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3balls golf reputable dealer?

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Saw some good deals on some r9 irons through this website on ebay. anyone have experience with this company? Are their clubs the real deal or knockoffs? What site out there has the best deals on genuine equipment?
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They are the real deal.

My local course is ran by the guys who started 3balls. They are very nice guys.
They also own one of the "top 100" golf shops.
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Saw some good deals on some r9 irons through this website on ebay. anyone have experience with this company? Are their clubs the real deal or knockoffs? What site out there has the best deals on genuine equipment?

They are the real deal. You won't get any fakes from them.

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Taylormade rep at my local shop recommends them highly if you can't find a new club.
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Should try out rockbottomgolf too
Often the used stuff on 3balls is the same price as the new stuff on rbg
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and 3balls and rockbottom warranty the clubs through themselves since taylormade wont? the clubs I saw on ebay said there were some cosmetic issues so taylormade wouldnt warranty them. Also ran into a couple websites that were talking about forged taylormade r9's? I assumed these were not ligit at all and moved on.
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Just bought a TM Burner 10.5 driver and TM fairway burner 3 wood. Both listed is very good condition. The prices were really good $113 for both shipped. Took 2 days to arrive. No head covers but I knew that when I ordered. The fairway wood is in great condition and the driver is in well very good condition. Can't wait to play them this weekend. 1 thing I have noticed there site is best used to order clubs 10am est-1pm. Updated with the newest clubs they have. Highly recommend this site.

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Originally Posted by Sandtrapper

Saw some good deals on some r9 irons through this website on ebay. anyone have experience with this company? Are their clubs the real deal or knockoffs? What site out there has the best deals on genuine equipment?



If my 3balls experiences are in any way indicative, expet the following. A decent club that is consistent with the rating, but probably needs to be regripped.

I wouldn't necessarily recommend them to other Canadians based on shipping costs (surprise - another bill from FedEx!?!?!?) but if you're in the US, this shouldn't be a problem.

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Originally Posted by sean_miller

probably needs to be regripped.

I wouldn't necessarily recommend them to other Canadians based on shipping costs (surprise - another bill from FedEx!?!?!?) but if you're in the US, this shouldn't be a problem.



I agree about the re-gripping but that never matters to me I put a mid-size grip. That sucks about a separate bill coming from Fed Ex. When does it usually come?

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They are the real deal and you wont get fakes from them.  Most of my clubs have been bought from 3Balls and Im yet to be disappointed by them yet.

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Almost all of my clubs came from them.  All of my clubs have come in a better condition than what I would have anticipated.  I just bought graphite Cleveland CG7 Black Pearls for $299.  For that price I figure they would have been maybe a bit worn out.  But 3 of the clubs were still in plastic, and the only two clubs I could tell that have been hit were the PW and 9i.  My 3 Vokeys I got from them came with brand new grips.  I'd highly recommend them, and they always seem to have some sort of deal going.

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They are a reputable dealer BUT : They will Shill Bid you constantly.

Check who is bidding against you and you will find that the accounts bid on over 80% up to 100% of their items.

They do such a high volume that E-bay allows them to do this.

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Originally Posted by hotled

They are a reputable dealer BUT: They will Shill Bid you constantly.

Check who is bidding against you and you will find that the accounts bid on over 80% up to 100% of their items.

They do such a high volume that E-bay allows them to do this.


I would not consider that reputable.  But maybe that is just me.

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Originally Posted by SloverUT

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Originally Posted by hotled

They are a reputable dealer BUT: They will Shill Bid you constantly.

Check who is bidding against you and you will find that the accounts bid on over 80% up to 100% of their items.

They do such a high volume that E-bay allows them to do this.

I would not consider that reputable.  But maybe that is just me.

Agreed.

They lost me when they insisted on using the most expensive courier every time. Never again.

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Thats why when you deal with 3balls you have to wait until the absolute last second in order to bid on an item.  If you dont, they will shill bid you.  Theres been many items of their's that Ive had my eye on, waited until their were about 5 seconds left on the item and then entered the max that I was willing to pay.

I bought the T-Zoid irons that I have now from 3balls and thats exactly what I did on those.  I managed to get them for about $50, which is about half of what the PGA Valueguide claims they are worth.

Ive never had a problem with service or buying a fake from 3balls and yes, they dont use the absolute cheapest shipping options.  As far as the shill bidding, thats they game.  They start their items out at 99 cents with the hope that people will bid them up to what they are really worth and if they dont, 3balls will shill bid them up.  Personally, Id rathar 3balls just have the starting bid be the minimum that they are willing to take for a club but I also understand that starting them that low generates interest in their items.

Like I said, just dont bid early on an item and you will be fine.  Put the item on your watch list and either sit there until there is about 5 seconds to go and enter your max bid or take your chances with bidding early.  Personally, Ive never felt like they ripped me off due to shill bidding but then again, I always look up what a club is actually worth before I enter a bid.

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Well, I've bought several clubs from them since May and even though I've gotten a couple good deals, I have suspected there was shill bidding going on.

Most of the time I sort out the Buy It Nows (BINs) during my searches unless it's a club I really want/need.

Like GaijinGolfer said; if you bid in the last 5 seconds on ANY Ebay auction you'll do fine. Doesn't let Sellers know if you're actually bidding and other Buyers don't know what your max bid is until it's too late.

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I, too, have been pleasently surprised when a 3balls club, listed in Fine, comes still in plastic.. I never venture below VG.

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