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Buying used reels
« on: November 26, 2013, 12:02:18 PM »

hey all I need help selecting a higher end used reel. My buddy told me to try and find something like a used curado e and I'm looking around and I'm just unsure of all the different models. I'm hoping to get something for around 100$ or so. what reels should I be looking for and at what price?
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Re: Buying used reels
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 12:18:57 PM »

Its gonna be hard to find an E series Curado for that price. You may want to look for a CiticaE, which is still a really good reel, and you could upgrade the crank bearing later on. If you really want a new one, contact Ron at Beat the Big Box Boys....

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...he will hook you up with a new reel for the best price, and the best model available in that range. Just another option for you.

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Re: Buying used reels
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 12:46:57 PM »

Like LgMouthGambler says, Why buy a used when you can get a new one with a warranty sent to you for around your budget.
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Re: Buying used reels
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 01:27:04 PM »

If you are looking for a Curado E, then you just about have to buy used to get one because they discontinued the Curado E and renamed the new version of it the Chronarch E. You can buy the same reel as a Curado E by buying the Chronarch E which is a white reel now instead of green and has black handles and spools, other than that they are the same reel. The new price of the Chronarch E is $199 and can be found for around $179 from some dealers.
The Curado E was available as an E5 which has the 5.1 gear ratio or an E7 which has the 7.1 gear ratio. The new version of now called the Chronarch E is available as an E5, an E6 , or an E 7, which means they have now added a mid range 6.1 ratio.
If you need to stay around $100, it's going to be tought to find a good used curado E for that price. I see them here and on other forums in the far sale section occasionally for an average of $120 to $140. On ebay, I have seen nice used Curado E reels sell for more than the new cost of a Chronarch E. I guess a lot folks prefer the green color or don't understand that the Chronarch is the same reel, just not the same color.
As LM sugested, you can look for a Citica E which is almost the same reel as the Curado E was. The only difference between a citica E and a Curado E was that the curado had one more bearing and the curado spool was built with a slightly lighter aluminum alloy. The citica is a great reel and can be found used for around $70
Buying a used reel though is always an iffy thing. Make sure the seller has a good reputation and is being clear about the condition and also willing to make it right if your not happy. A reel can look good in pictures but still have worn parts inside. I once bought a used E50 curado from a reel tech on another site. This guy is a well respected reel mechanic on that other site. He listed the reel as in perfect mechanical condition. I got it and immediatly could feel a slight grind to the gears. Some folks don't mind that but i had to replace the gears to make it like new. I contacted him and he denied it and tried to say I was just trying to get one over on him. I thought I could trust that he would have known the difference between perfect condition verus a one that has grindy gears.
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Re: Buying used reels
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 02:35:09 PM »

thanks guys so with my budget the citica is prob my best bet and the reviews look nice. should I just get the new g series or try an find the older e series? My buddy says the older e series is better. Just wondering. thanks for the detailed responses.
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Re: Buying used reels
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013, 03:18:41 PM »

If you are going to buy a Citica, get the E.

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Re: Buying used reels
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 04:45:30 PM »

ok that's what I'm set on. So Ron has some new ones stashed?
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Re: Buying used reels
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013, 07:38:18 PM »

No. Ron has some new reels that are of current models that he can give you a deal on. If Ron had any new in box E series reels he would be in a lot of trouble with me.  ;)

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Re: Buying used reels
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 09:30:12 PM »

You guys won't believe this, but just 2 weeks ago i was in my local gander mt. store talking to the reel counter guy and he told me they still had 2 new Citica E reels in the bottom of the cabinet that never sold during clearance last year. They sold them to me for $69.00 each.
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Re: Buying used reels
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2013, 09:41:47 PM »

Wow what luck huh
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Re: Buying used reels
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2013, 08:30:19 PM »

I ended up buying a chronarch 200e citica g and a phenix recon rod and a carrot stix rod for 290
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Re: Buying used reels
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2013, 10:25:14 PM »

No. Ron has some new reels that are of current models that he can give you a deal on. If Ron had any new in box E series reels he would be in a lot of trouble with me.  ;)

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If your still dead set on a Curado E in the future, shop around. I found one for 100 shipped new and my 2nd one cost me around 160. They pop up all the time.
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