Buying Rules

Buying Bowls from Bowls Trader


All bowls bought from Bowls Trader are checked by quality control prior to listing. In addition to listing make, model, size, colour and any details regarding engraving Bowls Trader also grades the condition of the bowl.


Condition Grading


Bowls Trader refers to specific visual indicators for grading condition. By accepting the conditional offer the sender/seller/user agrees to abide by these criteria. To clarify, the sender/seller/user should note the following for each grade:

NEW – Product is brand new and unopened in the original packaging from the supplier.

GRADE A – New condition or minimal use. No scratches, chips or disc damage. No engraving to discs. Typical maximum use of 1 or 2 games.

GRADE B – Excellent condition. Minimal surface scratches, no chips or disc damage. Typical maximum use of 1 season.

GRADE C – Good condition. Plain/single coloured bowls: Moderate surface scratches, minor chips and/or minor disc damage. Speckled coloured bowls: Moderate surface scratches, no chips and/or minor disc damage. Typical maximum use of 2+ seasons.


      GRADE D – Below average condition. Considerable surface scratches, chips and/or damage. Typical maximum use of any period.     


Please note: To avoid disappointment and save time we strongly recommend that if you are unsure of the condition of your bowls you should submit photos to We do not accept speckled coloured bowls with chips as a GRADE C listing.

If for whatever reason you are not satisfied your bowls, Bowls Trader will offer a full refund no questions asked, however, we do ask that you return them to us within 14 days of receiving them. To begin this process please visit the returns section on the website.


Please note: Bowls Trader will not be responsible for the cost of returning the goods to us, except in circumstances where there is reasonable grounds to question condition. If you feel your bowls do not meet the grade they have been listed as please email