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meowmix
04-26-2008, 05:10 PM
I was surfing the bay, looking at a couple prokennexes, when a seller popped up selling rackets from the 90's that were unused (including a doonay pro one int.). The thing is, the price was in the 300-400 dollar range!!! Now that got me thinking: if I buy up some random frames now (say, some Head Microgel Prestige Pro's in 4 1/2) let them sit around for 10 years and then sell them, how much will the price of those frames go up?

Nitro
04-26-2008, 05:25 PM
I wouldn't count on it.

obnoxious2
04-26-2008, 05:27 PM
Paying 200 dollars for a racquet now and only make 200 dollars 10 years from now sounds like a terrible investment. Time value of money.

LanEvo
04-26-2008, 07:09 PM
i would say that it might not really go up much because nowadays its all about mass production, while back then it was limited because only so many could actually afford these now classic racquets

Bud
04-26-2008, 09:27 PM
I was surfing the bay, looking at a couple prokennexes, when a seller popped up selling rackets from the 90's that were unused (including a doonay pro one int.). The thing is, the price was in the 300-400 dollar range!!! Now that got me thinking: if I buy up some random frames now (say, some Head Microgel Prestige Pro's in 4 1/2) let them sit around for 10 years and then sell them, how much will the price of those frames go up?

They may be asking that but they probably wont get it.

baek57
04-26-2008, 09:34 PM
seems stupid to me to buy a racquet to collect dust for 10 years in the hopes of making a few bucks.

Tennisguy777
04-28-2008, 10:11 PM
Give your money now and 10 years from now I'll give it back to you doubled or maybe (if you're well behaved) even tripled, sound good? Didn't think so!

samster
04-29-2008, 05:23 AM
Great, I will stock up on M-Fil 300s and sell them for 3 times the price I paid now!?! ;)

fuhzball
04-29-2008, 08:03 AM
Why don't you just buy a gallon of gas and then sell it ten years from now?

cho1220
04-29-2008, 08:38 AM
Why don't you just buy a gallon of gas and then sell it ten years from now?

lol so true

ryanq
04-29-2008, 08:43 AM
7+% of return is a nice investment if the deal goes thru.

MichaelChang
04-29-2008, 09:15 AM
For the racket to keep value, the racket itself has to be a "classic". Mass produced rackets such as MG Prestige Pro is never going to be a classic. I hope you do realize that.

netman
04-29-2008, 04:24 PM
The seller is trolling for emotional suckers, i.e. someone who has an emotional attachment to a racquet and more money than sense. It's what makes the free market such a wonderful thing.