Well Mike ..I'm happy that you find the post amusing.
However , we live in a free market economy and its supply,and demand. If you don't like the price dont buy it. A new BG20H retails for 179.00 plus applicable taxes from most retailers. So 225.00 for something that is extremely difficult to find NEW is not exactly Gouging. I do intend to make a profit.
There are many who agree (me included) that the sliver reel is much faster and better made reel than the BG. I have both series.
I buy stuff to flip it. That helps support my FISHING HABIT.
Kinda of like a drug dealer with a drug habit.
Call me a Capitalist...