Golf Clubs: How To Bag The Best Price
Getting great prices on golf clubs, as in most hard goods, is a 2 step process these days. First find which model you want in person, then get the best deal on the internet.
So you'll want to start with a visit to pro shops and sporting goods stores first. Try out as many brands and styles as you can. Continue refining your search until you've found the clubs you want. Make a mental note of the price, but know that you are not going to pay nearly that much.
Your Fingers Do The Walking
Now you're ready to shop the internet, where you can find some the lowest prices on the best clubs.The billions of web pages of the internet makes for a fiercely competitive environment among online retailers. To compete with each other, and to muscle out their brick-and-mortar competition, online retailers have to sell their wares at rock bottom prices.
Plus they not only want to give you a good price, the lower operating overhead allows them to do so. For you, that can mean great deals on your golf clubs, as well as golf bags, balls, clothing, and anything else you need for your game.
Be aware, though, that the internet is a refuge for crooks and thieves hoping to take your money. The internet abounds with scam artists who set up fake auction ads or entire web sites with the sole purpose of stealing your hard-earned cash. Once you send it to them, you can kiss your money good-bye. If you see unbelievable prices on golf clubs, the old adage "too good to be true" probably holds.
How To Make A Safe Purchase
Still, there are many legitimate sellers on the web and, by following safe internet buying practices, you can get a great deal without being robbed.
Once you've found the clubs you want at a fabulous price, proceed with caution to make your purchase. Never provide any personal information to someone over e-mail. Provide it only on a web site if the site is secure. You can tell a site is secure by checking the web address for https instead of http. The extra "s" stands for secure. Some sites have a little key symbol in the browser to let you know it's safe.
Next, check out any retailer on the web before you purchase from them. See if they have a phone number and a real address. You can even go so far as to research on a comparison site like MySimon.com, or on the Better Business Bureau's site.
This small amount of effort pays off in the long run, because you'll get the golf clubs you want at the best possible prices.
This article was posted on November 08, 2005