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POGO
08-28-2005, 06:14 PM
I went to a local sporting goods store this morning to purchase some tennis balls. This local sporting goods store is one of those chain stores, and they were having a sidewalk clearance sale. During my checkout, I noticed outside there were barrels of tennis rackets, and one in particular caught my eye. It was orange and grey in color.

After I paying for the tennis balls, I proceeded to go to the barrels full of tennis rackets.

To my disbelief, they had an new, still with plastic handle cover, Head Ti Radical OS size 4-3/8 for $29.23!!

There were also some other rackets, Prince Equipe, Head Ti Heat, Wilson 6.1 classic at similar discounted prices. I wanted to get the Wilson 6.1 with the Ti Radical, but someone had beaten me to it. Damn!!!

Comes to show you, there are hidden treassures out there if your lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time.

Lakoste
08-28-2005, 06:22 PM
Youre asking us if its a good deal right?

You bet your *** it is, 29.23 is a good deal for toilet paper let alone a tennis racquet, only imagine if you got the 6.1 !?!?!?!?!

POGO
08-28-2005, 06:26 PM
Youre asking us if its a good deal right?

You bet your *** it is, 29.23 is a good deal for toilet paper let alone a tennis racquet, only imagine if you got the 6.1 !?!?!?!?!
HHhahhaha............yea if only I got to those barrels sooner. Yea, I know what you mean about the inflated prices of toilet papers :)

tennis4losers
08-28-2005, 06:43 PM
dang. was there anything wrong with them?

POGO
08-28-2005, 06:50 PM
dang. was there anything wrong with them?
No.......nothing was wrong with them from what I have inspected, no cracks, dings on frame or the bumper guards. They were in the back room collecting dust as they made room for newer rackets to sell in the store. I guess they needed to clear the backroom so they made a big side walk sale this morning.

I'll take some pics and post it.

Sixpointone
08-28-2005, 07:00 PM
Congratulations Pogo, sounds like an awesome Racquet for an awesome price!

Ronaldo
08-28-2005, 07:06 PM
Yeah, our MC Sports had a wall full of old Head racquets like the PC 600, Premier Tour, Pyramid Tour, PT 280/630, and Radical Tour Bumblebee they could not give away. Finally reduced the price to like $50 each, then had a 50% off clearance racquets to finally clear them out. Worked like a charm

Viper
08-28-2005, 07:50 PM
Buy me something and I'll send the money.;)

diredesire
08-28-2005, 07:54 PM
So, where do you live, and what store was it? An excellent buy if i say so myself! I think the Ti. Rad OS was a very underrated frame, flexy enough to keep the ball in the courts, light enough to lend itself to ncie customization :)

POGO
08-28-2005, 09:11 PM
Here some pics of my newly found treasure :)
http://tinypic.com/bdqrgx.jpg

http://tinypic.com/bdqr1d.jpg

POGO
08-28-2005, 09:20 PM
http://tinypic.com/bdqv0p.jpg

http://tinypic.com/bdqwm0.jpg

http://tinypic.com/bdqwyt.jpg

mucat
08-28-2005, 10:07 PM
Damn, some people are just so lucky...A great racket and they sell it for $29, I bought mine for $69 just last year, one of the best OS racket...

shsman2091
08-28-2005, 10:15 PM
Willing to sell it for a little more?

armand
08-28-2005, 10:22 PM
e bay has someone selling the pc600 and also the POG 93 for about 30$ each.

goober
08-28-2005, 10:36 PM
hmm I will have to check out Big 5. Last time I perused their racquets they were all granny sticks.

branko.bakic
08-29-2005, 05:23 AM
40 bucks a piece for a mint cond nxg os a good price what do you think ?

POGO
08-29-2005, 07:00 AM
Willing to sell it for a little more?
Hmmmmmmmmmm...............how much a little more?

It is a brand new racket, very hard to find in new virgin condition :)

shsman2091
08-29-2005, 12:22 PM
Hmmmmmmmmmm...............how much a little more?

It is a brand new racket, very hard to find in new virgin condition :)

I don't know, if you want, I'll let you take its virginity away first, then, lets say $40? I know its still pretty cheap, but hey, its $11 more than you payed to a buy it new. Also, what headsize (in sq. in) is it?

shsman2091
08-29-2005, 12:27 PM
e bay has someone selling the pc600 and also the POG 93 for about 30$ each.


Are you sure they aren't fakes? A prestige classic 600 I thought was worth well over a 100.

erik-the-red
08-29-2005, 12:45 PM
I bought mine online for $50.

So, yes, you got a great deal!

After leading my racquet up, it feels even better.

POGO
08-29-2005, 12:54 PM
I don't know, if you want, I'll let you take its virginity away first, then, lets say $40? I know its still pretty cheap, but hey, its $11 more than you payed to a buy it new. Also, what headsize (in sq. in) is it?
Hhahahah.....its an oversize, stated on the recipt :)

KuramaIX
08-29-2005, 01:03 PM
I wish my Big5 actually sold some real players' rackets :( instead of those flimsy cheapy junior ones.

shsman2091
08-29-2005, 05:07 PM
Hhahahah.....its an oversize, stated on the recipt :)


Oh yeah, sorry I forgot it was an oversize, thanks anyway though, but I hate playing with racquets more than 98 sq in. But it was a great deal to buy at $29 nonetheless, do they sell any cheap player frames in midplus or mid sizes?

POGO
08-29-2005, 05:25 PM
Oh yeah, sorry I forgot it was an oversize, thanks anyway though, but I hate playing with racquets more than 98 sq in. But it was a great deal to buy at $29 nonetheless, do they sell any cheap player frames in midplus or mid sizes?
Yea, they had a Head PT280 which sold for the same price as well, but too bad the clearance sale was over Sunday. I went back to see if they had anymore rackets from the clearance sale, and they said everything was sold. Damn.

Askmeo88
09-04-2005, 03:03 PM
I think I got a good deal today.

Is a brand new, Austrian Head LM Instinct for $65 a good deal?

Steve Huff
09-04-2005, 10:03 PM
I'll be interested to know if the bumperguard fits when you need to replace it. A guy brought me a Prince Rip to string and replace the bumperguard. The grommets/bumperguard for that racket wouldn't fit. I called Prince. Customer service didn't know why, so they connected me to one of their engineers. He said that big sporting goods companies often buy the copy rights from companies to produce their discontinued goods--in this case, rackets. So, when the RIP was discontinued, Dick's (in this case) bought the license to sell this racket (afterall, Prince wasn't going to market it any longer, so they sold the license to make copies). Dick's could then go to a manufacturer in China, design a racket that looks almost identical to the original, and market it. In this case, the newly designed racket was 113 sq in as opposed to 115 sq in for the original. Obviously, the grommets/bumperguard didn't fit. Dick's didn't even have to go through Prince USA to do this. He told me that nearly all racket companies will sell their copy right licenses to a discontinued racket, and sporting goods shops are more than willing to pick up rackets that have been popular. Your deal may be legit, or it may be one of these kinds of deals, where you picked up a racket that doesn't meet the specs of the original. Doesn't make it a bad racket though.

AngeloDS
09-04-2005, 10:22 PM
Dang! Sweet deal there bro. One of my friends has two of these racquets. They're pretty nice when it comes to pop :). Awesome deal!

timmyboy
09-04-2005, 11:56 PM
i got mine for 60. i didn't demo it though. i hate it now.