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hermano05
07-11-2006, 05:15 PM
for example: when you take your own string, how much do you pay just to string the racquet?

Masamusou
07-11-2006, 05:35 PM
Both the store that I work at and myself personally on my own machine charge $10 for labor when a customer brings the strings. A shop in the Denver area charges $20 for labor alone.

hermano05
07-11-2006, 05:40 PM
wow... in brazil, i pay 2 or 3 dollars... just for labor
but on the other hand, the strings here are really expensive... alupower for example costs 28 dollars... signum pro poly plasma costs 20 dollars...

TheSnowMan
07-11-2006, 05:56 PM
15$ for labor if you bring your own strings, and strings + labor starting at 20$

diredesire
07-11-2006, 05:59 PM
Pro shops around here typically charge $15-20 for labor, I string with a syn gut at around $10.

Ano
07-11-2006, 06:01 PM
In Jakarta (capital of Indonesia), I only pay Rp. 7,000,- (equal to US$ 0.73) for the labor.

If I buy the string from the store, the labor is free. For instance, I pay Rp. 60,000,- ( equal to US$ 6.3) for Prince Synthetic Gut with Duraflex including the labor.

Jonnyf
07-11-2006, 06:03 PM
Was £9 but im going to be learning to string soon

technik
07-11-2006, 06:39 PM
In Jakarta (capital of Indonesia), I only pay Rp. 7,000,- (equal to US$ 0.73) for the labor.

If I buy the string from the store, the labor is free. For instance, I pay Rp. 60,000,- ( equal to US$ 6.3) for Prince Synthetic Gut with Duraflex including the labor.

hey ano, where are u usually play? Im in Jakarta too =)

mctennis
07-11-2006, 06:44 PM
I pay my stringer $10 for him to string my racquet with the strings I bring him.

300Gkid
07-11-2006, 07:05 PM
15 including strings i think 10 w/o

TennsDog
07-11-2006, 07:24 PM
A whopping $0.00! Lol. Gotta love having your own stringing machine.

zhan
07-11-2006, 07:48 PM
$16 for labour
total for ALU Rough cost 37+tax

10s99
07-11-2006, 08:20 PM
$12 - 20 for labor

Ano
07-11-2006, 11:31 PM
hey ano, where are u usually play? Im in Jakarta too =)

I play every saturday morning at Jalan Tunjung, Tomang, and every Sunday evening at Jln. Kamboja, Tomang (a private court owned by a good friend of mine).

tarheels2323
07-11-2006, 11:38 PM
Depends on wether or not I have my racquet strung with a gut hybrid. Without gut, usually $12 or $14. With gut is around $17 if I bring my own string.

Pathman
07-12-2006, 05:03 AM
Depends on wether or not I have my racquet strung with a gut hybrid. Without gut, usually $12 or $14. With gut is around $17 if I bring my own string.

go heels!

(i'm in chapel hill too)

sorry to threadjack--i usually pay for strings only--if you're lucky you can find a club-pro who will do it free if you buy his strings...

Masamusou
07-12-2006, 07:02 AM
i usually pay for strings only--if you're lucky you can find a club-pro who will do it free if you buy his strings...

Not really. Pretty much all shops have "free" stringing if you buy the strings there, it's just built into the price. I wouldn't really consider that lucky. Sure, I could say that a shop in Oklahoma City strings it for free because there wasn't a separate stringing charge, but there's a reason X-one Biphase costs $30 there instead of the $15 that TW charges for just the string.

Lagger
07-12-2006, 08:06 AM
Have any of you guys seen the Wilson Stringing Championships on the Tennis Channel? It said string jobs normally range between $15-$85!!!! :shock:

Who in their right mind pays $85 for a string job?!? For that price, there better be some gold plated babolat VS included.

OT, I pay anywhere from $8-$15 for labor only.

Pathman
07-12-2006, 01:26 PM
Not really. Pretty much all shops have "free" stringing if you buy the strings there, it's just built into the price. I wouldn't really consider that lucky. Sure, I could say that a shop in Oklahoma City strings it for free because there wasn't a separate stringing charge, but there's a reason X-one Biphase costs $30 there instead of the $15 that TW charges for just the string.

yes really. club pros get perks for selling x number of brand y of strings. so i buy the string from him, he strings it for me free. not just a "built in" price in the string. i'm sure i could find it a bit cheaper if i scoured the net or froogle, but his string prices are actually a bit lower than the likes of Dick's or Omega...

borrachodemierda
07-12-2006, 01:33 PM
wow... in brazil, i pay 2 or 3 dollars... just for labor
but on the other hand, the strings here are really expensive... alupower for example costs 28 dollars... signum pro poly plasma costs 20 dollars...

same thing here in Chile, $2-3. I buy strings and overgrips at TW, and the total for strings + shipping + stringing work is way less than buying at a local shop, which string for free if you buy the strings there.

