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Is eBay cheaper than the bus?

A strange question but, in this case, it was much cheaper. A few days ago, I wanted a few circle hooks to tie a couple of fishing rigs for the tackle box. I intended to get the bus to town and go to the local tackle shop where they would have cost me about £3 plus £4 for the bus tickets (and a bonus Greggs visit). It was raining so I thought I'd put the job off and buy them on eBay instead.

A quick search and I found some in a job lot which I won for £2.71 plus £4 delivery (the same as the planned bus ticket). The difference is that they came with

  • 5 x 10" Flying collar booms

  • 3 x 6" Sidewinder Sandeels (Rhubarb & Custard)

  • 4 x 4" Sidewinder Super Shads (Ghost White)

  • 4 x 4" Sidewinder Super Shads (Orange)

  • 15 Pennel Big Mouth 4/0 Hooks

  • 1 x Herring Rig

  • 1 x Feather Rig

  • 1 x Muppet Rig

  • 1 x 3 Hook Flapper Rig

  • 8 x 3" Plastic Lures

  • A used finger protector

The collar booms are no use to me and I'm unconvinced by a used finger protector but the rest add up to around £40 of handy spares. The rigs and 3" lures can go into my float box with a small weight and jig head to add a bit of versatility, they are in sealed packets and can wait in there indefinitely in case they are handy one day.

The only downside is that I missed out on my Greggs.

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