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Old 10-31-2013, 04:29 PM
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Excellent post.
If i may share an experience. I purchased a sage rpl 968 from ebay. The rod was being sold by a fly fishing shop. The description given was excellent condition showing the usual signs of wear. Ok i can live with that. The purchase price was reasonable and was right in my budget. Love those rpl rods. When i received the rod it looked to be in the condition as described. To my surprise and disappointment was to learn that the real seat was damaged. The only way to know this was to put the reel onto the seat. It was a long, quiet ride home from the river that morning.
I eventually sent the rod to sage for warranty work. Sage replaced the reel seat and cork. The cost incurred was the $50.00 warranty fee and the shipping. Lesson learned i guess. In the end that rpl is the rod i reach for the most when heading out to fish the great lake tributaries.
Hi Josi,

Sorry to hear that, I just added 'Reel Seat' to the list of things to watch for only 3 weeks ago. I to had a problem with a used rods reel seat and just received e-mail today telling me the rod has came from the UK and is on it's way back to me.

There are thousands of perfectly good used fly rods for sale every day. As a buyer, we must ask every possible question regarding overall integrity of the item. When you can't examine the rod in person before paying to ship it to you the questions are our only protection.

Lesson learned by both of us,

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Default Re: Tips For Buying Used Rods;

Bumping this thread because it is winter time and some may be looking for a rod on the pre owned market. While many rods are available in 'As New' condition and I have been fortunate to find a few myself, many have flaws.

Some flaws are strictly cosmetic but some are actually damage and I can't stress enough that prior to money changing hands read the original post and ask plenty of questions. Asking a seller multiple questions should be acceptable to the seller if they are a fly rod buff. They should understand that a rod is a special acquisition to a buyer and communications should come quickly.

Many good deals are out there on the used market but be careful.

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Default Re: Tips For Buying Used Rods;

Yes, great post for the amateur collector/buyer like me. Very good advise indeed!

Can I suggest an additional section for "DEMO" stamped rods?! Of which I am sadly becoming an expert on. NO WARRANTY on certain rods! Refer to the Sage DEMO thread...
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Default Re: Tips For Buying Used Rods;

Generally speaking, no warranty is the case with any used rod purchase and that was the impetus for starting this thread. The best thing we could have would be for threads like this to somehow be more widely viewed. I have so many rods that are either long past warranty or were acquired pre owned that I have become immune to considering warranty when I want a rod. I do however keep every rod in a protective tube when not in use and because of that have had very little need for replacement sections etc.

I'll try to remember bumping this topic now & then
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Just added a new 'Beware' category to the list, some advice regarding Counterfeit rods now posted at the bottom of original post - list.
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Default Re: Tips For Buying Used Rods;

Great Post!

I once bought a winston rod, only to find it had cracks in the ferrules, just as you described. Before returning it, I decided to contact RL Winston to find out what they would charge to repair it. They said $150. So I decided to try it out, and see if it would be worth it to keep it and send it in when it broke. This is now my absolute favorite rod. After countless stripes in the 10 to 20# range, it hasn't failed yet, and if it does, I'll gladly send it in for repair, and will still have invested far less than I would have had I bought it new.
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