i got my buttcap fixed in proshop

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  1. dannyjjang

    dannyjjang Semi-Pro

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    and replacement grip, he charged me $15 for it
    1!!!!!! right price????or scam? also he added grip sleeve under replacement grip...
     
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  2. dennis1188

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    I now do almost all my own (simple) racket customization. Stringing, now done by a friend.
     
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  3. EclipseRydr97

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    Are these local pro shops or chained pro shops? I'm located in NorCal and looking to having my 4 5/8 grips shrunk to 4 1/2...

    Anyone know who or where it can be done?
     
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  4. Davai

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    For the entire thing that sounds like an OK price though you could have saved a couple of greens for an Ice Cream. But then again how much do you value your time, you might have gotten a super deal if your time is worth alot. Opprtunity cost and the best forgone choice.
     
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  5. Sixpointone

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    There are Professional services which can can your Grip Size on your Racquet. Mind you, there is a cost associated with having it done by top people, which may or may not, fit into your budget.

    If you are interested I'd suggest looking into...

    1) **** Tennis
    2) Bosworth Tennis
    3) Racquet Maxx

    Regards,
    John
     
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  6. vinnier6

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    what are you crying about...you got a new grip and but cap plus a shrink wrap all installed for 15 bucks...thats not a bad deal...supplies alone were 10 bucks so the guy took 5 for labor...
     
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  7. watch_the_ball

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    EclipseRydr97,
    Swetka's in Mountain view will shrink it for $25....
     
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  8. Saito

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    Keep in mind you aren't just paying the stringer, but the pro shop as well. So whatever they charged you gets split up. Not a rip off, but if you want to save money, you should have (and could have) done all that by yourself.
     
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  9. dannyjjang

    dannyjjang Semi-Pro

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    got it
    my thoughts were butt caps are only $2-3, and replacement grip is about $3~5, and of course i have no idea how much the grip sleeve is...
     
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  10. PBODY99

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    You were at a retail por shop. The grip price should be in the 7.00$ range, Installing a buttcap($2.00) plus a sleeve($2.00) takes 1/4 of an hour labor charge. I don't know many shop that would have charged less.
    If you are that price sensitive, stock up on the simple supplies for the repairs you want to tackle.:cool:
     
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  11. goblake14

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    My butt cap broke and I was charged 2 dollars for the buttcap and labor for installing it...You got hosed!
     
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  12. EclipseRydr97

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    Hey thanks,

    Do you know where it's located or the full name of the shop so I can look it up? If they shrink the grip size, do they also build up using shrink sleeves? If so, how much...or do you have a phone number?

    Thanks
     
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  13. Sixpointone

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    One valid point, to me anyway, worth mentioning.

    Often times people will compare a product or service based on cost.

    To me, I'd rather pay a little extra to ensure a job I am completely satisfied with.

    Of course a price alone is not an indication of quality, but I do not mind paying extra when I am confident in the craftsmanship.
     
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  14. dannyjjang

    dannyjjang Semi-Pro

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    haha i think thats enought i already got the point....
     
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  15. imadeulook

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    swetkas is a rip off but its the closest tennis store i can find:mrgreen:
     
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  16. EclipseRydr97

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    25 bucks to reduce the grip size is a rip off? Some guy was going to charge me 70 bucks a stick, I thought 25 was a better deal.

    Who or what would be cheaper?
     
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  17. watch_the_ball

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    http://www.swetkas.com/
    Depends on the racquet. If you can find it for $30 on e bay then that might be the better way to go.
    Or risk doing it yourself.
     
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  18. EclipseRydr97

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    What would I look for on e-bay? i mean what search terms...
     
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  19. watch_the_ball

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    I meant buy a new(used) racquet on e bay that is the right size. If it's older, then it might be cheap enough just to buy one.
     
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    okkkkkkkkpirice
     
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