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#1 I'd rather be golfing

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 04:50 PM

Im currently looking at a Mizuno ST180 driver for a gift to give to my buddy. It states it is in mint condition. But from the looks of the pics provided. It looks like a copy and paste of a new driver and not the actual driver.  Is Global Golfs quality rating on point to those that have bought items from them before?


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:00 PM

I literally just started googling this today and it sounds like mint will be brand new Unhit. Some even still have plastic still on. The only thing different from new is no headcover or tool.

Edited by bkirkley09, 13 September 2018 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:06 PM

Global Golf/3balls/TM Preowned ratings for me have at least met the ratings on their website and are often better than advertised.
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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:13 PM

Every item I'ved purchased from them as mint has been new and unhit. This includes drivers, fairways and 2 sets of irons. No issue with any purchases made over several years of buying.
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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:48 PM

it’ll be brand new


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:29 PM

Used to be that way
recently I've had a couple come thru that were either demos in a store, or returned after being used
Still, odds are good that it'll be in great shape
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Posted 13 September 2018 - 09:33 PM

Thanks guy, just purchased.

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 09:40 PM

View PostI, on 13 September 2018 - 09:33 PM, said:

Thanks guy, just purchased.

Good luck. Last several items I bought from them have been below their stated condition and in many cases different from standard and not disclosed.  I stopped buying from there.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 05:44 AM

View PostI, on 13 September 2018 - 09:33 PM, said:

Thanks guy, just purchased.

Let us know once you get it. My experience has been top notch but maybe not so much with other posters, so I'm interested to see if anything has changed....
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Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:37 AM

I've purchased many items from them and all have been great.  No condition issues.  As noted above, some look like they were never hit.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:22 AM

Let us know. I ordered two "excellent" condition clubs from them and one was beat up (scratches, dings etc) and the other had the wrong shaft. I don't order anything pre-owned from them anymore.

Edited by bigmoneyp, 14 September 2018 - 10:22 AM.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:26 PM

You should be safe with mint condition. The others can vary at times.
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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:28 PM

View Postbigmoneyp, on 14 September 2018 - 10:22 AM, said:

Let us know. I ordered two "excellent" condition clubs from them and one was beat up (scratches, dings etc) and the other had the wrong shaft. I don't order anything pre-owned from them anymore.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:45 PM

Here's some more info.  Global Golf and 3balls Golf operate out of the same Raleigh, NC facility.  Their inventory, trade-in and return policies are identical - i.e. they are same company. The main difference is that the 3balls web-site has fewer condition rating categories (Bargain, very good, and awesome).  Global golf has 6 ratings (from new down to fair).  I'm not sure how they manage their inventory WRT ratings when they ship off the same shelves, so buying from Global might be more accurate WRT condition rating.  Overall, I have found Bargain condition at 3balls to be surprisingly nice.  Since I like to refurbish clubs anyway, I typically buy from the lower ratings.

Note - the reason I know the inventory is the same stuff is I was buying an old set of PING irons that had the original owner's name engraved on the hosel.  The clubs were advertised with that name in the description on both websites.  I called the customer service rep and she told me that both companies sold and shipped from the same warehouses.

Edited by sdandrea, 14 September 2018 - 12:48 PM.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:39 PM

I've had fantastic luck with Global Golf's ratings, in everything but "value".
Over 100 clubs, I've had 2 hybrids that I thought were rated above their actual status - listed as excellent when I thought they qualified for very good.
Both instances, they paid return shipping and refunded promptly.

Value is a real gamble. It can look great with the exception of 1 scratch, or it can look like someone tossed it down the driveway repeatedly to give it that operator level patina!
Mint  has been 100% for me.


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