There are a number of sources for finding new and used paddle boards for sale. Consider Ebay, Kijiji, Craigslist, Costco, Sam’s club etc. and of course local SUP shops and classified ads. There are many sites on the Web that feature new and used boards for sale. Some are listed below for your convenience. It goes without saying: do your research to buy with confidence, and when buying from private sellers make sure you know what you’re getting before you hand over the cash.
Be sure to READ REVIEWS
On-line reviews are an excellent way to help you make an informed decision about new or used paddle boards. Many manufacturer websites offer reviews, although be aware of company-written versus consumer-written reviews. Search for reviews specific to the type of board you’re interested in. Search for blogs and discussion forums for paddle board enthusiasts. Learn all you can for a successful buying experience.
Compare prices, shipping fees, and availability to decide if you will buy local or have your new board shipped.
IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTE:
Before having a board shipped, find out how much responsibility both the seller and the courier will guarantee, and let the seller and shipper know you will not accept delivery in the event of damage. Know exactly how the board will be packaged and be sure shipping insurance is in place. Once your board arrives, open the container, check the board, and take photo before determining acceptance. This simple process will significantly help your case if you have an insurance claim.
Used paddle boards:
Be sure to fully inspect the board for cracks, dents, rail damage etc. Ask if it has sustained any damage, and about repair details. If it is a “hard board,” be sure to ask if the core foam has absorbed any water. If the answer is yes, it may be best to move on.
Online help finding the right board for you:
Here’s an interesting approach: check out “Isle Surf and Sup” and fill out the simple online form. An expert will email or phone you to suggest the right board for your needs -
Some sites to help you start your search for new or used paddle boards for sale:
DESCRIPTION: This California-based website is easy to navigate, with good descriptions and the opportunity to write a review.LINK: http://www.legendssup.com
DESCRIPTION: SupAtx. Clearly illustrated board shapes with descriptions of board attributes to help you choose.
DESCRIPTION: Waisup. Clearly illustrated board shapes with specifications
NEW and USED boards
DESCRIPTION: Australia - good tips for choosing new or used paddle boards for sale as well as gear. Forums and news too!
DESCRIPTION: Calibex: a site that finds used paddle boards then directs you the the site where they can be purchased.
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