buying a tube to ship it in, shipping, paying powell or whoevers rod you have the fee they charge, and so on. so either way you could be payin 70 bux and waiting 2-3 weeks to get a rod replaced or just go back down to the tackle shop and pay 70 bux and get a rod right away. idk makes some sense to me but thats just me.
I guess it depends on the company. St Croix Avid I broke twice each time it was $30 shipping & claim in a week had rod back to me. On a $200 rod to get it replaced for $30 thats fine with me.To buy a $70 rod next day have it break and out-of-luck might never buy that companies product again.
ST CROIX AVID 8' MLM
SEA EAGLE 124SMB
Posted February 13 2012 - 05:51 PM
There is always an implied warranty of merchantability. If the rod is truly defective any decent manufacturer will make good or be gone from the market. I'd like to see all these replacement programs fall by the wayside and see rods sell for what they are worth based on their own merits.
I am with you DVT.
Posted February 13 2012 - 06:13 PM
Posted February 13 2012 - 06:19 PM
Posted February 13 2012 - 11:42 PM
Posted February 14 2012 - 03:53 PM
Bait Monkey victim 2011/2012.
Posted February 14 2012 - 04:05 PM
Posted February 14 2012 - 04:06 PM
It's the way they're marketing them, trying to say you're getting a much higher grade rod for less because it doesn't have a warranty. I'd rather they be upfront with the warranty than hide it in the fine print & tell you "SOL" if your rod breaks.
Why would they even advertise that? "The Powell Diesel Rod Series is not covered under any type of warranty.**" It just looks bad, i mean who wants to see that?
Posted February 19 2012 - 09:00 PM
A fish a day, keeps the skunks away.
Posted July 23 2012 - 03:27 PM
Last week, I purchased one of each Diesel Rod from Powell's website. There are three casting models: 705CB Glass, 723 CEF, 765 C, and one spinning model: 6103 M.
I splurged a little, but as a Powell owner (all my rods are either Max or Endurance), I think that I just might be the right guy for the job, as I know exactly how their higher end rods feel and handle and will be able to note any differences.
They should arrive this week, and I will be able to flex them out this weekend. Hopefully, I can post the review by Sunday night.
Stay tuned for a FULL Diesel line review....... finally........
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