Now that Thanksgiving has been consumed and digested, there is no escaping the cold hard fact that Christmas is almost here. The decorations and artificial trees littering the aisles at retail stores before Halloween had you suspicious. Now the non-stop 24/7 Christmas tunes don’t let you forget.
Christmas is a wonderful season and there is great reason to celebrate. For some, however, it can also be a time of broken hearts and broken bank accounts. We’re not Love doctors and can’t help you with romance. With a few quick tips, though, we will help you keep your wallet fat and happy.
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A quick search on www.statista.com shows that the average American spent $750 on Christmas gifts last year. This year we’re on track to spend close to $900. If you were hoping to buy a loved one or friend a new driver, that wipes out over half of your budget. It doesn’t have to.
A brand new, never hit Titleist 917D2 is going to cost you $500. A quick search on eBay shows a used one in good condition is going for around $320. That’s $180 in savings! Paying more doesn’t equate to caring more.
Just like buying used doesn’t mean you care less. It’s the exact same item and you’re showing the same amount of affection with a lot more wisdom. You can even buy a smaller additional gift with the money you saved.
Tips On Buying Used Gifts
- Know what gift the recipient wants. If there is a particular club they’re needing, find out the specs and search for their present using that information.
- Only buy from experienced sellers. Check out their reviews and make sure you’re not buying from a fly-by-night kind of company.
- Buy from a seller that offers a 30 day return policy. As long as you purchase the club a week or two before Christmas, you’ll still have plenty of time to return the gift if need be.
If you have any other tips or tricks that you use to help save money over the Christmas-Gift-Buying season please leave them in the comments below. If you’re looking to purchase clubs for a gift or for yourself, click on the link below to view our inventory.