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#10893162 - 06/03/15 04:35 PM Why everything related to Bass so expensive....
buton Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/28/10
Posts: 1412
Loc: Cypress,Tx
Looking at prices for a Fish Bag or a Weigh bag...

cant believe a plastic bag is $20+ dollars.

this thing is made by the same Chinese guy at $1 dollar...
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#10893199 - 06/03/15 04:46 PM Re: Why everything related to Bass so expensive.... [Re: buton]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1345
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Look at the price to duck hunt. Mossy Oak Break-up hoodie 19.99. Max-5 camo 39.95. Both are Camo.......

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#10893206 - 06/03/15 04:52 PM Re: Why everything related to Bass so expensive.... [Re: buton]
jseago Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/07/09
Posts: 1910
Loc: Deep East Tx
Americans spend money on entertainment and hobbies. They skimp on more imp things often times. When the economy is down, people still make time for their hobbies, and that makes the industry a huge money maker.

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#10893214 - 06/03/15 04:55 PM Re: Why everything related to Bass so expensive.... [Re: buton]
MV Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 3824
Loc: richardson tx usa
make sure you weigh in a big sack to get a check. smile

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#10893242 - 06/03/15 05:08 PM Re: Why everything related to Bass so expensive.... [Re: buton]
Scott in Flower Mound Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 559
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Fans of any hobby are, by definition, 'fanatical'.

Retailers know this.

Marketing departments and Product organizations use it against you to maximize profits.

Don't buy the hype. Don't get sucked in. Use generic alternatives and substitutes.

As P.T. Barnum famously said, "There's a sucker born every minute."

Don't be a sucker.


Edited by Scott in Flower Mound (06/03/15 05:10 PM)

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#10893322 - 06/03/15 05:40 PM Re: Why everything related to Bass so expensive.... [Re: buton]
CJ.Skeeter Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/07/04
Posts: 143
Loc: Flower Mound
I'll tell you how the fishing industry has a strangle hold on the enthusiasts, but it's gonna cost you $50.

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#10893549 - 06/03/15 07:29 PM Re: Why everything related to Bass so expensive.... [Re: buton]
Josh Fulton Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/07/10
Posts: 1559
Loc: The Vine
Get a black bag so ur actual bag of fish is a surprise!
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#10893609 - 06/03/15 08:02 PM Re: Why everything related to Bass so expensive.... [Re: buton]
kirbydog Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/18/06
Posts: 699
Loc: Colorado/Conroe
Everything costs more these days. I'd rather spend it on fishing than most anything else.

I'm sure there are better ways to spend your money-but not ones that are more fun. OK, there is beer.
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#10893653 - 06/03/15 08:18 PM Re: Why everything related to Bass so expensive.... [Re: buton]
JCBfromTHF Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 5964
They can charge it because people will pay it. Bass fisherman are some of the strangest people I know when it comes to what they pay for and what they actually get.

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#10893704 - 06/03/15 08:35 PM Re: Why everything related to Bass so expensive.... [Re: buton]
Razorback Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/31/01
Posts: 3563
Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
Try pricing a Check It Stick that measures up to 24 inches. Is there gold dust mixed into the alloy?

I've never been able to get a fish into the boat without a net that costs at least $75...while wielding it wearing Under Armour gear. It's dang near impossible.

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#10893709 - 06/03/15 08:37 PM Re: Why everything related to Bass so expensive.... [Re: buton]
RangerBass21 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2210
Loc: Plano
Use a hefty trash bag as a weigh in bag
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#10894113 - 06/03/15 11:26 PM Re: Why everything related to Bass so expensive.... [Re: buton]
Top Waters Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 420
Loc: Melissa / Lake Fork
Well I think it is pretty obvious. The more expensive rods, reels, and tackle you have, the better fisherman you actually are. I saw a guy recently with some old cheap rods and reels at the dock. Me and my buddy just laughed at him. He was a total loon....... freak
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#10894117 - 06/03/15 11:30 PM Re: Why everything related to Bass so expensive.... [Re: buton]
Mark Perry Online   content


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 51214
Loc: Highway 1
Honestly there are products for every budget out there. I ahve one of those $20 bags with the zipper top. It has lasted me 6-7 years so far, has blown out of boat while trailering and been ran over but still does not leak and looks great. Works even better. I figure $2.50-3.00 per year of use is what its cost me so far and getting cheaper daily. Money well spent.

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#10894129 - 06/03/15 11:39 PM Re: Why everything related to Bass so expensive.... [Re: buton]
Devil Horse Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 2401
Loc: East Texas
Same reason there are bassboats over $70k, because they know people will buy them.

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#10894190 - 06/04/15 01:35 AM Re: Why everything related to Bass so expensive.... [Re: buton]
Workfishngolf37 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 550
I'm rewriting that quote. Theres a sucker borning every 30 seconds.

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