Bows For Sale – The New Trend
Lately, I’ve seen all sort of Facebook groups and pages dedicated to nothing but selling just about anything you can think of. Because of that, it’s actually quite easy to find a wide range of bows for sale simply by cruising these places online. Technology these days has made many things in life much easier and the outdoor industry has been no exception. As the trend of buying and selling your equipment grows, so too does the need and desire to have the best new gadget. What makes this even worse is that the new equipment coming out these days seems to get more and more expensive as well. Brand new Mathews bows sell for over $1500 depending on the model. A brand new Bear Archery bow will cost you $900. Keep in mind that these bows for sale come with absolutely nothing on them!
Bows For Sale – Social Media Risk
Because it is now so simple to make a deal with someone that lives on the opposite side of the country from you, more and more of these transactions are taking place each day. As I sit and watch all the posts from people trying to trade or sell their bows or other equipment, I can’t help but wonder if any of these people have seen the numerous other posts talking about a horrible experience trying to do that very same thing. Not a day goes by where I don’t see that someone had their equipment basically stolen by someone because they trusted them through a social media conversation. Personally, I would never do a transaction for something as expensive as my bow without being able to meet the person face to face. I have heard things that range from sending payment or equipment and never getting the payment or equipment from the other person to receiving broken or damaged goods and then not being able to contact the person.
To me, it just doesn’t seem worth the risk or hassle to deal with a person that I can only contact through Facebook. It’s extremely easy for someone to block you from contacting them and though I have no personal experience, I can’t imagine that Facebook really cares if you got ripped off by another one of the millions of users they have. Think about the reality of it. Facebook has murderers, rapists, and plenty of thieves that have profiles just like yours. Nothing is stopping them from joining a group or liking a page the you are also a part of. The point I’m really trying to make is to be careful. Though technology has made life much easier for us, it’s also put us at risk to far more danger than ever before as well. If you take the necessary precautions to protect yourself, you can feel better about the transactions you make through social media. Be safe and Happy Hunting!