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eBay Partners with PGA Members

General Information

Get in on the new eBay golf shopping experience exclusively for PGA Members

We’re excited to announce the PGA Trade-In Network + eBay - a new partnership for PGA Trade-In Network members, and for golfers of all levels to find the equipment they want at affordable prices. The PGA and eBay co-branded site will show only listings from PGA-approved sellers, so buyers can be confident they’re purchasing high-quality equipment from experienced, professional sellers. Your listings will get exposure on eBay.com, PGA.com, and promoted in the PGA Value Guide, maximizing your visibility and increasing your opportunity for new customers and more sales.

What’s required to be a seller in the PGA Trade-In Network + eBay storefront?

  • You must be a PGA member in good standing – a PGA membership requires years of education, apprenticeship, and demonstrated playing ability. For more see here.
  • PGA Trade-In Network Member.
  • Take the “Play It On!” Pledge and provide written authorization to have your eBay listings populated in this PGA Trade-In Network-branded storefront on eBay.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the PGA Trade-In Network on eBay?

A PGA Trade-In Network branded storefront exclusively populated with listings from PGA Professionals who are PGA Trade-In Network members and who choose to participate by signing up with the PGA Trade-In Network.

What are the benefits given to PGA members who are part of the PGA Trade-In Network + eBay storefront?

  1. New customers driven to the PGA Trade-In Network + eBay storefront – resulting in increased exposure, more sales, and more new customers.
  2. Only PGA Professionals who are members of the PGA Trade-In Network will have their inventory visible in this eBay storefront, giving your listings additional exposure.
  3. There is no extra effort required on your part other than registering your eBay User ID with the PGA Trade-In Network.

Where is the PGA Trade-In Network + eBay storefront promoted?

  1. Links to the PGA Trade-In Network on eBay storefront will be part of the eBay search experience for buyers looking for golf equipment.
  2. The storefront will also be promoted on the PGA.com Value Guide which is promoted on PGA.com, and numerous other popular golf sites.

How will my listings appear in the PGA Trade-In Network + eBay storefront on eBay?

eBay listings from PGA Trade-In Network members will automatically populate the PGA Trade-In Network-branded storefront on eBay – there is nothing you need to do other than assure you’re a PGA Member in good standing, confirm your PGA Trade-In Network membership, and take the “Play It On!” Pledge to provide your authorization to have items listed in the PGA Trade-In Network-branded storefront. And, your listings will also naturally appear in eBay search results and will compete with other eBay sellers.

Why can’t I find my listings in the PGA Trade-In Network storefront on eBay?

Once you have activated your PGA Trade-In Network membership, taken the “Play It On!” Pledge and have provided consent to have your eBay listings populated in the PGA Trade-In Network-branded storefront your listings will begin showing up within a few business days. If you still are not able to find your listings contact us.

What is the “Play It On“ Pledge?

All sellers in the PGA Trade-In Network + eBay storefront are PGA Professionals. They have pledged to “Actively encourage, accept and re-sell trade-ins so that golfers and their equipment may “Play It On.” They also pledge to offer products and services to make the game more affordable, available, and fun.

I’m a PGA Professional – What do I need to do to become part of the PGA Trade-In Network?

  1. Sign up to participate in the PGA Trade-In Network + eBay storefront.
  2. If you do not have a registered eBay account, please first register as a seller on eBay: www.ebay.com/sell. If you already have an eBay seller’s account, proceed to step 3.
  3. Go to http://tradein.pgalinks.com and login to your PGA Trade-In Network account (if you do not have one, activating an account only takes a few minutes).
  4. Click on the “PGA Trade-In Network + eBay” link to get details and download the terms and conditions form.
  5. Complete and sign the terms and conditions form, agree to the “Play It On!” Pledge, and either scan and email it to gbenz@pgatradein.com or fax it back to 888-777-3554.
  6. Upon receipt of your signed form, the PGA Trade-In Network will then let eBay know to include all eBay listings attached to your eBay User ID in the PGA Trade-In Network + eBay store. There’s no extra effort required – just list and manage your items as you normally would on eBay.

Where can I get help selling on eBay?

Here are some resources to help you get started selling on eBay:
  1. Start selling today: http://sell.ebay.com/sell
  2. Seller information central: http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/
  3. eBay education specialist: http://pages.ebay.com/esp/
  4. eBay for Business – download new and advanced business seller guides.
  5. New seller tutorial and quick start guide on the How to Sell area of the seller information center.
  6. Best practices to becoming a great seller on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/howtosell/sellingbasics.html

What is the PGA Trade-In Network Pledge and do I need to take it to buy from PGA Professionals?

All sellers in the PGA Trade-In Network + eBay storefront are PGA Professionals who choose to participate by taking the “Play It On!” Pledge. In doing so, the PGA Professionals guarantee that they will encourage trade-ins and resell them, use their expertise to ensure authenticity and integrity, and share their knowledge and passion for the game. You don’t have to take the pledge to buy directly from the PGA Professionals, but we encourage you to show your support by taking it yourself and sharing with other golfers you know—no matter their level!

What listings can I expect to find in the PGA Trade-In Network + eBay storefront?

The multi-seller, PGA Trade-In Network-branded storefront aggregates equipment and services from PGA Professionals across the country. Ranging from clubs, bags and balls, to clothing, shoes and accessories, the Pro Shops aggregate a diverse selection of items—used and new—from all the top brands to fit your game and your budget. And while not all listings are used, we encourage you to consider buying used whenever you can—it’s good for the game, good for your wallet, and good for the planet!

How do I get the used clubs I sell featured in the PGA Trade-In Network-branded storefront on eBay?

We’re pleased that you are doing your part to pass on your knowledge and passion for the game—and make it a little greener along the way! PGA Member Professionals who have taken the “Play It On!” Pledge, are members of the PGA Trade-In Network, and have provided authorization to have their listings included in the eBay storefront can have their equipment and services featured in the PGA Trade-In Network-branded storefront. If you are a PGA Professional and would like to learn how you can participate, click http://tradein.pgalinks.com for more information.

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