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I'm gonna buy 2 Shimano chronarch's, one 201E7, and one 201E6. However, $400 is a chunck of change and have been wondering if I should wait for possible discounts. Winter is almost over and with spring in the air I am hoping Shimano has a promotion some time soon. I remember around the time the new Chronarchs came out they had a $30 rebate. I was just curious if anyone knew about when promotions usually occur or if any Shimano staff could hint towards upcoming deals.

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Keep an eye on our Flea Market, great deals pop up quite often.

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I didnt see that Shimano was having any discounts in this years Spring Classic at BPS, then again I could be wrong and will find out Friday.

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I haven't seen any promo's yet and I have been looking to buy.

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BTD had reels on sale for 20% off for Presidents Day weekend, but i just checked and 

that must be over. Chances are other retailers will have some deals for the Classic. 

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Don't forget that BPS offers a trade in credit voucher the first week for each serviceable reel you donate towards the purchase of a new reel during their Spring Fishing Classic.  For Chronarchs, they sell them at $199, so per the trade in voucher, you would get $30 off meaning your Chronarchs would be $169.  Or you could opt for the Citicas at $129 and get $25 off.

 

The rod voucher is the second week.

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It is a store deal not a shimano deal for the trade in.  I know last year i picked up a citica with the reel trade in and manufacturer rebate i saved $55 i think total.

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Shimano usually doesn't participate in the BPS trade in program.

 

That's old news.  They have the past two years.

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That's old news.  They have the past two years.

Ah....sorry. Doggone it, now you made me rethink my trade in plans. I'm still fairly sure it's gonna be a couple of Pro Qualifiers though.

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I picked up three Chronarchs last year.  Combined with the rebate, I think I paid about $120 a reel.

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I didnt see that Shimano was having any discounts in this years Spring Classic at BPS, then again I could be wrong and will find out Friday.

Shimano is participating in the reel trade in at BPS.

Hootie

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Shimano is participating in the reel trade in at BPS.

Hootie

I thought that was just a Bass Pro thing. Like as in bring in a working reel and Bass Pro gives you a certain % off, no?

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I think what Hootie is referring to is that there are no exclusions during the reel trade-in period.  A few years ago, they had excluded a few of the high-end reels, because people were bringing in busted reels and then getting massive discounts on Shimano COres, etc.

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Before your career as a Shimano Rep (;)), Shimano would exempt itself from the reel trade in program during the BPS Classic sale.  Their position is to never devalue their current product line by allowing "sales."  Some places can't even advertise their retail price if it's less than MSRP. For years, there was negative press about this fact, and Shimano's position was that they donated brand new gear to kids' fishing events, rather than used junk.  They obviously changed their stance the past couple years.

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I think what Hootie is referring to is that there are no exclusions during the reel trade-in period.  A few years ago, they had excluded a few of the high-end reels, because people were bringing in busted reels and then getting massive discounts on Shimano COres, etc.

Ah, I see. That would make sense.

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.....and a closer look at the price points of the high end Abu's, Shimanos, Daiwas, Lews, etc. relative to the discount you get isn't phenomenal by any means but $40-50 off isn't too bad I guess, so a Shimano Core would be a decent value at $300 but you might be able to do better online if you're diligent enough.

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I thought that was just a Bass Pro thing. Like as in bring in a working reel and Bass Pro gives you a certain % off, no?

Check the back of the flyer. I believe for a $200 reel you get $40.00 off.

Hootie

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Check the back of the flyer. I believe for a $200 reel you get $40.00 off.

Hootie

I'm gonna look when I get home. Either way, the wife won't let me get another reel anytime soon. :(

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Bassmaster Classic sale is now at TW. 25% off all Shimano, GLoomis, and, Jackall. Till Feb. 25th at 5 P.M.

$50.00 off a brand new 50E.......yes sir. Couldn't resist

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