Originally Posted by Ghilie
And whats the trade up program?
The info is on the warranty page
of their web site
Here’s a great plan for St. Croix owners wanting to try an even higher-performing model. Hard to believe, but your undamaged ‘Croix is worth money towards the purchase of another in a series which is at least one level higher. Additionally, rods with 5-year warranties can only be traded for rods with lifetime warranties. The rules are below, but you’ll need to speak to our Customer Service Representative to complete the deal.
Here’s the phone number: 800-826-7042. When prompted for the extension number, press either 139 or 135.
But before you call, please read the following explanation of how Trade-Up works. And when you do call, please be prepared to give the model and serial numbers to our Representative. He'll need them to calculate your trade-up cost.
1. First you’ll need to determine the year of manufacture of your rod. To do this, scroll down this page to “Interpreting the Age of the Rod”. You’ll only need the year of manufacture. Rods built prior to 2001 are not eligible for Trade-Up.
2. Subtract the year of manufacture of your rod from the current year. Multiply this number by $10. This is your Depreciation Cost.
3. Return your undamaged rod to St. Croix. You may use our Discount Shipping Program to save money. Package it carefully, because damaged rods are not eligible, even if they are damaged in transit. A damaged rod will be returned to you in the condition in which we received it.
4. The formula below is used for determining the total cost. But again, please contact our Representative at 800-826-7042 Ext. 139 or Ext. 135 to confirm this cost and assist in the selection of your new rod. Acceptable methods of payment include personal check (drawn on a USA bank account) and credit card (VISA, MC, American Express, Discover).
Trade-Up Cost Calculation
Difference in current retail price between your rod and the new rod you want
$____ Depreciation Cost ($10 per year)
$____ Shipping & Handling Cost (USA and Canadian customers)
$____ 20 Trade-Up Cost
(add the three items above) $____
P.S. I ship my rods using a piece of 2 inch pvc pipe. The french pipe with the holes is lighter, cover the holes with duct tape.