Sorry if I came off sounding condescending, that was not my intent. My intent was to offer that, in most cases, you do not need to purchase devices such as this to get your desired results. With a little thought and some planning you can accomplish or goal with a hand saw and a little time.
For example. My best scrape\licking branch setup is nothing more than an old deadfall I setup in the crotch of a live tree. I extended the deadfall over a well use trail. I then bent a green maple sapling under the deadfall as the licking branch. I kicked a little ground open to expose some fresh soil and urinated in it myself. That scrape has been active for 3 years now. I checked it a couple weeks ago and the maple branch is shot. I bent another green maple under it and will freshen it up in a few weeks. If you are looking for a rubbing post, cut a 3" to 4" inch green maple or willow and dig a hole a few feet deep. A post hole digger works great for this. Use some scent if you'd like. If your lucky, the cutting will sprout and stay alive for years of use. If not, just dig it out and put a new one down in a year or 3.
If you feel the Hodag fits your needs or will improve your hunting experience go for it. Please don't leave the metal base in the woods when you are finished.