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When to look for newly listed lefty clubs on the bay this morning expecting a dozen or do new listings from yesterday and was presented will 3 or 4 pages of golfbidder listing at what seem extorionate prices given we are coming near the end of the season. They seem to be flogging clubs at about 2-3 times px value old 4-8yr old club sets at about 80% of a new set and 5yr old used wedges for £120 that normally go for 40-50 at auction and were probably cheaper new.

I know we have had inflation but these prices seem excessive I can't believe anyone buys them?

I noticed the same at golfclubs4sale and affordablegolf ramping up prices over the last few months.

Anyway rant over here is link to LH clubs on ebay

 

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'tis a bit weird. They have some Ping Irons on there for £75 less than what I paid brand new 10 months ago.
 

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The secondhand club market seems like everyone wants top dealer money for clubs whereas these dealers only offer about 30% of what they sell them for so it would seem a no brainer to put them on ebay at say a 65% of dealer prices and you you get double the dealers offer?

I've been buying clubs on ebay for over 12yrs, and back then some new sets only sold for 30-60% of rrp when a newer model came out and dealers were clearing old stock this was premium brands like callaway. Nowadays dealers are trying to get more for 10yr old used iron sets than I paid for same clubs 10yrs ago when they were a year old model.
 

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The people who buy them and people who sell their clubs to these people both get ripped off
Supply and demand.
Who do you know will sell anything at a give away price?...probably no-one.
From my own use of ebay, it's littered with people buying and selling used stuff at almost, and in some cases more, than the new price.
 

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I feel your pain, OP...
My old 7 wood has given up the ghost. Looking at the bay and the reseller sites, I get the distinct impossible that they snaffle anything good as soon as it appears so that there isn't much of a private market.
And of course, their own prices act as a floor for anyone putting a new item up there.
Hey ho, patience is a virtue and all that.
 

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You need to look further back the chain. Prices are pegged from the price of new equipment. With no shortage of people £500 for a new driver when the one they have is only 15 years old, used prices are going to be high too, and what people will relinquish them for to change lipstick colour, should not surprise.
 

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Supply and demand.
Who do you know will sell anything at a give away price?...probably no-one.
From my own use of ebay, it's littered with people buying and selling used stuff at almost, and in some cases more, than the new price.
Where do all the Dealers on ebay get their clubs from? They pay people peanuts for them, so there are folks that sell them to dealers give away prices.
If you look at newly listed BIN occasionally a bargain comes up from a small seller. Otherwise its watching the auctions with realistic starting prices.
I have bought a couple of 1-2yr old sets for half the money the dealers want you just need to be patient.
Whether stuff sells has a lot to do with brand a few years back I could only get 200 for a new Srixon set that rrp at about 600. If they were Pings you could expect to get about 75% of new price for unmarked clubs. Again supply and demand.
 

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Where do all the Dealers on ebay get their clubs from? They pay people peanuts for them, so there are folks that sell them to dealers give away prices.
If you look at newly listed BIN occasionally a bargain comes up from a small seller. Otherwise its watching the auctions with realistic starting prices.
I have bought a couple of 1-2yr old sets for half the money the dealers want you just need to be patient.
Whether stuff sells has a lot to do with brand a few years back I could only get 200 for a new Srixon set that rrp at about 600. If they were Pings you could expect to get about 75% of new price for unmarked clubs. Again supply and demand.
But isn't that how buying and selling works?
If the retailler doesn't make enough to pay the bills and have some left over, they go out of business and then you have no-one selling used gear.
 

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It maybe how selling works in theory but it's not a exact science and sellers could equally go to wall following the "theory" and those using opposite approach prosper .

If economics and the markets were based on science and not human behaviour then everyone would be a millionaire and we would have no market crashes.
 

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Used to buy second hand used clubs, would seek out the excellent/mint condition ones from the previous year or year before lasts model.

Now with inflated prices, I just buy new. Don't see the point.
 

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I bought a second hand 2004 Cobra F Speed 10.5° regular flex from my club pro for £25 in 2010 and I am still using it.
This is what it appears to be worth now.

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...which is quite a big increase since July

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Perhaps by the end of next year my driver might be worth nearly £100.

Is anyone else seeing an increase in the value of their clubs since they bought them?

Clubs are worth what they sell for - not asking prices.
 

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I bought a second hand 2004 Cobra F Speed 10.5° regular flex from my club pro for £25 in 2010 and I am still using it.
This is what it appears to be worth now.

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...which is quite a big increase since July

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Perhaps by the end of next year my driver might be worth nearly £100.

Is anyone else seeing an increase in the value of their clubs since they bought them?

Clubs are worth what they sell for - not asking prices.
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Depends when you buy or sell. Always good to sell on or after the Masters starts. Always good to buy after Christmas.
There was a huge surge in prices of second hand gear after Covid lockdowns. When golf was one of the few things you could actually go out and do, and a lot of shops were still closed, everyone was after second hand clubs. I sold a TaylorMade GAPR and made about £30 profit after only owning it for four months.
 

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There was a huge surge in prices of second hand gear after Covid lockdowns. When golf was one of the few things you could actually go out and do, and a lot of shops were still closed, everyone was after second hand clubs. I sold a TaylorMade GAPR and made about £30 profit after only owning it for four months.
Yep. I remember buying a brand new ping crossover for £94, used it for a couple of months, didn’t like it, sold it for £110ish! Crazy times.
 
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