by Amy Finley
Get the Gear
Since its debut in the 1980’s, paintball is a sport that continues to grow in popularity. Like most sports, having the right gear and equipment is essential. Whether you’re in the paintball business and need rental gear, or need paintball supplies for your personal use, paintball equipment can be pricey. Here are a few ways to get the best deals and make the most of your money when checking out paintball supply stores.
Wholesale Paintball Supply
Many paintball supply retailers, especially online, are either wholesale paintball supply companies or offer paintball supplies at wholesale prices when purchased in large quantities. For the field owner, buying paintballs, markers, masks, and goggles from wholesale paintball supply companies are ideal, because the quantities can either be resold or used as backups for rental gear.
If you’re ignoring wholesale paintball supply because you’re looking for gear for your personal use, you may be missing out. Some paintball supply companies offer discounts if you buy in bulk, even if you’re not in business, so go in with a friend (or two) and split up the paintball gear you purchase to save some money.
Most paintball supply dealers will have a closeout section on their website – browse through a few to find great deals on paintball equipment. Just because something isn’t the most popular marker doesn’t mean its not a good product; you may be able to find great paintball supply deals in the closeout or blowout sections on good quality products.
Online Auctions For Paintball Supply
In addition to paintball supply retailers, you might save money going with an online auction site for your paintball supply needs. Most of the paintball supply gear you might be looking for is available at online auctions, from high quality markers to goggles to cammies. Many of the paintball bargains you’ll find at online auctions are new, although, going with used equipment is another way to save money, which leads us to…
Used Doesn’t Always Mean Abused in Paintball Supply
Let’s face it – paintball can be a rough sport, to say the least. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to shy away from buying used equipment. If the paintball equipment was well maintained, you may be able to get a great deal over paintball supply superstores. Be careful when buying used, however, that whatever paintball gear you’re purchasing meets your standards and you are buying from a reputable source.
Package Deals, Price Matching, and Warranties
Another way to save money on your paintball supply needs is to go with a package deal. Many paintball retailers offer these, and you’ll get significant savings when buying marker necessities or marker maintenance products in a package deal, for example, than you would separately.
Another consideration is checking to see if a paintball supply company has offers of price matching or price guarantees. This is especially helpful with online paintball supply retailers – if a site offers price matching and free shipping with a minimum purchase for example, you’ll save by finding the best price and getting the free shipping.
You also want to check into warranties and return policies when getting the gear for your paintball supply needs. Warranties and for products may be anywhere from 30 days to 1 year or more, but make sure you’re aware of warranty details and return conditions before you purchase to get the most for your money. You may want to be skeptical of a paintball supply retailer that lacks completely or seems to have an unrealistically rigid return policy.
Good luck in getting the best prices for all your paintball supply needs!
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