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Preparing your reel for trade in Jupiter, West Palm Beach or Boynton Beach

Take a minute to clean up your reel. Strip the old line off the reel. Clean the outside of your reel so it is free from any salt, sand or debris. Clean the spool and reel seat. Make sure you are bringing your reel to a tackle shop that does a full inspection upon taking the reel in for trade in so you know you are getting maximum value for your reels. If you regularly service your reel or have had any repairs done, bring that paperwork with you as it may increase the resell value.

Preparing your rod for trade in

To prepare your rod for trade in, clean the rod blank, guides and grips with soapy water so that it is free of any salt, sand or debris. Inspect the guides of the rod and note any that are chipped, cracked or missing. Make sure you are bringing your rods to a shop that does a full inspection to guarantee you are getting the most money for your rod.

Trading in your reel vs selling privately online

Trading in your reel is much smarter and cost efficient than selling privately online. When trading in your reels, not only do you guarantee a fair price for your old gear, you walk out with brand new tackle that day. Selling reels online can cause issues like sorting through buyers, shipping costs and low ballers/deal shoppers and scammers. A good trade in shop is looking to lead you in the right direction. They know what your used tackle is worth and know the benefits of having quality tackle so you will be set up with a quality new outfit that works for you.

When to trade in your reels

Your reels can last you a long time if properly cared for but they don't last forever. It is important to remember that as you will get more for your reel if it still has a significant amount of life left. Another important factor to keep in mind is the technology in reels is improving at a staggering rate which means you will have more of an advantage over the fish the better the technology in your reel is. To maximize the value of your reel that you are trading in and keep up with the latest fishing technologies, trade your reels in every 3 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much can I expect to get for trading in my fishing reel?

Value of your reel can vary greatly depending on age, model, condition and availability of parts. For a popular reel that is in good condition you can expect to get on the high side 60%-70% of original value.

Why should I trade in my fishing reel instead of selling it privately?

There are many reason to trade in your reels instead of selling it privately.
1. No hassle - You do not have to wade through all the offer and people you will have to deal with.
2. Able to trade in all your reels at once - When selling privately you will most likely have to split up the reels and sell to multiple buyers
3. Your trade in specialists will have a chance to look at the reels you have been using which helps them guide you to a new set of reels
4. You may get more for a store credit than cash for a private buyer

Where can I trade in my fishing reels?

You can trade in your reels at Fishin My Best Life Bait and Tackle shop in West Palm Beach or you can fill out our online form and mail them to us.

What brand fishing reels can I trade in?

All brands of reels can be traded in. Some brands will be valued higher than others depending on demand, condition and parts availability

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