What's your biggest steal buying clubs or equipment.

What's your biggest steal buying clubs or equipment.

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    I just picked up a Rip beta stiff shaft on eBay for 99 cents. It got me thinking what was your best deal when it comes to buying clubs. I'm talking eBay, craigslist, anywhere.
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    I just go to a golf store or a golf course pro shop to get my clubs because I don't trust all the good deals on eBay because most of the time a deal that looks to good to be true most of the time it is
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    Even though a couple of friends have got some great deals on name brand clubs via e.bay I will only buy golf equiptment at a store where I see touch and feel the merchandise.

    A local  retailer who buys overstocks and liquidations runs a name brand golf promotion every couple of years and I purchased an Odyssey White Hot for less than 1/2 the normal price. If I am buying clubs I usually go to my local golf specialist and get fitted with the right equiptment

     

     

     

     

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    i love deals and a lot of times you can pick up slightly used stuff for cheap.  just last month i bought a Ping i20 3 wood for about $50-$75 off the normal price.  it was used, but it looks brand new.  no one believes it was used.  i've found a couple deals like that.  but probably my best overall deal was a set of used Ping Eye 2 irons.  i bought them the beginning of one season $300, played them that season and the next, and then sold them for $350.

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    Buying Mizu MP69 for 50% off (these had never been played)...

     

     

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    I once bought a Ping BeCu Anser 2 for $20 because the used club store thought it was a bronze head (less rare and expensive). 

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    Just found a brand new,, never played 52 Vokey for $60.00 at the golf show, the joys of being a lefty!

    I am now sold on why Vokey wedges are so good and went out and got the 56 at my local store.

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    ONE OF MY GOLFING BUDDIES AND I WERE AT OUR CARS AFTER A ROUND AND I WAS TELLING HIM THAT I MAY BUY A LONG PUTTER WHEN A GUY ACROSS THE PARKING LOT YELLS OVER THAT I DON'T NEED TO DO THAT,,,,,,AND HE GIVES ME ONE.

    HOW'S THAT FOR CHEAP.

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    Too many great deals to mention.  It helps to make freinds in the industry as well.

     

     

    TT

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    OUTIGER

    Too many great deals to mention.  It helps to make freinds in the industry as well.

     

     

    TT

    that is very true.  i've been out of the business long enough now that i really don't have any contacts left.  you don't realize how good you have it until it's gone.

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    OUTIGER

    Too many great deals to mention.  It helps to make freinds in the industry as well.

     

     

    TT

    You can never go wrong with the "right" friends...

     

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    I've never done eBay or Craigs list. . . can't say I have industry connection either.

    I just got a set of MODUS3 shafts -- free shipping is all I got a break for.  Oh, well...

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    Years ago I got a tommy Armour ZAAP putter, my first big ticket club purchase.  At the time I couldn't decide between offset or non offset models.  Always wondered how I would have done with the model I didn't select.  Picked it up for 10 bucks on ebay.  While it may not have been an economic steal, I most certainly valued the putter a lot more than the 10 bucks I paid for it.

    Still use both models of the putter.  They have a place in my ptter rotation...ususally right after a missed putt for double bogey.

    I agree with other posters around "deals" on new equipment.  Too many crooks out there for me to be comfortable the stuff is genuine.

     

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    My best deal was buying a brand new Callaway driver on divot.com for $64 and then trading it at Edwin Watts for $130 store credit.  With the credit I bought a Vokey wedge and a pair of FJ ProDry socks.

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    Dallin

    My best deal was buying a brand new Callaway driver on divot.com for $64 and then trading it at Edwin Watts for $130 store credit.  With the credit I bought a Vokey wedge and a pair of FJ ProDry socks.

    that is a great deal!  i've never checked out divot.com before, but i will now.