Tips & Guides
We are indebted to so many different types of golf accessories that contribute to make this sport so much of an enjoyment for us. They range from golf cases mainly for the protection of clubs to the new breed of miniature computers for calculation of scores for a given number of players. You may be in need of a particular accessory at the moment that you can buy from the local golf stores. Unfortunately, the conventional types of stores cannot stock too large inventories for obvious reasons; unlike online stores who do not have to physically carry all they list for sale. Depending on whether what you need is a very recent or a fairly old model, there are different places to look for different items.
Classified ads are one of the first places you should look at irrespective of whether what you need is of fairly recent origin or something from the distant past. You can find them classified in newspapers as well as some websites with CraigsList.com taking pride of place. Scrutinize these columns regularly to find anyone having the accessory you need so that you could be the first to call him and close the deal. You can also get places of yard sales being held from the local newspapers. If the accessory that you are looking for right now is an old model, apart from classified columns, yard sales together with auctions and the flea market are the places where you are most likely to find that item. Another advantage of visiting these places is that you may come across someone who is just about to unload some of his spent items at a very nominal price; and if the accessory you need is there and seems to be in fair condition for your requirements, you can immediately strike a good bargain.
Another place that you should be looking especially for older items is eBay the biggest internet repository for old items that may not be found anywhere else; for this is an online marketplace where multi millions of online users trade. However, the bigger conventional type of stores who do not like to tarnish their names and deal mostly on new items can be relied upon to deliver a quality product than any average seller trading through eBay; some of whom may be just one timers. Another disadvantage of buying through eBay is that you don’t see what you are buying until it is shipped to you after you have effected the payment. Despite the risks involved, such a huge clientele would not patronize Ebay, unless it was on average a good place to trade for both the buyer and the seller.
Why do you go so far, when exactly what you need might be right under your nose? Yes, with one or more of your fellow golfers that you meet regularly on the golf course. Some golfers who change their gear at frequent intervals may also be waiting for a chance to relieve themselves of at least a part of their well-used old masterpieces for a song. Make inquiries and if you find what you want, you might make an offer on a percentage basis on the current price for a similar item. But don’t hasten: Wait for his offer first, which may come in the form of a free gift to you! Take advantage of such friendly gestures, and repay them in whatever other ways you can. Think of the savings you make if the alternative was to make an overpriced purchase from a golf store.
If you try out all of these sources incessantly, you cannot fail to get what you wanted. Remember the keynote in golf related purchases should be thriftiness and not extravagance, because there is no end to the items that you would want to purchase; which is not necessarily what you need to purchase.