Alpha Revo 4000: To buy or not?

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  1. zidane339

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    Hey guys, I currently dealing for a Alpha Revo 4000 for $350 plus shipping. Is that a good deal and should I jump on it?

    Its almost brand new. I string for a couple of friends and myself, probably at least once a week. I currently own a Gamma Progression with flying clamps.

    Will it be worth the investment? Also, exactly how big is it? Will it fit in a small dorm room?
     
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  2. LttlElvis

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    Good deal. Go for it if the condition is brand new. It should fit in your dorm. It's fairly heavy for a table top.
     
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  3. YULitle

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    It's about 1.5' x 3', minus a few inches both ways. You'll need room beyond that for the racquet to turn as well.

    Depending on the shipping, it sounds like quite a deal.
     
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  4. zidane339

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    Shipping should be about $50. Do you think at the rate I'm stringing, once or twice a week, its worth it?
     
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  5. baek57

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    if you string once a week it will end up paying for itself in 40 weeks assuming it costs you $10 for labor to string elsewhere. and you have the convenience of not having to drop off your racquet and picking it up. also you have control over your string jobs/racquet care not someone else.
     
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  6. zidane339

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    good point. I think I'm definitely getting it. I have too many racquets, so if I sell a couple I'll make up the cost.
     
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  7. Richie Rich

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    man, you are out of control. and before you ask, no you cannot buy my star 3 :lol:
     
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    haha darn I would of loved to buy that star three. unfortunatly the sellar decided to sell it to a local sellar, and backed out of our deal. Its ok though, the gamma progression is working great Rich! But, my volume of racquets is going up so one day I'll have to upgrade, and the Alpha Revo 4000 was such a good deal and thats why I was going to get it.Its ok though, I'm happy with the progression!Thanks agian!
     
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  9. Richie Rich

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    if you can get a machine that makes your life easier then go for it. the dropweight would never let you string a high volume of racquets quickly. it's good for one person and maybe a few friends but once you start going over 5 racquets a week it becomes a pain to use.
     
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  10. Mansewerz

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    My plan was always to get a cheaper dropweight, make some $ off of it, and use the money to upgrade. :)
     
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  11. zidane339

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    Yea thats why I went for the crank of the Revo. I'm currently stringing about once a week for myself, and about every other week for three friends. So the DP not much of an issue right now. In college, I'm expecting a lot more customers though.

    How many people do you string for Rich, if you a star 3 (!), which I hear is an amazing machine.
     
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  12. quest01

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    For $350 for an almost new Revo 400 sounds like a good deal. I own the machine and I have only strung my racquets so far unless someone I hit with wants me to string one of their racquets. I probably average about a few string jobs a month. Also the only problem I have had with the Revo is one of the clamps has problems tightening properly.
     
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  13. Mansewerz

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    Did you talk to alpha? Is it still under warranty?
     
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  14. quest01

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    The clamps work fine its just that one of them is just different compared to the other one. I may call Alpha and ask them if they can replace one of them and I bought the machine roughly 5 months ago or so.
     
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  15. Mansewerz

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    Yea, if you bought it new, I don't see why they wouldn't replace it.
     
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  16. Richie Rich

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    to be honest, i bought it for myself. it was heavily used but still in good shape (they are tanks), was calibrated and pulls + 1lb over reference tension.

    i might string for a few people i play regularly with but have no intentions of starting a business or anything like that.

    even with stringing for myself the machine will pay for itself in 3 years. plus i can string a racquet in 20 minutes vs 40 for the dropweight.
     
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  17. Teyko

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    That is a great deal. Buy it definitely.
     
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