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Re: Red Truck / Leland Tells Sage To Go Pound Sand

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ahh yeah maybe in 2011 they bought back product

but there have been and few more instances this year of Sage/Farbank products showing up

oh wait....
http://www.costco.com/CatalogSearch?s ... langId=-1&keyword=fly+rod

Posted on: 2013/8/9 13:58


Re: Red Truck / Leland Tells Sage To Go Pound Sand

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For Costco to sell rods, they had to have bought several hundred. So where did they get them? Did another Sage authorized dealer put a large order through for them? Either way something's suspicious about the whole story.

Posted on: 2013/8/9 14:23
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Re: Red Truck / Leland Tells Sage To Go Pound Sand

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mattwolf wrote:
I usually like to pick up a TV, Bicycle, Steak, Case of Water, and a Sage Fly Rod on my shopping trip. LOL. Support your local fly shops is all I have to say.

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I know, right. LOL indeed. I hate convenience, high quality goods for great prices, and an awesome warranty. God, costco is the worst!

Posted on: 2013/8/9 16:31


Re: Red Truck / Leland Tells Sage To Go Pound Sand

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Plus I hear they pay good wages and treat their employees well. How dare they! Freaking capitalists!

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Re: Red Truck / Leland Tells Sage To Go Pound Sand

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My only problem with the Sage rods at Costco is they come in a bulk 12 pack. Sort of like that 5 gallon jar of mayonnaise I bought. What am I going to do with all of them?!

Posted on: 2013/8/9 18:06
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Re: Red Truck / Leland Tells Sage To Go Pound Sand

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Although singling out Costco, Leland says they can't compete with "big box retailers." Implied big box but, not identified, would be Cabelas, Bass Pro, and Gander Mountain.

An ad hoc comparison prices at a big box and local shop showed insignificant differences.

Posted on: 2013/8/9 21:32

Edited by fishbaithohaha on 2013/8/9 21:57:52


Re: Red Truck / Leland Tells Sage To Go Pound Sand

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"Since March 26, 2011, sixteen Costco locations in the west have been identified as stocking and heavily discounting selected Simms and Sage products. The products appear to be limited to three varying models of popular Sage Z-Axis fly rod and Simms G4 Pro Stockingfoot waders. The knee-jerk reaction Is to wonder if Simms and Sage sold direct to Costco. But, in the words of ESPN College Game Day commentator Lee Corso, “Not so fast, my friends.” It turns out that neither company sold anything to Costco. In fact, they appear to have been victimized. In an exclusive phone interview for this article, Marc Bale, long-time director of sales for Sage/Farbank Enterprises, stated: “We are aware of the products impacted and the Costco stores participating in selling our goods. It is factual to say that we have pinpointed the issue with a freight-forwarder that transferred the goods to Costco. The freight-forwarder has since gone AWOL. We continue to investigate.” According to Mr. Bale, Sage did not sell direct to Costco, nor had any plans to do so. It appears the vigilante freight forwarder double-crossed Sage without their permission."


Can anyone explain what the deal is with the freight forwarders? What IS a freight forwarder? And how did they get ownership of the rods? I thought they were just in the shipping business.

BTW, I don't think there is any conflict between supporting Costco, because they treat employees well, and also supporting your local fly shop.

Buy your fly fishing stuff at the fly shop, and your household stuff at Costco.

Posted on: 2013/8/9 22:20


Re: Red Truck / Leland Tells Sage To Go Pound Sand

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per Wikipedia

freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent, is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution.[1] Forwarders contract with a carrier to move the goods. A forwarder does not move the goods but acts as an expert in supply chain management. A forwarder contracts with carriers to move cargo ranging from raw agricultural products to manufactured goods. Freight can be booked on a variety of shipping providers, including ships, airplanes, trucks, and railroads. It is not unusual for a single shipment to move on multiple carrier types. 'International freight forwarders" typically handle international shipments. International freight forwarders have additional expertise in preparing and processing customs and other documentation and performing activities pertaining to international shipments.

A possible scenario, title of the goods pasted to the international forwarder/customs broker at some point of exchange during shipment. With title, the forwarder sold the goods to Costco, rerouting the shipment.

Posted on: 2013/8/10 13:52

Edited by fishbaithohaha on 2013/8/10 14:23:13


Re: Red Truck / Leland Tells Sage To Go Pound Sand

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read passed [i]not pasted [/i] or was gained by not pasted to

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