The Bushnell Launch Pro is one of the most popular launch monitors for home golf simulators and for good reason.
In my opinion, it’s the best launch monitor available for under $5000.
At $3,500, it’s still quite expensive, plus it requires an annual subscription of at least $250.
The good news is you can probably score a pretty good deal on a used Bushnell Launch Pro and save some money.
There are multiple sources for buying used launch monitors like the Bushnell Launch Pro which range from online retailers, auction sites, and private Facebook groups.
In this article I’m going to break down all of these sources to hopefully help you save some money on a used Bushnell Launch Pro.
Table of Contents
- Check for Refurbished Bushnell Launch Pros directly from Bushnell
- Buy Your Used Bushnell Launch Pro from 2nd Swing Golf
- Bid on a Used Bushnell Launch Pro on eBay
- Resale Groups on Facebook
- Simulator Golf Tour Classified Channels on Discord
- Other Considerations When Buying a Used Launch Pro
- Final Thoughts
Check for Refurbished Bushnell Launch Pros directly from Bushnell
Bushnell often has certified pre-owned / refurbished Launch Pros in stock which they generally sell for $2,999 – a $500 discount from buying new.
The good thing about buying one directly from Bushnell is they are tested and come with a 6 month warranty. That’s pretty good for a used launch monitor.
You can check the Bushnell website to see if they have any but it’s also worth giving them a call to check.
Buy Your Used Bushnell Launch Pro from 2nd Swing Golf
This source is my first choice for buying used launch monitors because you are able to buy directly from a reputable company for a flat price.
If you haven’t heard of 2nd Swing Golf, they are an online retailer that specializes in buying and selling used golf equipment. You could even trade in your old golf clubs (or other gear) towards purchasing your used Launch Pro.
They will give you a rating on the condition of the launch monitor from 1 to 10 and a flat price.
2nd Swing also has relationships with some launch monitor manufacturers so you can often find “open box” items that are essentially brand new.
Check the rating and be sure to read the description for details on the launch monitor.
If you don’t see what you’re looking for be sure to check back often as their inventory changes frequently.
Bid on a Used Bushnell Launch Pro on eBay
People often forget about the largest auction site on the internet, eBay. It’s a “somewhat” safe source depending on the seller you buy from.
Many eBay sellers are actual businesses and not individuals. Check their seller rating and read reviews from their previous transactions.
As long as you use a normal payment method for your purchase you should be covered under eBay’s Buyer Protection Program that will help you get your money back if there’s something wrong with your purchase.
NEVER pay for an eBay item outside of eBay such as using cash in person or mailing a check.
You can almost always find a Bushnell Launch Pro for sale on eBay since they are so popular.
Resale Groups on Facebook
Joining a Facebook group focused on golf simulator gear will help you find a ton of individuals building out their own home golf simulators and frequently are looking to buy or sell components like launch monitors.
Joining a Facebook group is different than just searching Facebook Marketplace.
I recommend the Golf Simulator – Used Gear – Buy/Sell/Trade group since it is focused on used gear.
This can be a great source to find a used Bushnell Launch Pro but you have to be very careful to avoid scammers.
The group administrator will do their best to kick out any suspicious or known scammers but they are impossible to keep out completely.
The group rules require a photo of the item including a handwritten note with the seller’s name and date. This is because a handwritten note in a photo is pretty difficult (not impossible) to photoshop in.
If the seller is local to you that’s great. You can meet up and check out the item before paying.
If the seller is shipping you the item you need to be even more careful. You should only pay for the item using PayPal Goods & Services because of its buyer protection.
Additionally, it’s good practice to get on a video call with the seller so that you can confirm the seller has it in their position and you can see them turn it on or demonstrate that it’s working.
There are plenty of deals on used launch monitors in these groups but you do need to take precautions when buying from people you don’t know on the internet!
Simulator Golf Tour Classified Channels on Discord
The Simulator Golf Tour uses Discord for its members to communicate but anyone can join their Discord. In fact, if you use GSPro I would recommend it.
Within their Discord they have two threads for Classifieds:
WTB stands for “want to buy”.
You can jump into these threads and see if any members have what you’re looking for.
The folks here are all going to be big golf simulator enthusiasts and pretty active within the GSPro community but you’re still going to want to take every precaution you would as if you were buying from someone off of Facebook.
Jump into these threads and see if you can find the used Bushnell Launch Pro you’re looking for…
Try searching for “BLP” as well…
Other Considerations When Buying a Used Launch Pro
The Bushnell Launch Pro requires an annual subscription. The seller may have some time left on their subscription which could be a bonus.
This will only work if the seller turns over their foresight account to you by providing their login info.
Bushnell Launch Pro Transfer Fee
If the seller can’t turn over their login info they will need to contact Bushnell support and transfer the device to you so that you can purchase a subscription.
Bushnell charges a $250 transfer fee for this (confirm with Bushnell before purchasing).
Outside of the U.S.
Do not buy a Bushnell Launch Pro if you are located outside of the U.S. It will not work!
The Launch Pro is geo-locked to the U.S. and requires an internet connection every 45 days. If you’re not on a U.S. IP address it will not work.
Bushnell also states that using a VPN will not work.
If you’re outside of the U.S. you’ll have to go with a Foresight GC3, which is the same launch monitor but without the subscription requirement.
Even buying a used Bushnell Launch Pro is a large amount of money so please take every precaution possible if you’re buying from an individual you don’t know.
That said, buying used can be a great way to save hundreds of dollars on a high end launch monitor like a Bushnell Launch Pro.