I just had to tell everyone what a deal I got. I went to our local flea market a couple of weeks ago and lucked up on one of the best deals I have ever come across. I noticed from a good distance that an older man was selling some fishing equipment. So I took off. There were several people gathered around his table. He had several ambassadeur reels for sale. I heard them talking about this and that and prices and I like to have fell out. He had 2 5000's, one of the old smooth foot 6000's and four 7000c syncro's. Well guess who bought the reels. Like I needed to buy some more fishing equipment. The 7000c syncro's even came with the rods. There was a little anodizing gone on the reels, but they all worked great. I had to install a clicker on one of the 7000's, but other than that, it was take them apart and clean them, oil and grease them and put new line on them. I used them this past weekend at Badin and no problems. Any way, just wanted to share that you. I was lucky and at the right place at the right time, and that doesn't happen to me often.