$20 a good deal for Prince LB Michael Chang Graphite MP?

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  1. VGP

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    One of the local second hand shops has three Prince Longbody Michael Chang Graphite MidPlus rackets. One is 8/10 the other two are NOS pre-strung hangtag plastic on handle. Grip sizes 4, 3, 2, respectively. All priced at $19.99.

    I was thinking of picking one up.

    I think it's what Olivier Rochus uses/used to use:

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  2. TokyopunK

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    Buy all of them and then re-sell them and you will make $200+!
     
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  3. Tennis Dunce

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    uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......yeah....thats a good deal dude.
     
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    Gee - what's holding you back?
     
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  5. Ronaldo

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    The price??
     
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  6. VGP

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    Well, what's holding me back is:

    1. I need another racket like I need a hole in the head
    2. The price in the sense that I shouldn't be spending money on something I don't need
    3. If I were to buy with the intent to resell, I'm not convinced there is enough of a demand to make it worth it
    4. If I were to buy and I like the racket, there aren't many frames like it

    In thinking about it, $20 is a great price for a quality racket in any form, especially ones that have never been used.

    I'm just over-thinking at this point.
     
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  7. pshulam

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    #2 is good reason - why spend on something that is not need?
     
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    Hell, get them all. Resell them on e-bay w/low starting price, and let it build up...

    You'll be surprised how many people are looking for them on there...
     
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  9. pshulam

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    I saw a starting bid of $.37, now at $1.97. ... still have 4 more days to go. no idea how high it can go.
     
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  10. VGP

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    With this one, it's hard to tell.

    The oversize is the "Chang" racket. The midplus is a derivative.

    I checked the completed listings on e-bay and the rackets that sold were like $25-$45 plus shipping. That's why I'm not convinced that reselling is the best case if I were to get these frames.

    Someone's been trying to sell a titanium version of the MP for a while now, BIN of around $89-$99. No takers for a while.
     
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  11. pshulam

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    ^it's hard to make a living selling mechanizes via the bay or any other on-line sites unless.
     
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  12. wtanla

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    VGP - if you ended up buying these frames, I would be interested in purchasing them from you. please shoot me an email if you picked up the new midplus michael chang graphite rackets (wtanla@yahoo.com).

    thanks.
     
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    if you dont need them,dont buy,leave them for somebody else who needs them
     
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