And your point is?Well I guess it is that you can buy a small internal combustion engine, gears, a metal blade & chain, electronics, an electric motor, gears, lithium battery, more electronics, a battery charger, various plastic moldings, screws, nuts, bolts, wiring etc for the same money as a bit of carbon cloth and glue, some bent wire for rings, thread, cork, a reel seat and some varnish...
The point is bleedin obvious but I'll spell it out.And your point is?
As with all things. why on Earth would anyone buy an Audi when Skoda are knocking out 90% the same thing for 50% of the cost? why would anyone buy a Rolls Royce when a hyundai will get you to the same place at the same time?? Most people would answer that it's for the same reason that dogs lick their balls, because they can. I would rather save up, get the latest Sintrix and treasure it, than whip a new greys off the shelf when needed.Why can’t people be happy with what they’ve got without slagging off people who like different things? I don’t judge people that use shakespeares, in fact I wouldn’t know if someone was holding one or not! So I don’t see why someone who buys a sage or similar should be branded as a snob or someone who has more money than sense.
It's like reverse snobbery.
My point was more to do with the random comparison, like what the hell has the price of a tin of beans got to do with the cost of petrol!, or 'have you got any stamps, no, but ive got a short sleeved pair of socks that might fit you!' However, its a proven fact that something is worth how much someone is willing to pay for it. To take your example, a chainsaw isnt worth sh1t to me since I have no use for it and so wouldnt enjoy the warm cosy feeling of owning one, but I'd pay a reasonable amount for the pleasure of having a nice fishing rod so its worth a lot more to me.The point is bleedin obvious but I'll spell it out.
You don't get much for your money when you buy an expensive rod. In terms of raw materials/manufacture you don't get much for your £ with expensive rods compared to a lot of other products. On the other hand you can pay lots more than things are really worth for all sorts of other things from houses to handbags if you choose to.
This isn't the same as griping about anyone buying top end Sage or Hardy, that is their choice.
And at the same time...........'It is too late to economise when you are at the bottom of your purse'. So if you can't afford to buy expensive things, then don't, but don't decry those that can. Jealousy springs to mind by those that do decry others.A fool and his money are soon parted.
The point of the comparison (which wasn't mine!) was not as random as the ones you provide.My point was more to do with the random comparison, like what the hell has the price of a tin of beans got to do with the cost of petrol!, or 'have you got any stamps, no, but ive got a short sleeved pair of socks that might fit you!'
Just researching the combined cost of a pro quality Husqvarna chainsaw and a Dewalt lithium drill and impact driver set. I can buy all of these for less than the price of one high-end Sage or Helios rod.
Judging by most of the replies on this and other previous threads on the same subject I would say the majority.It's raining; I'm bored
I wonder how many posters deriding those with Sage or Hardy etc rods bought their wives cubic zircona engagement rings instead of diamond?