Where to Buy Longboards: Online vs In Person vs Used

If you’re ready to buy a longboard and are wondering where to shop, you’re faced with two main options: online or in person at a brick and mortar store. Shopping online is convenient if you know what you’re looking for, but some skate shops still have a lot to offer you in person. Below we’ll take a deep dive and help you find where to buy a longboard you’ll love.

Where can I buy a good longboard?

Being an online resource we’re partial to online stores. We offer longboard reviews and guides to help you make an informed buying decision and showing you where you can purchase online. Local shops are great too and can offer in person expertise and also the ability to see and touch the product before buying. Next we’ll show you great places to buy online

Where to buy a longboard online

Here are a few of our favorite places to find good longboards online.

[1] Amazon

If you already have a Prime account you probably do most of your online shopping on Amazon. Since they sell everything, yep you guessed it– they sell longboards too. Don’t get us wrong there is a lot of junk on Amazon when it comes to longboards. Lots of off-brand boards that we don’t recommend. However you can find almost every brand on our best longboard brands list.

Shop Amazon

[2] MuirSkate

MuirSkate is highly regarded in the online longboarding community and has been in business since 2005. They have a physical presence in the form of their awesome skate shop located in San Diego. Most major places to buy longboards are mostly skateboard shops but MuirSkate truly is for the longboarders. Muir has a great selection of complete setups as well as individual components like longboard trucks, longboard wheels, grip tape and more.

Shop MuirSkate

[3] Brand Sites

Do you know what brand you want? Check out their website to see how the prices compare to other places online. It’s always worth checking the actual brand website to see if they are offering any specials like free shipping or a percentage off your purchase with a coupon code.

[4] Daddies Board Shop

Daddies has been around since 1995 and is a leader in the skateboard and snowboard sales since adding longboards to their lineup. Daddies is based out of Portland and has a pretty sick range of longboarding products from boards to accessories and safety

Shop Daddies

Where to buy longboards near you

This one’s a little tough because we don’t know where you live! Depending where you live you could have multiple stores within a few miles, or you could be in a longboard store desert. The best thing to do is to hop on Google and type:

longboard shops near me

This will most likely load up a map of places to buy longboards based upon where you’re at. It will probably highlight a few as well.

Yelp is also a good place to see what sort of longboard shops are around you.

Going to a longboard shop in person allows you to compare boards up close and maybe even try some out around the store if they let you. Someone who is brand new may benefit from an offering like this, as well as getting in-person expertise. Not every salesperson is well-informed, but it’s definitely worth a shot if you want to see some boards up close.

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Where to buy used longboards

Used longboards are available via these secondhand marketplaces:

  • Facebook Marketplace
  • Craigslist
  • OfferUp
  • LetGo
  • Play-it-again Sports stores

Our favorite being the Facebook Marketplace. If you don’t have a Facebook, it’s still worth making one, even a fake one (so to speak) so that you can shop what’s out there and start messaging people near you. If you do buy used, please be safe and meet in public places. Some areas have designated meetup places for exchanges just like these so check with your city.

Whether you’re looking to buy new or used, online or off-line- we hope our quick guide will help you in buying your next (or first!) longboard. If you do buy used make sure to be safe! After you buy, check back on our site for guides on how to ride and do tricks.

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