Bought an old reel

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Bought an old reel

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what are you using it for beach or boat
i would change the line ( it looks like braid to me ) so i think its been used for boat fishing abu reels last for years if looked after so i wouldnt be suprised if you can get spares from somewhere

cheers steve

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If its no good, Put it back on Ebay to end on a Sunday night and you would nearly double your money,Then buy a new one mid week rom the states for the price of what you get from yours,or break in up and sell it for parts as allot of folks are doing now

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The reel is peerfect for beachcasting over clean ground. I have one and it is as new. It is the forerunner of the 6,500 series. cheers keith

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So you would sell on a broken reel to a fellow angler or poss first time starter loonie?

Well ill make sure never to buy anything from you!

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Its not so bad if the buyer is informed that a rel has a problem and stipulates what the problem is. I myself purchased 2 penn reels that were in need of TLC but the seller informed me as to the damage. I purchase both reels for 50 and replaced the damaged parts and seviced bothe reels.
The value of the reels are now woth 160 so alls well that ends well.

Honesty by the seller avoids any misunderstanding.
Cheers keith :D :D

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andiroo wrote:So you would sell on a broken reel to a fellow angler or poss first time starter loonie?

Well ill make sure never to buy anything from you!

Andi
No I would not sell broken or faulty goods,you missed the point. Im just making the point that ebay at the weekends is a sellars market and during the week its a buyers market.And that you can often get more for abu reels in componet part form than buying a whole reel.
The main point is that your not stuck with a reel if it does have problems you can buy parts to repair it or sell it on to those that need parts

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As Mudlark has pointed out some of the old reels are actually worth more as collecetion items than as actual tools of the trade, that is not to say that they cease to be functional.

I have my own collection consisting of
3 Albacore reels (out of production) as new
Penn Senator game fish reel
Penn 49 deep sea reel
Penn 49 super mariner
Mitchel 624 in box with side plates that have not yellowed
Michell 602
2 Intrepide seastreaks (the screamer)

Plus several more totaling about 3,000 in value
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Post by yoxford »

Thanks for the replies guys.
I received the reel today and it seems to work fine.
THANKS ALOT mudlark now I am scared to use it :((
I was only looking for a cheap reel to use as a back up, I did not realise it was listed in the vintage section on ebay.
Now I will have to find another cheap run of the mill reel to use :D

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yoxford wrote:Thanks for the replies guys.
I received the reel today and it seems to work fine.
THANKS ALOT mudlark now I am scared to use it :((
I was only looking for a cheap reel to use as a back up, I did not realise it was listed in the vintage section on ebay.
Now I will have to find another cheap run of the mill reel to use :D
She was designed to be used so I wouldn't worry about it - she's lasted this long and will probably last a good while longer, and they are damn good quality so you actually have a good reel to use, not a crap one as you thought :D

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