EBay, the on line community auction site, has become very popular over the last year or two and quite a number of golfers have started to use it.
On EBay’s pages there’s everything-under-the-sun both new and used and new and used golf equipment is there in large quantities. One of the advantages of shopping on EBay is that a buyer can see both new and used versions of the same equipment on one website under one virtual roof.
There’ll be golf clubs, the bags to carry them in, the covers for the heads, golf trolleys, prints of golfing scenes, golfing vacations, speciality equipment for lady golfers, golf instruction in books and on DVDs and the list goes on and on.
Sometimes, real bargains are to be had. Unwanted gifts are commonly offered on EBay’s pages and golf equipment in mint condition, still in its original packaging can regularly be found. Check out Ebay just after Christmas and find a lots of bargains!
The Ebay website is designed logically so it’s very easy to find any item. Type "golf equipment" in the search box and the list of items current offers appears. You can, of course, be more specific in your quest but it’s fun to see what’s around. Sometimes it can be amusing to conjure up the background to how these people came by these things and why they want to part with them.
There’s one big downside with buying at auction though, especially when you’re not at the actual auction room and watching what’s happening, as it happens. If somebody makes a bid slightly above yours, you may not realize what’s going on until it’s too late to react and then you lose the item that you’d set your heart on.
There can also be the problem of getting your purchase to you. If you live in San Jose California and the Ben Hogan putter is being sold by someone in Bangor Maine, there’ll be a frustrating delay in getting your hands on it — it’s just a little to far to drop round and pick it up.
If you want find golf equipment nearby, you might want to try Craigslist.