Price versus Quality

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by AndrewD, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. AndrewD

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    As I mentioned in a couple of other threads I'm thinking of quitting the (futile) chase for a modern racquet that makes me happy just hitting the ball (it seems there's something soulless and joyless about today's frames) and opting, instead, for a few 'vintage' frames that I can use for competition. Most likely, those frames will be either or both of the POG OS - the earlier models that were 8-10pts HL and not quite as stiff as today's version- and the Prince Graphite Comp Series 110.

    My question is, how much should I be expecting to pay for a POG OS from the versions listed below in decent (decent meaning no cracks, good for quite a few more restrings - I intend to use it for competition, not as a collectable) or better condition?

    POG1 - grommetless - 1 stripe (teardrop head - no bumper)
    POG2 - single grommets - 1 stripe (teardrop head - no bumper)
    POG3 - grommet strip - 1 stripe (modern head + bumper)
    POG4 - grommet strip - 4 stripe (modern head + bumper)
    POG5 - "Straight Shaft"

    (**Based on a list of the various POGOS iterations compiled by Bud**)
     
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  2. TMR

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    I'm in the same predicament, only I haven't narrowed it down yet.
    I'm trying to decide between Max 200G, Prestige Classic and GTX Pro. Therefore one of my previous favorites, the POG OS is potentially expendable. I have several of the early models sitting in the closet . ahanesthesiaa at gmail dot com
     
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  3. AndrewD

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    I would still be interested to know what others, especially the experienced collectors (not that my interest is in collecting), think would be appropriate.
     
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  4. Virginia

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    Last time I looked, POG's in good condition were around $100, but it really depends on timing. Sometimes you can get one for a good price (thanks schu47!) and sometimes, another bidder or two is up against you and prices can go crazy.
     
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    What is your grip size? :)
     
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  6. AndrewD

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    I've been following six different POG OS sales on the American arm of the main auction site. The two that just ended went for $50 ($76Aus) and $21 ($31Aus). Two others have a 'Buy it Now' price of $65 ($98Aus) and $70 ($106Aus). The other two look like they'll go for around $50 ($76Aus).
     
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  7. AndrewD

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    3/8 usually but sometimes 1/2.
     
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