Ebay is where you need to look for deal on reels. They are there, just have to win the bid! I've lost a few in the past weeks because the auctions ended while I was working. Where else can you get an Abu Garcia 7000 for $43? Yes, my top bid was $42.50. I should have bid more, I know. You can also get some good deals on craigslist.com too. I got two 6500's for my cousin for $80, they were just a year old, and the guy selling them said he just couldn't master casting reels.