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Bought a Loomis....you guys would be proud

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Yesterday I took a little road trip to a tackle shop that I've never been in that carries high end stuff...."Craw" put me onto this shop. Anyway, I went in looking for another Helium spinning rod and the shop was fresh out. The guy behind the counter says, "I got plenty of Loomis rods back there" but I told him that I havent bought a Loomis in 7 or 8 years and I was looking to add to my Helium supply. I grabbed a few things I needed and went to checkout....the guy says, I'll cut you a great deal on a Loomis/Sahara combo which he conveniently had sitting behind the counter. It was an IMX SJR782 with a brand new Sahara hanging on it. I picked it up and waved it around a little and it felt pretty good so I ask him how much for the combo. He grabbed his calculator and started punching #'s and comes up with $200 flat for both. The Loomis sticker on the rod handle said $235 and the Sahara's sell for $60 pretty much everywhere so I told him to ring 'em up!

Brought 'em home, put the Sahara back in its box and put a Pflueger Supreme 8035MG on the IMX. I used it all day today and must say, it's pretty sweet. I can see myself buying some more in the near future and the guy says that he sells Loomis below retail every once in a while. That is all he needed to say. He's going to love seeing me pull into the parking lot! ;D

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That's a very nice rod and you should be quite happy with it, especially for what you paid for it! ;)Last week I took home an SJR722 in IMX, which is pretty much the same rod, but 6'. ;D While it is the most sensitive and lightest rod I have, I could nitpick about the fit and finish and the quality control compared to my Avid. I won't though, because for the price I paid, I really have no right at all to complain. 8-)

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That's a great guy to know, but don't give out his info except to close friends...  I personally know of 2 different shops that were cut off for selling Loomis at a discount.  Granted, that was several years ago but, I assume by the uniform pricing that the policy remains...  ?

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True about that Loomis pricing policy.

I was only able to get one shop to discount a rod.

All my other Loomis rods were purchased at below MSRP on ebay, but from different sellers.

Loomis seems pretty serious about wanting to protect it's price points and it's retailers.

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I can't complain about it. I work at a smaller shop, and the policies that St. Croix and G. Loomis have in place help us to compete with the big guys. If they didn't have those policies, we sure wouldn't be as eager to sell one, and might even stop carrying them completely.

On that note, the place I work has completely dropped Berkley products except Trilene, due to the fact that we simply cannot compete with Walmart and other places. Ironically, the same people who complained about our prices on Berkley products and threatened to stop shopping at our store, are now the same ones complaining that we don't have it.

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Nice pickup dude.  You will love that rod.

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Great rod, great deal.

Congratulations!

8-)

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Yeap, same thing happened with quality camera equipment, everyone went to the local camera shop to look and touch, but ordered from new york. Now its look on the internet and buy where they have a good return policy.  I'm lucky  BPS and Gander Mtn are close, and cabelas is supposed to be opening up soon just south of here. Most of the local stores only carry bottom middle stuff. Still havent seen a stella except at BPS and just drolled. ;)

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5BL,

That's a great rod, I have the SJ722. You will enjoy it for sure. Just be careful, you just might be tempted to hang a Straidic or a Sustain on it. I would hate to see you ridin with RW's posse.  ;)

Ronnie

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Just be careful, you just might be tempted to hang a Straidic or a Sustain on it. I would hate to see you ridin with RW's posse. ;)

Ronnie

Not in this lifetime! A Loomis or three will be as close as I get. ;D

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Just be careful, you just might be tempted to hang a Straidic or a Sustain on it. I would hate to see you ridin with RW's posse. ;)

Ronnie

Not in this lifetime! A Loomis or three will be as close as I get. ;D

I'll be sure to bring only Shimano's when I'm up there... ;D

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Just be careful, you just might be tempted to hang a Straidic or a Sustain on it. I would hate to see you ridin with RW's posse. ;)

Ronnie

Not in this lifetime! A Loomis or three will be as close as I get. ;D

I'll be sure to bring only Shimano's when I'm up there... ;D

If thats all you got.....thats all you got. ;D

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Dont sweat it, I've got 7 or 8 Revo's you can try out.

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