Buying balls in bulk....pointless?

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by Eug, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. Eug

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    I could never understand this. I can go to the store right now and pick up some Wilson US Open balls for 2.49. If I buy a case of balls, I have to pay 58.25. Where is the savings??? I might as well buy separate cans. Shouldn't bulk cost less? Damn this world!
     
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  2. PHSTennis

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    Bulk should cost less... Some companys and stuff are idiots... sometimes I calculate it... yes good you calculate it... smart ;) I do that too... sometimes strings are like that... and the reels are more expensive lol...
     
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  3. Eug

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    Thank god someone else notices. I will not buy any reels because of the reasons mentioned. Reels are inconvenient too (For my stringing purposes).
     
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  4. K!ck5w3rvE

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    Does your coach feed balls out of a can? (lol i hope not). Clubs and coaches buy balls in bulk. It can be cheaper to buy in bulk, especially for a club if they are holding a big tourney.
     
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  5. Eug

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    Danel, you didnt get the point. We calculated that buying balls in bulk doesnt save you money at all. Of course, if you need a lot of balls at once you'll buy a whole case. But there is no savings.
     
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  6. gmlasam

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    It depends where you get the balls. Where I live there are a couple of pro tennis shops that I can get the US open balls for $1.99 per can if I buy in 24 can case. Sometimes they would give my Dunlop Champs Extra duty for $1.79 per can/ in 24 can case.

    Pro shops are they way to go, instead of chain sporing goods store like sportmart, sport chalet and so on.
     
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  7. BigK35

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    I buy my tennis balls at Costco, 18 pack for $30 :D

    -BigK35-
     
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  8. K!ck5w3rvE

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    In Aust its heaps cheaper to buy by the case than individual cans, especially Slazenger. BTW, why doesn't TW sell Slazneger balls? All you guys who love the Dunlop Grand Prix don't know what your missing, I've played with both, but the Slazenger's are way better.
     
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