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Re: Steez rod and reel purchase, did i make a $950 mistake?

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Did you make a $950 mistake? You tell us tomorrow night.

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Disposable income is up to the individual.   If you can afford it, why not.  I prefer baitcaters, but I believe  Shimano Calcutta® TE are just a little out of reach for me.

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Well if you don't like it, I'll take it off your hands, I can pay shipping   ;)

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Yes. That could have been enough to buy double cheeseburgers for at least a year.

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Once you are holding it in your hands there won't be any doubt...........................................Now just enjoy and fish it like crazy.

Rand

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........ya, if you've got 950 to throw around.... then heck, spend it on what you want.......and if you love fishing, then...... sounds like you put your $$$ in the right place....

but as the others said, its up to you whether or not 950 on one combo is worth it.

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A friend of mine fishes Steez combos....nicest rod and reels I've ever held. Get a rod sock and a reel cover to protect your new toy; should run you about $12 total.

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    If you find out that you did make a mistake send it to me and I will get rid of it for you!!!!!

    Oh, and unlike Dmac, I can't pay shipping you will have to do that for me too.

     ;D

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No mistake made, unless the part about paying retail.  If you shop around a little, the same combo could have been purchased for around $700 just about anywhere.

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I was lucky enough to get my wife, mother, and the in laws to pay for my first steez combo, god bless gift cards. She went total psycho  when I walked out with a thousand dollars in one hand. It was worth it, and the monkey wants a new high speed combo.

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Only if your family is living off Oodles and Noodles for the next month because you can't by food.

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Mistake?  Ask us after you've bought a few more combos.  ;D

The problem with using exotic tackle is that it ruins you.  It's like drinking Cuervo Gold Tequila, then trying Herradura Suprema.  Game over.

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let me know when you find out... i want a steez badly but dont know if i should since i have more than enough fishing gear.

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I don't think so...I even love the smell of my steez handles ;).

Daiwa special oil is one of my all-time favorite scents.  I think I look forward to opening a new box and smelling inside more than actually fishing the reel.

Which rod did you score?

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Did you make a mistake?

If you spent $950 on a rod & reel combo not knowing whether you'd like it or not because you've never used one before I'd say a big YES. If you've fished one before, I'd say only you can make that decision.

Spending that much money on a rod and reel without ever having tried one is nuts. Like going out and buying a Ferrari on a whim.

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better than a sharp stick in the eye

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No mistake made, unless the part about paying retail. If you shop around a little, the same combo could have been purchased for around $700 just about anywhere.

You cannot find my Steez Rod & Reel anywhere for $700, if so please email me the link and I will buy another one today.

I said around $700. I can actually get it cheaper than $700. I bought a brand new Steez reel two years ago for $330 shipped. I see the rods for sale all the time for around the $295 - $325 mark brand new on eBay. You do the math.

You are talking to Mr. Dealhunter here buddy. I don't buy on impulses and I always look around for the best price before I buy. Just three weeks ago I bought another Steez reel new in box on this very forum. The seller had the price listed at $375, I ended up paying for his Paypal fees so he wouldn't get burned on the deal. It ended up costing me around $390. That's almost $100 difference from retail. Like I said, shop around before you buy another, you just may get a surprise.

Here is a few links to let you know.  Total price $650.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/Daiwa-Steez-67-Baitcast-Rod-Model-STZ671MHFBA-NEW_W0QQitemZ230350879816QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item35a1fb7c48&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A13|66%3A2|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-DAIWA-STEEZ-100HA-BAITCASTING-REEL-NO-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ180369872607QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item29fee1d6df&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A13|66%3A2|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50

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Like going out and buying a Ferrari on a whim.
If I could afford it, I'm sure there would be very little buyer's remorse, LOL.

Seriously, I know times are tough, but man, its just money.  If it doesn't break you, then buy what you want.  I know guys that spend tens of thousands on camera gear, and don't even take it seriously.  They just enjoy nice stuff.

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Steez gear IMO is never a mistake. paying retail is a tricky thing. most of the reels i own are bought off ebay. i never buy a rod on line unless i own one.

i am however one of the lucky ones to have a BPS and a Cabelas within mins of my house. its nice to be able to take a spooled reel in and play with a rod before you put your money down.

enjoy the gear.

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