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Trade In Golf Clubs? Your 10 Best Options

10 Best Places to Trade In Golf Clubs

Have you recently upgraded to a new set of clubs?  Is your lightly used set of clubs taking up space in the garage or closet?

This post is dedicated to helping you find the right place to trade in golf clubs with the least hassle and the most money.

In the past it may have been difficult to sell your golf clubs since the classified ads were likely the only choice.  However, the internet makes selling clubs infinitely easier.

The best place to trade your golf clubs really depends on the amount of work you want to do.  If you can find a buyer locally on Craigslist or Facebook, it won’t be hassle free, but you may be able to sell your golf clubs for more money.

If you don’t want to waste time and money, you can sell your clubs to an online broker that will remove the hassle and give you a guaranteed amount of cash.

Let’s get started.

 

Online Trade in Options

 

Golf Club Brokers – Now come on, did you really think we wouldn’t put ourselves first on this list?  This isn’t to say that you won’t find a better place depending on your circumstances, but if your goal is to eliminate hassle, you are in the right place.

Our goal is to get money in your hands as fast as possible.  However, if you are adept at selling clubs yourself, you will probably make more money going that route.

Positives – Instant Online Offer,  Orders $100+ receive Free Shipping, Payment sent within 1 business day.

Negatives – Less cash than if you sell clubs yourself.  You will need to schedule a UPS pickup or plan a visit to the local UPS store to drop off your clubs.

 

eBay – If you have the time, you can possibly get more cash by selling on eBay than some of your other options.  However, don’t overlook the fees which total roughly 13% for both eBay(10%) and PayPal(3%).  If selling a $300 set of irons, you will collect about $261 once the transaction is complete.

eBay is the largest golf club market in the world — which can be good and bad.  There is a ton of golf club focused traffic, which is good.  But, there are often thousands of competitors and that can be bad.

Positives – Receive slightly more money than some other options.  No need to meet in person.

Negatives – Time consuming to create a listing.  Shipping cost and hassle.  Possibility of buyer not being happy causing more headaches.  High fees.

 

PGA Value Guide – This website is often deemed a “Kelly Blue Book” for golf clubs.  They were originally run by the guys at 3Balls golf.  A couple of years ago, 3Balls was bought by Global Golf so their logo appears on the PGA Value Guide site when you select how you want to be paid.

If you want to receive store credit when you trade in golf clubs, they generously offer 30% more than their standard values.  However, if you would like cash, you are likely better off selling to us at golf club brokers.

Positives – Instant online offer.  Store credit values are 30% higher if you want to shop at Global Golf.  Ability to receive cash instead of credit if preferred.

Negatives – If you select cash, they are extremely slow sending your payment.  Depending on the club you are looking to sell, the offer may not be very high.

 

GolfWRX – This site originated as a forum to discuss all things golf related, but they recently added a classified section.  Typically the clubs sold on this page are for better players, so if your set is more for game improvement then it may be difficult to find a buyer.

Also, you may need to join and spend some time posting so people on the forum trust you enough to purchase from you.

Positives – There are no fees to sell.  No need to meet people in person unless you happen to sell to someone who lives close.

Negatives – You will need to gain a reputation on the forum before posting to the classifieds.  There is some risk since there are less controls in place.

 

Local Trade In Options

 

Craigslist – I’m sure you have heard of Craigslist by now, but not everyone has used it to sell something.  It is fairly simple to list your clubs, but you will need to take detailed pictures, create an easily searchable title, and write a good description of your item(s).

The biggest hassle with Craigslist when you go to sell golf clubs is meeting random strangers in the parking lot of the local grocery store.  Sometimes they show up…and sometimes they don’t.

If you have plenty of time on your hands, this can be a good way to get rid of your old clubs

Positives – Receive slightly more money.  No need to ship your clubs.

