Thursday, April 30, 2015

Helpful Tips to Follow when Shopping for Used Surfboards

Surfboards are a large investment but they can last a very long time. Especially because they can be repaired to extend their lifespan. While purchasing a brand new surfboard will guarantee that there are no hidden issues to be concerned about, considering used surfboards has advantages of its own.

Knowing how to carry through the shopping process of used surfboards will make the difference between hoping you get a great surfboard, and knowing you are.

Request High-Definition Photos from Every Angle
Distant photos may be necessary to show an entire surfboard, but it is the high-definition and up-close photos that will tell you whether a surfboard is in worthy condition. If a seller has not already posted these pictures with their listing, you should request photos from every angle to do a thorough inspection.

Check the Fins, Especially Non-Removable Ones
Repairing or replacing fins that cannot be replaced can really add to the cost of a surfboard, so make sure to inspect the fins on a used surfboard that you are interested in purchasing. If removable fins are damaged, then you can still replace them by simply getting new ones, which is not as costly.

Have Any Wax Removed before Buying
A waxed surfboard can hide problems that make a board not worth buying. It is important to request the removal of all wax and have pictures taken without any wax as this is the only way you will be able to inspect the surfboard with the attention to detail that you should demand before buying.

Compare the Asking Price and Be Prepared to Negotiate
Although a used surfboard will save you money, you should also do your own research on the asking price and be prepared to negotiate for a lower price to get the best value for your money. Also, doing your own research on prices will make you feel better about the price you end up paying, as opposed to just hoping that the amount you paid was a fair exchange for both parties.

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