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Adventure Wolf
06-06-2016, 11:06 PM
So recently I noticed on Ebay that the Chinese are selling lures, boxes of hooks, etc. for a dollar or less with free shipping. After realizing that these were real foreign dealers and not a scam to get credit cards, I was wondering if anyone had any experiences with these dealers and what the quality of the gear was like?

hunter63
06-06-2016, 11:12 PM
Haven't seen them got an example?

Adventure Wolf
06-06-2016, 11:32 PM
Here are a few:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fishing-Lures-Beveling-Chamfer-Paillette-Fish-Bass-Tackle-Hooks-Baits-Portable-/201561362324?hash=item2eedfe4f94:g:hlIAAOSw1DtXDwh q
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shrimp-Fishing-Simulation-Soft-Prawn-Lure-Hook-Tackle-Bait-Fishing-Lures-New-LCF-/371599998622?hash=item568515fe9e:g:fEUAAOSwwbdWN7j g
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-1pcs-Kinds-of-Fishing-Lures-Crankbaits-Hooks-Minnow-Baits-Tackle-New-Arrival-/381641393838?hash=item58db9986ae:g:Bz4AAOSwxehXPUK I

There are tons of these things on Ebay.

hunter63
06-07-2016, 01:05 AM
So what fish you are fishing for?

Rick
06-07-2016, 06:16 AM
I haven't dealt with any for fishing gear but have dealt with them for other items. I've had no problem other than a long ship time. It takes a few days to get through Chinese customs and then there is usually a day delay with US customs. A couple of weeks has been about the average. The items have always been as advertised. I'm sure there are bad guys there just like here but so far so good.

crashdive123
06-07-2016, 06:18 AM
Are Chinese fishing lures better for catching sushi? :whistling:

Rick
06-07-2016, 06:20 AM
Now you're being Coy.

crashdive123
06-07-2016, 11:38 AM
I see what you did there.

hunter63
06-07-2016, 01:52 PM
I have bought a lot of lures over the years, that never caught a fish....fun to throw around, and try to get unhooked for the snags.....
Now I try to use what are recommended for what ever fish I an fishing for......trout, bass, blue gill, crappie, walleye, perch......
Mostly trout in the river.......bluegills and crappies in the lakes.......

Adventure Wolf
06-07-2016, 03:18 PM
I fish for bass, carp, catfish, crappie, bluegill and just about everything else under the sun. It's one of the few things I used to do with my dad, and I hope I can do it with my kids when I have some.

I'm going to buy a few limited use type items from the dealers, spend maybe five dollars and see what happens. That way I know. Then report back.

crashdive123
06-07-2016, 03:20 PM
I have bought a lot of lures over the years, that never caught a fish....fun to throw around, and try to get unhooked for the snags.....
Now I try to use what are recommended for what ever fish I an fishing for......trout, bass, blue gill, crappie, walleye, perch......
Mostly trout in the river.......bluegills and crappies in the lakes.......

You forgot spark plug fishing. Should be good for about a six pack.

hunter63
06-07-2016, 04:05 PM
You forgot spark plug fishing. Should be good for about a six pack.

I always save that for special occasions.....LIKE NOT CATCHING ANYTHING......LOL

kyratshooter
06-07-2016, 04:44 PM
A fella can only sit in the boat for so long before he has to light a stick of dynamite!

Zack
06-14-2016, 05:32 PM
So recently I noticed on Ebay that the Chinese are selling lures, boxes of hooks, etc. for a dollar or less with free shipping. After realizing that these were real foreign dealers and not a scam to get credit cards, I was wondering if anyone had any experiences with these dealers and what the quality of the gear was like?

I've gotten a couple things in the past without issue, but I'll buy stuff here in the future because of the lack of quality.

natertot
06-15-2016, 12:03 AM
I'm with Rick, I have not but the fishing stuff but I have bought some other things from Chinese venders via Ebay. I agree with Rick's assessment of longer shipping times, but the items I have received have been fine. I have only bought from the ones with high ratings that have sold tens of thousands of items though. Plus, Ebay does have a lot of good protection policies. Not as good as they used to be, but still not bad.

As a bonus, the kids like the envelopes with the Chinese stamps and all the Chinese writing.

kyratshooter
06-15-2016, 01:43 AM
I get stuff from the Chinese suppliers on E-bay all the time. All the payments go through Paypal anyway so my funds are secure. It does take an extra week to get across the Pacific but the price differential is usually worth the wait, and a lot of times I forget I ordered the stuff so when I go to the mailbox it is Christmas again!

Usually it is small stuff like these fishing lures, of which I know nothing. However, you can get a lifetime supply of ferro rods for $10, and red dot gunsights for another $10.

minitruck83
06-28-2016, 12:37 AM
A fella can only sit in the boat for so long before he has to light a stick of dynamite!

Calcium Carbide, might as well wake up everybody.

Tony uk
06-29-2016, 05:42 AM
Most lures I've handled have been pretty basic things, often nothing more than a colored bit of stamped metal. I'm sure they'll be fine.

Tonyuk

Adventure Wolf
07-04-2016, 12:18 AM
After my little post in the other forum, I am returning to this thread. I have, for a test, purchased four lures. Once I get them, I will post a quick review.

hunter63
07-04-2016, 09:58 AM
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest that even the "name brand lures" sold at Cabalas Bass Pro, etc.....are made in China as well...Just not as up front as to origin as the E-Bay offerings......

But just because it's a fishing lure does not mean it works or not.

I have seen duck decoys made in China...beautiful, but doesn't look like any American duck I know of.