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Rod on auction site ??

Discussion in 'Tackle & Equipment Discussions' started by Decypher, Apr 29, 2012.

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    Decypher

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    I found a zziplex bass on a very popular auction site. Am i allowed to post the link? If so can you confirm if its a real zziplex or not?? It just looks wrong to be honest.....
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    no u cant i believe but u can copy and paste the item number, the pictures and description by the seller, im sure the guys here will be more than helpful
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    meanstreak

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    There's only 3 for sale, which one are you looking at, the top one is going well on the bidding
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    warriorgunner

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    u can post links to ebay stuff no probs just copy n paste it in
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    Decypher

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    Its on at the moment for £31 with £10 postage. It seems a bit sus with foam grips on such a small diamater rod?

    Ebay Item number: 230781307750
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    not that i know anything bout zippy rods, but that doesnt look like any zippy ive seen on the beach mate, could just b a crap rod with a crap zippy sticker.
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    Foam grips were all the rage at one point and given the age of the zziplex bass line of rods it certainly could be legit just a really old rod that's had two or more rebuilds.

    Also there have been many incarnations Of zziplex decals through the years, I've even seen some dodgy decals on rods rebuilt by pro builders. Sometimes they just weren't as readily available as now.

    It could be genuine but then again it may not be,

    On that auction site I can only suggest that if you think something looks dodgy then just avoid it without thinking twice.
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    It could be genuine but then again it may not be,

    On that auction site I can only suggest that if you think something looks dodgy then just avoid it without thinking twice.[/QUOTE]

    defo wise words, shop smart with your hard earned!
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    Wise words :fishing:

    From what little i can see it looks legit fwiw.

    :thumbs:
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    Some good advice but to be fair I cant see anything in the ad that would concern me too much. All positive feedback and sold a fair amount of designer clothes with no complaints, and certainly not making any claims that the rod is anything but a second hand rebuild with a starting price to reflect...Bargain to be had there......Poirot KMA

    Ps- I know a fair number of people who use foam grips on LD rods to pack them out a little
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    iv noticed it and i think its deffo a legit one. 15-20 years ago loads of rods had duplon grips on them,especially one for such a rod that may be held for long periods in the surf.

    i reckon its had some use,but would be worth a look.
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    I've just bought zippie bass rod from gerrys and I opted for foam grips and a fixed reel seat
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    like i said i know zip about zippys, so if guys here who do say it genuine, then u have nothing to lose, nothing strange about a bass rod with duplon handles i must admit.
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    Could be a Zziplex Bass Light 11' 7" with 8' tip. I have one again from Gerry's & it has Duplon grips just a lot newer that that in the picture. So could easily be the real thing.
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    i had my powertex bass built by them last year.. split duplon grips and fixed reel seat, eyed for F/S :)
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    Thankyou for all the advice guys. I think i'll put a small cheeky bid on it. Then if i get it, and its legit. rebuild :) Thanks again :)
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    The other one is making good money, a small bid won't always get it, if you are sure it's what you want, then hit it hard lol
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    Looks as it should look, including the dumb zzipy guide spacings, who knows :huh:
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    I've no idea what rod it is but I'd be surprised if it's a cheap rod - all budget rods I've seen are equal sections, not an 8' tip.

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