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Tamiya 08-04-2013 05:25 AM

Great way to annoy your customer...
 
Headsup to all ye professional stringers... don't do this! :evil:



whack your ID sticker over the mfg's hologram barcode



then when sticker is peeled off, clearcoat comes off with it GRRR!

Some ppl might think nothing of it, but methinks differently - even if
you're the best stringer in town i don't think i'll be coming back again.

struggle 08-04-2013 09:52 AM

i don't use stickers, but i'm not here to tell others not to.

Any player that cares will know what tension their racket
USED TO BE until it came off the machine (according the stringer, yada yada).

good point on where NOT to put them though.

Say Chi Sin Lo 08-04-2013 11:14 AM

Stickers are lame.

eelhc 08-04-2013 01:25 PM

Not just Tennis Racquets...

How many folks have bought a new car and the dealer painted their logo on the trunk lid? I tell the salesperson any decal/marking on the vehicle that's not stock the deal's off.

Overdrive 08-04-2013 02:05 PM

Was these stickers his trademark or something? That sounds scrubby..

zapvor 08-04-2013 02:28 PM

yea i find this a personal thing.

Overdrive 08-04-2013 02:32 PM

^ Yeah, to fuel his ego. Other than that, I think the stickers was a form of advertisement.

Guy 1: What is that on your racquet?
Guy 2: Some dude strung my racquet.
Guy 1: What's his name?
Guy 2: His name is blah blah..

That should explain it.

Matt G 08-04-2013 02:37 PM

I always give a business card with the details on the back including weight, balance, string, tension and date. Stickers are a PITA to get off.

To the OP, if you are ever near the Central Coast and want a hit or restring let me know! Good to see aussies on here

KineticChain 08-04-2013 02:39 PM

why don't you tell them not to put it there? everyone has little things they hate that no one knows about until the person explodes. how could they possibly know you didn't want a sticker over a sticker? stop acting so entitled and politely tell them you would like the sticker else where or not at all

Overdrive 08-04-2013 02:42 PM

^ Maybe he didn't know that they would put a sticker on the racquet at all.

KineticChain 08-04-2013 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Overdrive (Post 7634823)
^ Maybe he didn't know that they would put a sticker on the racquet at all.

and?

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Overdrive 08-04-2013 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KineticChain (Post 7634840)
and?

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That means his reaction is justified. If I gave my racquet to that man and find a sticker on it (without any acknowledgement), I would not continue any business with him. A business card is a proper and more professional form of advertisement than a sticker.

zapvor 08-04-2013 03:13 PM

ok the thing is, the tennis population here on TT is VERY different from the tennis population not on TT

Overdrive 08-04-2013 03:17 PM

^

Regardless, this business practice isn't very good. I know there are people outside of TT who finds this annoying (even if they are casual players).

Chotobaka 08-04-2013 03:53 PM

These are a throwback to when stringers did not maintain a database of customer string jobs. I have always hated labels.

Wikky 08-04-2013 05:22 PM

I make it a personal point to take off the previous sticker, clean the area where the previous sticker was to remove any left over residue using alcohol and a rag, and then put on the new sticker. The stickers we use simply say "restring date" and then 4 months from the time of purchase.

Is this marketing, a way to make sure people come back in? Sure, but it's also based upon the 3 times a week average that most people in our area play. Also I always make sure to put the sticker in either a completely blank space or over something that doesn't need to be seen.

spinovic 08-04-2013 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wikky (Post 7635086)
I make it a personal point to take off the previous sticker, clean the area where the previous sticker was to remove any left over residue using alcohol and a rag, and then put on the new sticker. The stickers we use simply say "restring date" and then 4 months from the time of purchase.

Is this marketing, a way to make sure people come back in? Sure, but it's also based upon the 3 times a week average that most people in our area play. Also I always make sure to put the sticker in either a completely blank space or over something that doesn't need to be seen.

I don't see a big deal one way or the other with the sticker. I do agree about putting it on a "blank" spot. I surely wouldn't put a sticker on top of another like in the original post picture.

Clintspin 08-04-2013 05:48 PM

I use stickers from the Brother P-touch series. They are easy to peel off and don't leave a residue. I have found stickers to be so helpful for keeping track of my own racquets and for when I run into customers on the court. I can look at the date and quickly tell them how long it has been since they had a string job. They seem to forget that my stickers are there at all and are surprised how long it has been since their last stringing.

mmk 08-05-2013 03:04 AM

I know that store, Strung Out in Rushcutters Bay in Sydney.

hrstrat57 08-05-2013 03:34 AM

That is weak for sure...... Worthy of a complaint if the op is so inclined IMHO


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