Masamusou
07-12-2006, 01:43 PM
yes really. club pros get perks for selling x number of brand y of strings. so i buy the string from him, he strings it for me free. not just a "built in" price in the string. i'm sure i could find it a bit cheaper if i scoured the net or froogle, but his string prices are actually a bit lower than the likes of Dick's or Omega...

So exactly how much do you pay for stringing? If you are paying more than about $4 for PSGD then there are additional fees included, whether you want to classify those as inventory or stringing fees really doesn't matter. The OP was asking if one were to bring strings they purchased elsewhere (like from TW or somewhere similar), how much would the place charge for the labor? Buying the strings from a shop usually includes the labor. Just like if you were to have your racquet strung at TW, they have a different price than the prices online. This different price would likely include the stringing fee in it. Sure, you probably do get some kind of reduced cost if you are friends with the club pro or whatever, but to say the stringing is free is probably a bit of a stretch. If you really want to find out if stringing is free, bring him a set of string from outside and see if he will do the work for free.

Justin
07-12-2006, 01:57 PM
$15 including strings (cheap syn. gut) and $15 if one brings his own strings.

LazyAzN
07-12-2006, 02:26 PM
$18-$20 if you bring your owns strings here in Seattle...

Course now the last stringjob they did broke one of my grommets... I wonder if the stores around me actually fix broken grommets...

hermano05
07-12-2006, 06:49 PM
same thing here in Chile, $2-3. I buy strings and overgrips at TW, and the total for strings + shipping + stringing work is way less than buying at a local shop, which string for free if you buy the strings there.


How much do you pay for shipping?
How much do you usually spend?
Do you pay taxes?

thanks

doriancito
07-12-2006, 07:33 PM
$1.87 (less than $2) labour in Bolivia is very cheap

damasta55
07-12-2006, 07:33 PM
$17 for psgd and i just bought the racquet there.

70sSanO
07-12-2006, 10:22 PM
The 2 shops I have used each charge $12 if I furnish the strings. The locations are Irvine and Mission Viejo.

snoflewis
07-12-2006, 10:26 PM
i string myself....so no string charge here

Sebastien
07-12-2006, 11:11 PM
A whopping $0.00! Lol. Gotta love having your own stringing machine.

In a way you paid when you bought the machine, unless you got it for free.
Stringing cost = machine cost / string done

By the way in Canada it cost $10 for the job

ZPTennis
07-13-2006, 12:08 AM
zero. i break strings too often so i got my own eagnas stringing machine.

southpaw37
07-13-2006, 06:44 AM
I think a lot of it depends who is doing the stringing. I used to work at a tennis shop and would string my own rackets but now get them strung by a Master Racket Technician (MRT). He's basically charging $20 plus the strings.

I've been playing tennis for a long time and definitely notice the difference from a good stringer. Every racket is consistent. The advice they offer and quality is well worth the extra few pennies.

borrachodemierda
07-13-2006, 08:06 AM
How much do you pay for shipping?
How much do you usually spend?
Do you pay taxes?

thanks

1. It dependes, for 3 overgrips and 3 set of strings, or 4 overgrips and 2 set of strings, shipping costs are $7.5 (the cheapest). I never had problems with lost packages ands it takes around two weeks to arrive. Try adding items to your cart and then calculate shipping.
2. ~$25 + $7.5 for shipping.
3. No, small packages are free from taxes. I guess importing a racquet or a bag may give rise to custom fees.

Hope that helps

Dopke
07-13-2006, 11:38 AM
Get a friend to string it for you. I have a friend who charges less than 10 bucks.

hermano05
07-13-2006, 11:51 AM
1. It dependes, for 3 overgrips and 3 set of strings, or 4 overgrips and 2 set of strings, shipping costs are $7.5 (the cheapest). I never had problems with lost packages ands it takes around two weeks to arrive. Try adding items to your cart and then calculate shipping.
2. ~$25 + $7.5 for shipping.
3. No, small packages are free from taxes. I guess importing a racquet or a bag may give rise to custom fees.

Hope that helps

Cool. thank you very much... i always wanted to buy from tennis warehouse because the prices are much better than from brazil.

3 overgrips? three packs (total = 9) or one pack of 3?

borrachodemierda
07-13-2006, 12:39 PM
Cool. thank you very much... i always wanted to buy from tennis warehouse because the prices are much better than from brazil.

3 overgrips? three packs (total = 9) or one pack of 3?

yes 3 pack, just do the excersize, add items to your cart and use the shipping calculator, which allows you to choose shipping method and costs. Now that TW accepts paypal, is the way to go.

tralfaz
07-13-2006, 06:02 PM
In a way you paid when you bought the machine, unless you got it for free.
Stringing cost = machine cost / string done

By the way in Canada it cost $10 for the job

Uh oh. Since I just recently bought a stringing machine, I guess my last stringing job cost about $400 in labor. I expect the charge to go down to about $240 when I string my next racquet. :)

The shops here charge $10-$15 for labor.

BabolatFan
07-13-2006, 06:19 PM
$16 for labour
total for ALU Rough cost 37+tax

Whoa that's steep. $10 - $12 is average around here.