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    Stolen gear on ebay

    Hi all,
    Just been cruising ebay and started wondering how much stolen fishing gear ends up on ebay, I see alot of second hand rods and reels with dodgy descriptions for gear they dont seem to know about(maybe someones wife getting revenge for lonley weekends). I have also noticed alot of fishfinder head units only for sale as some posts say boat was stolen but what about the others does anyone with stolen gear keep an eye on ebay for thier stuff. anyway justa thought and also has anyone bought fishfinders from american seller and if so how was the service i dont always rely on the feedback score.


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    Re: Stolen gear on ebay

    Horseboy I got some stuff from shipshopca and they were very good.

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    Re: Stolen gear on ebay

    why bother with ebay ripoff rubbish when you can buy a sounder from site sponsor Fishon?
    read others' experiences and find out who is reputable for yourself - I think you will find ebay is fraught with danger even for moderately experienced ebayers.

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    Re: Stolen gear on ebay

    I posted this so i could get others experiences on this subject. ebay has its uses and was just enquiring about the fishfinders from america because some are very good deals but with only feedback score to go on i will not bid overseas.

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    Re: Stolen gear on ebay

    I dont to come across as rude mate. i bought a universal remote on ebay but it was from interstate and was all good. but I don't trust it to buy o/s, however others do.
    I bought a vhf radio from fishon, got a good price and thoroughly trusted the whole process. my question is - have you looked at fishon and others as well as ebay?
    you might be able to avoid ebay altogether.

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    Re: Stolen gear on ebay

    Yeah sorry hard to tell on posts some times where is the link to fishon i am only looking for a real bargain as i already have one but would like to upgrade for thye right price.

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    Re: Stolen gear on ebay

    yeah - hard to tell from writing stuff late at night!
    go to the 'Electronics' link above the boating forum and you cant miss the big red fishon banner ad. all I'm saying is check it out and compare prices.

    also in the electronics thread there are a couple of discussions about this very thing which may help you.
    good luck

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    Re: Stolen gear on ebay

    Just ordered a new humingbird they are cheap as chips. Thanks bud

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    Re: Stolen gear on ebay

    Bought my sounder from usa and Im v happy with price and service. Aussie dealers couldnt match it. They need to go back to usa for warranty repairs, but at half price buying, who cares?

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    Re: Stolen gear on ebay

    I just got my Lowrance X510C Sounder off Ebay for $500 cheaper than the shops here! I had no worries with it as the seller sent it with US postal company & provided me with a tracking number so i knew where it was at all times.. only took 4 days to get here which is pretty good from New York. I will be buying again from them for sure.. Also I ordered Jackall lures from the Japanese Ebay seller & ended up saving $8 a lure which adds up pretty quick when you buy 30 lures & again no problems..
    Last edited by TheSaint; 07-01-2008 at 08:17 AM.

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    Re: Stolen gear on ebay

    Not sure if it was this or last months BnB, but a really good article on poor rods that people buy on ebay

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    Re: Stolen gear on ebay

    ebay has been good to me ive had from screwdrivers, fishing reels to a complete set of disc brakes for an old Studebaker ive got never had any worries trick is to email them if they dont get back to you in 24hrs with a phone no adn postal address of there business i dont do business. allso look at there feed back very carefully and try use paypal


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    Re: Stolen gear on ebay

    I do a fair bit of buying and selling on eBay but not for new stuff, generally second hand. I've never had a problem but I'm sure that there's always some dodgy stuff out there. If it looks too good to be true then it usually is.
    That said I don't see the need to buy off eBay when you can easily buy direct from multiple shops all over the world for MAJOR savings compared to Aus.
    I have a taste for high end baitcasting gear and I haven't bought a rod or reel in Aus for 3 years - All have full warranty and all were around 60% of Aus price - delivered to my door. Sounders and GPS same story. You do need to make sure that your particular desired brand has world-wide warranty - some do and some don't.
    Some-one is having a major laugh at the Aussie consumers expense, as has been said here many,many times before.
    Last edited by borisdog; 08-01-2008 at 08:03 PM. Reason: Typo

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    Re: Stolen gear on ebay

    Do reasearch on product before you buy, Find out Exact model numbers and check local shops for pricing, remember to factor in postage and be sure it is a good saving to make it worthwhile.

    I bought a humminbird sounder off e-bay from USA from I think 'gadgetguy' And had no probs. Only uS models, are on;y in US units of mesurement.

    Good luck

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    Re: Stolen gear on ebay

    Ebays a top place to shop and find a bargain..Great for reels, lures, braid etc...Use the money you save to wack some fuel in the car and boat and go fishing..Don't line the pockets of the middle man..Line your pockets instead..

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