Selling Longrange Gear

paul cr

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Mar 4, 2007
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Yuba City, ca
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Paul
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RP
Going to be selling all my longrange equipment. Since I live in norcal I am not sure the best way to go about it. I know when I buy something I like to see it first. Right now I am compiling a list of the reels and theres at least 20 2 speeds from a Penn 80n to a Penn12. Also I have over 40 custom Calstars, mostly grafighters.
So please, give me all your ideas.
 

albacore11

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May 19, 2006
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Christopher
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Gone but not forgotten
Throw them up on BD's first. Post with pictures if possible. BD's has a far flung circulation. I have just sold some reels to folks in New York. Price them fair and they should go fairly quickly. Although this economy has had some impact on folks' available funds. You can always go to e-bay at any time.
 

bobsled

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May 31, 2012
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Los Angeles area
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Robert
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Thats what I think I will do but how do I secure payment.
Paypal and if you don't do PP then USPS money orders. Local pick up with COD always works.

Just be honest in your descriptions with pics and you shouldn't have a problem selling your gear.

Good luck!!
 

makohunterz

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Jul 18, 2008
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hemet
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markis
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eventually gonna get one named "MakoHunterz"
paypal that way both parties are covered, and post on bd first cause itll get bought up quick on here
 

lasparky11

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Mar 7, 2008
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Gene
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X-wife she's so fat she floats
I have sold a bunch of stuff here on BD. I use PayPal, create an invoice sent it to them get your money. Local pickup & cash always work. Never had a problem with anyone from NY to Calif.
 

wxdunn

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Oct 11, 2009
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If you do a gift via PayPal, they don't charge an extra fee, but you are not protected if anything goes wrong with the transaction. Might be better to negotiate that into the price of the item for your (and the buyer's) protection. EBAY will charge you a percentage of whatever you sell, so you might want to try here first. Besides, this is a targeted audience!
Maybe I have been lucky, but so far I have had nothing but smooth-sailing transactions with other BD'ers buying and selling stuff.
Post as many photos as you can. The reels are relatively easy to ship. Rods...not as easy but I had an 8' rod shipped to me from Missouri for about $20 in a hardened cardboard cylinder. Worked perfectly! I don't know where you'd find something like that...maybe Uhaul or UPS store? Or find some business that ships long, skinny items and just tosses the containers when they are done!
Good luck!
 

Sactotuna

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Oct 20, 2005
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sacramento
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jim
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Royal Star
I've gone thru and thinned the inventory a couple times from up here so here's what I've learned.

Paypal- safe secure fast, yes you pay a little fee but the peace of mind is worth it. When someone tells me "I don't use paypal because I've had problems", it's a big red flag, there are going to be "issues".

Listing- use BD first. Photos, a very clear description with details galore. Don't put up 25 items at once, keep it simple, put up 5, get the hang of how this plays out, then put up 5 more, etc.

Shipping- USPS flat rate boxes, insured, delivery confirmation, for the heavy stuff. Buy a big roll of bubble wrap! Don't try to gouge on shipping, but cover your costs fairly. Offer free pickup in NorCal (hint, I'm in Sac and there are alot more of us up here than I thought.) I use pvc tubes and caps from home depot for rods. Tape don't glue the caps on, again USPS insured, deliv conf and lots of bubble wrap.

Pricing- Use the ebay 'completed listings' for what reels have sold for, but be aware that your stuff has a very small target market and the ebay numbers may be off, both high or low. Put what you think is fair, and don't take the first lowball offer. You can always re-list it or lower the price later.

Good luck, be patient!
 

fujirose

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Jan 17, 2009
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Roseville, CA
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Jim Fujitani
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21' Seaswirl
Like Jim said, there are more than a few of us lurking around close by, and hand to hand is always a good way to go. Also, if you are looking for something special, you might be able to work out a trade.

Good luck!

