> I was wondering if anybody out there has ever bought a club from Nevada
> Bob's (or any golf shop) and then brought it back as a trade-in. I
> bought a Big Bertha Warbird (steel shaft) 11 degree driver. I'd like
> to bring it back and get a 9 degree along with a 3 wood and 5 wood.
> Has anybody done anything like this. If so, any ideas on what I can
> expect to get for the club. It's been used for maybe 5 or 6 rounds at
> the end of the season last year and 2 or 3 buckets this winter.
> Any information would be useful. Is it just like trading in a used car
> for a new one?
> Tom Price
I used to work at a Nevada Bob's and we took a lot of trades. The simple
answer to your question is Yes, it's very similar to trading in a car.
Generally, you'll have better luck trading it back to the exact same
salesman you worked with before. He won't want to tell you that any club
you buy from him will be worth 10% of what you paid for it after a little
use. Also, depending on what kind of person you are, you may be able to
do better by selling the club through the classifieds. Finally, every
golf shop is unique when it comes to trade ins. Some refuse to do it and
will usually refer you to somebody that does. Some will only put your
club on consignment. Some will encourage you to trade, but will offer
you a small percentage of what the club is worth.