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#10784613 - 04/21/15 12:12 PM Buying reels on Ebay
Aggie34 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/15
Posts: 180
Loc: Glen Rose
Was looking at getting a couple of reels and was wondering about eBay. Have any of yall bought any? Some are quite a good deal. I know about looking at the seller rating
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#10784621 - 04/21/15 12:15 PM Re: Buying reels on Ebay [Re: Aggie34]
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Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 2513
Loc: Back at Palestine
I have purchased several over the last year. Simmonssportinggoods out of Georgia has been an excellent seller for me. I have bought 4 reels and a rod in the last 6months from them. Pm me and I can give you a few others. Coach

Edit- I only buy new reels.


Edited by coachmas (04/21/15 03:29 PM)
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#10784623 - 04/21/15 12:15 PM Re: Buying reels on Ebay [Re: Aggie34]
Dave P Offline
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Registered: 02/12/14
Posts: 654
Loc: Houston
I've bought a couple reels from Ebay. Just double check the condition of the reels and how they've been used in the past(saltwater or not). If there's a problem, Ebay always has their 30-day buyer protection thing if the seller doesn't offer returns.
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#10784625 - 04/21/15 12:15 PM Re: Buying reels on Ebay [Re: Aggie34]
KingwoodCat Offline
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Registered: 10/30/04
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Loc: Broaddus TX
I've bought two used Chronarchs on Ebay. Never regretted the purchase of either.
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#10784639 - 04/21/15 12:21 PM Re: Buying reels on Ebay [Re: Aggie34]
East ex roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 01/31/15
Posts: 49
Loc: Lindale, Tx
I love eBay... I got a screaming deal on a shimano stradic 2500 for $75.00 shipped!
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#10784644 - 04/21/15 12:21 PM Re: Buying reels on Ebay [Re: Aggie34]
Aggie34 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/15
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Loc: Glen Rose
Awesome that's good to know. Do yall do the "buy it now" or "bid"?
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#10784689 - 04/21/15 12:30 PM Re: Buying reels on Ebay [Re: coachmas]
CLedbetter Offline
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Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 169
Loc: Crandall, TX
Originally Posted By: coachmas
I have purchased several over the last year. Simmonssportinggoods out of Georgia has been an excellent seller for me. I have bought 4 reels and a rod in the last 6months from them. Pm me and I can give you a few others. Coach


+1 on Simmons. I just purchased a Curado from them last week and received it 2 days later. Very fast shipping.

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#10784704 - 04/21/15 12:34 PM Re: Buying reels on Ebay [Re: Aggie34]
OnEm247 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/15
Posts: 219
Loc: Tyler
Another good one is sportsmanoutfitters. Great customer service and very fast shipping

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#10784707 - 04/21/15 12:35 PM Re: Buying reels on Ebay [Re: Aggie34]
YankHardReelFast Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 3228
Loc: Huntsville, TX
I've bought 20 or so reels on eBay. I'll only buy new though. The majority of mine have come from Simmons. Great sellers.

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#10784792 - 04/21/15 01:02 PM Re: Buying reels on Ebay [Re: Aggie34]
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 800
Never any issues to date. One other thing I would look at is check the negative and neutral reviews and see if they have a consistent pattern. A seller can have 98 or 99% rating but when you sell 15000 items the negative reviews can be substantial.

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#10784807 - 04/21/15 01:06 PM Re: Buying reels on Ebay [Re: Aggie34]
redskeet100 Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 1870
I have done it and had one buyer sell me a reel that wouldn't spin. Had to fight with him to return it and get money back. It was a pita, but I have bought other reels with no issues what so ever. As some have suggested, definitely read the feedback to see if the seller has had any issues. I know I left a negative feedback after that experience.

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#10784841 - 04/21/15 01:21 PM Re: Buying reels on Ebay [Re: Aggie34]
Aggie34 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/15
Posts: 180
Loc: Glen Rose
Thanks for the advice. Did yall bid on the reel or just buy it now?
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#10784940 - 04/21/15 01:48 PM Re: Buying reels on Ebay [Re: Aggie34]
redskeet100 Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 1870
I usually bid on the reels since the starting\minimum bid was way lower than the buy it now price. If it is a good item, it usually makes it up to the buy it now price, so it depends on how much stress and effort you want to endure going thru the bidding process.

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#10784983 - 04/21/15 02:03 PM Re: Buying reels on Ebay [Re: Aggie34]
YankHardReelFast Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 3228
Loc: Huntsville, TX
I usually bid since I'm usually not in a hurry to get one bought.

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#10785008 - 04/21/15 02:11 PM Re: Buying reels on Ebay [Re: OnEm247]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12688
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: OnEm247
Another good one is sportsmanoutfitters. Great customer service and very fast shipping


+1...Call them, sometimes they will make you an even better deal than they have listed on Ebay.

They are great to deal with.

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