Jim
 

broton

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Dec 23, 2004
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San Clemente
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KC
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23 Cobra Performance
If anyone buys something in Socal, I can act as a delivery boy. I am in the bay area 2x per week so I can act as a mule to cut shipping costs!
 

paul cr

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Mar 4, 2007
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Yuba City, ca
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Paul
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RP
Thank you all for your ideas. I think sactotuna is right to post 5 or so items at a time. I have a list of most of the 2 speed reels and have spent most of today writing down the rods. next will be doing some research on what to price everything. Please if anyone wants to know fast, please give me a call at (530)
674-3939.
Thanks again,
Paul
 

tightlinemike

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May 28, 2011
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If you do a gift via PayPal, they don't charge an extra fee, but you are not protected if anything goes wrong with the transaction. Might be better to negotiate that into the price of the item for your (and the buyer's) protection. EBAY will charge you a percentage of whatever you sell, so you might want to try here first. Besides, this is a targeted audience!
Maybe I have been lucky, but so far I have had nothing but smooth-sailing transactions with other BD'ers buying and selling stuff.
Post as many photos as you can. The reels are relatively easy to ship. Rods...not as easy but I had an 8' rod shipped to me from Missouri for about $20 in a hardened cardboard cylinder. Worked perfectly! I don't know where you'd find something like that...maybe Uhaul or UPS store? Or find some business that ships long, skinny items and just tosses the containers when they are done!
Good luck!
I have had bad results after many successful shipping of rods in cardboard tubes the attached photo shows what can happen. You can clearly see the damage. This was a custom wraped rod. Use PVC.............Mike
 

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ilvyft

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Feb 12, 2012
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YFTLVR
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salty two
Hit up a few tackle stores for there rod tubes they get their rods in. Another cardboard rod tube source are carpet stores. PVC pipe can also work well. USPS Flat rate boxes are a good choice most of the time for reels. Get yourself a roll of Bubble-Wrap. If you are shipping a single reel, then get a small box for it and ship it USPS Priority Mail AND print the label yourself at USPS site (which is less cost than the flat rate boxes) and has FREE delivery confirmation thrown in. Do I get first choice? GOOD LUCK
 

Elitetv1958

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Sep 20, 2005
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Music
for rods...I get radio antenna shipping tubes from West Marine and other places that sell radio equipment.
 

2amguns

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Oct 6, 2011
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paypal that way both parties are covered, and post on bd first cause itll get bought up quick on here
PAY PAL SUCKS! BOTH PARTIES ARE NOT! NOT COVERED!
Paypal ONLY protects the buyer and that is it.

I sold an Antique Lure collection last November for $4,000.00 and the VERY DAY the guy got it, he did a charge back. he got the lures, he got the money and paypal backed him even when my Lawyer recited in writing " CASE AND STATE LAW " they said to bad, sue us.

Cashier's checks, personal checks, and ONLY United States Post Office Money orders.

Paypal gets their " Bulk Fees " from the sellers so they never bite the hand that feeds them.

Here. There is an entire functioning site dedicated to the abuses of paypal and their " NON Protection of the sellers. Period. http://www.paypalsucks.com/
 

2amguns

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Oct 6, 2011
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Springfield, Missouri
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Tom Younce
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Oh and I ship guns, ammunition, fishing gear, treestands, etc. all over the Nation, every day.
I am a credit card merchant myself and this buyer I sold to on E-Bay said, he would " ONLY " use pay pal so I agreed. I paid dearly for this. I loist my collection and the $4,000.00
In 10 years of Businesses, that is the only loss that I ever suffered from a credit card payment. I should have know when he refused to use my Gun Store and would only use Paypal. Oh well, live and learn huh.
 

tightlinemike

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May 28, 2011
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michael higens
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Oh and I ship guns, ammunition, fishing gear, treestands, etc. all over the Nation, every day.
I am a credit card merchant myself and this buyer I sold to on E-Bay said, he would " ONLY " use pay pal so I agreed. I paid dearly for this. I loist my collection and the $4,000.00
In 10 years of Businesses, that is the only loss that I ever suffered from a credit card payment. I should have know when he refused to use my Gun Store and would only use Paypal. Oh well, live and learn huh.
Sorry to hear that. Some folks just don't give a rats ass.