Ashaway Zyex pricing

Discussion in 'Strings' started by NoobWannabe, May 12, 2013.

  1. NoobWannabe

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    I didnt get a reply in the Zyex review thread so I ll ask it here: Why is the ashaway zyex monogut 360' reels are more expensive than buying individual sets? 360' / 40' = 9 sets of string, costs $140, while buying 9 individual sets of the string costs only $135. Is there something wrong with Ashaway pricing policy??
     
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  2. mmk

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    There are other strings/mfgrs with that kind of pricing, e.g., Forten Sweet. The advantage of a reel is that you can probably get more than 9 string jobs out of it, unless you have a really large head size. And, if you are hybriding ZX with something else, you rarely need 20', so you can get more than 18 half sets out of the reel.
     
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  3. NoobWannabe

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    that doesnt make any sense, you would think all the expenses and labor that put into the packaging would raise the cost of individual sets.
     
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  4. Torres

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    I think its crazy - reels more expensive than individual sets.

    If they lowered the price of reels, they'd sell more, get more customers, and develop the brand (or string).
     
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  5. NoobWannabe

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    Yep that's what I thought, I thought reels are always cheaper than sets, apparently I was wrong. :shock:
     
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  6. Torres

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    I need 11m to string a Juice Pro 96/16x20, so a 110m reel gets me 10 sets @ $140, vs 10 x $15 a set, ie a $10 saving.

    On a Blade 98 16x19, I need 11.3m - that 110m only gives me 9 full sets @ $140 vs 9 x $15 individual sets = $135 ie $5 loss unless I use the remaining string in a hybrid.

    Same with a 6.1 95 18x20 where I need 11.3m per racquet ie $5 loss / remainder in hybrid.

    Unless of course, you don't need as much string length as suggested by the manufacturers because the elongates more during stringing?
     
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  7. mmk

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    Just checked a couple other online shops, it turns out that TW charges less for a set than elsewhere, but the same for a reel. At the other shops the price/foot is less for a reel than for a set. It might be that TW priced the way they did to get people to try it.
     
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  8. fortun8son

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    RE: Forten Sweet. The sets are only 38 ft so the pricing is on par for the reel.
    It does seem silly, though.
    Unique/Tourna has got it right.
    Too bad other companies don't discount their reels.
     
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