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What to look for when assessing used clubs on ebay?

post #1 of 5
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I'm looking to pick up a wedge set on ebay and was wondering what you guys use to assess when you can't see them in person.

 

I was considering this auction

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170940916701&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

post #2 of 5

I don't buy on eBay but hang around the thrift shops and find some good bargains.  I esp like the shops in the retirement communities since lots of the old guys 'pass on' and them all those clubs move to the thrift shops.  Anyway, i always inspect the grip and if no good i, almost always, reject the club since to replace the grip will cost me more money and time. True, infrequently,  i find an exceptional or rare club which i may buy even if a poor grip, but it's gotta b great. 

post #3 of 5
In this case, looks like they've posted pics of the actual clubs and have given a decent description of the item's condition, so that should be enough info to decide. Larger retailers normally describe their rating systems pretty well, so check that out when you're thinking of buying. If the feedback tells you people generally think they describe their items properly, then chances are you'll get an item that matches your expectations. This seller doesn't have a lot of feedback, but for $62 not sure you can go wrong. Good luck!
post #4 of 5

When buying on Ebay, you always want to see actual pics.  If theyre stock photos and the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.

post #5 of 5

Exactly, actual pics not stock or generic pictures.  The only possible exception to that  rule is if you buy from a manufacturer's ebay store, like Callaway preowned. You can take advantage of their warranty if you don't like the condition of the club. So far it has worked for me, I have bought four off ebay and the three I have received have been very good bargains. I have also purchased hard to find hats and gloves. 

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