avg. cost of stringing

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  1. mr_spaz104

    mr_spaz104 New User

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    what's the average cost of stringing at your local shops?

    i pay 28.00 bucks for a klip excellerator string job.

    someone said that was a lot while some said that was a bargain.

    i don't string my own racquets, just in case anyone was wondering, but i want to get a machine sooner or later.

    thanks in advanced
     
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  2. looseswing

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    The costs can vary between twenty to thirty at my house in New Jersey, but near where I am for the summer the costs go from thirty to fifty.
     
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  3. SteveI

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    Very Fair

    Hi,

    Western NY.. that would be the "ProShop" cost here almost to the penny w/o tax.

    I would charge about $23.00 or so. $10 for the stringing and 13.00 for the string.

    Hope that helps.. no you are not getting ripped off. Very fair price.. unless the ProShop does bad work.

    Regards,
    Steve
     
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  4. SFrazeur

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    For the stringing alone about $16.
     
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  5. djarc

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    Proshop here (LA, CA) does it 'free' with purchase of string. Bring in your own reel it's 10 dollars.

    So if you see a string for 4 bucks on TW and then go to a shop and it's 14 bucks, then that's a fair price. Some shops ask for more (13 - 15) if it's a poly or natural gut .
     
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  6. ATXtennisaddict

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    Getting a stringer is the best tennis investment I ever made. I've strung for myself and my pals (who don't have much money) and we're doing ok. I just got one of those klippermates,does the job fine.
     
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  7. zhan

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    they charged me 37+tax for ALU Rough here in SE PA...
    well its cuz we only have 1 tennis shop in our area...
    =(
     
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  8. SteveI

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    Wow... that is quite high.. Buy a machine now!

    Steve
     
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  9. TennsDog

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    The tennis clubs around here charge, I think, $10 for stringing and the price of the strings, which are obviously way over-price. At the large sporting goods store, you get free stringing when you buy the strings there, but their prices are such that PSG costs an amazing $20/set.
     
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  10. knasty131

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    Wow, I only charge people 10 bucks for a synthetic job...even if they want to do a hybrid...but then again, I have reels of OG Micro and Polylon...
     
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  11. snoflewis

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    hmm...which pro shop? i know the one in glendale doesnt do that....
     
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  12. andyroddick's mojo

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    my coach just charges $11.44, with tax, but i figure with 4 string jobs, buying my own strings about 10 dollars per set, then the total cost comes out about 80 bucks, for the strings and the labor, which is a lot for just 4 string jobs.
     
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  13. djarc

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    I'm fairly sure racketd doesn't charge for stringing if you buy the set there... I thought I asked them specifically...

    and not the same proshop about the nat gut/poly charge, just saying it isn't underheard of.
     
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  14. snoflewis

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    nah...racket doctor definitely charges for stringing even if you buy the string there. sometimes they have deals for string+stringing, but still that's a lot more than the cost of the string itself. i remember they tried to charge me $6 for a set of PSGD...but that didnt go through. and i know that they charge $16 or $20 for a string and labor for PSGD because my friend used to get his stringing done there all the time.
     
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  15. goober

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    Closest proshop- There are some sporting good chains but I would never use them

    $20 for regular cheapo Syn gut
    $28-34 for Multis, hybrid and high end polys
    Gut I didn't even bother asking but I am sure it would be >$50

    25 minute drive each way: 100 minutes total time to drive and pick up.

    After doing this every 2-3 weeks for 5 months I said that's it I am getting a stringer.
     
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  16. Kevo

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    I normally see a range of $10 - $15 for the labor around here. I normally charge $10 for labor and sell the string at my cost, or people just bring me their normal string. Quite a few guys on our team are getting their own stringers now. If you play fairly often at a 4.0 or higher level, you will probably break enough strings to make the investment worthwhile. I've probably spent more on strings over the last year than I did on my stringer. In fact I know I have.
     
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  17. tonysk83

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    $10.00 at my shop+strings, most people buy the strings from him which aren't poorly priced. I know its 22 bucks for pro hurricane and 28 for alu power. I usually bring my own strings since he doesn't carry any Gosen strings.
     
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  18. thebosher

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    In my area for some of the strings that I get it is 40 but I know they guy so he gives it to me for 30.
     
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  19. brucie

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    I will do Technifibre Syn Gut for £10.
    Thats as cheap as anyone in the UK!
     
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