I tried to buy a rod from Ningbo Rodcore recently and after about 6 emails I was quoted a similar amount for postage ($56) for a single 9 foot 4 piece rod, so I replied "sorry too expensive" They are probably only interested in bulk sales, hard for any retailer to judge the quality though. They're probably trying to put off guys like us attempting to buy a single rod for ourselves, can't blame them if they are a manufacturer.Alternatives to Maxcatch ?
Some time ago "Made in China" was a link posted and I posted I would try it and feed back !!
After registering and linking in with various "Fishing" companies, I singled out one "Ningbo" Rodcore, who advertised many items and more importantly would sell individual rods reels ect. Prices seemed excellent. After many emails (and disappointments) I found a few items to try ? I did try to order items stocked on their web page but in all cases were NOT available, Clicker reel ($40), travel rod ($18) and fiberglass rod ($20). So after being sent a "New lines" list I asked about a Fiberglass blank at $9 !!! Only available as a kit at $24 ?
Eventually settled on 2 fiberglass rod kits 7' 6" 3wt and an 8' 4wt and a fast action 4pc 8' 3wt with two tips
total price 2 x $25 + $26:50.
I had asked for any additional cost and approximate delivery times (no reply to these questions) I had explained as it was my 1st time using the company I wished to check the quality and delivery times.
In the end a PayPal request was sent for $130:50 ?? $76:50 for rods $54 delivery ! So cancelled the order.
A long process for nothing. This was after 30+ emails.
Result - Long Live Maxcatch
Downside I now get lots of silly prices from China for everything from "New pre built house extensions" to a "3 wheel Taxi".
That will teach me to be a "tight s*d"
Yep stick with Maxcatch.