How To Buy Used Ping Golf Clubs on eBay

When you intend to buy a Used Ping Golf Club on eBay, or anywhere else for that matter, you should take the time to confirm that you are not being sold a fake or a damaged and repaired club. Remember prices often start out low on eBay and go up during an auction but sometimes you can snag a great club at a great price. All you have to do is take a few basic precautions.

First, you should always, always, request the serial number. The serial number will tell you when the club was made, the original ‘dot’ color, the type of shaft and other important details about the club, including any factory customizations. Just call Ping with the serial numbers and they’ll let you know. If things don’t match up with what they say, stay away from that club and find another deal

more tips below….

You should avoid used Ping golf clubs that don’t have their original dot color, the indicator of the club’s lie angle. Having the right dot color for your build is key to improving your golf game. You can find out more about which is right for you from Ping. The problem is that some bad sellers will paint a popular Ping golf club dot colors onto a less popular color. Double check and ask for specifics to determine exactly what you’re buying.

Avoid clubs that have been re-shafted. Few club repairers can duplicate the precision of the computerized factory. A retumbled club is usually OK however regroving isn’t accepted by the USGA and Ping never regroves their own clubs. Be wary of buying mismatched sets. Some sellers will part out sets to make more money. However, this lowers the value to you and increases the risk of a rip off. Make sure that the grooves on the club correctly match the year of manufacture.

Lastly, ask questions. If the seller doesn’t respond to you in a timely fashion, go elsewhere. If they lie, forget them. Remember some sellers sell for other people so a quick “I don’t know but I’ll find out” is OK as long as they follow up.

Best of luck to you in your golf game and finding a great deal on Used Ping Golf Clubs.

 


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7 Comments »

2008-07-04 07:26:18

This problem of fake goods seems to be an issue in almost every niche. Whether you’re talking about used Ping golf clubs, fountain pens, bags, watches or indeed cellphones, there always seems to be somebody willing to try and make a dollar by knocking off an original product.

I know that eBay does a pretty good job of policing this issue when they hear about it, but I suspect in many cases, the buyer has no idea that they bought a fake item.

 
Comment by Taylormade Driver
2008-07-28 01:43:10

When life hands you a lemon, say ‘Oh yeah, I like lemons. What else you got?’HenryRollinsHenry Rollins

 
Comment by PING Golf Clubs
2008-10-06 08:13:07

Making sure that the seller is willing to share the serial number is vital. Also, check the sellers rating. Make sure they have mad many sales and have a high ranking.

 
Comment by sidney blumenfeld
2008-10-30 17:57:06

i need a left handed ping 7 iron

Comment by jfc
2008-10-30 18:25:05

Here you go Sidney: left handed ping 7 iron

 
 
Comment by Cheap Golf Guru
2009-01-14 02:00:53

Definitely want to be skeptical of anything that’s being sent out of Asia. If the deal seems to good to be true it probably is

 
2009-09-19 17:32:48

Remember - Ebay can be a dangerous place, so ask questions 1st! And one more thing - there are a lot of fake clubs, so be aware!

 
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