Originally Posted by looseleftie
Wondering why there seems to be so many people with the new brand racquets, when the previous model, or the model before is a fraction of the cost, and would suit their intermediate game just the same??
Is it vanity?
Kinda like the average Joe walking into the club with their 9 racquet bag!! I just don't understand..
Maybe it's just me and I'm getting old and grumpy
Perhaps it's a bit of that.
It doesn't bother me if people want the latest and can afford it, but I always buy sports stuff at discount simply because I refuse to be totally ripped off by huge companies like Nike or huge outlets like TW et al by paying their crazy original prices.
I paid $125 for my sticks when the new model came out and was $200. I do the same with shoes, when mainly white ones drop to from $130 to $80 I'll buy them which works out as $40 pair after a warranty. You get stuff that has a recent manufacture date, but without the markup. Win-Win in my book.