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Poll: What makes you buy a new fishing product?
TV commercial
Magazine advertisement
Pro endorsement
Friend endorsement
Packaging/Appearance
Wait until others have proven it works
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What makes you buy a new fishing product?
Please select the answer that is most likely to get you to buy something new.
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Re: [CaptJoeVerdino] What makes you buy a new fishing product? In reply to
LOL, I think that's the million dollar question that all the sales industry would like an answer to Joe. But, based on my experiance, I really don't experiment too much unless a buddy of mine has tried it first. I'd rather him waste his money first before I take the dive. Sly LMAO!!! That's mean, isn't it?

But, on that same note, i've been known to purchase an odd ball rig if it "calls" out to me. In other words, if the product makes sense and it's operation (in theory) would make my fishing experiance more enjoyable or increase my catch rate based on an issue i've been having, I might purchase it and give it a try. The price has alot to do with trying new products as well. Anything over 20 bucks is an investment as far as i'm concerned. With that said, I don't see spending over 20 bucks on a new product because if it doesn't work like it says it will, i'm out gas or beer money. LOL I dont' like throwing money away. I'd rather just set the money on fire, atleast I get some sort of amusement out of it before it disappears. Unimpressed
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Re: [CaptJoeVerdino] What makes you buy a new fishing product? In reply to
You left out because my wife told me NO MORE STUFF!!

Sure way to get me out buying new stuff.. It also helps that I like to sleep on the couch in the basement.. :)
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Re: [CaptJoeVerdino] What makes you buy a new fishing product? In reply to
I like to see if it works first.

I do alot of tackle testing. I get to see alot of the stuff before it hits the market. I put in my input with a panel of other testers too.

Some of the stuff that does hit the market, should never have been there in the first place. They turn those items into the "As Seen On TV" type of stuff.

There are some very good items that come out too.Cool
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Re: [CaptJoeVerdino] What makes you buy a new fishing product? In reply to
It seems we are all cut from the same cloth. I usually wait until someone else tells me it works. I have been known to make a few impulse buys in the past but I have learned my lesson.

Now the question is if everyone is waiting for a friend or someone else to prove it works, then how does anything ever get a good reputation?
I've tested a few products that were given to me and most times they work.
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Re: [CaptJoeVerdino] What makes you buy a new fishing product? In reply to
you forgot to put in as one of the options,

super modle in a swim suit standing next to or holding the product. Tongue
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Re: [CaptJoeVerdino] What makes you buy a new fishing product? In reply to
CoolBefore I buy a new product I would like to take it for a test drive. My fly fishing store lets you test any of their rods before buying. Another good place to test compare is at trade shows. Just about every rod & line manufacturer is on hand vying for your $$$s. Unfortunately one cannot test waders, boots and the like but at least one has an opportunity to feel the merchandise and ask questions. Capt Joe you needed at least one more category in your poll and that is Other and perhaps Trade Show.
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Re: [Dryrod] What makes you buy a new fishing product? In reply to
Ok, I understand the other/trade show thing, but the model, does anyone really fall for that?

Honestly I wouldn't trust a model or trade show rep as far as the edges of the booth they stand in. They are paid to love the product so you know you will only get the positive report.
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Re: [CaptJoeVerdino] What makes you buy a new fishing product? In reply to
Other than recommendations from friends, I think I put a lot of weight in advice from the local sales guys in the fishing department of one of our outdoors/sports stores. Most are members of bass fishing clubs and participate in tournaments.
(This post was edited by RangerMan57 on Jul 20, 2008, 2:48 PM)
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Re: [RangerMan57] What makes you buy a new fishing product? In reply to
Word of mouth, and NOTHING with an infomercial!
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Re: [Plan9] What makes you buy a new fishing product? In reply to
Because it was shiney and had glitter and I just had to have it.Laugh