I was looking into the great sport of golf and would like to get some opinions from some people who probably know a lot more than I do about it.
Recently I have been researching online, through here and other sources. I have been looking through craigslist as often you can find deals where people do not know what they have, etc.
I came across what appeared at first to be a solid set of beginner clubs for $120. After looking into it more, I became a bit more wary.
The seller was offering a set of irons made by WIlson. They are Goose Neck Staff irons, and he is including 3-4, 6-9 and SW. I looked these up and apparently they are somewhere mid 1990s and cost about $500 for a new set. Further he's selling along with it a Taylormade titanium driver (9.5) and a Wilson 5W that I cannot tell what it is from the markings - I think it is a Wilson Ultra 5W. There's also a Tour Edge Bazooka 270cc driver included and a Northwestern putter.
What do you feel is a fair value for these clubs? They are in good condition and looked to be played a bit - looks as if normal wear and tear from playing.
I'm still looking into it and I'm seeing that these irons generally go for about $10 each on a preowned clubs site. I was made aware that the NW putter is probably the most entry-level you could get, and looking up the 5W seems I could get that for maybe $20. The Taylormade and the TourEdge look to be going for maybe $25 and $40 tops each... With these numbers it seems they're worth about $150 and he's asking $120.
I don't want to get into this sport with a bad experience buying junk. If I could just spend another 25 bucks and get a brand new beginner set, I might do that. But if this is actually a good deal I may take it or try to talk them down some.
Thank you and I apologize if this is the wrong place for this type of question.