Golf is one of the most expensive sports to play. While a soccer ball or basketball can be bought for only a few dollars, even a beginner set of golf clubs start at a few hundred dollars. That doesn't even include the bag, shoes, clothes, and green fees. For golf enthusiasts, the prices only increase. Adding hybrids, putters, drivers, and wedges to your bag can tack on more than $300 per club.
Although golf can be an expensive sport, it is still one of the most popular. The popularity of golf combined with the value of clubs makes them a gold mine for pawnshops. If you have golf clubs that are gathering dust, or you need a little extra cash to make it to payday, use these tips to get the most out of your clubs.
Just like your wife's handbag, brand name is everything in golf. If you purchased no-name gold clubs for $200 at your local sports store, they aren't going to be worth much to a pawnshop owner. However, if you have Titleist, Callaway, Wilson, or Nike clubs, you may have some negotiating power in your bag.
Pawnshop owners must know the ins and outs of what they are selling, but they can't be experts on everything. Go into a pawnshop armed with the information they are looking for. If your clubs are valuable, tell them why. Bring documentation where necessary, or original receipts if you have them. Be sure to point out unique features, and information on any customization you may have done such as re-gripping or re-shafting.
Of course, all pre-owned clubs will have some wear and tear, which is to be expected. Most pawnshop owners will overlook cosmetic wear and tear and look at the club head and shaft. Be sure your clubs are free from major chips, dents, and the club heads are tight and secure. Cleaning golf clubs is easy to do with a bowl of warm soapy water and a toothbrush. Scrub the clubs to remove dirt, oils, grass, and dust. This can take a pair of so-so clubs and make them shine like new.
It's hard for pawnshops to sell one driver or one putter. Typically, those shopping at pawnshops want the entire set. This means you will get more money if you offer a full set rather than trying to sell an individual club. If you have a golf bag, best to throw that in as well. It won't be much use to you without any clubs to put in it, and it may increase the value of your set. Be sure to clean the bag thoroughly and remove any personal items, trash, receipts, etc.
If you are not quite ready to sell your clubs for good, no problem. You can pawn your items for cash without selling them outright. Simply bring your clubs to the pawnshop as collateral for a small cash loan. Once the loan is repaid, you get your clubs back.
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