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Old 12-11-2017, 02:43 PM
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Default Are these Shimano Saragosa reels legit? Would you buy?

Hey guys,
These are being sold from Australia. I'm in The Keys and this seems pretty cheap and fast shipping. Seems like I can pick up a new Saragosa 6000 for about $205 with shipping.
Opinions? Would you bite?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Sar.../281789856411?

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Originally Posted by homeby51 View Post
Hey guys,
I'm in The Keys and this seems pretty cheap and fast shipping. Seems like I can pick up a new Saragosa 6000 for about $205 with shipping.
Opinions? Would you bite?
You have a reference link?

I think that sounds like a normal price for a 6000.

They are outstanding reels
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Originally Posted by Big Iron View Post
You have a reference link?

I think that sounds like a normal price for a 6000.

They are outstanding reels
Sorry about the link...my bad.
here it is
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Sar.../281789856411?
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Ottos Tackle World is legit...all I can say
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Ottos are a long standing tackle shop here in Aus.

The Saragossas are great reels, I have a 25000 and a 5000. Wouldnt hesitate to get another.
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Be pretty rare to find tackle cheaper here than you can buy for in the US.
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Originally Posted by noelm View Post
Be pretty rare to find tackle cheaper here than you can buy for in the US.
Here in the US the cheapest Saragosa 6000SW is $264.99. This will save me $60.
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Don’t forget customs fees! You won’t be saving that much, I checked this once.
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We've caught multiple 100 pound plus Bluefin on a Saragosa 6000. They are great reels. I say just buy from your local shop and enjoy good service if you ever need it.
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Originally Posted by Badbagger View Post
Don’t forget customs fees! You won’t be saving that much, I checked this once.
Oh.....this doesn't include customs?
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No no !
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Great reels! Get the 8000 series, slightly heavier with more capacity.
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Oh...Ok. It's confusing because Ebay is saying my total is $204.29.
Here is the screenshot. It says nothing about future customs charges. But I believe you!
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A lot of stores are having holiday sales right now, I’m sure you could find one in the US and no customs hassle.
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Originally Posted by homeby51 View Post
Oh...Ok. It's confusing because Ebay is saying my total is $204.29.
Here is the screenshot. It says nothing about future customs charges. But I believe you!
That’s what I’d planned on eBay but I asked first and they told me not included and my responsibility.
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Im always cautious with Ebay, non popular websites etc. Even Facebook markets and groups where these dudes always happen to have a NIB reel for crazy cheep lol.

Way too many knock offs coming out of China. I know a guy who keeps buying 150-300.00 reels off eBay. He keeps claiming he's getting an amazing deal. He pays about 25-35% of normal cost. Most definitely fakes. He is an older gentleman so I dont think he understands the bootleg market that well.
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Originally Posted by homeby51 View Post
Oh...Ok. It's confusing because Ebay is saying my total is $204.29.
Here is the screenshot. It says nothing about future customs charges. But I believe you!


Happens to me all the time when I buy stuff from the Venders on the site. Customs are not a lot but it all adds up
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I have bought a few reels from Europe and Japan and don't remember paying any customs charges. Never bought from Australia though.
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Bought multiple Shimano Sustains from them through eBay. Better prices than any domestic source I could find and NO customs.
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Originally Posted by BlueRacer View Post
Bought multiple Shimano Sustains from them through eBay. Better prices than any domestic source I could find and NO customs.
Great! That makes me feel better.
Let me ask....any way for me to confirm that I would not have to pay customs? Should I contact Ebay?

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