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Should You Sell (or Buy Golf Clubs) to a Pawn Shop?

Should You Sell (or Buy Golf Clubs) to a Pawn Shop?

Are you one of those golfers who has a garage full used equipment?

If you are, you’re not alone. I know I have quite a few clubs over the years and I often keep them in case I need them again.

In reality, I rarely use these clubs again and they should be thrown out! Many golfers use a pawnshop to sell or buy their clubs.

Here are the details about selling your golf clubs at a local pawnshop.


Table of Contents

  • Can You Sell Your Golf Clubs To A Pawn Shop?
  • How much you might earn for your clubs by selling to a pawn shop
  • Alternatives to Make More for Your Clubs
  • Are you thinking of buying golf clubs from an online pawn shop?

Can You Sell Your Golf Clubs To A Pawn Shop?

As long as the golf clubs are in good condition and the model is current, most pawn shops will accept second-hand clubs. Many high-end brands that are made with better-quality materials will sell quickly.

However, your grandfather’s old golf clubs that are rusted over and have grips falling off will likely not be a match for a pawn shop. This is a good time to donate such cheap clubs.


How much you could make for your clubs selling to apawn shop

Although selling clubs at the pawn shop is convenient when you need to unload large quantities of equipment, it is not always the best option.

Problem with pawn shops? You will receive a lower offer than the clubs are worth. Sometimes, the club’s value is 50% lower than your offer.

The pawnshop will take the golf clubs and sell them for the full value. The pawnshop is a great option if you need cash quickly and have an expensive golf club.

But, to maximize your profits, you will need a different strategy.


Alternatives to Make More for Your Clubs

Pawn shops are a great way to quickly get money. There are many other ways to make money on your old equipment.

Selling clubs on your terms is a great alternative. However, it helps to have the right avenues.

Trade-In with Online Dealers

If your clubs don’t have any major chips, dents or build-up dirt, it may be worth trading them in for new equipment. Online golf stores make it easier than ever for you to trade your equipment in and buy new equipment.

This process usually involves sending in your equipment, having it evaluated and then issuing a credit towards new clubs. You can expect that you will not get full retail value on your clubs, but you also won’t have to deal with the hassle of selling them on your own.

This is a quick and easy process. Once your clubs have been accepted, shipping costs will be reimbursed.

Facebook Marketplace

The Facebook marketplace is my favorite place to sell golf clubs. You can limit the area you want to sell the club, and you can easily add photos and details to your product.

Golfers will need to see pictures of the clubs that they are purchasing to verify any issues. This is possible with Facebook Marketplace.

You can send interested buyers a message about the clubs that you have for sale. You can even collect payment via Facebook if you sell on Facebook. It is easy to use the marketplace if you are familiar with Facebook.


eBay is a great place to sell used golf equipment. It is also one of the first places golfers will go to to check what equipment is for sale. eBay offers great search functionality. Players can search for specific models, clubs, shafts, and more.

To sell on eBay, you won’t have to set up auctions; you can simply list the item with a buy-it-now price. This price is the amount you are willing to pay for the club. Check the shipping details before selling on eBay.

The listings that come with free shipping will sell faster, but you may need to be sure you are calculating that and ensuring it doesn’t impact your profit too much.

Local Buy/Sell/Trade Organizations for Golfers

Many areas have a local group that allows golfers to buy/sell or trade. These groups are often found on Facebook and in the newspaper.

These groups sometimes have events at certain times throughout the year, where you can look at equipment and decide if it’s a good match to your game.


Are you thinking of buying golf clubs from an online pawn shop?

You can find great deals if you’re thinking of buying golf clubs from an auction house. Before you go to the pawnshop and start looking, here are some things you should know.

Do Your Research

Before you visit a pawn shop to purchase golf clubs, it is important to research the current rates. If you go in and find a hybrid for $75 and think it’s a great deal, you may be upset later to find out that this is a very dated model.

It will be easier to get a great deal on a pawnshop golf club if you keep up with the latest releases of golf equipment.

Check the shaft

The shaft of the golf clubs should be free from any imperfections.

One of the advantages of buying directly is the ability of inspecting the shaft. It doesn’t concern us as much with a steel shaft, but with a graphite shaft, you must be sure it is in good shape.

Consider lowering your expenses

A regrip will be required for most pawnshop-owned golf clubs. The grip may be worn or is not right for you.

For a single golf club, this isn’t a big deal. However, if you are purchasing an entire set, it’s going to have a bit impact on the total price. When negotiating a deal on your new clubs, keep this in mind.

Don’t Be Afraid To Negotiate

Remember that these clubs were acquired by the owner of the Pawn Shop. They did some negotiating. Now it’s your turn to negotiate and work out a deal that can make you some money.

Don’t be afraid to see if the owner will go any lower on a golf club; chances are they want to move it off the floor, and they may be willing to work with you.