09-14-2004, 11:48 PM
I know you will say that paying $490 for a reel is not THAT great a deal... but I was able to follow this one for the 7 days it was on and no one bid until 5 hours before it was to end.....The bid oped at $475 and I waited till the last 30 seconds and agonized over but put in my bid at $575.... 30 seconds before it closed would give someone else less time to react.... and I would get it providing the first bidder did not have a very high limit.... anyway... he did not... I was looking for a good offshore reel and spoted this Abel, a Super 12 and a camo dseign I liked... used only a couple times and the retail for a Super 12 is $675...add another $100 for the camo ,and it's at $775...Plus I get three lines... a SA Tarpon clear Mastery series 12 wt , a 12 wt Rio yellow WF and a Orvis 12 wt WF. As an average I would say $50 each and almost brand new ...so I get this great real for 1/2 of what I would have had to pay including the 3 lines...Total retail $950.... I think this was a good deal. Point- Watch ebay as most of you know forsomething that you don't want to pay full price... and sometimes the deals are very good. Here are three photo's and it look scratch free from what i can tell and that was confirmed by my e-mails back and forth with the current owner.