Lol me too about the Hardy Angel reels. Absolute madness.I've seen some items for sale or bid there that are clearly overpriced. Someone mentioned battered old Hardy reels, yep seen those. Honestly I've seen reels offered starting at $125 USD that I wouldn't take home if I saw them at a Thrift Shop for $20 just too abused unless you need the springs and pawls from them.
One reel I can't figure the pricing on is the Hardy Angel. In America that reel did not sell very well at all. Had I known that they would be listed at eBay for the same as retail or higher I could have bought them on Closeout Pricing at 45% off retail.
I've been toying with the idea of trying one but there's no way I'll pay $500 for a discontinued reel......
Was it W.C. Fields who said "There's a sucker born every minute"?
I really love the messaging eBay sends here on the US site, things like "Hurry and Bid Again so you can Win" or "Enter a Higher Max Bid so this doesn't get away........"
I used to sell a lot of gut eyed flies and had some real beauties and I always got a fair price but I’m sure there’s a whole load of shenanigans going on with vintage fly gear on eBay.
The times I’ve had to tell folk their Hardy Palakona rod isn’t worth what they’re seeing as a buy it now price on eBay