How much do you pay for stringing your racquet?

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  1. Tennis Man

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    Those of you who don't have a stringer, what do you pay to do stringing? I pay $10 and I'm OK with the service so far.

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    I also forgot to mention that it's done in an hour on average. How long do you have to wait?
     
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  2. vinnier6

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    10 bucks sounds about right to me...
     
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  3. SalvadorVeiga

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    I pay €5, 5 euros...at a pro shop :D
     
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  4. gfdoto

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    I was paying $15+ for labor but just got my stringing machine so now it's free! :)
     
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  5. jonolau

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    Over here, pro shops charge the equivalent of US$6 if you provide your own strings.
     
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  6. abenguyen

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    once went to academy and they charged me $15 plus strings
     
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  7. WhiteSox05CA

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    How much for the labor though? Cause that will stay the same pretty much, the price of the strings affects the cost the most.
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  8. plarazza

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    I have a stringer now but for a Luxilon Big Banger and some of there own brand synthetic gut was $45 Australian dollars.

    The fact is that they all rip you off really. If you pay the basic price for a syn gut job most likely it will be a crap string that cost them next to nothing
     
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  9. The Dampener

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    Man, you guys get off easy. A string job in my hood cost $25-35 dollars (depending on string type). And that's sport shops or individual stringers.

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  10. plarazza

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    Hmm well sometimes I think people who have stringing machines at home are a better choice as you will probably get a decent string for what you pay for.

    as the sports shops give cheap string if you don't know whta your doing and to save time they wont do a proper job. Like not waving as you pull the cross strings through which burns into the mains
     
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  11. c_zimma

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    I have seen some people at pro shops string and they really don't put forth much effort. The rush, do a poor job, and charge an outrageous amount. I believe I do a better job on my SP Swing.
     
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  12. thetenniskid07

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    My pro shop charges $20 with string included. $10 if you provide your own string.
     
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  13. BigServer1

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    Before I started stringing my own, it was 15 for synthetic Gut, 20-35 for multis-polys-kevlar, 45-55 for a gut hybrid and 55-60 for full gut.

    If you brought in your own strings, it was $16 for labor.
     
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  14. noobplayer

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    in hawaii i think stringing with lux cost $30 the cheapest and natural gut at least $50. theres not that many stringers to choose from and the best is the most expensive..oh and a syn gut job will cost $18
     
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  15. Swissv2

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    Here, the local USRSA MRT does an excellent job.

    $10 for stringing (if you provide your own strings) include: grommet saving pads added, strings stenciled, each racquet placed in its own bag, and strung in a day.

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  16. plarazza

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    Yer the big places will make sure they do a good job because a serious player can tell if it's poorly done. But some smaller shops will rush to save time and not take much care with them as I have found
     
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  17. Jerry Seinfeld

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    Interesting that an MRT doesn't know it is not legal to place the dampener inside the cross strings. Must have missed that question on his/her test. :p
     
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  18. equinox

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    I'm charging $20 AUS ($15 US) for basic syngut of gosen og micro. A store would charge $20 AUS labour + mark up on the strings of $10-15. For total of $30-35 AUS. Rip off.
     
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  19. Richie Rich

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    maybe that's how it was placed when the racquet came in and he put it in the same way. i've got some customers (sure you do too :cool: ) who are anal about the location of their dampner.
     
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  20. naturalgut

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    My last string job cost $45 Australian. The strings snapped after two hours as well!
     
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  21. Norberts

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    Man you guys have it easy!

    In the Bay Area, CA, you can expect to pay a least $14 for just stringing, but more places are starting to charge $19 just for the labor. This doesn't include the string. This is one reason why I'm thinking about getting my own stringer.

    Norbert
     
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  22. Norberts

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    Jerry,

    I see what you are saying, but I think the dampener is below the bottom cross on that racquet. Take another look.

    Norbert
     
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  23. Swissv2

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    dampener was placed under the cross strings.

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  24. Tennis Man

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    I also forgot to mention that it's done in an hour on average. How long do you have to wait?
     
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  25. looseswing

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    Mines ten to fifteen bucks without strings, then something outrageous like twenty five bucks for PSGD or sensation. I'm glad I have my own stringer.
     
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  26. BJL

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    Where do you get your rackets strung in SF? Do you know a good place in the East Bay?
     
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  27. Pushmaster

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    $10 including strings (Gosen OG Sheep). The guy lives right across the street from the courts I play on(strings them at home), so it's convenient as well.
     
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  28. Will888

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    the local tennis shop here, he charges $30 for labor + teh string you want. rip off
     
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  29. stules

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    Stringing here is cheap, at 525yen ($4.50ish) if I supply my own strings, which I do. The reason being from TW VS gut is about $35, but in Japan it is $80, which includes stinging.
     
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  30. dainova

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    I charge $15, no friends, at home it takes roughly 1hr including set-up and talking to family.
    + surgarge for MS in computer science
     
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  31. plarazza

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    How much is a reel of the basic syn gut? I charge average people usually $27 bucks aussie. when the other places do the same string for maybe 35.
     
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  32. equinox

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    Hmm,
    In Australian Dollars.

    Gosen OG Micro 660" Reel $40.
    Shipping $36.
    WU Money Order $10.
    Total $86.

    I should get atleast 16 strings jobs.

    So $86 / 16 = $5.35 strings + $15 labour = $20.

    I give my friends and team mates discounts of $5.

    I charged a mate $27 for Signum Pro Poly Plasma + wilson pro overgrip.

    He gets charged $35 at some place in elwood.

    He was happy with the job. Pretty good deal for him.

    I probably should put my average prices up $5.
     
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  33. plarazza

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    Far out sounds like a real cheapo string. I use Klip syn gut which is $150.
    And i do the poly plasma for about $37. but suprisingly $35 is cheap cos at other places they do it for $42
     
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