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    Ausfish Platinum Member scuttlebutt's Avatar
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    Re: FOR SALE: ABU Ambassadeur 8500, VERY RARE Swedish made vintage reel.

    Good luck getting that much for it. The last 2 sold on ebay were in vgc and went for well less than $500 and one had the original box and accessories.

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    Re: FOR SALE: ABU Ambassadeur 8500, VERY RARE Swedish made vintage reel.

    Funny that, I write a post (~ 6 months ago) intending to use it, and people ween me off informing me they can go from $700 - $900.

    http://fishingkaki.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=79&t=13852

    I then put it up for sale and others then claim they go for far less (on eBay). However the problem with eBay is that within that 7 day period a collector/s may not perform a search and be unbeknown to the auction. That's why I am also advertising on forums as time is not an issue for me.

    As I said I am fielding offers, if no one wants it for $700 well time is on my side. If someone wants to offer $500, it will certainly be considered.

    Alternatively if someone finds another on eBay at a cheaper price - good luck to them and I hope they get it.

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    Re: FOR SALE: ABU Ambassadeur 8500, VERY RARE Swedish made vintage reel.

    Rare / old reels must be quite specialised field , if I saw that at a garage sale I would want to pay $2.

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    Re: FOR SALE: ABU Ambassadeur 8500, VERY RARE Swedish made vintage reel.

    the biggest problem is that it is NOT rare, even though the Swedish made ones are pretty good quality, there is millions of them around, I have three myself, that said, you never know what prices things go for these days.

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    Re: FOR SALE: ABU Ambassadeur 8500, VERY RARE Swedish made vintage reel.

    I always have a chuckle at how anything more than a few years old seems to be vintage on eBay
    "I soak the worms in rum. The fish love em and the worms die happy"
    "Alcohol is not the solution to your problems...................but then again, neither is milk"

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    Re: FOR SALE: ABU Ambassadeur 8500, VERY RARE Swedish made vintage reel.

    Actually they were not rare in their day, I had one that died.
    I still have an Abu 12 of the same vintage and design that is still a powerhouse workhorse in very good condition.
    Also had several 7000's and a 9,000 c, a 10,000 CA and a 10,000 C.

    Swedish made reels were generally good quality, better than the asian Garcia versions.
    Jack.

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    Re: FOR SALE: ABU Ambassadeur 8500, VERY RARE Swedish made vintage reel.

    Millions were not made, I believe you may be thinking of the 8600 or the 2500c (blue), or alternatively you have yourself a bit of cash sitting there.

    Here is another forum thread with more info, this time from 2011 discussing the 8500 between collectors alike.

    http://www.stripersonline.com/surfta...u-garcia-8500/

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    Re: FOR SALE: ABU Ambassadeur 8500, VERY RARE Swedish made vintage reel.

    Why is this post still here? There is a specific section for classifieds and another still for people who just want to P.I.T.W.

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    Re: FOR SALE: ABU Ambassadeur 8500, VERY RARE Swedish made vintage reel.

    From an operational perspective I disliked the 8000 series ABU's as they were too tall for their width, thought the 10,000's we are much more balanced reel.
    Still have a 10000c at home which I loved to death.
    AB

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