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danyue
03-14-2005, 08:53 AM
Over $500 including shipping! Crazy?
http://cgi.*********/ws/****ISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=22714&item=7131527006

christo
03-14-2005, 10:31 AM
some people have way too much money

Power Game
03-14-2005, 11:24 AM
The same racquet was on **** for $100 with no bids (I almost bid on it). Then after Safin won the AO he reposted it and it sold for alot more.

chad shaver
03-14-2005, 12:28 PM
Lunacy knows no bounds.

david aames
03-14-2005, 01:05 PM
Not quite true. If I remember well the guy ended the auction early and had a reserve on it the first time. The racquet would have sold well beyond the reserve if he hadn't chickened out. All he needed was one person.

I find this price reasonable considering all the questions people have here about Safin's racquets. Tennis memorabilia is cheap anyway when you compare with other sports.

The same racquet was on **** for $100 with no bids (I almost bid on it). Then after Safin won the AO he reposted it and it sold for alot more.

racketcollector
03-14-2005, 06:21 PM
I have several rackets that I wouldnt even consider taking less than $500 for...so no, in my opinion, its not crazy. Trust me, with the right timing, exposure, etc. there are people that will pay $$$ for an actual pro frame.

Power Game
03-14-2005, 08:52 PM
Not quite true. If I remember well the guy ended the auction early and had a reserve on it the first time. The racquet would have sold well beyond the reserve if he hadn't chickened out. All he needed was one person.


Well you're kind of right. The seller started it at $100 with a buy it now for $329 and it had no reserve and no bids either. He ended it early seeing that there were no bids. I was extremely close to bidding but I decided to wait and see if there would be any other bids.

Original **** Auction (http://cgi.*********/ws/****ISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5156958702&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT)

Prince_of_Tennis
03-14-2005, 10:18 PM
Was the racket at least signed???

amadextor
03-14-2005, 11:01 PM
Safin can start up business, when his career is done, and he is gone by selling his cracked frames on ****, God knows how many he broke.

K!ck5w3rvE
03-14-2005, 11:34 PM
If it was a Fed racquet....I dare say a few of us Talk Tennis guys could chip in so that we could discover what he's using.....what do you reckon....$2-3 from each member so that we could find out....and it could be kept at TW headquarters.

david aames
03-15-2005, 06:08 AM
No, he ended up early when he started to get offers to buy off ****. Realized that this thing could buy him a few highs if done right.

Well you're kind of right. The seller started it at $100 with a buy it now for $329 and it had no reserve and no bids either. He ended it early seeing that there were no bids. I was extremely close to bidding but I decided to wait and see if there would be any other bids.

Original **** Auction (http://cgi.*********/ws/****ISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5156958702&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT)

swedechris
03-15-2005, 06:22 AM
some people have too much money and they unfortunately sometimes , more often made public than not , use it very stupidly .

Colpo
03-15-2005, 06:47 AM
Let him spend his money however he wants. What's it OK to spend on, tsunami relief? You'd never be able to justify a memorabilia purchase if that's the standard.

Power Game
03-15-2005, 07:26 AM
No, he ended up early when he started to get offers to buy off ****. Realized that this thing could buy him a few highs if done right.

I see.....