True Cost of a Tennis Racquet

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by hankash, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. hankash

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    I was wondering if anyone had this info considering most of them are now made in China and many retail for $150+.
     
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    You mean how much it costs to make a racket?
     
  3. Conquistador

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    My guess for just the raw materials would be no higher than 10 dollars.
     
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    On the spot! ;)
     
  5. hankash

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    Raw material, labor (which would not be much since they're made in China), shipping, tariffs
     
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    A barely educated guess here, but for a nice large production run:
    $4 for frame materials,
    $4 for factory time/space and some molds,
    $4 for the grips and the grommets,
    $10 to $40 for the R&D (if actual engineers are used),
    $2 for the fancy paintjob,
    $3 for the labor in the factory,
    $8 to $12 for shipping two or three ways (Asia>US>TW or your local club pro shop),
    $30 for some marketing.....$40 if you're talking about a HEAD, Prince or Wilson,
    $40 for the middle man,
    and the rest for more marketing, R&D and for the company. And free product (and $) for the pros....and limos for the execs.
     
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  7. topseed

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    I saw a store in hongkong selling babolat aero drive cortex for only hk$400. I just dont know if its a fake one because im not a babolat user. But when I inspect it, it looks exactly the same as what I have seen in sports stores here in the US.
     
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    dude? ur in hong kong? whats the name of the store? im a babolate user, can check it if its real....
     
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    I was there 2 weeks ago. I will ask my friend to check it but im sure it was the aero drive cortex.
     
  10. viktorkwan

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    I was in a store in HK a couple of years ago and somehow Babolat rackets only retail for around $700 HKD...that's a mad bargain compared to the usual $300+ AUD they retail for in Sydney...

    had a quick look and they look legit...it's a shame i don't use Babolat sticks...
     
  11. margar

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    hk is comparatively selling lower price in tennis equiptment. it's true that babolat racquet selling around HKD700 5-6 years ago. but now, it goes up to around HKD1200.
    but some of brands like dnulop, volkl and tecnifibre is still selling around HKD800-900 for a brand new pdt.
    that's no way for a HKD400 apd in retail shops unless it's a 2nd hand pdt.
     

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