Let's be honest pierrec,
Being prepared for all outcomes (and really having fun too) requires a fairly focused stable of stuff. Regardless of the product's presence on the current market at this immediate time, I can agree with you to some degree, as 3-5 year old stuff isn't necessarily bad at all. But, the condition of the product, and its quality (in its prime) says everything. So, low dollar fishing on the old market undoubtedly requires some expertise and knowledge to ensure reasonable success. Buying somebody else'e dud is not helpful overall. Believe me, I've tried to sell those as quickly as possible, even at an attractive value.