FREE bowling balls - just pay shipping

By Paul Michael on 16 October 2007 (Updated 18 August 2011) 21 comments

A quick deal for everyone. I'm not sure how bad or good your bowling is, but mine is rotten. I don't blame the balls, I blame myself for not doing it often enough. Oh, and I'm a Brit. But anyway, this deal is for those of you who don't care about getting a stellar ball but would like a nice beginner's ball all of your own for free.

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Bowlersparadise.com is currently giving away FIVE of it's beginner balls completely free. They say they usually cost around $60, like I say I'm no bowler but that sounds about right. All you have to pay is the shipping fee, which is under $20. Considering how heavy these balls are, that seems quite a deal to me. Right now it looks like they have size 15 and 16 in stock, so these are the heavy suckers. They come with a high-gloss polish finish and the following features. Happy bowling.

  • Coverstock: Polyester
  • Hardness: 80-82
  • Core Dynamics:
    – RG Max: 2.715"
    – RG Min: 2.696"
    – RG Diff: 0.019"
    – RG Avg: 8.7
  • Hook Potential: 25
  • Length: 235
  • Breakpoint Shape: 30

 

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Guest

This is the kind of post that makes me nervous, because even though Wise Bread's deals have saved me good money, my parents would totally go for this if they knew about it - EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'T BOWL. Too many people's IQs lower when they see the word "free."

I'd also worry about landing on bowling-related mailing lists. How cynical I've become. :(

Will Chen's picture

Good point.  That's certainly a strike against this deal.

StructuralPoke's picture

Don't forget that somehow you have to get holes into the ball so you can actually use it. It doesn't appear that they are included in the price. Which is good, because anyone that has bowled knows that you have to have proper sized holes otherwise you risk dislocating your fingers when they get stuck in the holes and make that POP sound or throwing backwards because your fingers slip out.

Paul Michael's picture

I'm a tiny-bit confused by some of the comments here. 3 negative comments on a free bowling ball deal. I'm not entirely sure what I could have done to make this more palatable. I think the basic point is this...if you don't like the deal, you don't have to go for it. I'm sorry if your parents would get anything that's free, but I'm afraid I can't let that factor into my decision to help a lot of other people save some money. 

StructuralPoke's picture

I didn't think my comment was negative. You didn't say anything about holes and I looked into it. Thought I'd pass the info on, that's all -- don't de"spare". No need to go on strike. (sorry those were the best puns I could come up with...)

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Lydia

It looks like they'll drill the finger holes for you: standard is $20 and professional is $40 and up. So, if you like to bowl and wish you could find *your* ball in a rack full of balls that all look alike, here's your chance! I don't bowl that much. I went last week and started thinking I'd like to bowl more. If I could find something a little lighter than 15 pounds, it might be a deal I could take you up on!

Will Chen's picture

Don't feel pinned down by our negative comments Paul.  Some people are just not in the right frame of mind for a free bowling deal.

Paul Michael's picture

pinned? bowling? Hmm, do I spot a puntastic comment?

Will Chen's picture

Nah.  I'm a busy internet mogul Paul, I can't spare the time to make ridiculous puns!

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Eric Monse

Wow, there must be some kind of bowling pun I can use to knock this over. Can't think of it now.

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Guest

I think you can "spare" one!

Andrea Karim's picture

I'm sort of split on the issue myself. I usually have a spare pun lying around, but today, my mind has really been in the gutter.

Paul Michael's picture

is just under $20, as it says in the article. This is a heavy item so that's quite reasonable.  And as for all these puns, they're quite good. But if you can work bedposts into the conversation, you'll be king(pin).

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Yan

Do I have to pay extra for holes?

Paul Michael's picture

you can choose to let them do it, or have someone in your state do it. Shop around. 

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Guest

If I were to purchase all 5 balls...what would total shipping costs be?

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Guest

wake up geeezzzzzzz

Paul Michael's picture

they could give you a break on shipping but you'd have to ask. I suspect these things are so heavy, and they're giving them away free, that you won't get much of a deal...if any. Sorry. But it never hurts to ask.

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Guest

this bowling ball is the crapiest bowling ball i have ever seen in my life

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Guest

it's just a spare ball it rolls very straight and it's free bowlers paradise. is a very good site have alot of items from them.

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Guest

I visited and called bowlersparadise.com and they claim they have no such offer. ???????????