Originally Posted by Joni
That makes sense, but most people or I should say me, look at e-bay for a good deal. The big name rod dealers can only sell for what the company tells them they can, and no different than a shop, right?
I look at those as ADS, but look at used for DEALS, so my reference to no warranty on e-bay items is such.
Yes, you're right, but you do find some exceptions now and then. I've seen some Winstons for sale at lower prices from authorized dealers. They either want to move out rods that didn't sell, or maybe their going out of business. I know Winston doesn't like it, but I don't think they can do much if a guy is going out of business. I guess the demo is sort of the same thing. It's still anew rod, but still new too. Kind of a grey area.
Then we have discontinued models like the Sage SLT. I guess everybody was free to get any price they wanted on those. They still came with warranties.
I guess it comes down to timing? Be in the right place at the right time.