View Full Version : Wilson Prostaff 85 Values?

03-20-2009, 10:21 AM
I just want to hear some opinions about the values of these frames.. PS85 St. Vincent, Chicago (bumper or bumperless).. I knew the St. Vincent, Chicago Brand new can get up $1000 USD but what's a FAIR value of it..?

I met a guy that use to train with Edberg, Sampras.. Grabb and the etc.. and here.. a stack of 20 frames PS85 flawless, brand new sit in my office.. He asks me the values of it.. oh well... Tear almost came out of my eyes, I tried to hold it in and choke it down my throat as hard as I can.. so how much would be a FAIR value to get the whole thing?

03-20-2009, 10:54 AM
Wow, thats a lot of brand new frames, that are very rare. Not sure what is a fair value, but please consider selling me one. Pleaaaaase!!! :)

03-20-2009, 11:35 AM
jetlee2k - seems to me the $1000 prices I've seen on e-bay have been the result of bidding wars.

20 flawless PS85s......a "fair" value might be $500-$800 a frame, $13,000 for the whole lot?

Hell, ship 'em off to Sampras to have them signed and then auctioned off for charity. Perhaps your friend could work out some commission.

03-20-2009, 12:49 PM
Yeah 1000$ price is the result of bidding wars, hahaha also please consider selling one to me, of course if you decide to sell the lot or one by one. jaja thanks

03-20-2009, 03:29 PM
**** can provide some good insight into pricing. just use the advanced search feature and check the completed listings box and you'll get a good overview for what the PS is selling for.

i see someone on there now selling a lot of 3 used ones though that is not a good comp for you:

http://cgi.*********/THREE-Wilson-ProStaff-6-0-85-4-1-2-Rackets-For-Sale_W0QQitemZ180338579092QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item180338579092&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1729|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|2 93:1|294:50

03-20-2009, 04:20 PM
I think the value for 1 is $1000 for **** or MSRP sell value.. but let's say you buy a wholesale 20 racquets.. I would say should be 60% off that??

KPS88 MSRP 200USD.. the actual cost pay by wholesale is about $80USD..
I was thinking about $400/each.. for the whole sale....

03-20-2009, 07:22 PM
Does "wholesale" apply to these 20 frames?

Does this guy want you to sell them for him or are you looking to purchase them from him?

If you posted the batch on e-bay, you'd saturate the market temporarily and could whip up some excitement. You could get the several (if not all) go at the $1K+.....but I'm assuming at any one time there aren't 20 or so people or even one person that's looking to spend that much or you would get them to sell at a lower price......more like the $400 you mention.

So.....as a batch (wholesale) $400 is a realistic value.

Also, are these new/never strung with covers and hangtag condition.....strung but never played......?

I wouldn't mind seeing some pics. I know that you take great ones.

03-20-2009, 08:08 PM
I have a Wilson Prostaff 6.0 85 inches and there is a code GKV on the end cap of the racquet. Does anyone know what this means? Found the racquet in my closet the other day.

03-20-2009, 08:09 PM
Yeah, if you are receiving a batch of them, then anywhere from $400-$600 per racquet seems a fair value.

03-20-2009, 08:11 PM
Btw..if you are willing to sell...I'll be fairly interested in a few :)

03-20-2009, 09:51 PM
You can still buy brand new China 6.0.85 (and 6.0.95) in Japan. Only comes in 4 3/8 and 4 1/4 and costs 19,000 yen (roughly US$200).
Other than these, I think the fact that racqets only wear out, get scuffed and broken etc, the value of mint out of production classics has to be appreciating.
So a base price of $200, top end, whatever the market dictates......

04-06-2009, 08:17 PM
Yeah, if you are receiving a batch of them, then anywhere from $400-$600 per racquet seems a fair value.

You guys must have money to burn.

04-06-2009, 08:23 PM
The prices here are also dropping. 17,800 Yen this past weekend.

04-07-2009, 04:48 AM
This is very interesting, there are people out there that do not want to change rackets and have money to burn. One guy could buy 10 and never need to change sticks for the rest of his life... This could be a very enticing proposition. The only reason that I have switched rackets in the past is due to the companies stopping production.

This is a rare opportunity for the seller and the buyer. Tons of love for this stick out there. I would imagine with some patience $600 a stick is possible.

Pictures would be a great addition to this thread!!!

04-07-2009, 04:49 AM
And comparing these to the China ones is not realistic... these are the original.