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kopiO
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PostSubject: When is BNIB no longer brand new?   Mon May 21, 2012 2:35 pm

My friend gave me 5 sleeves of Titleist ProV1, still in box and not used, which he found lying in his office. The catch is that these were event gifts from the Volvo Masters Asia, which I believed was in 2008 (our very own LCB won). The "ProV1-392" series was also manufactured in 2007-2008.

Question, are these balls still good and be considered "brand new in box", after four years? Is it wrong to sell them?

I googled online, and there was nothing hard and fast on shelf life of golf balls ( as long as they were not soaked in water). They are still as white as any new balls I have. See pic.



Coz really a waste for me to hold on to them (my swing speed is too slow), or to use them as practise balls. I will of course lower the asking price correspondingly.

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: When is BNIB no longer brand new?   Mon May 21, 2012 3:01 pm

Why don't you consider keeping them? These are pretty good golf balls, and eventually your swing will speed up for you to use them :-)
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PostSubject: Re: When is BNIB no longer brand new?   Mon May 21, 2012 3:16 pm

I think its fine, Golf Ball shell life is super hardy as long as not exposed to sunlight or go swimming. Golf Balls are build to last man

I dont think its wrong to sell them and am sure it will be playable for most people
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PostSubject: Re: When is BNIB no longer brand new?   Mon May 21, 2012 3:17 pm

Aiya, I think you just post a price for them lor. Being your honest self, you can also include the history of these balls as per what you described it. There might be ppl who think its a fair price. Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: When is BNIB no longer brand new?   Mon May 21, 2012 3:34 pm

Maybe you can consider using one sleeve first and see if there are any faults? Like - cracked casing after a couple of holes etc? If you don't see anything wrong, then I'm sure you can sell it as BNIB.
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PostSubject: Re: When is BNIB no longer brand new?   Tue May 29, 2012 11:14 pm

i was told that golf balls will lose its compression after a few years but dunno whether true a not...
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PostSubject: Re: When is BNIB no longer brand new?   Wed May 30, 2012 9:44 am

Supermario wrote:
i was told that golf balls will lose its compression after a few years but dunno whether true a not...

I heard that too, but I think its related to the rubber hardening. But I think thats gonna take a long while...
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PostSubject: Re: When is BNIB no longer brand new?   Wed May 30, 2012 9:59 am

Joshtay wrote:
Supermario wrote:
i was told that golf balls will lose its compression after a few years but dunno whether true a not...

I heard that too, but I think its related to the rubber hardening. But I think thats gonna take a long while...
I even heard before, need to keep balls in dry places.
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PostSubject: Re: When is BNIB no longer brand new?   Wed May 30, 2012 10:13 am

I previously asked about keeping in dry cabinet. In the end... All the seniors were poking fun at me. -_-"
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PostSubject: Re: When is BNIB no longer brand new?   Wed May 30, 2012 11:24 am

There are 2 balls that guys must keep it cool........!
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PostSubject: Re: When is BNIB no longer brand new?   Wed May 30, 2012 11:27 am

Joshtay wrote:
I previously asked about keeping in dry cabinet. In the end... All the seniors were poking fun at me. -_-"
Dry cabinett? I even heard before put in fridge... Question
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PostSubject: Re: When is BNIB no longer brand new?   Wed May 30, 2012 11:54 am

Ya! Told me put in tupperware and in the freezer!!! Wahahaha! That was the best one to date!
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PostSubject: Re: When is BNIB no longer brand new?   Wed May 30, 2012 11:55 am

TLHENG wrote:
There are 2 balls that guys must keep it cool........!

One word- Boxers
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