Cheap used bows are available through pawnbrokers and used sporting goods stores as well as on websites such as Craigslist.org, eBay.com, BuyMyBow.com and Amazon.com. Price ranges vary based on the brand and type of bow.
When buying a used bow, it is important to inspect the exterior of the limbs of the bow for cracks as this greatly affects the bow's performance. The buyer should always test the bow to make sure it draws properly and fires without issue. Buying a bow in person allows inspection and evaluation before purchasing. Online venues, such as Amazon.com and eBay, offer buyer protection, while many classifieds sites do not.