Buying equipment in bulk?

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  1. BLX_Andy

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    This pertains to anything that you buy for tennis. Overgrips, dampeners, strings, etc. How do you buy them? In bulk or individually? Recently I bought a 50-pack of Wilson Pro Overgrip (individually packed wrapped w/ large plastic wrap) and when I got my racquets in June I got a 4 pack of Luxilon 4G. So how do you buy your equipment? Separate or in bulk?
     
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  2. Overdrive

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    How much did you pay for them?

    The only things I buy in bulk right now are balls and reels of string.
     
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  3. Arthuro

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    strings and overgrips are the only bulk purchases i make
     
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  4. BLX_Andy

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    The 50 pack for $49.95 and the 4g 4-pack for $54. But they don't have the 4-pack Luxilon 4G deal anymore.
     
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    I bought a couple of the Yonex SuperGrap 30 packs, and 6 Wilson Pro Hybrid replacement grips from the bay. I also got a 'reel' of 1/2 inch lead tape for experimenting. I buy in bulk simply for convenience, not for cost.
     
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  6. The Meat

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    30 pack overgrips, reels of strings, and rolls of head tape are the only things I buy in bulk.....oh and socks as well, you can never have too many socks. ;)
     
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  7. bluetrain4

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    Usually just overgrip. Somtimes string.


    30 Tourna XL overgrips, which I use, cost $30.49 on TW- so just over $1 per grip ($1.016)

    Where I live, I can only find tournal grip in 3 packs and they cost $6.99 per pack. So, that would equal $69.99 for 30 grips (10 packs of 3 x $6.99). Then, sales tax adds another approximately $5.60, so the total is $75.60 or $2.50 per grip

    The Wal-Marts where I live used to carry cheaper 3 packs of Tourna - maybe$4.99. (about $54 for 30 with tax, $1.80 per grip) But, it's gone up and is now $5.99 (about $64.60 for 30 with tax, $2.15 per grip). And, it's usually just regular length Tourna grip, which is not ideal.

    Yet, Wal-Mart sells 30 packs of Tourna XL online for $25.94, or $.086 per grip.
     
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  8. MethodTennis

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    Pro overgrips and babolat revenge
     
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  9. BLX_Andy

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    Do you buy it in reels? I always buy them in 4 individually-packed sets. Is it worth buying reels if you don't string your own racquets?
     
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  10. Andyroo10567

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    Not really. Some stringers don't bother to use less string for you. I've watched plenty people just measure out 20ft and cut it from a reel in shops. Its good if you string at home since you decide what you want to do with it.
     
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  11. Muppet

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    It's good to buy reels of a string if they're discontinuing it.
     
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  12. SwankPeRFection

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    So why don't you just buy it from Walmart online and save some money?
     
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