The most important tip for buying your first lightsaber is to keep it simple. The lightsaber hobby gets very complicated very quickly, which can be overwhelming to a new person. If you visit different custom saber websites, you’ll often be greeted with drop-down menu after drop-down menu of lightsabers options. You’ll could have choices about: adding a Covertec wheel, adding a blade plug, upgrading the battery configuration, adding powder coating, selecting a finish, adding weathering (sometimes there will be multiple weathering options), adding a leather wrap, etc.
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Having many lightsaber options can be great for people that have been in the hobby for a while because they know all of the terminology and know what they like. By contrast, the same sea of options can be overwhelming and off-putting to new lightsaber enthusiasts.
As a lightsaber novice, keep it simple and avoid getting distracted by the different options and upgrades. You could also select a simple, relatively inexpensive lightsaber as your first lightsaber. If you’re not sure where to start, read Where to Buy Your First Lightsaber: Exploring Common Options.
Getting a used lightsaber on a website like eBay [AFFILIATE LINK] or in a Facebook lightsaber group can also help you keep things simple since the lightsaber described in the listing is the one you’re going to get–you don’t get to select different options.
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SaberSourcing YouTube viewers share their top tips for buying a first lightsaber:
“Easy. More customization means more complicated the website options. Less customization is going to be a simpler website with much less options. Settle on a fixed price. Ask a retailer lots of questions. Read customer feedback. Watch lots of YouTube videos. If it is worth buying it is worth doing the homework.” — r oc
“I highly recommend Ultrasabers, or the Saberforge Etsy Store. Like I mentioned in another comment, these two seem to have the fastest turnaround. I feel, like the song said…”The waiting was the hardest part.” When I bought my first saber. I do reccomend sound, even if it’s just basic. Most of all like you said, keep it simple and have fun!” — Tony G
“Figure out what you want to spend and what options you want most. Then, buy accordingly.” — Issacc Woodruff (Multiple YouTubers suggested setting a budget)
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What’s your top tip for buying a first lightsaber? What’s the first lightsaber you ever bought (or are considering buying)?