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Posted by: magooch on Mar-19-13 12:03 PM (EST)
I've been pretty fortunate and other than the paddles I have built for myself, I have only purchased one. The others have either been given to me as gifts, or I have found them. The best of the gifts was from a person who had no idea what they were handing me--a $450 Werner. They found it in a new neighbors trash can who found it in the house they were moving into. I found another very nice Werner stuck under a bunch of driftwood along a river. It still had the price tag on it.
The paddle I use the most is the one I actually did pay for. It's a beauty and I even got a heck of a deal on it--$197 for a $340 paddle.
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