Selling Demo Rackets??

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TENNIS_IS_FUN, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. TENNIS_IS_FUN

    TENNIS_IS_FUN Professional

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    The pro shop next to where i live sells demo rackets for ATLEAST 30% cheaper. For example, my friend bought Federer's racket for 85 dollars strung...the only thing the person working there said was "the demo logo" which was painted on the racket. Is this legal?? selling demo rackets??
     
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  2. snoflewis

    snoflewis Guest

    uhh...ok? pro shops tend to sell for cheaper than online stores only because they aren't required to have MAP pricing. also, it is legal to sell demo rackets, but they don't come w/ warranty and may have some cosmetic blemishes.
     
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  3. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    I would imagine it is legal to sell the demo frames... TW does it ;)

    As far as the haggling comment, i dont' see why that was necessary.. you make asian people sound ultra stingy... :p
     
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  4. Freedom

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    You're good until here, and then...


    What is the reasoning behind this part of the post?

    BTW, selling demos is legal.
     
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  5. highsierra

    highsierra Rookie

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    It's definitely legal. Every shop/club where there're demo rackets, there're them for sale.

    Haggling might be just part of the business culture in Asia. Nothing's wrong with that. Why would you pay the sticker price if you can get it lower? The only reason it's not common in the US is because most store are big corporations and they don't haggle with you. Going back 40/50 years, it's not that different. Besides, we haggle to death when it comes to purchasing cars, houses, don't we.
     
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  6. TENNIS_IS_FUN

    TENNIS_IS_FUN Professional

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    no no no...sorry for the last section of the comment. Im asian myself and was not trying to make asian people sound super stingy, just expressing how being asian helped me get a racket for cheap. sorry, i deleted the last part of the post
     
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  7. dbdynsty25

    dbdynsty25 New User

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    You can haggle on everything. I got my HDTV for 400 below asking price and got a 2 year extended warranty thrown in for kicks. You just have to do your research before going in and trying to haggle.
     
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