STRONGSVILLE, OH, OHIO -- I just bought a Zebco 33 fishing reel for my grandson. A red tag attached to it said "FREE HAT" with no asterisk to alert me that it is not "free." My grandson (age7) loved it and was excited about the "free" baseball-style CAP. Alas, when I turned the attachment over to see how to order it, I found that Zebco wanted $5.95 for shipping and handling. Plus Zebco wanted the store receipt & UPC. With the 44 cent stamp, Zebco wanted me to spend $6.39 for a "free" CAP. That is not "free" and I can buy a comparable CAP at the local store for less.
Bought two rod & reels for my granddaughters thinking they also will get a free cap to cover their heads. But when I go to see what I need to do to get their caps you have to send Zebco 5.95 for each plus send in store receipt plus buy a stamp on top of that. Now I will pay over 12.82 dollars more. Wow what a great offer Zebco. Just keep those expensive caps I won't buy any more of your great deals.
URBANA, OHIO -- When I cast out my line I discovered that the handle of my 733 Zebco Rhino reel came off the reel and plunged into the deep also. Bye bye handle! All I can say: it was poor quality workmanship to cause a handle come off so easily. Why doesn't Zebco check out the tightness of the screwed on handle before selling it to the public? A very disappointed Zebco customer.