Prince Neo 1000 for $500 good deal?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by bshy0, May 7, 2012.

  1. bshy0

    bshy0 New User

    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    I went to a local tennis shop and saw a sign that's saying they're selling a used neo 1000. It's a couple years old but it have strung tons of rackets. I wonder if this is a good deal? This is my first time buying a machine and wanting to spend around 500 please help
     
    #1
  2. gmatheis

    gmatheis Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,581
    Sounds like a good deal to me as long as it is in good shape.

    Those things are workhorses that last nearly forever if well taken care of.
     
    #2
  3. MAX PLY

    MAX PLY Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,714
    If in decent shape, it is a great deal. The number of racquets strung should not be a problem if the machine was maintained. Even if this stretches your budget, it sounds like it could be a great opportunity. Good luck.
     
    #3
  4. KerryR

    KerryR Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Messages:
    232
    That's about what I paid for my far older re-furbished Ektelon H from Tennis Machines.. (The Ektelon H is the Neos before production rights were sold to prince...)

    Sounds like a good deal to me.
     
    #4
  5. zapvor

    zapvor Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    9,186
    Location:
    tennis courts
    for 500 yes. as long as its in good condition
     
    #5
  6. jacktyler627

    jacktyler627 New User

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Messages:
    91
    Having strung a few times on a neos, they are well built machines.

    The one at our club has strung countless rackets and it still works like a champ. Also the parts on that machine are simple and easy to fix.

    Also, depending on the reason for why they are selling it, you may be able to negotiate....so why are they getting rid of it?
     
    #6
  7. bshy0

    bshy0 New User

    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    This machine is at a local tennis shop. I talked to the owner and he said they upgrade machines every couple of years. Like i said, they've strung tons of rackets on this machine
     
    #7
  8. Smasher08

    Smasher08 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    4,116
    Location:
    The 6
    Sounds like a great deal to me.

    Ask about its maintenance and give the tires a kick. Like others have said, if it's been maintained you'll be doing very well.
     
    #8
  9. Squidward

    Squidward Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    390
    IF the stringer is in good shape, I'd say "Go for it".
     
    #9
  10. beernutz

    beernutz Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    4,427
    Location:
    expanding my Ignore List
    FWIW, I paid $500 for my used Neos 2 1/2 years ago. It was in great shape having been owned by a high school kid who said he only used it about 25 times and from the looks of it I totally believe him. It came with a few sets of string and a set of tools. I am pretty certain that when they bomb my city the only thing left intact will be roaches and my Neos. They are built like a tank and are a delight to string with.
     
    #10

Share This Page