No matter how dedicated you are to your game, the day is going to come where you have to choose between the clubs you want and the clubs you can afford. Buying used golf clubs is a good way to stretch your budget, but how do you know you’re getting the best golf clubs for the money? The Internet makes comparison shopping easy, but you can eliminate a lot of hassle if you know the ins and outs of buying cheap golf clubs.
If you know what you’re looking for, you can find seriously good deals on clubs by keeping an eye on these bargain club hot spots:
eBay. Golf retailers, PGA Professionals, golfers, and flea market aficionados all use eBay to sell their golf clubs. Although you can save big bucks on name brand equipment, there’s always a slight chance (however small) that you might not always get what you paid for. Be sure to check the ratings of sellers and their return policies before you place a bid or buy an item. In particular, look for sellers who are rated “Top Rated Plus” as these are the sellers with the highest buyer ratings on eBay.
Online Club Retailers. Club retailers like 3balls.com have built their businesses on customer service and repeat business. They take trade-ins toward new clubs and offer great deals to other golfers on those gently used clubs, ensuring that you get exactly what you’re looking for in whatever condition you prefer. You might pay a little bit more through an online club retailer than on eBay, but you’ll also benefit from these club dealers’ expertise, club guarantees, and reliable customer service.
Your Local Pro Shop. You might not know it, but your pro shop may have a little section in back where they keep their trade-ins. Ask your favorite club peddler what they’ve got in stock and if they’d be willing to keep an eye out for the driver of your dreams (used dreams). It may take some time for them to come up with exactly what you want, but when they find it, you’ll be able to try it out before you commit.
Word of Mouth. If you spend enough time on the course, you’re bound to hear about someone’s uncle’s neighbor who wants to sell his old clubs. They might be a great bargain, or they might be trash that’s better left out on the curb, but if you know how to judge used golf clubs, you could really get a heck of a deal.
When you’re looking for the best golf clubs for the money come take a look at our wide selection of used equipment at 3balls.com. We offer lots of great brands, including TaylorMade, Titleist, Callaway, Ping and many more!
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