Be thankful you won the auction mate. That's a beautiful looking rod which I think retails for £149.99 - that one you got is brand new I believe. Also Greys offer a full unconditional lifetime warranty on all their sea rods so they must be pretty confident in them. I was actually bidding on that very same Greys Orion early on in the bidding but pulled out 'cause I won the auction on the 12ft 3-5oz Greys Phantom beachcaster (the bidding closed a couple of hours before the Orion) which I think will probably suit me slightly better. I also got bid up fairly high (£97 but that includes delivery) - hmmm wonder if it was the same somw *(&^%^$£ that bid you up after he had a go at me - however as the rod is also brand new and retailed for around £170 I'm really not too displeased. Enjoy the rod mate.paid4tackledealersroller said:Just bought a Greys Orion mk11 13' beachcaster on E-bay thought it was going to be £66 but somw *(&^%^$£ bid me up to £87.01
PS Now I know who you are I'll try to avoid bidding against you on ebay - well not too much anyway.