Selling A Golf Bag Online — Checklist for You!
Looking for a checklist to help you sell a golf bag online?
This is the article for you! Enjoy learning from our golf experts at Tell Me More Golf.
Where Can I Sell Golf Bags For Cash?
One of the best places to start when selling a golf bag is with the popular app and website OfferUp.
How To Sell a Golf Bag on OfferUp
Many golfers look to OfferUp to sell golf gear because they prefer the simplicity of meeting a buyer face to face and exchanging money over the many steps involved with other sites.
- Clean out the bag
The first step in preparing your old golf bag for sale online is to clean it out thoroughly. This may seem like an obvious step, but you may be surprised at what you find deep in the lesser-used pockets. Golf bags have at least four pockets, and some can have up to a dozen different storage areas! The last thing you’d want is to part ways with your golf bag, only to realize months later that your favorite ball marker was left inside.
Once all pockets are cleared and the clubs are removed, flip the bag upside down and shake it to dislodge any small items that may have fallen into the golf club area. Many golfers have reported finding tees, pencils, and even bottle caps after flipping their bag upside down for the first time in years. Once you’ve confirmed that the bag is one hundred percent empty, give it a good wipe down with a damp rag to make it camera ready.
- Take Pictures
Having good quality photos is one of the best ways to make your product stand out on OfferUp, since all items are listed with photo thumbnails instead of in a list format like many other selling platforms. It is important to take lighting into account, and make sure that you are shooting with a plain background as to not clutter up the photo. Take as many pictures as needed to capture your bag from every angle, and be sure to take close up shots of any pockets or special features. Additionally, it is helpful to also take a close up shot of the brand logo or model name of the bag, so potential buyers can see that your bag is authentic.
- Gather Information and Research Price
There is no such thing as too much information gathering when it comes to selling your bag. Your best bet is to search the bag top to bottom and note any and all brand names, model numbers, serial numbers, and any other information that may be displayed. If you bought your bag within the last few years, try to find the same model for sale online from either the manufacturer or a major golf retailer. These listings will provide you with more than enough info to write a solid listing. In many cases, you can paraphrase the listing’s item description or simply copy and paste it to use on your OfferUp posting. If you’ve owned your golf bag for many years, it may be a bit tougher to find accurate information online. In these cases, do your best to try and find the closest comparable bag that seems the most similar.
Once you have all the necessary information to write up a good item description for your post, the next step is to research the market, and choose a price. Since you are selling locally, the best way to begin is by simply searching for the term “golf bag” on OfferUp, and browsing what is currently for sale in your area. Take a few minutes and get an idea of what the general price range is for used golf bags in your area, and try and evaluate how yours measures up against what is currently for sale. Once you have gathered all this information, and have a good ballpark estimate of your bag’s current worth, it’s time to list your bag on OfferUp!
- Create your listing
To create your listing, click or tap the “Post” button on the bottom of the screen. First, the app will prompt you to upload photos, be sure to include the brand and model, as well as whether your golf bag is a cart bag or a carry bag. Next, you’ll be brought to the details page. Under category, select “Sports & Outdoors,” and then move on to the item description. The item description section should be easy to fill out if you have done a bit of research. Be sure to list all special features on the bag, like designated areas for golf balls or other golf equipment. Finally, choose your listing price, and specify whether you are firm on that price or not. Buyers on OfferUp will usually try and negotiate, and it is fairly standard for the price to be negotiated down somewhat. For this reason, be sure to price your item just a bit higher than the lowest amount you will take, as this will make the buyer feel like they are getting a discount.
- Field Offers
Once your listing is active, all you’ll have to do is sit back and wait for buyers to reach out to you. You can also monitor how many times your post has been viewed, and make any edits if needed. Once the offers start rolling in, it’s time to answer questions, negotiate, and choose a buyer! Be sure to specify a meeting place, as well as a final price. The team of experts at Tell Me More Golf recommend meeting at a neutral location like the parking lot of a coffee shop or hardware store. This way, no personal information is shared and the home addresses of both parties are kept private.
