FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/15/2019
Club Champion Offers Equipment Trade-In Program
Golfers can earn money in return for old equipment through 2nd Swing
Willowbrook, IL -- It’s time to clean out the garage, empty the crawl space and collect the clubs taking up space in your office - your old golf equipment could be worth some cash. In partnership with 2nd Swing, Club Champion offers a trade-in program that pays golfers for unwanted equipment.
Since its inception in April 2017, more than a thousand Club Champion customers have taken advantage of the trade-in service. According to Erik Lemieux, Key Account Manager for the program, payouts have averaged approximately $300 per transaction. Many customers have received more than $1,000 with at least one taking home more than $2,000. The only caveat is that the trade-in must be made in conjunction with a new purchase at Club Champion.
The process is simple - in three steps, you can complete your trade-in online. First, get a custom fitting at Club Champion and purchase clubs. Next, check the value of the clubs you’re trading in at clubchampiongolf.com/tradein and complete the checkout process. Individual clubs and full sets are eligible for trade-in. Finally, just ship your clubs using the FedEx labels provided and get paid via check or PayPal within seven business days.
“There is no limit to the number of clubs a customer can trade in, and in some cases, the total trade-in amount may exceed their purchase price," Lemieux added. "All major and boutique brands qualify.” All the major brands are accepted as well as niche manufacturers like Epon, Honma and PXG. You can even trade in rangefinders or GPS devices from companies like Bushnell or Voice Caddie.
New Jersey customer Sam Haines was very satisfied: “It’s probably one of the best online trade-in programs I’ve ever used. I was able to easily navigate the system on the website, select the clubs and see the value,” he said, commending the simplicity of the process. In reference to his projected payout, Haines said, “It was spot on, dollar for dollar. It was not too complicated to figure out what I was going to get. There are guides out there to make sure you’re getting a fair deal. The actual dollars matched exactly what the program was offering. The notification from 2nd Swing was almost immediate. After they received my irons they quickly processed the check, literally one day later. And I received it within four business days.”
Kyle Carrabine, a customer from Pennsylvania, also took advantage of the trade-in program. His parents had him fit for clubs about 10 years ago and it was time for an upgrade. “I went through the fitting and enjoyed the process, and when they gave me the recommendations and how much it was going to cost, I was thinking I could offset some of my out-of-pocket expenses,” Carrabine said. “I had a stockpile of old clubs that I’d collected. Since I had to pay for the clubs myself, I decided to send a bunch of stuff in and get as much value as I could for them. I was pleased with the amount of money I got - almost $1,000.”
At the time of our interview, Kyle was scheduled for another fitting the following week. He wanted to hit some of the new drivers for 2019. “If I do buy again, I’m probably going to go through the same trade-in process," he shared.
If you’re considering a fitting at the nation’s #1 premium club fitter, builder and retailer, check out the trade-in program to help finance those new clubs you’ve been dreaming about. Turning clubs into cash has never been so easy!
About Club Champion
Established in 2010, Club Champion is a national club fitting and building company headquartered in Chicago, IL. There are currently more than 60 Club Champion fitting studios in major markets across the country, with plans to continue expansion. The studios carry all the top golf club, shaft and grip manufacturers in the industry, which allows for 35,000+ equipment combinations for customer trial. Studios are equipped with advanced analysis technology, along with highly trained certified fitters and builders who must complete an extensive training program. Services include club fitting and building, repair services, personalization, and highly engaging corporate and personal entertainment events. For more information about Club Champion, visit www.clubchampiongolf.com.
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