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Head-Strong
09-14-2006, 10:05 AM
Hi, just a question i am sure there is quite easy answer for.
If the string such as Prince Duraflex 16 costs $ 3.95 why does my local store charge me $20 to install? That's just a normal Mark-up for stringing? $15 or 300%?

it seems ok... is that why?

Mike Cottrill
09-14-2006, 10:30 AM
Hi, just a question i am sure there is quite easy answer for.
If the string such as Prince Duraflex 16 costs $ 3.95 why does my local store charge me $20 to install? That's just a normal Mark-up for stringing? $15 or 300%?

it seems ok... is that why?

14 labor. 6 for string = 20. Pretty much the going rate.
Mike

diredesire
09-14-2006, 11:04 AM
14 labor. 6 for string = 20. Pretty much the going rate.
Mike

Yep! You pay for the time/"expertise" it takes for getting the strings INTO your racquet (correctly, i might add). Everywhere around here is $20 for prince syn gut, also.

progman_2000
09-14-2006, 11:32 AM
Yes - the real rip off is going to a place like Sports Authority where they have the 40' package of Prince w/duraflex on the wall for $19.99 - that is one I have never figured out.

Mike Cottrill
09-14-2006, 11:41 AM
Yes - the real rip off is going to a place like Sports Authority where they have the 40' package of Prince w/duraflex on the wall for $19.99 - that is one I have never figured out.

Usually that includes the price of stringing. They do not support a price for string only. There are a few sporting stores that do sell string and stringing sepreate.
Mike

progman_2000
09-14-2006, 11:45 AM
Usually that includes the price of stringing. They do not support a price for string only. There are a few sporting stores that do sell string and stringing sepreate.
Mike

It guess that would explain it - odd I have never seen that posted in the store though...

CheapStrings
09-14-2006, 01:32 PM
It guess that would explain it - odd I have never seen that posted in the store though...
It's not posted because that's the normal way most sporting goods stores sell.

vinnier6
09-14-2006, 02:58 PM
Yes - the real rip off is going to a place like Sports Authority where they have the 40' package of Prince w/duraflex on the wall for $19.99 - that is one I have never figured out.
that is what they charge you because they assume that they will be stringing it for you at no extra charge....

Head-Strong
09-15-2006, 08:30 AM
Thanks everyone...

Nuke
09-15-2006, 08:37 AM
If I remember correctly, there's some small print on the back of the Sports Authority receipt (the big yellow sheet) that says they'll install customer-supplied stringing for something like $16.

progman_2000
09-15-2006, 09:16 AM
I wouldn't let SA string my racquet if they did it for free!