Used paintball guns and gear can save you lots of money, but be sure you know what you're getting into before you take the leap.
1. eBay/Auction Sites
One of the most popular places to buy and sell used paintball equipment is on auction sites. While there are many auction sites available, eBay
reigns supreme when it comes to used paintball guns. You can find some great deals on used guns, but make sure you know what you are getting before you bid - I have bought many guns on eBay and almost all have been what I've expected. When you bid online, make sure you follow general online business procedures
and don't bid on items from questionable sellers
2. Local Sales
The best used paintball gun to buy is one where you can actually see and shoot the gun before you buy it. To find a gun to buy locally, check your local classifieds, go to CraigsList
or simply ask around at your local field or gun shop. There are many great deals to be found locally, but it usually involves a little bit of luck and a lot of knowing the right person to ask.
There are many active paintball forums online with PBNation.com
leading the way. Forums often offer great options for buying a discount
paintball equipment, but they also offer the most risk when it comes to potentially fraudulent dealings. Before you buy from a forum, make sure you follow some basic forum safety practices
. While you can find great deals on forums, be aware that they are neither easy nor efficient to search - expect a lot of digging to find that diamond of a deal.
4. Online StoresSome online stores also carry used paintball guns. The selection is often minimal and the prices are not usually as good as other used gun sources, but if you are buying online, at least you are comfortable dealing with a legitimate dealer.