Was wondering if the stringers/pros on the site could help me figure something out. I currently pay $36 per set for stringing. Last month I paid $150 for strings (although I have been experimenting with set ups to find one I like and that won't break quickly, so that was unusually high). This is completely unacceptable by a wide margin, and so is playing less, so I have to figure out a way to get my string cost down (without going to something that kills my arm and gives me no feel). I have finally found a string set up I like, which means I don't have to experiment any more and can buy in bulk. I can get a 660ft. reel of the string I want for $125 including shipping, and could get a Eagnas 126E electronic stringer for $400, which would make my cost about $26/racquet for just the first reel. I would like to avoid the inconvenience of stringing myself, and would also prefer not to take business away from my pro shop, both of which are worth something to me. It just seems like $10 per set is a lot to pay for those two things. Assuming my pro can get my string (Head RIP Control) for about $6.20 per set, how much is normal for labor? At $36 per set, he's making an 83% margin, which seems really high. What am I missing?