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    Default What to do when your ball is damaged and the alley won't pay for it?

    Has happened to me before

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2handedsniper View Post
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    They wont pay for it because they know you abuse your equipment and theirs by lofting it 4 ft in the air and landing it half way down the lane. If you respect their equipment they just might respect yours, but you refuse to listen to anyone who gives you advise so, no they will never pay to repair your equipment.

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    Generally it depends on the situation.

    If it's clearly the fault of the center (ex. ball return)...they will usually offer to repair your equipment and cover the expense...especially if they have a pro shop in their center. If the ball can't be repaired, they will usually replace it.

    If it's NOT the fault of the center's equipment (you threw it and hit the ceiling or something)...then they usually won't cover it.

    I once missed a corner-pin and the ball bounced violently out of the gutter and into the pin-setter. It put two massive holes in my ball. I thought for sure the pro shop (where I purchased it) would give me a new one. The pro shop guy simply repaired it (for free). I couldn't believe it....it looked great!

    Most damage by ball returns is minor...but seeing it consistently is a sign that maybe you need to say something to the center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2handedsniper View Post
    Has happened to me before
    1. Did you report the damage right away?

    2. Was the ball relatively new?

    Most centers will refuse to pay for damage that is not reported as soon as it is noticed. Most will also refuse to fix older balls.

    Generally speaking, if you don't get satisfaction from whoever is working the counter, ask to talk to the manager or the owner. A friend of mine was able to get the center to pay to fix a 20 year old ball fixed because he wouldn't take no for an answer.
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    what kind of damage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2handedsniper View Post
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    You don't say?! I couldn't imagine why someone who chest passes the ball down the lane would EVER have damage to a bowling ball...
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