|FFO - Fisherman's Factory Outlet - Fishing Product Review|
by: Fritz Nordengren
As I recently shopped for two new spinning reels, I went on line to try and find deals. A place I check with from time to time is FFO-tackle.com Fisherman's Factory Outlet. It's run by Pure Fishing -- the master brand and OFFICIAL FACTORY OUTLET for Abu Garcia, Berkley, Fenwick, Mitchell, Johnson and Spider.
The selection changes every so often, and they do not have lots of products. But when I looked over the spinning reels, I found a few Abu Garcia Spinning reels that looked good. The prices are very good. These are close out or overstock reels, that are being taken out of inventory.
For example, Abu Garcia's Suervan $200 + spinning reel is under $100 on the outlet. The two Abu Cardinal reels I bought were over 40% off of retail and I was able to buy two for less than $50.
This review is about FFO service and quality. I was able to order on line and immediately received an e mail confirmation of my order -- and later in the day, a tracking e mail to trace the package through UPS. I ordered on Thursday mid morning and received the reels Friday evening. (The warehouse is only a few hours from me.)
The shipping package was well packed, and included in the package was a extra gift of some Powerbaits and an easy to find return exchange slip for coverage under their 30 day money back guarantee. These are new reels covered under the standard Abu Garcia warranty.
When I opened one of the reels, I soon discovered the shaft on the crank had broken. I dropped a quick note to customer service and received an answer on Sunday that they were sending me a UPS "pick up" label to return the reel for exchange.
I like the service, and the reel, so much, I ordered a third reel the same day.
I highly recommend FFO-tackle.com