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Would you guys / gals buy a refurbished reel from the manufacturer?  Assuming it was completely like new, other than the fact that it was once used would you buy it for 50% off the price of a new one?  

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Would you guys / gals buy a refurbished reel from the manufacturer? Assuming it was completely like new, other than the fact that it was once used would you buy it for 50% off the price of a new one?

of course ffo has um with a 90 day warrenty

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yup.....Long as it's a name brand,sent it to reel mech and have him give it a clean up.You'll have a brand  new reel all cleaned up for half the price it cost.

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Not me.  A friend of mine bought one and didn't take it out for a while.  By the time he used it a couple of times it broke.  The warranty was up and it cost another $75 to get it fixed.

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It would depend on why it had to be refurbished and the type of reel it is.

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I would if it was a great reel

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I would suggest keeping an eye on the "Flea Market" here on the Forum. There are some GREAT deals, both new and used that come up all the time. I recently puchased a couple of reels and after servicing by ReelMech, still paid about 50% of (new) retail price. Rather than buying "refurbished" from a distant 3rd party, I prefer David Green's tune-up and inspection. Who do you trust?

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I would suggest keeping an eye on the "Flea Market" here on the Forum. There are some GREAT deals, both new and used that come up all the time. I recently puchased a couple of reels and after servicing by ReelMech, still paid about 50% of (new) retail price. Rather than buying "refurbished" from a distant 3rd party, I prefer David Green's tune-up and inspection. Who do you trust?

Thanks for pointing that out roadwarrior.  I'm going to buy one of those STX reels on there for a down right steal.   :o  Couldn't ask for  a better price than what he's asking.  

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I used to buy ALL my reels refurbed from Southwestern Parts and Service, the ABU service center for my part of the country.  I bought over 15 of them in the 90's- and aside from a scratch or two...  half price reels that were warranted as new was a perfect solution to my problems of not enough $ in the pocket!  

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I have bought quite a few reels on this flea markt, especially from Cart7 and Pondhopper, all were less than 1/2 price and a quick trip to BPS service center for a clean up and lube and everyone of them has worked fine!

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Would you guys / gals buy a refurbished reel from the manufacturer?
If it was refurbed by the original manufacturer and there was a statement from them to the fact...

;)Depends on the manufacturer

Assuming it was completely like new, other than the fact that it was once used would you buy it for 50% off the price of a new one?
A returned-refurbed failure....

;)Again with the proper documentation and depending on the manufacturer

Tight Lines!!!  

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