If it's a reel that you want and the guy is willing to make you a deal, you should take advantage of it now before your finances really get pinched
Tell her you got a good deal on the Hardy and are going to use the savings to put in a pink Abel fund for her
A good product is a good product, no matter where it's made. Especially one made by a solid company that will be around for years to come that you know will take care of your service needs.
Besides, your T&T is US made, no?