Negatives – Meeting unknown people in public places.  Hoping your buyer shows up.  Local

 

Facebook – This option is very similar to Craigslist– you will still need to meet someone in person not knowing whether or not they intend to follow through with the purchase.  Also, like Craigslist, you only have a local market which may make it more difficult to find the right buyer.

Positives – Receive slightly more money.  No need to ship your clubs.

Negatives – Meeting unknown people in public places.  Hoping your buyer shows up.

 

Your Home Country Club – Your country club can be a good place to trade in golf clubs.  Most likely you will not be able to receive cash, but if you are looking to looking to trade in your clubs and upgrade to newer models, this could be a good option.

Positives – Easily take your clubs into the golf shop so there is no hassle.  Quickly upgrade to the latest and greatest models.

Negatives – The trade in value may be less than you would otherwise receive.  Must accept store credit instead of cash.

 

Local Golf ShopEdwin Watts and PGA Superstore are a couple of examples of local golf retail stores you may have in your area.  Many of these retail stores will allow you to trade in golf clubs for store credit.  As with your country club, you will most likely have to settle for store credit instead of cash.

Positives – Easily take your clubs into the golf shop so there is no hassle.  Quickly upgrade to the latest and greatest models.

Negatives – The trade in value may be less than you would otherwise receive.  Most accept store credit instead of cash.

 

OfferUp App – This is a fairly new app that aims to take some of Craigslist’s market share.  It is a local classified ad app, so like Craigslist, you will need to meet someone in person which can be a hassle.  However, there are no fees to use it, so it may be worth a shot.

Positives – Receive slightly more money.  No need to ship your clubs.

Negatives – Meeting unknown people in public places.  Hoping your buyer shows up.

 

LetGo App – Very similar to the OfferUp app that aims to connect you with buyers who are in close proximity to you.

Positives – Receive slightly more money.  No need to ship your clubs.

Negatives – Meeting unknown people in public places.  Hoping your buyer shows up.

 

As you can see, there are numerous options when it comes time to trade in golf clubs.  If you are looking for a hassle-free way to get fast cash, there are several options including our own trade in page.  If you prefer not to ship your clubs or want store credit, there are several local places to trade in and upgrade to the latest models.  Hopefully one of these options will work out for you, but feel free to leave any questions or comments below.

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What to Do After You Sell Your Golf Clubs

Completing a quote with Golf Club Brokers is easy, but you might want to know what to do after you sell your golf clubs.

We’ve worked hard to develop a process that allows you to sell your clubs with very little time and hassle. Simply visit our home page, input your clubs into the cart using the dropdown menu, enter your shipping information and method of payment, and send your clubs to us! For a full rundown of how to sell your clubs, check out our new video that fully explains the quick process.

Maybe you’ve already sold your clubs to us. Now, you’re wondering what you can do with all of that extra cash. While you surely have a few ideas of your own, we have a couple of suggestions too.

Watch to see how you can sell your clubs and what you can do after we pay you:

As you can see, selling your clubs with Golf Club Brokers can lead to endless possibilities!
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Can I Sell My Clubs on eBay Myself?

You might be wondering, “Can I sell my clubs on eBay myself?” How hard can it be? Selling items successfully on eBay isn’t as simple as creating a user account and uploading a picture of your iron set.  This misconception is common!  Selling clubs (or anything) on eBay can be labor intensive and expensive.  While it is possible for you to make a few extra bucks by eliminating the middle man, you should consider three questions before creating an eBay account:

  1. Is it worth my time?
  2. Do I know the true value of my golf clubs?
  3. Will I be able to compete with professional sellers?

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Trade In Your Golf Clubs

When you start looking for a new set of clubs, it is usually a good idea to trade in your golf clubs to offset the purchase of your new set.  There are a few options when you get ready to trade them in.  You could try to sell your clubs to someone locally through Craigslist or some other classified ad.  Another option is to try to sell them yourself on eBay or another auction site.  Finally, you could trade in your golf clubs for cash or store credit at a local or online store.  Below we will discuss these options to help decide what would be best for you.
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