What is it that surprizes you so much about a reel getting used once and being up for sale ? some people (in many states throughout the country) have bought many things and decided they dont need them.Just curious if you call every fishing trip a charter ? is that hillbilly lingo or what ? when you get the new reel your'e searching for im sure it will last you many many years.Just remember to keep it well maintained,you never know when one of those hard fighting,drag burning albacore will tear it up .Well i got nice weather again today so im out the door to surffish,be back in a couple hours.Well, when I buy rods and reels, I use them for many seasons, not just for one charter and then sell it. New reel for sale, went on a boat trip but never got wet. For real? Thats funny.