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Old 02-03-2013, 01:20 PM #1
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Buying paintballs online vs buying in store?

Which do you prefer and why?
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:24 PM #2
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Buy them at a store. There you can guarantee they are all in good shape and not old and crappy.

When buying online there is a high chance a few balls will break during shipping. Its not fun cleaning off paint. You also wont be able to choose the paint or know what the condition and age of it is.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:41 PM #3
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Buy them at a store. There you can guarantee they are all in good shape and not old and crappy.

When buying online there is a high chance a few balls will break during shipping. Its not fun cleaning off paint. You also wont be able to choose the paint or know what the condition and age of it is.
^ Pretty much, you can get a good deal online but most the time you'll have broken balls and it's royal pain to get credit for that. In store is a little more scrilla but guaranteed good paint! Most stores will even open the box prior to sale to make sure they're not giving you broken paint.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:17 PM #4
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Don't buy online. The only way you can save money online after paying for shipping is to order in bulk, and you can probably get a better deal at your local field/store doing the same thing.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:46 PM #5
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Field. Online is more expensive, could be damaged, and most fields are field paint only. At a field you can check the paint to make sure it's good.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:39 PM #6
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Field.Do to I can check the paint first of any bust and also get better bulk package deals.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:40 PM #7
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My field is field paint only, but if it wasn't I would still buy from my local pro shop. That way I can guarantee that it is fresh and not damaged. Most online stores check their paint before it ships out, but it may always get damaged shipping. My field has pretty decent paint anyways, so I wouldn't have a reason to buy online anyways.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:55 AM #8
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Support your local store or field. Plus, they go through cases of paint and what you buy should be fresher.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:43 PM #9
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Yup support the local fields/stores. If you don't, soon you won't have and fields to play at. Retail killed paintball about 5 years ago for that very reason.

Unless of course your local field is totally ripping you off...with like 100 dollar cases or something.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:30 PM #10
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Online is cheaper but of course breakage occurs...
JUST buy from your local pro shop, it also helps you support them because that's where they make most of their money from.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:11 PM #11
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Support your local store!

Buying paint in store is quicker and you know what your getting up front.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:57 PM #12
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I usually buy them in a store, but just this week i bought 5 cases of valken from yetipb.com, the site owner is a pbn regular. I paid on monday, paint delivered on wed. 5 perfect cases.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:38 PM #13
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:41 AM #14
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Buy from your pro shop they need the money more.
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paint has gotten expensive
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:18 PM #16
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I buy all my gear local, pays off too. I no longer pay for tank refills at my shop.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:30 PM #17
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field paint is better. its all better quality.
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