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Old 05-02-2014, 02:32 PM #1
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Buying Paint Online?

I'm sort of a budget baller and as much as I want to support my local field, I'd rather try to spend that $5-20 less for the same exact paint, except for that chance of getting crappy broken paint.

My field has valken infinity field grade paint for $60 a case, and they always check to see if any are broken.
But my mind on the other hand, thinks it's reasonable to get some similar paint online for about ~$20 less.

Couple months back, I found some red legion competition grade paint online for about $40. I thought, heck, red legion, competition, what can go wrong? Turned out that they were beyond fragile than expected. A few breaks in the bag, no dents, sorta like what you can find from buying a little higher grade Walmart paint.
This, paint still shot like confetti!!!
Maybe about 2 out of 5 shots would make it out of the barrel and that's if I were to swab all the mess out every 30 shots. I still have 1 case left to this very day.

Is there a certain site that you can rely on getting paint from online?
And what paint would be the most decent to a budget baller?
I know there are a lot of things that can happen during the shipment process, but which would I most likely get the best case of paint from?

I'm trying to avoid stingers and an leaning towards valken paint.

I'd rather have slightly dented paintballs than having broken or fragile ones ANY DAY!
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:08 PM #2
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:41 PM #3
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Is your field, FPO?
No, they sell excellent a quality field grade paint though.
Only restrict blue and pink fill paint.

All the stores near me sell old, dented or broken cases of paint. Sports authority stopped selling marbelizers, though they would have some broken balls.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:44 AM #4
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You might get the paint cheaper online but are you also considering shipping fees? The deals usually arnt really worth it.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:54 AM #5
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You might get the paint cheaper online but are you also considering shipping fees? The deals usually arnt really worth it.
Some sites have like free shipping in orders over $50/$100 and I'd / have taken advantage of that lol.

I sorta felt bad for the person that had to bring my 47 pound box of paint (3 cases)
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Some sites have like free shipping in orders over $50/$100 and I'd / have taken advantage of that lol.

I sorta felt bad for the person that had to bring my 47 pound box of paint (3 cases)
Yeah right on. I guess you have the weigh your options. If there are other things you can add to your oder to make the shipping worth it or FREE go for it. Ive ordered paint online maybe 6-7 in the past and 4 of the times I had paint broken in each bag ordering from a combination of sites.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:17 PM #7
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Yeah right on. I guess you have the weigh your options. If there are other things you can add to your oder to make the shipping worth it or FREE go for it. Ive ordered paint online maybe 6-7 in the past and 4 of the times I had paint broken in each bag ordering from a combination of sites.
I see. So which was the most reliable brand of paint or site to order from?
Or were they just about equal?

What shipping did you use?
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Old 05-08-2014, 02:55 AM #8
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I like Valken Paint.

Fate, Crusades, or Redemption.

Fate is probably better for recball and woods. Crusade and Redemption are similar, but when shooting redemption, i felt the paint flies straighter for a longer distance. But Crusade and Redemption are quite fragile :/ so shooting in the woods isnt that great.
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The problem with shipping paint is that the shipper could always wreck a batch in transit, no matter which paint you buy or who you buy it from. The best way to ship paint is by the skid, and if that's the case, then order direct from the manufacturer. That's part of the reason why i suggest buying from local shops or the field, because that's what they do (or should be doing).

Sadly, you're in an unfortunate location. The nearest pro shop to you shut down years ago (Delta PB in Concord). Nearest one now is NorCal PB in Vacaville. Not too far, 30-40 min drive. Maybe head that way once a month & stock up?

Out of curiosity, where do you play?
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I see. So which was the most reliable brand of paint or site to order from?
Or were they just about equal?

What shipping did you use?
I typically ordered Marbs or Valken. I always used standard shipping.
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