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A few days ago, I dropped on a tackle shop, popped in to get some size 14 eyed B911's. Price was £1.50. In the local tackle shop here, they are £1.60. I got some from Bobco, and they cost me £1.15 per pack (so I got 5 packs). I cannot work out why the difference in prices unless of course it's the amount of mark-up the shop puts on. Has anyone else noticed this when buying their favourite make/pattern?
 
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The more a company sells the better the discount from the manufacturer they can command. The more discount they can pass on to the end user the more they sell. Its a vicious circle Pete. Only one winner ..... The customer. BUT, and it is a big BUT .... If we all simply buy the cheapest from wherever lets not moan when our local tackle shop is no more. Im only saying 😲😲😲
 

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Know what you mean Pete. :(......The only way I can save is buying the hooks I use in bulk when I see a good price. (y)

Did you actually pop into to Bobco to buy your hooks?
 

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The more a company sells the better the discount from the manufacturer they can command. The more discount they can pass on to the end user the more they sell. Its a vicious circle Pete. Only one winner ..... The customer. BUT, and it is a big BUT .... If we all simply buy the cheapest from wherever lets not moan when our local tackle shop is no more. Im only saying 😲😲😲
That's a fair point Mick, but then the local shop offset the their loss trying to sell me maggots at £3.30/pint.....:oops:......A reverse 'Loss leader' :D:giggle:
 

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I have noticed slight differences between shops, I would think it is just a mark up thing. I assume they pick their price point as either the highest or lowest they can get away with dependant on how they do business.
 

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Has anyone worked out how much your spending on hooks in a year. I did just quite recently it came to a fair bit of money I was surprised myself.
 

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Know what you mean Pete. :(......The only way I can save is buying the hooks I use in bulk when I see a good price. (y)

Did you actually pop into to Bobco to buy your hooks?
No mate, a mate was in there and messaged me about them, he knew I wanted some.
 

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Has anyone worked out how much your spending on hooks in a year. I did just quite recently it came to a fair bit of money I was surprised myself.
I daren't do that, I've had one heart attack and want to live a little longer.
 

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Price of anything has nothing to do with cost. Just watch Dragon's Den to understand that.

As for spending on hooks, it depends whether you re-use them as I do or bin them after one use as others do.
 
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I re-use them when I can. but If I've been in a snaggy swim or done a real bagging session then I'll bin.
 

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Price of anything has nothing to do with cost. Just watch Dragon's Den to understand that.
I know that from experience. I worked in a tackle shop/float factory and the price of actually making a float to the mark-up when they hit the shop floor used to make my eyes water.
If only the chinese would make their take-away's as cheap as they sell stuff on Ebay I'd be quids in.
 

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I can see that theres a lot of folk on here that have never worked for themselves. I bet the guys that do or have are having a smile at that. There is a lot to pay out before a company shoves that cash in its back pocket. If you only knew. 😣
 

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Have you not noticed how a small piece of rubber, cut into a dozen bits can cost you £3 when put in a packet? Rig tube and such are all sold at prices that simply don't reflect the true cost, but you have to buy them sadly, most times. What we need is a Co-op style place were people can buy tackle at a more reflective price maybe? I find E-Bay really good for many things, but sadly at times the quality or size is not quite right. The hooks I'm buying right now are £4.95 for 10, posted, but I do re-use them. However I need various sizes and patterns, easy to spend £50 just on hooks, F@£k!!
 

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To be honest I rarely buy loose hooks for coarse fishing these day as the vast majority of the time I use hooks to nylon/pre tired hooklengths or whatever you want to call them. Probably 2/3 of the loose hooks I own are for sea fishing.
 

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