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bionic fish finder
« on: Jan 01, 2011, 06:38 PM »
I purchased a "bionic fish finder" (as seen on TV) the other day and failed to do research before spending the $30 bucks. Ever since I ordered I keep seeing reviews advising it is a peice of crap, anybody had any experiance with one?


http://www.bestofasseenontv.com/Bionic_fish_finder/Bionic_fish_finder.html

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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #1 on: Jan 01, 2011, 06:55 PM »
hmm,  i guess all you can do is try it out. 

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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #2 on: Jan 01, 2011, 07:42 PM »
Top of the page says 100% satisfacion garanteed. Call now and find out the return policy before it  comes in. ;D

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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #3 on: Jan 01, 2011, 08:30 PM »
I had something similar from Radio Shack. I was good for finding depth and did show fish. i only got one season out of it before it stopped working.
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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #4 on: Jan 01, 2011, 08:34 PM »
I purchased a "bionic fish finder" (as seen on TV) the other day and failed to do research before spending the $30 bucks. Ever since I ordered I keep seeing reviews advising it is a peice of crap, anybody had any experiance with one?


http://www.bestofasseenontv.com/Bionic_fish_finder/Bionic_fish_finder.html
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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #5 on: Jan 01, 2011, 08:45 PM »
30 bucks versus 300 bucks for an entry level flasher. Do the math einstein

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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #6 on: Jan 01, 2011, 10:08 PM »
30 bucks versus 300 bucks for an entry level flasher. Do the math einstein
There is a $89 eagle lcd at Gander right now.  I still have a leeser unit that my familu udes to this day. I hauled out a marine batter from my boat years ago to find fish on the ice and my family can tell you I put them on fish. The easy fish is an awsome finder for under a $100 and a 9ah battery($29) and you can be in buisness. EVen a simple toolbox or rubermaid container can hold the unit. Go with this rather than super cheap.

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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #7 on: Jan 01, 2011, 11:49 PM »
The showdown troller is on sale at Cabelas or bass pro for 159.

I have seen that bionic fishfinder unit labeled 20 different ways on several sights. don't know anyone who owns one though.
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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #8 on: Jan 01, 2011, 11:57 PM »
30 bucks versus 300 bucks for an entry level flasher. Do the math einstein

Sure, you get something that the manufacturer calls a fishfinder for 10% of the price of a real fishfinder.  Sounds like a great deal.  Until you have to throw the bargain unit away and still have to come up with the price of a real fishfinder.  In the mean time you've gained an education and wasted valuable fishin' time that you could have spent with a real fishfinder.  Yep.  Sounds like simple math.  Einstein would be proud.

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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #9 on: Jan 02, 2011, 02:40 AM »
You don't get much for $30, now do you??
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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #10 on: Jan 02, 2011, 08:35 AM »
What made you think that $30 would buy you a new sonar that would be viable?

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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #11 on: Jan 02, 2011, 08:39 AM »
2 things come to mind for me "Let the buyer beware" and "as seen on TV" ::)
That's about all I have to say about that.
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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #12 on: Jan 02, 2011, 10:18 AM »
What made you think that $30 would buy you a new sonar that would be viable?
This was my point.
I wouldnt buy a brand new car for 2500 either as the average price is 25000.

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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #13 on: Jan 02, 2011, 11:14 AM »
i bought an eagle 128,,yrs ago ,,pulled it out of my boat and fit it in a small snap lid plastic box from dollar general,,new marine batt,,$45.00  it works great,,,put the trans ducer on a pole. and when lowered in the water the trans,,,shoots horizontal,,,not vertical.. we pace it out drill and always get fish,,,,,,on craigs list rochester,,barter or sports sales  there is a brand new fish finder for $125.oo?? well worth getting

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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #14 on: Jan 04, 2011, 06:17 PM »
Some of you don't seem to understand, I didn't go into this transaction hoping to get something the quality of a $300 unit, I am not retarded. I am simply asking if anyone else has tried this cheap thing and had an luck with it beyond the first use. If it's a peice of ****, I'll return it, if I get one season out of it, then thats cool too. Just wondering if anybody has every used it, not looking to be insulted and talked too like moron. Thanks all

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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #15 on: Jan 05, 2011, 10:17 PM »
Some of you don't seem to understand, I didn't go into this transaction hoping to get something the quality of a $300 unit, I am not retarded. I am simply asking if anyone else has tried this cheap thing and had an luck with it beyond the first use. If it's a peice of ****, I'll return it, if I get one season out of it, then thats cool too. Just wondering if anybody has every used it, not looking to be insulted and talked too like moron. Thanks all

Just ignore them. If you can get depth and mark some fish for a season great...I know Walmart sells a portable that works decent for like 80 bucks. Good luck!
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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #16 on: Jan 05, 2011, 11:39 PM »
When spending 200 or 300 dollars on a fish finder is not an option, what's wrong with trying to at least find something to use?   I was also seriously checking out those pocket type fish finders this past fall.  With the amount of cheap electronics available today (thanks china...) you would think that a cheap, but half decent sonar would be available.  They sell micro camera's that take amazing quality movies and pictures, for just a few bucks.  But, maybe the market just isn't there.  Recently bought an old lowrance flasher made for console mount on a boat, for $25.  Before purchasing I read a lot on here, most saying they were worthless.  Well, guess what, I took a chance and the darn thing works pretty good for what it is!   For the price it was well worth it, nothing ventured nothing gained.
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Re: bionic fish finder
« Reply #17 on: Jan 06, 2011, 06:30 AM »
Some of you don't seem to understand, I didn't go into this transaction hoping to get something the quality of a $300 unit, I am not retarded. I am simply asking if anyone else has tried this cheap thing and had an luck with it beyond the first use. If it's a peice of ****, I'll return it, if I get one season out of it, then thats cool too. Just wondering if anybody has every used it, not looking to be insulted and talked too like moron. Thanks all
Nobody's saying anything except that it probably wasn't a good decision to purchase a new item for $30, sometimes when typing on the internet without the benefit of seeing the person in front of you things sound bad. We josh each other on here for fun for the most part. Take it for what it's worth and give a little back.
I would try Craigslist or your local thrift shops for a used one if money is an issue. I have also found some good used icefishing stuff in the summertime at garage sales.
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