Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2nd Swing Golf - Trade In Your Golf Clubs


I was recently introduced to the trade in program offered through 2nd Swing, and I gotta say, what a genius concept.  Through their trade in program, 2nd Swing provides golfers with the ability to trade in their used golf clubs for new ones.  So how does it work?  

Through the 2nd Swing website (www.2ndswing.com) golfers can enter the model and details of their clubs and the 2nd Swing site will provide an appraisal value.  It's that easy; then pack them up, ship them out, and shop for a new set!  And with over 19,000 clubs currently available for purchase, you're bound to find what you're looking for.

Although I have seen other trade in programs, on average the 2nd Swing's golf club trade in service provides sellers approximately 15% higher trade in values compared to competitors. When you trade in used golf clubs to 2ndswing.com, you’re adding value to your next purchase. You’ll receive higher trade values for your clubs, as well as expeditious payment and first class service.

How does the trade in process work?
  • Check your golf club trade value on 2ndswing.com. There, you can enter in your club’s model, specs and condition, and the site will generate an accurate golf clubs trade in value.
  • Ship your clubs to the retailer. There, they will give your clubs a final evaluation, by double-checking the model, specs and condition of the item.
  • Once your club’s trade value has been confirmed you’ll receive either a check or store credit, depending on what you specify. Remember, a retailer will offer you more value for your used golf clubs when you trade-in for store credit instead of taking cash outright.

How is 'Trade-In Value' determined?
The trade in value for golf clubs is determined by combining three major factors: demand, condition and product release date.

Demand
The overall demand for a particular model, even after it is no longer an in-line product, is a major factor sellers use for valuing used golf clubs. Sellers watch the secondhand clubs market to stay informed of the general demand and fair market value for a given item.

Condition
The condition of a secondhand club, regardless of other factors, is very important. This is the part of the club’s valuation that addresses its general state of wear. Depending on a sliding scale of excellent, good, fair & poor, a given model is assigned a corresponding value. Some sellers, such as retailers, even create ‘condition scales’ or ‘condition ratings’ in order to provide better information to consumers. It should be noted, however, that these condition ratings vary from seller to seller.

Product Release Date
The year a product is released also has quite a significance to a seller’s trade-in price. Generally, release date is less important than the other two factors. There are still some golf club models out there that remain in high-demand, regardless of any significant passage of time.

Other Resale Factors
Some sellers, usually private, will consider additional factors when valuing used golf clubs, such as referencing market value on platforms like ebay or authoritative institutions such as The PGA Value Guide. Sellers will do this, typically, to add credibility to their trade in value for golf clubs, or to keep their values competitive.

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