Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Rod

Unfortunate dilema buying tackle

Recommended Posts

G'day

Looking at buying a least one maybe two gaffs.  Decided to go for a large hookem, checked the website for SA dealers with a view to going there and buying.  Rang to check stock and prices, the one for me quoted at $179

The dilemma -  I can get one delivered to my door from queensland for $115

I made my decision, but not happy choices.  I know from personal experience that business is not all beer and skittles, but ...............

I don't mind paying a bit of a premium to cover local service but.........

 

Cheers

Rod

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Top shot gaffs are widely regarded as the best even in the USA.

I certainly don't disagree and Steve is a very knowledgeable guy

My choice though was a compromise that hopefully I will be happy with ie 2 x hookem gaffs

I like the saying, buy the best and cry once, but hopefully second best (by a wide margin admittedly) will do

Cheers
Rod

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you explained you can get it from Qld & asked them to try to close the gap in price? Should always try to support the locals but they should also try to support you.

G'day

The gap was so wide I didn't think it was worth it and ordered 2 hookem's one 1500 x 4" and one 1500 x 3" $205 delivered

Cheers

Rod

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love to support a local but it is a bit sad that they cant even start with being vaguely competitive!  No questions id  be voting with my wallet too and go elsewhere!

 

 

Have you explained you can get it from Qld & asked them to try to close the gap in price? Should always try to support the locals but they should also try to support you.

G'day

The gap was so wide I didn't think it was worth it and ordered 2 hookem's one 1500 x 4" and one 1500 x 3" $205 delivered

Cheers

Rod

 

 

 

Man that's pretty good service, especially once you add the 'over size' postage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Underpants ahaha you have to be joking right... they are the best gaffs money can buy.. fiberglass with rope grips marine grade stainless.. people dont buy them from overseas for no reason.. like sayin you want tiagra preformance for the price of a penn senator

 

Nothing sad about steves work mate thats why half the serious game fishos have his very own status rods and run his topshot gaffs and outriggers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry underpants dont mind my rant if you were tlking about locals with a high price for hookems

 

LOL :P  Was just about to clarify that one!

 

Also was going to add that your recommendation of a Topshot should be highly regarded, given your love of the toothys.....not to mention ballsy Crazy Horse ventures!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×