Speaking from experience not speculation Mathews recently replaced a set of conquest 3 limbs for me with no hassle. That bow is nearly 20 years old.Agree with Dale. None of em. Don't trust even Mathews.
The ugly, unglamorous truth is: the average lifespan, production and support-wise, of all compound bows is about 2 years, maybe 3 in exceptional cases like some of the Hoyt target bows of the past. After that, the manufacturers start to get amnesia about your bow, and if they even do keep making parts, the prices and wait times for them really skyrocket. Instead, they start trying to get you to replace it with their new one. At that point, you're forced onto the used market, and you know what that means.... good luck in your endeavors....
Never, ever, trust a manufacturer to support your bow after that period of time (even wild claims of forever like Mathews). This has been a constant for all manufacturers ever since the compound bow was invented and put on the market.
What I've done in the past with bows that I like and plan to keep longer than that average 2 years, is buy spare consumable parts so I can replace worn out components (at least once) with new ones should the need arise.
I try not to let that go longer than about a year, but at 2 years, I either stock up on bearings/cams, custom screws, etc. or I decide to let it go until something breaks or wears out that kills the bow altogether.
I needed the rubber part of the string stopper on my Diamond bow and couldnt find one anywhere online that worked so I contacted Bowtech about it and they sent me a replacement one free. The bow in like a 2009 model so Diamond Bowtech takes care of people for sure.I don't buy new so I have purchased Mathews, in part, because they continue parts supply for all of their past models. Where do the other mfgs fall with regard to parts availability on past models?
They are still overpriced used by a lot. Parts aren't covered under warranty when used , but they deserve props for any part for any bow they've produced.So what I'm reading here, is maybe Matthews high resale value has a reason? And maybe everybody that buys it Matthews isn't just doing it because they're sheep, maybe they're doing it because Matthew's is a better company to deal with? I don't know just kind of speculating 🤔🤔
I don't think anything can be overpriced used. If it's overpriced it won't sell, especially when there's plenty of other options available and in the case of bows there are definitely plenty of options available. But Matthews bows tend to sell used, even at higher prices than everybody else, so they are priced at a fair market valueThey are still overpriced used by a lot. Parts aren't covered under warranty when used , but they deserve props for any part for any bow they've produced.