Service before selling?

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  1. dave_k

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    hey guys, trying to break my habit of hoarding fishing gear and sell off a few reels that I don't use anymore.

    When a reel is still in working order, but in need of service do you typically service the reel before selling so it's ready to go for the buyer, or sell as is and leave the service up to them? Obviously the selling price would be adjusted accordingly.

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  2. fullfrzr

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    Having unloaded lots of reels on this board, and eBay, serviced reels were easier to sell.
     
  3. AKSalmon

    AKSalmon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yes service them. If nothing else, then you can be certain there is nothing wrong with your reel.
     
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    I will always service my reels before I sell them. I will also replaces all non-functioning parts, including bearings. I just don't feel right selling something that needs to be fixed when the buyer receives it.
     
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    Thanks guys, that's pretty much what I figured. Appreciate it.
     
  6. pukahd

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    I had a Newell 332 up for sale a while back during the time when Newells were selling fast and started my post first with adding a picture and contact ino. While editing the post my phone lit up with multiple text responding to buy it. Now all my reels when selling I always service and clean them up nicely......this time I just offered a lower price than market and didnt replace any drags.

    So I responded to a text by a guy who lived a few miles from me and heck I drove to his house. We met up and he spun the reel and spun great, bearings were great. Then he tested the drag and over a few bucks for drags washers he wanted me to drop the price $20. He knew a few drags were a few bucks and he used this excuse to lowball me. F HIM...responded to the next text and this guy came to meet me within a 1/2 hour. No questions as he was a happy camper. I sold that reel for $120 and we all knew it was a very low price at that time.

    So next time sell my chit I will be replacing the drags which are a few bucks on any star drag reel to prevent silly haggling.
     
  7. Eli Choe

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    Servicing your Reel before you sell it is one way to make sure your giving the buyer a product that works and it gives you a reputation of someone who takes care of there gear and being a seller you can trust.
     
  8. marlyn

    marlyn I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Just be honest about it whatever you do.If you dont want to service it just take that into consideration when you sell,lots of guys like to do it themselves or take it to their guy so they know their good to go anyways.
     
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    X2!!
     
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    Servicing a single speed runs about $10, 2 speed $20. It certainlycomes back when you sell it.
     
  11. marlyn

    marlyn I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    In parts maybe,but some people havent the mechanical aptitude to put shit together right themselves or just dont want to put time/effort into something they just wanna get rid of.
     
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    No. That's what my boy charges me. Am I getting the smoking deal?
     
  13. dave_k

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    Yeah, the intent was never to try and rip anyone off by selling a reel that had issues or anything. The price would be lowered if a reel needed service and that would be clearly stated in the ad.

    I just don't buy/sell a ton of used gear and was wondering what the standard protocol was. Considering many guys would open up and service a reel upon purchase anyway, I wasn't sure if it made sense for the seller to do so as well.

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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