Want to buy a racquet from Pawnshop

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  1. WARPWOODIE

    WARPWOODIE Rookie

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    I have an Yonex RD-7 that I like very much and have been looking for a second to pair with it. The first one I got, I bought for less than $5 at the Goodwill. Recently, I spotted one at a local pawnshop, but they are asking for $49 for the racquet. Their markup is really high...I mean, I even saw a Sponge Bob racquet they had priced at $30 :confused: How can I talk them down in price :twisted:...any suggestions? Just like the reality TV series, they make kick me out if I go ghetto on 'em:oops:
     
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  2. SFrazeur

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    Someone correct me if I am wrong but $50 for an RD7 in the right condition is a decent price for that online. I think you got the first one for an absolute steal. If you want it get it and just consider that $27 a piece.
     
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    Ask yourself how much you get paid hourly. Think about how much time you are going to spend finding another RD7. If it is the same grip size just buy it.
     
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    yea it depends how much you want it. some people will pay $$$$ for something you dont even want.
     
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  5. gavna

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    Just FYI you can haggle with a pawn shop. I bet it's been sitting there for ages-
    Offer $25 - honestly who's looking for and old RD7?

    In fact if it was me I would tell them you got one for $7 at goodwill - want a backup and willing to pay $20 for his. Just see what he says - if he sticks at $49 walk out. No harm done.
     
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  6. HRB

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    SPOT ON! Negotiation rules are simple...DON'T BE SHY! Be bold, what's the worse response...you get told no? Who cares. I'd offer $20, leave my number and walk. They care a lot more about big ticket items, they just want to move the small stuff.
     
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  7. joe sch

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    Be a pawn star and make us all proud.
    Please give us a report based on all the great advise you have received above.
    Can you vid and put on the utube for all of us to enjoy :)
    May even help you in your haggling ;)
    Good luck !
     
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  8. max

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    I used to hang around pawn shops. That's just a starting price; offer them $15 and see what they do. . . I'm sure they'll be happy to hear just about any number tossed at them. Point out how damn old it is, too and how the strings are worn down, the grip is lousy, etc.
     
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    keep in mind, pawn shop dudes keep their eye on the bay etc

    but i'd low ball, hard.
     
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    I think your strong suit is that "it's an OLD racquet" and not up to the demands of high tech tennis, but you'd like to fart around with it since you used to like Malvai Washington.
     
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  12. HRB

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    Jeez..crazy clip, good find.

    U.S. CULTURE AT IT'S BEST!!! Crap like this makes me embarrassed to be an American...why don't they just call this show "Let's all watch desperate stupid poor people down on their luck and laugh at them"...oh don't get me wrong, it's funny, but what is funniest about it is that so many STUPID SH#TS watch it and keep it on the air.

    Makes me so glad I got rid of cable...ESPN and Tennis Channel Coverage of tennis is laughable, and the rest is crap. Give me my streams, Hulu (mainly for Family Guy), and online news...TV on my terms!
     
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    I love my culture. Nobody reads, nobody stops to think: it's buy, buy and fun, fun 24-7.
     
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  14. SFrazeur

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    How is it exploitative when they themselves know they are on camera and are choosing to behave in such a way?
     
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  15. stapletonj

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    You guys do know that this is not a real pawnshop and these are not the real people, they are ALL actors.

    They take "true stories" supposedly submitted by other pawnshops, etc., and supposedly "reenact" them....

    embarrasing enough that we actually watch this crapola from time to time........
     
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  16. HRB

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    That's pretty much my point. I know it's acting, but why do we care, that's what floors me? My only theory is that most suburbanite Americans are just so out of touch with how much real poverty and misery is in the world that they are truly intrigued and enlightened by desperation, and then find it comical????

    My wish is that when the real desperate people can't sell their crap, maybe they'll rip off something valuable from the very households that what this sh#t...now THAT would be entertaining poetic justice at it's best.

    I by no means was raised wealthy, and I have seen poverty and all it entails. In fact the toughest part of tennis being my favorite sport to both play and watch, is putting up with all the clueless rich snobs!

    OK...enough "soapbox"..tennis should always be the lighthearted side of life! So enough...hopefully this dude got his Yonex for a "steal"!
     
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  17. SFrazeur

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    I have researched Hardcore Pawn and have found no evidence that it is based on reenactments submitted by pawnshops. American Jewelry and Loan is a real shop. All that said, it is oblivious that there are staged pieces with customers encouraged to act foolish.
     
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