Originally Posted by wannafish
Not crazy at all; in fact try a 2011 rod that costs $525.00 which I purchased last September on ebay for $179.00! Granted those deals don't happen everyday but if you're watching forums, ebay etc. for even a few weeks those great deals are out there. Try anything Sage, Orvis and other good names.
Wannafish is spot on, patience is the name of the game. I believe the regular writers on the forum would answer a question in PM about the price of a used rod being a good buy, without bidding against you. Just don't wear them out with to many PM's.