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  1. #1

    Default Problem

    Would like some views on this:

    I purchased a Rio Mainstream WF7F line from Ebay for $17 shipped. It was advertised as new.

    I RECEIVED a Cortland 333HT WF7F Rocket Taper. I left an email for the guy to see if he inadvertently shipped the incorrect line. I'll follow this through, but I have a question.

    Seeing that I'll be using this line for smallmouth, should I bite the bullet and keep the line or should I work the system, get a refund, and buy the Rio line.

    Thanx, guys.
    It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
    What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?

  2. #2

    Default Re: Problem

    I woould want what I agreed to buy. Not familiar with the Cortland you got instead.
    Dave Watts
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    To me, the journey of learning is almost more fun than arriving at the destination of knowing.

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    Default Re: Problem

    I wouldn't be too pleased about receiving a line that you didn't want, but be consoled that a 333 is worth every cent of $17
    I have 7-8 of them and paid much more.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: Problem

    I agree with the guys, it may come down to a matter of principle for you but if the line is new either would represent a value.

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    Default Re: Problem

    I had a Cortland 333 6wt line on my lake rig when it went overboard, and sunk
    to the bottom. It worked fine for me, and I had no complaints. If you didn't
    have your mind set on the Rio Mainstream, I'd say the 333 should work just as
    well. If you want to make a point, give the seller negative feedback (assuming
    he doesn't offer to send a new line, and cover shipping the 333 back).

  6. #6

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    The guy replied to the email stating he was sorry for the mixup. He has already sent the correct fly line in the mail.

    He said I could return the Cortland or keep it for $7 off. That's $10.

    A Cortland line for $10? I might just keep it and line my old Pflueger 1494 1/2 with it.
    It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
    What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?

  7. #7

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    well in my opinion he has certainly earned excellent feedback and I would keep that line for that price.
    Dave Watts
    dmwphoto@mac.com

    To me, the journey of learning is almost more fun than arriving at the destination of knowing.

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    Default Re: Problem

    Sounds like the guy made an honest mistake and he's definitely giving you a good deal on his error...

    Dan

  9. #9

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    It seems like an honest mistake. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt, depending on the deal. It's what I'm trying to teach my oldest son right now, he's 15. No matter what happens, you almost have to get burned a few times before you can trust your instinct on a bad deal.

    If it smells, looks or sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
    If it smells, looks or sounds bad, it usually is.

    I sent him an email back to confirm the second line price of $10. If so, I'll keep it.
    It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
    What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?

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