is fall/winter time a bad time to sell?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by spectastic, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. spectastic

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    this is around the time people pack up the court and hibernate indoors. I know the used bikes market goes down during winter, while it picks back up in the spring. Does the same apply for rackets?
     
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  2. LanEvo

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    Prices for racquets are the same throughout the whole yr. it just depends on new models and such...
     
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  3. SteveI

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    You pretty much have it nailed....:)
     
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  4. KFwinds

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    Eh, it depends on which part of the country you live in; here in the Chicago area indoor tennis is almost more prevalent than outdoor tennis (the USTA leagues book indoor matches throughout the summer btw, which I loathe...). Lots of clubs with indoor courts around here so the winter season is big. I'm sure it's probably a similar situation in the NE part of the US as well.
     
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  5. spectastic

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    where I come from, an indoor court costs $20/hr to rent. Not a very good deal
     
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    That's not a bad rate. Court rate ranges from $20 - $25 per hour in our area.
     
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  7. pshulam

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    No - not as much since you can still play indoor in the Winter or outdoor for places with warmer climate, i.e., Florida, California, Arizona, Texas, etc.
     
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  8. acura9927

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    32 per hr in Seattle. Not good.
     
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  9. KFwinds

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    That's not a bad rate; about the average for an indoor court in my area.
     
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  10. spectastic

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    well I would assume that those who can afford indoor courts won't be interested in buying cheap, used rackets from other people. And warmer climates apply for cyclists too, you know. And the truth is winter is when all the bike sales are, because demand is suddenly chocked as people are anticipating snow and wind, and the price falls. The opposite happens during spring time.
     
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  11. Big_Dangerous

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    Yeah most states in the south you can pretty much play year round. There have been a few days where I've played and it was pretty cold, but for the most part October-early December and then March-May is really nice to hit around here in Houston.
     
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  12. Big_Dangerous

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    At least you have courts that are willing to rent for an hour, that just doesn't exist here. You pretty much have to be a member of a ritzy club in order to get that, and there's only 1 indoor club as far as I know in Houston.
     
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  13. cork_screw

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    You don't know what you're talking about. I sell a ton of racquets both old classics and modern. The fall through winter is the cheap time to get racquets. The height of tennis selling is always around wimbledon to US Open. Prices increase by a lot.

     
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  14. SteveI

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    Yeppers... buy in the Fall..winter.. sell in the spring summer.
     
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  15. jorel

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    thats not bad... get a doubles game going and where else can you go for an hour of entertainment for $5 a person....

    places around here charge 60
     
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  16. spectastic

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    how is that any different than what I just said???
     
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  17. El Diablo

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    The question about fall/winter is a little pointless. The fact that you're asking it implies you have a choice, i.e. you could wait until the spring and don't absolutely need to sell now. If that's the case, you can simply put it on the market now (fall), insist on a minimum price that's acceptable to you, and if you don't get that price put it on sale again in the spring.
     
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  18. ArliHawk

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    That's good. It's $40/hr in KC.
     
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  19. spectastic

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    damn. that's ridiculous. you can't waste any time with small warmups like short courts then..
     
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  20. spectastic

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    how is it pointless? you just listed the point right there...
     
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  21. LeeD

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    What, you're selling thousands of bikes and millions of rackets?
    To sell ONE, you only need to find ONE buyer.
    If you don't list it, it won't sell at alll.
    I'm in the SanFrancisco area. I buy all my bikes around now, and start my tennis season in a couple of weeks, until early April, if the rains don't come strong.
     
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  22. spectastic

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    christ, I never would've thought a simple question would stir up a bunch of butthurts. And for the record, your bikes, tennis season and SF weather doesn't concern me; nobody cares.
     
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