Bowling balls are a common item to sell used.
If you’re looking for a place to sell your used bowling balls, there are a few options available to you.
You can either sell them online or in person.
Here’s a look at some of the best places to sell your used bowling balls.
Sell your used bowling balls on eBay
Selling your used bowling balls on eBay can be a great way to get top dollar for your used equipment.
You mail your used bowling ball directly to the buyer, so this will save you time and money.
With all of the different options available with eBay, there’s no doubt that choosing this option is best for most bowlers.
Try Craigslist or a classified site like OLX
Both Craigslist and OLX are great options for selling your used bowling balls.
You can use either one or both sites to sell your used bowling ball locally.
These sites are great because they have a large audience, so it’s likely that you’ll get more eyes on your ad when using these services.
They also let you set up an email alert that will notify you whenever someone posts an ad with your keywords.
You can then contact them directly, or post a counter offer.
Try looking for “buy used bowling ball” in Google
There are a number of websites that allow you to post ads for your used bowling ball.
You can search Google using the phrase “buy used bowling ball” as your keyword and start calling each website one by one asking if they will buy from you.
Some websites even have a form, so it’s much easier to just send out an email with all of your information attached.
Find an auctioneer and ask them if they buy used equipment
There are a number of auctioneers out there that buy used bowling equipment.
If you’re looking for the quickest cash possible, they may be your best option.
You can either take your ball to them or ship it to them.
Just make sure they know you want cash and not store credit before shipping off your ball and waiting weeks for a reply.
Ask your local bowling alley if they buy used equipment
If you’re looking for a quick sale, this may be the best option as most bowling alleys have money on hand to buy used equipment daily.
They likely sell used balls all day, so it’s likely they will make you an offer quickly.
Plus, you know the equipment will get used again, so this option is great for everyone.
Ask your friends to spread the word about your sale
Tell your friends, co-workers, and anyone else you know that may be interested in buying your used bowling ball.
You can post an ad on Craigslist or eBay with your email attached, so these people can contact you directly if they are interested in purchasing your equipment.
Place an ad in your local newspaper classified section
The classified section in your local newspaper is a great place to sell your used bowling balls.
Just make sure you include all the details of where you are located, how much you are asking for it, etc.
You can also find other items to sell along with your ball if you’d like to get rid of some additional equipment at the same time.
Use social media to let your friends and followers know about the sale
Post a status update on your Twitter and/or Facebook profiles letting everyone know that you’re selling your used bowling ball.
You can post where you are located, how much it’s going for, and when the ball will be available for pickup.
If you have lots of followers or friends online who may be interested, this could be a great way to get the sale done quickly.
Use a bowling ball locator service
There are some websites that offer a bowling ball finder service as part of your used equipment purchase.
If you go this route, you’ll have to box up and ship your ball to the buyer, but you can rest assured knowing they will send you a check after they get your ball.
You also won’t have to go on Craigslist or eBay and ask for offers, as the buyer will likely send you one once they get the ball in their possession.
What can be done with old bowling balls?
Most bowling balls can be refurbished and resold.
The main reason why people sell their used equipment is that they want to upgrade to a newer ball.
But, you can actually go out and buy the exact same model your friend just sold for half the price.
Sometimes it’s just time for an upgrade or even just a replacement, so ask your local pro shop if they sell used equipment or recommend a place that does.
One thing to think about, though, is that not all bowling alleys will buy back the same ball you just sold to them.
Make sure you take your old ball with you when shopping for a new one so you have both options available before making your decision.
Are old bowling balls any good?
Most bowling balls retain their playability for a few years, so even if your ball is a couple of years old, it’s still likely worth something.
You could also use it as a spare ball or leave it in your locker to practice with until you decide it’s time to move on to the next one.
How long do bowling balls last?
Bowling balls have a pretty long lifespan, sometimes lasting 10 or more years.
The only way they stop being useful is if there’s some sort of damage to the outside surface of the ball.
Even then, you can still have it resurfaced so it will be as good as new.
No matter which option you choose, using one or more of these methods to sell your used bowling ball can be a great way to get some extra cash in your pocket.
Just make sure you take the time to do your research and find the best option for you.
And most importantly, have fun while bowling.
Last updated on February 17, 2022
Jerry Coleman is a professional bowler and experienced bowling blogger. He founded and owns the voelkersbowling.net website, which provides news and information about the sport of bowling. Jerry has competed in numerous tournaments over the years and has won several awards for his bowling skills.