Originally Posted by mojo
So let's say that the tip broke 5" down from the tip top- just landing a fish and it broke. What would Albright do then?
"Hey, sorry but we don't have any more A5's, but for an extra $XXX you can get a new Billy Whizbang designed XXT".
I was going to say the same thing, but decided not to be so negative (not a comment on you, I can sometimes be a old carmudgeon) because I looked at Albrights warranty policy,
rod type tip program repair fee (new section) replacement cost
A-5NS or A-5 $49.99 $39.99 $129.99
So when you buy the rod up front you know that if for some reason they cant replace it (like they are out of tip tops) it will cost $130 to replace, and I half off the xxt would be just $10 more, assuming they are not meaning "half off the retail price" (which is irrelevant because by "retail price" we mean what it would cost if we sold it to stores, who then in turn resold it to you, which we dont do) as what they list as the retail price, as opposed to their price.
Meaning I a assuming they are charging him $140, which since he lost the tip is not a bad deal (but not nearly as good a deal as TFO, which since they are made in the orient they should aspire to match) given that they listed the warranty price as $130 for a replacement.
And to be a carmudgeon, and be explicit, I think their warranty prices are a bit high.