Have you been scouring for boy scout uniforms either for yourself or your kids only to realize that the brand new ones can be quite expensive? Don’t fret. There’s still another option. Used boy scout uniforms.
Believe it or not, but there are people who’ve been offering used boy scout uniforms that are in good condition for sale. Some of these uniforms are in such mint condition that they’re almost as good as new but at a fraction of the price. But before you start getting excited and scour some of such second hand stores for the inventory, there are some pointers to be aware of :
(1) Review the BSA Guidelines On The Uniforms
The Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) have a set of guidelines when it comes to the boy scouts uniform. It’s important that you know what components make up the entire uniform set so that you know what to look out for. There’s even an official uniform inspection sheet that you can download from their official website to just ensure that you’ve got the full set of uniforms available. It’s recommended that you run through the guidelines and make a grocery list of the items you need on a piece of paper or spreadsheet so that you can check off once you purchase the item.
If you’ve noticed, the BSA stresses a lot on cleaniness and neatness on the uniforms so always ensure that the second hand uniforms you’re looking at is in a good wearable condition.
(2) Decide on your budget
Once you’re aware of the uniform pieces that you need, the next thing to do is to decide on your budget. Chances are, if you’re going for used boy scout uniforms, you would want to save as much as you can. Having a budget helps you to effectively manage your costs. To help you decide your baseline, go to the official BSA online store and write down the prices of the brand new uniforms items on the piece of paper or spreadsheet you’ve prepared eariler in step 1. With this tabulation, any used good conditioned item that can help you save at least 10-20% will be a good consideration.
(3) Search For The Bargains
So where can you find all these used boy scout uniforms?
Well, if you happen to know some former boy scouts or the parents of old boy scouts, try asking if they would like to sell their uniforms to you. Sometimes, they may also be generous enough to offer their old uniforms for free. Even if you don’t have such contacts, you can still search for such bargains using either online and offline options. Our recommendation is to check out the online options first.
Many sellers tend to offer their used stuff on sale via auction sites such as eBay or Craiglists so these are some of the best places to scour for bargains. There are also some websites that sells or exchange used boy scout uniforms so do go through them as well. All these online information also means that you can conduct as much research as you can in a short span of time!
Only when you’ve exhausted the online options do you consider checking out to the flea markets, garage sales. Reason being, such places may not have used boy scout uniform on sale and even if they have, they might have the size that you want. Besides, it can be very tiring to scour through such markets and garage sales
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