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Old 09-25-2018, 03:20 PM
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Anyone know anyone in the Mobile area that repairs Avet reels,or would I be better off just sending them to Avet?
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:33 PM
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I get a heck of a lot of Avets in here and have many many satisfied THT folks as well...I'm certain a few will chime in...!

There isn't any of them that I dont stock some parts for, and if anything is needed it's just a few days away.

PM with the model and the problem and I will give you a ballpark what it will run.

Shipping back to you from Florida for up to four reels is only $8

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I sent mine to Rick....Perfect!
Once I was in a bind and Keith in Pcola fixed a couple while I waited, but he’s in poor health at the moment.
Its worth the postage to Rick IMHO
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:46 PM
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Don't pass GO , don't collect $200, don't send them back to Avet.

Send them to Rick.

I don't know anything about Mobile but there is probably a guy around that does good work at a reasonable rate. He's really backed up and you have to drop off/ pick up. He will get to it when he can, but you are a new customer and he has other guys and he has been working on their stuff for years. He'll have an issue with parts and will forget to call you and let you know about the delay. Then he will get them done and get busy and forget to call you. And then you can't get him on the phone because his wife has him doing stuff. And then you guys finally connect and then you have to set a time where you can get over there to pick them up. You get there and his wife said he had to run to the hardware store and will be right back. And you wait in the driveway for an hour and he finally gets back.

Now you have your stuff and you saved a few bucks. Or did you? He's a good guy that does good work. Have no idea who he is but he is in all the fishing towns all over the country. Not picking on Mobile at all. But that guy is everywhere and he is a good guy that does good work.

Please take my advice and the advice of many others here. Send your stuff to Rick. He is not that guy. When you look up Customer Service in the dictionary, his picture is right there. Don't get anything out of this recommendation other than knowing he will treat you right. And I have had experience with that other guy. You know the story - try to keep your business local...etc. And it takes a month to get your stuff back.

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Thanks guys,I've pm'd Rick and waiting on a reply.
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Ricks the man.
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Don't pass GO , don't collect $200, don't send them back to Avet.

Send them to Rick.

I don't know anything about Mobile but there is probably a guy around that does good work at a reasonable rate. He's really backed up and you have to drop off/ pick up. He will get to it when he can, but you are a new customer and he has other guys and he has been working on their stuff for years. He'll have an issue with parts and will forget to call you and let you know about the delay. Then he will get them done and get busy and forget to call you. And then you can't get him on the phone because his wife has him doing stuff. And then you guys finally connect and then you have to set a time where you can get over there to pick them up. You get there and his wife said he had to run to the hardware store and will be right back. And you wait in the driveway for an hour and he finally gets back.

Now you have your stuff and you saved a few bucks. Or did you? He's a good guy that does good work. Have no idea who he is but he is in all the fishing towns all over the country. Not picking on Mobile at all. But that guy is everywhere and he is a good guy that does good work.

Please take my advice and the advice of many others here. Send your stuff to Rick. He is not that guy. When you look up Customer Service in the dictionary, his picture is right there. Don't get anything out of this recommendation other than knowing he will treat you right. And I have had experience with that other guy. You know the story - try to keep your business local...etc. And it takes a month to get your stuff back.

Send it to Rick

Thank You! I work really hard to make sure everything goes easy for anyone thinking about wrapping up a box of reels and sending them to me. It's a big undertaking for some...their gear means a lot and for many of us we have thousands invested in our fishing gear.

It means a lot to me to know that y'all appreciate the efforts I make from my end to ensure you are satisfied, that the work was done correctly and that very little effort from your end was required.

I guarantee my work, and do not require payment until you have your gear back and are satisfied with the results! It's not a business model for the fainthearted, but it sure has worked well for me...!

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Rick is the best in the business, I've been using him for about five years now and he has never let me down. His customer service is beyond what is expected and that's saying something in today's market. As far as Avets go, he gone through about 15 so far for me and they have come back better than new.
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Originally Posted by Wishniwasfishn View Post
Rick is the best in the business, I've been using him for about five years now and he has never let me down. His customer service is beyond what is expected and that's saying something in today's market. As far as Avets go, he gone through about 15 so far for me and they have come back better than new.
if you don't mind my asking, 15 seems like a high number - is this real or hyperbole? If real, if there a common caele failure? I'm interested in getting a set of Avets so curious about any known issues. Thanks!
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Very few known issues. They do seem to go thru some pinion bearings but that may be due to the way some people set the drag and use the reel.

From a small SX5.3 up to an EXW or T-Rex, they make a very wide range of reels and it would not be uncommon to have that many reels due to the various sizes and applications. From small snapper reels to big boy trolling reels, they make it all.

Many of their models include the Raptor version...which is an Avet on steroids as far as the drag system goes. Many of their reels offer cast control, so that is another version.

Don't forget color combinations. Who else makes a reel color called "Neptunes Heart"...??

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been waiting 2 weeks for Avet to send me new clicker springs on reels only 1 year old. Next time I'm calling rick
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Originally Posted by TJM86 View Post
if you don't mind my asking, 15 seems like a high number - is this real or hyperbole? If real, if there a common caele failure? I'm interested in getting a set of Avets so curious about any known issues. Thanks!
The first batch was a set of tournament reels (8) 50exw/3. (4) 80exw3, so no it not hard to get to 15. That number is probably close to 25 by now and he has never done one twice. He’s done double that in Talicas and Tiagras as well. When you have a 100k dollar tournament tuna on the line, you don’t want to wonder if you should have serviced your drag. I don’t own all these reels, but I help the boats I fish on. I recently sent rick some new reels to start their life off right, my personal 80exw/3.
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