R.c 2.5 Knock-off's On Ebay?
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:41 AM
I'm looking for a company that sells the knock-off RC 2.5'S. I know of Predator Baits, and Acadamy Sports. I can't find blanks on Acadamy sports website ,just painted ones. I have tryed the preadator baits knock-off's. There are some on ebay that i would like to find out where they are getting them. I don't resale i just want to paint some for myself. If anyone who's where to get a great replica of it please let me know. Thanks
Posted 13 January 2011 - 09:01 AM
Bryan from http://bustinbassbaits.com/index.html has them made for him. He also has them on e-bay http://stores.ebay.c...ss-Baits?_rdc=1
He has several other high quality KO's as well. Nice guy quick ship and easy to deal with. Especially helpful to the newbie painter.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 03:06 PM
The prices on Ebay are getting too high! I can buy H2O baits painted with hooks for about the same price. Just take the hooks off, scuff the paint and go for it. Plus the guys around here trust the H2O baits more than knock offs.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 03:40 PM
Where can you buy H2O baits?
Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:45 PM
H2O is available at Academy Sports and Outdoors.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:37 PM
You'll have to go to an Academy store. They don't sell them online. At least they didn't the last time I checked.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 06:13 PM
Ya I have been looking. Ebay is about the only place that has em(for a mark up of course). Owell!
Posted 19 January 2011 - 01:23 PM
Guys, we will be selling our H20 Xpress baits online starting next month. We are in the final stages of testing to make sure there are no bugs in the system before we go live.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:39 PM
Are you talking about the unpainted blanks?
Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:53 PM
make sure you post when they will be available online and a link to the site. i dont have an academy close to me. will you be selling blanks as well as full cranks or just the fully finished baits.?
Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:30 PM
I know it is inconvenient, but no one is permitted to link to their own business. This is a fairly common rule on most member sites. Without this rule, TU would become one big advertising campaign.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 05:50 PM
this is great news!
as shown by the interest here (me included!), you would probably be very well off to offer blank baits as well as finished ones!
Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:12 PM
Dave, I bet he's an employee of Academy Sports, a chain of big sports stores in the South and Southwest U.S., not someone who has a financial interest in an Academy website (which I for one would also like to see online!).
Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:44 PM
I can't wait. Blank bodies would be great to see but I will still order lots of lures.
Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:32 AM
Ah! fair enough. I guess I should have done a bit of research before stepping in.
Thanks for the heads up Bob.
Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:11 AM
Yes, I work for Academy designing and developing the H20 series. Not here to advertise. I enjoy painting baits at the home and this website is top notch at sharing techniques, designs etc...I have no where near the tools,printing and painting capabilites that our factory uses. I'm in the same boat you guys are when it comes to doing this at the house.
That being said to answer a few questions. Unfortunitly for many brand protection reasons we wouldn't be able to sell our blanks online. We are set to go live late next month. I will post the date when it happens. Just google" Academy"...and our website will be numero uno. Thanks for the positive comments on our baits and feel free to shoot me a message anytime if you have any questions about anything H20 Xpress. I frequent this site daily.
Posted 20 January 2011 - 02:07 PM
Will they be offering sale items on line or just retail? I picked up a couple of 6 packs of baits at Xmas time for $10 ea. Don't mind repainting at that price!
Posted 20 January 2011 - 03:19 PM
That's great news. I've heard nothing but good things about your baits, and I'd love to be able to buy some online.
I'm looking forward to you posting when the site is up and running.
Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:15 PM
Why would you say that people trust one more over another? Both Predator and Bustin have excellent reputations and baits. From what I can tell, H2O baits are no different than theirs. They just come painted. A knock is a knock off is a knock off.
Posted 21 January 2011 - 01:17 AM
152nd, I've never thrown an Academy H2O bait but see lots of posts on bass fishing sites by guys who use and like them. It's all about fish catching and not about looks, in my opinion. I've tried a BUNCH of different knock-offs over the years. Personally, I've never found a "named knock-off" of an expensive Japanese bait that was anything like the original in terms of performance or fishing results. They won't fish the same because they have none of the original's internal design. They are sold to catch fishermen. As someone who cares a lot about bait performance, that's disappointing to me. I don't lump all unfinished plastic baits into that pile - not all of them are made and sold purely as knock-offs. If a guy buys any unpainted bait and likes its looks and catches fish with it, no harm, no foul. But I've become very skeptical about "named knock-offs".