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milorafferty

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A room full of bowling balls...and a few golf clubs.
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:38:57 AM »
I have been considering whether or not to sell off the bulk of my balling ball inventory. Some I will have trouble letting go of, such as the clear spare balls(I bid on a clear Hammer Gas Mask core just this week, but didn't win). And some of the Motiv stuff I will keep and eventually drill, but most of them I will never drill.


A lot of them I got for a really good price with fortunate timing, and a lot of them are also pretty much worthless.


For you guys who have a significant inventory, have you considered selling? By "significant" I mean more than 50 undrilled NIB balls, not the cute little collection of 10 or 20 already drill worthless items.  No offense intended.  ;D
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Re: A room full of bowling balls...and a few golf clubs.
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 10:48:17 AM »
Honestly for the balls, only bowlers would care about and not general public I would probably look to dump them soon if want to maximize return.  Have a feeling a whole lot of 15 and 16lb are about to flood the market with the motion hole stuff going into affect not to mention Boomers getting too old to throw those weights and starting to drop down and retire entirely.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 10:55:54 AM »
Once I got out of the business for me it was an entertaining and sometimes comical way (the whole ebay game) to kill some winter non golf time.  And I found the market was pretty strange.  I got more for used shoes than I did for some blank high end balls. 

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2018, 11:04:06 AM »
The motion hole rule won't affect NIB balls or if it does, it will probably make them sell better. I know some people who do not want a plugged ball.

This isn't about maximizing return anyway. It's more about retiring in a few years and what a pain in the ass it would be to move all these bowling balls from California to Alabama.
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Re: A room full of bowling balls...and a few golf clubs.
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2018, 11:12:26 AM »
I have a small amount of NIBs? :`(

I have 11, and some of them are getting holes in them at some point. I could see putting holes in the Freight Train, Green Mamba, maybe the Break Point Solid. Some I just haven't found a market for (You know how hard it is to find someone else that wants a first gen Jewel??) And some I'm keeping just because.
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Re: A room full of bowling balls...and a few golf clubs.
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2018, 11:33:33 AM »
I might have to save a few of the less desirable ones for when I get back to Alabama. I can imagine the damage I could do to a mailbox with a bowling ball attached to a chain from the back of a pick-up truck.  ;D


Yep, it would be one of those, "Hold my beer" moments.  :o
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Re: A room full of bowling balls...and a few golf clubs.
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2018, 11:52:37 AM »
The motion hole rule won't affect NIB balls or if it does, it will probably make them sell better. I know some people who do not want a plugged ball.

This isn't about maximizing return anyway. It's more about retiring in a few years and what a pain in the ass it would be to move all these bowling balls from California to Alabama.

Ah got ya.  Was just more saying for example if see only one ball X NIB on ebay maybe someone pays the premium but if they see 5 other ball X single drills for a quarter of the price or less they think you know what single drill isn't so bad.  As for the motion holes more just that people might be more likely to sell single drilled with a motion hole if on fence instead of plug it.   Keep a watch on Visionary stuff so if want to dump that first might have a buyer.  But yeah moving balls sucks.  Kind of a pain to even move them between work (store a few there) and home.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2018, 12:01:27 PM »
The motion hole rule won't affect NIB balls or if it does, it will probably make them sell better. I know some people who do not want a plugged ball.

This isn't about maximizing return anyway. It's more about retiring in a few years and what a pain in the ass it would be to move all these bowling balls from California to Alabama.

Ah got ya.  Was just more saying for example if see only one ball X NIB on ebay maybe someone pays the premium but if they see 5 other ball X single drills for a quarter of the price or less they think you know what single drill isn't so bad.  As for the motion holes more just that people might be more likely to sell single drilled with a motion hole if on fence instead of plug it.   Keep a watch on Visionary stuff so if want to dump that first might have a buyer.  But yeah moving balls sucks.  Kind of a pain to even move them between work (store a few there) and home.

The only visionary ball I have you don't want, it will be a good candidate for the mailbox duty.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2018, 12:06:32 PM »
I get much faster sales and the best profit margins selling in FB groups.

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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2018, 12:18:59 PM »
I get much faster sales and the best profit margins selling in FB groups.

I don't(and never will) do FB.
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Re: A room full of bowling balls...and a few golf clubs.
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2018, 02:44:26 PM »
I get much faster sales and the best profit margins selling in FB groups.

I don't(and never will) do FB.

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Re: A room full of bowling balls...and a few golf clubs.
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2018, 06:08:12 PM »
Soooo what do you have?
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Re: A room full of bowling balls...and a few golf clubs.
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2018, 06:19:40 PM »
Soooo what do you have?

I'll take inventory and PM you when I get a chance.
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Re: A room full of bowling balls...and a few golf clubs.
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2018, 08:18:56 PM »
i might be interested if you have any morich, older storm or motiv, or any international.
can i AXE you a question

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Re: A room full of bowling balls...and a few golf clubs.
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2018, 08:45:41 PM »
Yeah, I kind of have a fondness for anything San Antonio based. It's something I've just gotten into lol
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