Best thing I ever learned throwing was to not be afraid of the buy sell. I have bought a few throws brand new, and while it’s rewarding to be the one to break in a throw and give it it’s first “battle scars” the savings that a used throw will provide are staggering.
I recently bought a Rebellion Acro. Great yoyo for the price, lots of fun. I then hit the classifieds and purchased 4 yoyos for the same price. FOUR! I got a OD Gauntlet, C3 Move, YYF AL Dream, and a YYF Daydream. All were in good condition with very minor scratches. And I didn’t even have to pay shipping. Even after I replaced the bearings in all of them with my bearing of choice, I still came out ahead.
That’s $170 worth of yoyo’s for the same money as one.
If you are looking for a particular expensive yoyo, check the classifieds first. If you are just looking for a new throw, check for a package deal. Either way you can’t go wrong.