Thanks for the welcome to SOL. I guess every question asked by members could either be considered ridiculous or valid. Here I thought it was valid. Thanks for pointing out my error. You could have answered "buying new is always the best way to go", and left off the don't be cheap. This leads me to my next conundrum. Why would SOL have an entire forum of buy and sell, if the answer to all tackle and gear purchases is simply "just buy new, don't be cheap" ? Have you seen that forum? Do you need help commenting on all the WTB posts with your wisdom of just buy new, don't be cheap?
I guess in this "SOL village" you are the question asking police. In the future do I need to run questions past you? I am curious, do you hold an official title in this village, or are you just the proverbial village idiot?