Originally Posted by mudbug
I can tell you that the mark-up on fly rods is huge. I have a friend that works at one of the big box stores and he can buy them at cost plus 10%. He gets fly rods for under 50% of MSRP.
Interesting, good for them that they can make some decent money for stocking inventory.
Golf business was sad back in the day, mind you this was like 1997 but example
Cost 275, retail $299
Balls doz cost $22, Retail $21 ( yes a loss leader )
Putter cost $99 retail $109
Cost $50 Retail $119
Cost $27 retail $55