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Buying a New Bow

Old 12-29-2016, 07:29 PM
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I guy I work with was just talking this week about buying a new bow on Ebay. I have never thought of doing that before so I poked around a little and found a few really good deals on New and on used bows. Is this something that any of you have done before? Or something you would do? I'm just not sure it's a good idea for my next purchase which will hopefully be soon.
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Old 12-30-2016, 09:16 AM
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Haven't used EBay for a bow but have purchased several off of archery talk. Always do your homework first.
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Old 12-30-2016, 05:08 PM
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Correct me if I am wrong but if you are looking for new I have been told some manufactures(if not all) will not honor there warranty if the bow is purchased online?
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:04 AM
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I will definately have to check into that warranty question. I'm looking to get something around the $450-500 mark RTH. I dont need the High $ or Best names because the Bear that I have has help me take plenty of game.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:14 AM
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ive bought bows off ebay before......its not a bad way to go if you know exactly what youre looking for. If you dont have to have the newest and best (which sounds like it) id suggest checking out your local archery shop for bows they took in on trade
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:16 PM
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I would only do it if you own a bow press and are capable of installing or at least adjusting the string components yourself. Otherwise, you will be paying an archery shop to do it. They normally do this work for free if you buy the bow from them. So, you likely won't save much.

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Old 01-12-2017, 09:01 AM
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I was told by a co worker that the bow manufactures dont stand behind the warranty of bows sold on ebay.
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Old 01-13-2017, 08:03 PM
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Most don't. Most are non transferable. I can't think of a single top line maker that has a transferable warranty. Now, NEW bows bought online through EBAY may be covered with SOME manufacturers but most of them have deals NOT to sell online. Mathews, Hoyt, BowTech, just to name a few are dealt through brick and mortar shops exclusively and each dealer has an "area". I see that eventually changing with so many doing their shopping online nowadays. They are actually losing out on a vast market but it's a good thing for the local shops. But with the big box stores like Cabela's and Bass Pro taking such a huge bite out of the local "mom and pop" shops, the manufacturers are starting to contemplate allowing limited online sales of their top line bows.
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