Deals on paintball guns can be had, you just need to know where to look for them.
Copyright 2007 David Muhlestein licensed to About.com
The the cheapest
place to find deals on paintball guns is to look for used guns. Paintball guns don't hold their value exceptionally well and a year old gun can be had at a significant discount
. There are multiple places to buy used paintball guns
, so keep your eyes open and see what you can find.
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Another way to get deals is to buy new paintball guns that are gathering dust. For some reason an Ego from last year simply isn't worth nearly what a current year's model is, even if they are both brand new and unused. If you can find stores that still have the old guns in stock, you can often pick up a deal
One disadvantage of searching for deals like this is that you are primarily limited to high-end paintball guns. If you want to buy a basic mechanical blowback, you probably aren't going to get a great deal on one that has been on the shelf for a year.
You already have a paintball gun and you simply want to try something new. You know that your gun has lost its value, so rather than trying to sell it and then buy something you want, find somebody that is in the same boat as you and trade. While paintball guns lose their value relatively quickly, different brands depreciate at roughly the same rate so if you have a DM7 and you want to try out an A1, you might be able to find someone who will make that trade straight up. If your really want to make a trade, start looking at forums
4. Start a Store and Buy WholesaleIf you are desperate to get good deals on paintball guns, it might be time to take the leap and become a vendor. While not everybody has the time or money to start a store, some people do and they can indulge their passion for paintball on a grander scale.