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    Posted: 20 Apr 2021 at 1:49pm
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Has anybody else noticed how many items are sold out in stores lately?
I guess supply lines and shipping is a nightmare still and perhaps the demand is higher than normal?
Anyone working in a fishing store noticed increase demand? Or it getting harder to get stock from suppliers? What about the dates for the arrival of new supplies - are they being met or stretched out?

I have a list of  stuff needed or wanted and like to get it in one order  from one supplier but it seems impossible at the mo.
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Yep. All sorts of things are on limited supply. Electric reels are months away, as are most Shimano surf reels, Baitrunners etc. It is really starting to hurt small retailers as they are having to turn customers away, who are obviously just going to jump online and buy it where ever they can get one.
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shortage of car tyres coming too according my tyre guy.
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Thanks. Some things can wait and I'd rather support NZ stores, but where I'm too impatient and with the Aus bubble opening up, there are a few family mules coming over that might be asked to bring some gear over for me.
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You may well find same shortages there too. Altho a bigger area to cast the net over when scanning for stock It is not just NZ.
I tried to buy a Saragosa 20000 out of Aus a few months back - around Xmas. Supplier could not provide - because the Shimano factory had shut down for Covid and there was a big hole in the supply chain. Then add the shipping headaches that are plaguing the world. 
Basically massive disruption to supply chains everywhere.
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A really big tech-world is shortage of electronic compartments like chips, graphic cards, CCPUs. So much so that mega search engines are buying them up and re reselling at a big mark up. Car makers are desperately needing electronics for their new build and repair replacements are so difficult to find
This thing won't last forever but it will take a year or more to settle down.
Make do with what you have, right now and tough if you want that new phone or reel.
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Yeah we need to accept this isn't life or death. I mean fishing is far more important than that ;-)
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Originally posted by Fishb8 Fishb8 wrote:

A really big tech-world is shortage of electronic compartments like chips, graphic cards, CCPUs. So much so that mega search engines are buying them up and re reselling at a big mark up. Car makers are desperately needing electronics for their new build and repair replacements are so difficult to find
This thing won't last forever but it will take a year or more to settle down.
Make do with what you have, right now and tough if you want that new phone or reel.
Yes - I had heard some auto companies can't complete their builds - yards full of unfinished stock. Because they can't complete the electronics.
Basically it is going to be a case of hunkering down for a bit - and hoping you don't get struck down by a critical component failure.
Outboard motors springs to mind.
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It's gotten so bad that the higher demand for the machines that make the chips can't be met because there are not enough chips to make the machines that make the chips.

I think the Amish might have been onto something...
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There is a huge worldwide shortage of plastic as well, just think of all the things made of plastic or with plastic parts in them.
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Hmm back to a handline on a pohutakawa stick then with a bone hook.
Seen a lot of bone re curve hooks in the tourist shops.. but now borders opening may need to nip in buy a few?
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Steps - I got a draw full of hooks if you run short. Sizes from 2/0 -10/0.
J thru to circle.
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Originally posted by Steps Steps wrote:

Hmm back to a handline on a pohutakawa stick then with a bone hook.
Seen a lot of bone re curve hooks in the tourist shops.. but now borders opening may need to nip in buy a few?

Probably 4 x the normal price, covid tax n all that...
Probably still made in China though..
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heaps of supply issues in the Steel industry too.

partly due to production delays and partly due to logistics (ie less container ships arriving with product)

am still waiting for orders that were due back in february... 
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My fishing buddy is building a house at the moment - is a builder.
Says it is a nightmare getting supplies. Calling in any favours he can. Had frames ordered Dec last yr for a hse he started a month ago. Got the permit a few weeks ago. And had to push to get the frames a week or two ago.
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Yep - I am in IT and our suppliers are urging us to order laptops now for delivery in July-August. It's a shambles.
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Thanks for the interest - but I did finally get sorted. To explain more fully - I was in vanuatu pre Xmas and wanted a Saragosa 20000. The local shop normally had them and a range of Shimano stuff - rods/reels. The cupboard was bare and the guy told me he could not source any from the normal Aus supplier as there was a shortage everywhere. A month or so later he told me he had managed to get two on the way - and held one for me.
Then I get back to NZ post Xmas - and Marine Deals had them at a special price. So I grabbed another - lowered my average cost. (Thats my story anyway). But there are supply issues as the factory closed over Covid last yr sometime.
Looks like a wide ranging problem and fishing gear probably the least critical. (Until you need it).
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It must be difficult for the importers, trying to get limited stock that everyone around the world is scratching to get, and also trying to predict the demand of a locked down and then not citizenry. I recently asked a retailer when an item might be back in stock and was told they can't even get a date from the supplier.
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I suspect there is a lot of stress trying to run certain businesses - that you just don't see.
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