Cost of String jobs - Worldwide

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Bolivian Ace, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Bolivian Ace

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    We all know that string jobs a expensive in the US. But how about the rest of the world. Let's put it in us dolars, so it's easier to compare, just the string job, no strings.
    I'll start..........

    Bolivia us$ 2.83 (can it get cheaper than that?)
     
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  2. KenC

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    I pay $7.50 which is €5 here in Milan, Italy
     
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  3. PimpMyGame

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    UK £15, or $24 for basic syn gut. Will do the job for £10 ($16) if own string supplied.
     
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  4. jefferson

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    I charge $10 just for the labor.
     
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  5. Bolivian Ace

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    Where do you live?
     
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  6. dgdawg

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    20$ labor only. Colorado USA
     
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  7. mozzer

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    £12 from my stringer for full cyberflash (around $20)
    £5 if i supply my own strings (around 8$ i guess)
     
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  8. ClubHoUno

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    I always bring my own strings, and have a deal with a GREAT stringer, so I can have 3 reels of strings kept at his shop (Xcel Power, Tornado and Hyperion)

    I pay him €10 pr. stringjob = $15

    Most tennis shops asks $18 - $20 for a stringjob, where you bring your own strings.
     
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  9. jefferson

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    Sorry about that, New York.
     
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  10. downs_chris

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    I charge $15 for labor -- I'm in the Washington DC area...
     
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  11. lawlitssoo1n

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    i charge, and i provide the strings 213 los angeles, ca
    15 full syn gut
    20 poly/syn gut
    23 poly/multi
    25 full poly
     
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  12. THESEXPISTOL

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    6€ / labor only
     
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  13. Bolivian Ace

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    So I guess US is around $10 to $20 and maybe similar in Europe. That's interesting. I wonder how it is, in other south american countries, and in other continents....untill now the cheapest is Bolivia and the most expensive is Colorado.
     
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  14. MarrratSafin

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    Labor in New Zealand is 14-18 USD..
     
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  15. MarrratSafin

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    US$ 1.50 in Malaysia for labor, beats yours.:shock:
     
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  16. drummerdan

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    $13 labor plus string. Gut is $15 plus string.

    In Kansas.
     
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  17. borrachodemierda

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    In Chile the cost for the labor is $3.5-$4.0, at least in Santiago, some shops charge extra for stringing natural gut.
     
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  18. princemidplus

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    in south africa the cheapest stringing i got was £60 including string. Guess thats about $7 with strings. Probably about $2-3 to string alone/labour
     
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  19. armsty

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    I charge $20AUD for a Tecnifiber syn gut job and $35AUD for most polys. Basically make it $15 plus string.
     
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  20. jazzyfunkybluesy

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    I try to collect 15 for labor as I have reels of string. I will do labor for no less than 12. Live in the states.
     
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  21. Kunohara

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    Here in Montreal, it's free if I purchase the string there, and about 6-7$ US if not, for labor.
     
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  22. glpsace

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    Well in Portugal, big chains like Decathlon are the easiest to find and they charge between 4 to 5€ for the job. That is more or less 6,5 to 7,5$. Little stores at Clubs might ask sometimes a little tad more. Nevertheless, good luck in Portugal to find good stringers!!! That is why I started to string for myself. I believe it would be very hard for someone to survive nowadays with those kind of prices just for stringing. Even if ofering a superior job the idea I get is that 99% of players are recreational ones, playing once or twice a week. So not only they couldn´t care less about the stringing job, they also do not understand a damn thingh about it. Of course there are exceptions but mostly just run for the cheaper price and I guess that is why there isn´t any professionalism in the service offered.
    Just to give you an idea, even before I started stringing I would talk to those stringers of particulars patterns and precautions and they didn´t have a clue of what I was talking about. That is a very scary picture when you are trusting them your beloved and rare frames:shock:
    So I believe overall this explains the cheap price. Cheap price=cheap service
     
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  23. chava_valenza

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    Mexico 4-7 dlls just the job
     
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  24. GPG

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    there are two shops where I string my raquet. One charges me around US$4 and the other shop does it for free
     
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  25. ronalditop

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    3 bucks for stringjob.
     
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  26. captinsane903

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    $15 at the tennis club
    $10 at Dick's Sporting Goods.

    Anyone ever get their rackets stung at Dick's? I just don't trust them.
     
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  27. Confusedaboutgear

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    my stringers all charge 10$. OC California
     
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  28. se0what

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    labor 9 dollars
    but goes up to 12 in some shops in my area

    La Palma/ Cerritos , USA (la county area
     
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  29. se0what

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    where do you live?
     
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  30. DownTheLine

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    I string my own though...

    Local pro shop- $22.
     
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  31. ripperfranky

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    $1.5 if you buy the string from the stringer. $2.2 if you bring your own string....here in Shanghai
     
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  32. nickarnold2000

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    Providing your own string(poly), it's about $6 US. Non-poly is $4 in Taiwan.
     
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  33. tennisINmyBLOOD

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    In SoCal, labor is $12 at the shops I go to. Synthetic Gut is $16.
     
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  34. Adam_mtl

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    where in Montreal do you string? Cuz I pay 15$ for labor.
     
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  35. ronalditop

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    In Peru, Southamerica. The cost is just for the job, you have to provide the strings.
     
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  36. dextor

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    $10-20 in Canada.
     
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  37. Puddy

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    The going rate is $15 - $18 labor in Ashland, OR.

    PLEASE don't bring me four Head Prestige frames with 16g poly...
     
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  38. COPEY

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    Yep, been down that road - wasn't impressed. Having said that, I think it's "possible" to get a good string job done at Dick's provided the stringer is experienced, knows what he/she's doing, and takes the time to do a job correctly. They just don't seem to put much emphasis on tennis. From what I can tell the people who string for Dick's are given a crash course and turned loose on the customers.
     
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  39. ManuGinobili

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    $1.05 ....
     
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  40. se0what

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  41. 0d1n

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    Between 5 and 10 $ depending on where you go... (if you provide your own strings).





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  42. Bolivian Ace

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    And I thought Bolivia was cheap. And let me tell you, they do a preaty good job and use good electronic, constant tension machines.
     
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  43. Bent

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    Labor in Denmark : 15-20 USD.

    Strings are very expensive....... 2-3 times as much as TW (USA)
     
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  44. W Cats

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    Pacific NW $20.00 labor.
     
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  45. Bolivian Ace

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    Strings in Bolivia do get more expensive, we have to pay about us$8 for a generic us$3 syn gut.
     
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  46. ronalditop

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    I think its like that in all southamerica, stringjobs are quite cheap but strings are expensive.
     
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  47. ronalditop

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  48. Marshredder

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    I pay £25 including strings (Champions Choice on my Wilson, Pro Hurricane Tour on my Babolats)
     
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  49. AznAssassin

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    Stringing here in Kansas are between $10-$12 if you bring your own strings. In Wichita, they will string up your racquet with wilson sensation 16 for $20
     
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  50. Solid MD

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    Also depends on the shop or guy you leave your racquet to.

    For example, (in Chile), it costs 8$ a stringjob (along with additional 8$ in case you are also buying the string) in my nearest shop.

    But in an official Babolat shop it costs 4$, but the string costs a lot more tan usual (20$ PHT for example)
     
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