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mr_spaz104
07-09-2006, 01:32 PM
what's the average cost of stringing at your local shops?

i pay 28.00 bucks for a klip excellerator string job.

someone said that was a lot while some said that was a bargain.

i don't string my own racquets, just in case anyone was wondering, but i want to get a machine sooner or later.

thanks in advanced

looseswing
07-09-2006, 01:37 PM
The costs can vary between twenty to thirty at my house in New Jersey, but near where I am for the summer the costs go from thirty to fifty.

SteveI
07-09-2006, 01:54 PM
what's the average cost of stringing at your local shops?

i pay 28.00 bucks for a klip excellerator string job.

someone said that was a lot while some said that was a bargain.

i don't string my own racquets, just in case anyone was wondering, but i want to get a machine sooner or later.

thanks in advanced

Hi,

Western NY.. that would be the "ProShop" cost here almost to the penny w/o tax.

I would charge about $23.00 or so. $10 for the stringing and 13.00 for the string.

Hope that helps.. no you are not getting ripped off. Very fair price.. unless the ProShop does bad work.

Regards,
Steve

SFrazeur
07-09-2006, 01:57 PM
For the stringing alone about $16.

djarc
07-09-2006, 02:01 PM
Proshop here (LA, CA) does it 'free' with purchase of string. Bring in your own reel it's 10 dollars.

So if you see a string for 4 bucks on TW and then go to a shop and it's 14 bucks, then that's a fair price. Some shops ask for more (13 - 15) if it's a poly or natural gut .

ATXtennisaddict
07-09-2006, 03:23 PM
Getting a stringer is the best tennis investment I ever made. I've strung for myself and my pals (who don't have much money) and we're doing ok. I just got one of those klippermates,does the job fine.

zhan
07-09-2006, 05:18 PM
they charged me 37+tax for ALU Rough here in SE PA...
well its cuz we only have 1 tennis shop in our area...
=(

SteveI
07-09-2006, 05:29 PM
they charged me 37+tax for ALU Rough here in SE PA...
well its cuz we only have 1 tennis shop in our area...
=(

Wow... that is quite high.. Buy a machine now!

Steve

TennsDog
07-09-2006, 05:42 PM
The tennis clubs around here charge, I think, $10 for stringing and the price of the strings, which are obviously way over-price. At the large sporting goods store, you get free stringing when you buy the strings there, but their prices are such that PSG costs an amazing $20/set.

knasty131
07-09-2006, 06:41 PM
Wow, I only charge people 10 bucks for a synthetic job...even if they want to do a hybrid...but then again, I have reels of OG Micro and Polylon...

snoflewis
07-09-2006, 07:27 PM
Proshop here (LA, CA) does it 'free' with purchase of string. Bring in your own reel it's 10 dollars.

So if you see a string for 4 bucks on TW and then go to a shop and it's 14 bucks, then that's a fair price. Some shops ask for more (13 - 15) if it's a poly or natural gut .

hmm...which pro shop? i know the one in glendale doesnt do that....

andyroddick's mojo
07-09-2006, 07:34 PM
my coach just charges $11.44, with tax, but i figure with 4 string jobs, buying my own strings about 10 dollars per set, then the total cost comes out about 80 bucks, for the strings and the labor, which is a lot for just 4 string jobs.

djarc
07-09-2006, 07:46 PM
I'm fairly sure racketd doesn't charge for stringing if you buy the set there... I thought I asked them specifically...

and not the same proshop about the nat gut/poly charge, just saying it isn't underheard of.

snoflewis
07-09-2006, 07:51 PM
I'm fairly sure racketd doesn't charge for stringing if you buy the set there... I thought I asked them specifically...

and not the same proshop about the nat gut/poly charge, just saying it isn't underheard of.

nah...racket doctor definitely charges for stringing even if you buy the string there. sometimes they have deals for string+stringing, but still that's a lot more than the cost of the string itself. i remember they tried to charge me $6 for a set of PSGD...but that didnt go through. and i know that they charge $16 or $20 for a string and labor for PSGD because my friend used to get his stringing done there all the time.

goober
07-09-2006, 08:12 PM
Closest proshop- There are some sporting good chains but I would never use them

$20 for regular cheapo Syn gut
$28-34 for Multis, hybrid and high end polys
Gut I didn't even bother asking but I am sure it would be >$50

25 minute drive each way: 100 minutes total time to drive and pick up.

After doing this every 2-3 weeks for 5 months I said that's it I am getting a stringer.

Kevo
07-09-2006, 08:31 PM
I normally see a range of $10 - $15 for the labor around here. I normally charge $10 for labor and sell the string at my cost, or people just bring me their normal string. Quite a few guys on our team are getting their own stringers now. If you play fairly often at a 4.0 or higher level, you will probably break enough strings to make the investment worthwhile. I've probably spent more on strings over the last year than I did on my stringer. In fact I know I have.

tonysk83
07-09-2006, 08:48 PM
$10.00 at my shop+strings, most people buy the strings from him which aren't poorly priced. I know its 22 bucks for pro hurricane and 28 for alu power. I usually bring my own strings since he doesn't carry any Gosen strings.

thebosher
07-10-2006, 06:50 AM
In my area for some of the strings that I get it is 40 but I know they guy so he gives it to me for 30.

brucie
07-10-2006, 07:11 AM
I will do Technifibre Syn Gut for 10.
Thats as cheap as anyone in the UK!