View Full Version : What happens to the old model when new one comes?

10-03-2012, 12:56 PM
I am wondering what happens to the old model when there is a minor change to the current model.

Looking at Pure Drive, the price difference is only $30. Is it typical discount amount? It doesn't sound much to me. But Pure Drive is the most popular model, so that may be why the discount is very small.

And how long are the old one usually available?
Could the used rackets be even cheaper?

I was thinking about buying Yonex Vcore 100S, but I just heard that new one is on the way (late November).


10-03-2012, 01:09 PM
it will be discontinued, but they'll still be used ones for sale! TW will sell til they run outta stock, as all other places will

10-03-2012, 01:27 PM
Like the IG extreme for 100$. I think the new design is crap so I will be pickin up some old ones when I get the chance.

10-03-2012, 02:31 PM
I watched the pb7 drop from 189 to 139 then now to 99.
I paid 139 for my 1st and just got 2 additional used for a buck twenty shipped.

10-03-2012, 06:06 PM
It really depends on the popularity. Many previous generation Dunlop racquets already only cost $75, and the next generation is already almost out. The Pure Drive is different since it's extremely popular, and since, presumably, the new Cortex system may lead some risk-averse people to buy the old model. But most manufacturers have to give higher discounts until the old stock is gone.

10-03-2012, 07:01 PM
It gets repainted and sold off.

10-03-2012, 07:22 PM
For me the MicroGel Radical MP is the best among recent Radical versions including Youtek, Youtek IG...

10-03-2012, 07:23 PM
A new one must not be wanted more than an old version, so I think the price should not be much higher.

10-03-2012, 07:26 PM
^^ Concur that waiting for a new model doesn't always make sense, the radical being a good example of a racquet for which there are many fans who prefer prior versions to the current version.

10-03-2012, 08:18 PM
It gets repainted and sold off.

The work of Babolat and Head. And may be some other companies.

10-03-2012, 08:23 PM
it become obsolete and unusable in today's modern game.

10-03-2012, 08:37 PM
I don't know how popular Youtek IG Extreme, but it went down to half...
Yonex Vcore 100S seems to be quite popular, but how long do you guys think it would take to go from $189 to $99?
1 month? 3 months? or 6 months?

10-03-2012, 09:11 PM
The Aero Pros get painted red and are sold off as Rolland Garros Version. They're working on making a Wimbledon version in green. Pure Storms and the like never change, so they repaint those for the 2013 upgrade.

10-04-2012, 01:42 AM
rdis 200 mp came out in early 2010, and now its $89.99.
but I'm not sure when exactly the price dropped, maybe ask TW?

10-04-2012, 02:32 AM
^^^ This is a great example... really good value on this prior yy model. I picked up two RDiS 200 @ $89ea. Love them.

But, the 200 makes me wonder if I would like the Xi 98 even better...sigh

10-04-2012, 03:03 AM
It gets repainted and sold off.

This joke can be true....

10-04-2012, 04:38 AM
The unsold ones go & live out their remaining years in obsolete racquet retirement homes, where they're occasionally visited by the current models and taken out for a gentle hit once a year at Christmas. But they have to be back before 6pm ready for lights out.
Sometimes though, they just die and the good racquets go to Racquet Heaven where they're played with by angels and saints. Sometimes God gets his Barricades on and has a run around too. But, if they've been bad ......

10-04-2012, 06:04 AM
Hmmm, in that case is the Wilson K 6.1 line discontinued also? Its been out there on TW for years now.

10-04-2012, 06:43 AM
just like cars...usuallly the previous version is higher quality ..the new ones just have newer pjs

10-08-2012, 05:18 AM
Thank you, everybody, very much.

Sounds like the old model can still be available for more than a year, and hopefully they will reduce the price within the next 3 or 4 months.

10-08-2012, 08:18 AM
I guess it also depends on where you live and which brand we're talking about.

Regular price for (black) Pure Drive in Brazil is R$500-R$600 ($246-$295), but the
Pure Drive GT (2011) is costing R$350 ($172) in most places right now, that was a much welcomed recent price reduction.

Another example is the Head Microgel Radical MP. It's sold for $89.95 at TW, but sold at about R$400 ($196) in the stores here.

Power Bridges and Organixes cost roughly the same from what I recall, but then again Volkl racquets are not as widely available.