- Meet Up and Sell Your Clubs!
This is the final, and most exciting step in the process! Bring your golf bag to meet the buyer, show off the goods, and make the sale. Some buyers will prefer to use payment apps like Venmo, or Paypal, while others prefer to pay cash. Be sure to specify payment type before meeting up, and both parties are sure to leave happy and satisfied with the transaction!
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How To Sell a Golf Bag on Facebook Marketplace
Selling a golf bag on Facebook Marketplace is very similar to selling on OfferUp, with a few key differences. The first is that you will need a Facebook account to sell on their marketplace, which is quite a bit more involved than creating an OfferUp account.
This option is better for sellers who already have a Facebook account, and want to share their posts with their local communities as well as their Facebook friends. The same steps that were outlined for selling on OfferUp are applicable for Facebook Marketplace, and there are only a few minor differences in the listing process.
How To Sell a Golf Bag on Craigslist
Craigslist is another online selling platform where you can sell your golf bag for cash. While Craigslist is a great place to get your golf bag in front of more eyes, there is one main drawback. Unlike OfferUp or Facebook marketplace, there is no profile or rating system associated with each account.
This makes it impossible to tell whether a potential buyer is trustworthy before meeting up. With other services, ratings systems help separate good honest buyers from those who are more difficult or have bad intentions. For these reasons, the team at Tell Me More Golf recommends sticking to a selling platform that allows you to rate and review transactions.
How To Sell a Golf Bag on eBay
While eBay is one of the most popular online marketplaces for selling used golf equipment, there are two main drawbacks. The first is that golf bags are very large and bulky, and can be expensive to ship. All of Ebay’s payments are also handled electronically using Paypal, which is a drawback for sellers looking to exchange their used golf bag for cash.
How To Trade In a Golf Bag
While many golf club manufacturers and retailers offer trade-in programs, it was difficult to track one down that accepted trade-ins of used golf bags. After a bit of research, we found that almost all of the club manufacturer’s trade-in programs were pretty much the same. Callaway calls their program the “Trade in! Trade Up,” while Ping’s is named “Trade-In & Move Up.” Not to be outdone, Taylormade and Cobra creatively label their services as the “Club Trade-In” and “Trade-In Program,” respectively. “The Titleist Trade-In Program” rounds out a list of very similar, if not identical services.
Almost every trade in program will use the PGA Value Guide to determine the trade in value, which is essentially the Kelly Blue Book of golf clubs. When using PGA Value Guide’s website, the only prompts listed when starting are “Clubs” “Launch Monitor / Swing Analyzer” and “Tech.” There is no selection for golf bags, making it impossible to use these services to trade in a golf bag.
Luckily, after a bit of research, our team at Tell Me More Golf was able to track down one major online retailer who will accept golf bag trade-ins, in some cases. We reached out to the customer support team over at 2nd Swing Golf, and here is what we were able to find out. When asked if golf bags could be eligible for trade in, a customer support representative replied “I believe we do in some cases, but they must be in almost new or with tag condition.” So while most used bags will not be accepted, there are certain cases where newer bags can be traded in at 2nd Swing Golf.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How much do golf bags go for?
The cost of a used golf bag online can vary anywhere from five to hundreds of dollars, depending on the bag being sold and its condition.
How do I get rid of my old golf bag?
There is a huge market for second hand golf equipment online, and services like OfferUp and Facebook Marketplace make it easy to turn your old golf bag into cash.
What is the best way to ship a golf bag?
While companies like UPS and FedEx offer golf bag shipping guidelines on their websites, the best way to ship a golf bag is by using the company Ship Sticks.
Are used golf bags worth anything?
Used golf bags are almost always worth some money, as long as they are in good working shape and not too damaged or torn up. Newer golf bags used for only a season or two can be worth quite a bit, as well as older vintage golf bags that are now collectibles.
Conclusion: Research by Tellmemoregolf.com
Many golfers are unaware how easy and convenient it is to sell a used golf bag online. By following the steps provided by the team at Tell Me More Golf, turning your old golf bag into cold hard cash can be a quick and simple process.
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