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#11722220 - 07/14/16 09:49 AM Abu Reels costing a leg
Lowrider20 Offline
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I've noticed that abu has some reels that are out of this world expensive. Most of the competitions end all be all reels reach $400, but it seems like Abu mas multiple models over the $300 mark. Is there something special about them to warrant the cost?

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#11723056 - 07/14/16 06:07 PM Re: Abu Reels costing a leg [Re: Lowrider20]
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Originally Posted By: Lowrider20
I've noticed that abu has some reels that are out of this world expensive. Most of the competitions end all be all reels reach $400, but it seems like Abu mas multiple models over the $300 mark. Is there something special about them to warrant the cost?
no. The market is flooded with reels in the $300 range. When they start to get $600+, is where it starts to get expensive. $300 is a good, average, middle of the road reel nowadays.
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#11723148 - 07/14/16 07:01 PM Re: Abu Reels costing a leg [Re: Lowrider20]
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Cost this much because wealthy men and woman have decided they need new stuff all the time and keep buying it... Same as boats. Can't tell me these boats that cost 75,000 and up cost anymore than 25,000-30,000 to build... In my opinion.


Edited by GROD (07/14/16 07:02 PM)

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#11723240 - 07/14/16 08:03 PM Re: Abu Reels costing a leg [Re: GROD]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Originally Posted By: GROD
Cost this much because wealthy men and woman have decided they need new stuff all the time and keep buying it... Same as boats. Can't tell me these boats that cost 75,000 and up cost anymore than 25,000-30,000 to build... In my opinion.


Before I say this....I want to say I agree. Prices are high ....especially for things that people WANT and don't NEED. NOW......


I hate to hear people talk the way you are talking. Market drives prices. Cost of living drives prices. Everything we, as Americans, have to be thankful for costs money. Our way of life. Our safety (compared to other countries) Our abundance of luxury junk. Everything.

If you asked the person building a bass boat to take a pay cut, so you can pay less for a boat...id love to hear their response. Haha. I don't know what you do for a living. But, whatever it is, I'd like you to take a pay cut, so whatever ever field of business you are in will cost me less money to make the product available to me for less money. .....

Get it? Don't care? Haha.

There is inexpensive stuff, more so than higher end stuff. There is a choice for people that can not afford luxury stuff...or simply don't WANT luxury or state of the art gear. Likewise, there is choices for those who have a higher devotion to the sport and want better, whatever that may be. None of these higher end products catch more fish than the lower end stuff. But, at the end of the day, some people enjoy the design a quality of a product just as much as they enjoy the end result. Fishing.

Just like watches....Rolex watches do not keep time any better than my iPhone's clock. But, even still, Rolex is still selling watches. Bentley cars are just cars....I can get a cheeseburger in a drive though in my Toyota Tundra just as easily. Haha.

The cost of this stuff is what it is. haha.
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#11723249 - 07/14/16 08:07 PM Re: Abu Reels costing a leg [Re: GROD]
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#11723252 - 07/14/16 08:09 PM Re: Abu Reels costing a leg [Re: Lowrider20]
jcwebb70 Offline
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when the wealthy people buy new stuff, that means they need to sell their lightly used things to us noidea

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#11723257 - 07/14/16 08:12 PM Re: Abu Reels costing a leg [Re: Lowrider20]
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Rods and reels sub $150 will do the job well IMO. Companies have to have the over the top expensive product for those willing to spend the money. I guarantee the majority don't use them either.
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#11723298 - 07/14/16 08:33 PM Re: Abu Reels costing a leg [Re: Lowrider20]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Online   content
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Steez u said "haha" so much my head hurts.... IMO if u spend over 250$ on a reel u just are paying for it to be cooler than others

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#11723329 - 07/14/16 08:51 PM Re: Abu Reels costing a leg [Re: Lowrider20]
toddfish Offline
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It doesn't matter what you spend, as long as you're happy with what you have. I have many Abu Garcias and Lews reels and never spent over $100 on any of them, but I'm satisfied with them, and that's what it's all about.

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#11723555 - 07/14/16 10:19 PM Re: Abu Reels costing a leg [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
Steez u said "haha" so much my head hurts.... IMO if u spend over 250$ on a reel u just are paying for it to be cooler than others
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#11724726 - 07/15/16 02:44 PM Re: Abu Reels costing a leg [Re: GROD]
361V Offline
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Originally Posted By: GROD
Can't tell me these boats that cost 75,000 and up cost anymore than 25,000-30,000 to build... In my opinion.
Without an outboard!
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#11724738 - 07/15/16 02:49 PM Re: Abu Reels costing a leg [Re: Lowrider20]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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From someone missing a leg I don't like te title of this post, and I have a few of their reels. Just for knowledge my new leg cost me 32k.
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#11724801 - 07/15/16 03:13 PM Re: Abu Reels costing a leg [Re: Lowrider20]
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#11724855 - 07/15/16 03:36 PM Re: Abu Reels costing a leg [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
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Originally Posted By: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad
From someone missing a leg I don't like te title of this post, and I have a few of their reels. Just for knowledge my new leg cost me 32k.

That's a lot of reels man.
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#11724966 - 07/15/16 04:29 PM Re: Abu Reels costing a leg [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
Lowrider20 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad
From someone missing a leg I don't like te title of this post, and I have a few of their reels. Just for knowledge my new leg cost me 32k.


I'm sorry to hear that. Of course nothing I said was with ill intentions, just a common expression used all the time "Costing an arm and a leg". It was simply a post to see if Abu used some sort of special sauce on their reels to warrant the price. Thank you for letting me know the price of a leg, Ill steer clear of that.

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