Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

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  1. coachrick

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    The Goodwill closest to me had a grand opening on Saturday(new location just across the intersection from their old place). I did well to bike ride in the rain rather than take advantage of their 'sales'. I'm guessing I've donated more rackets there than any single person...just hasn't been a great racket location. I'll take more this week and MAYBE will go inside ;) Still trying to cut down on my collection.
     
  2. joe sch

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    Your an inspiration coach ! My new years goal should be once a week, just take rackets to the Goodwill for drop off and then go for a bike ride.
     
  3. coachrick

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    Sadly, I ventured into the new store and walked out with a near pristine Arthur Ashe Competition (original). Looks to have been used once! There was not another racket of interest on the shelf(part of the problem is their displays). Can't believe I bought another racket when my intent is to clear them out(at least down to a dozen or so). Not sure what your weather has been; but we've set a couple of records for high temps in the past two weeks. One more day in the 70s on Tuesday, then more seasonable temps for about a week they say. We saw the mid-80s for Christmas week!!!
     
  4. joe sch

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    I can believe you grabbed a mint AAC1 since they are beautiful with the shiny alum plates and boron filler.
    I was in SCal for the holidays and it was cooler and more rainy than in TX. Oh well, still got in some tennis and enjoy a few days around the beach. Cheers for 2017 !
     
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    $35 Wilson Pro Staff 100LS - broken Syn Gut string - will be restrung with Klip Syn Gut 1.4mm white. No grip. Added Wilson grip.
    $35 Wilson BLX Blade Tour 93 - broken original Sensation cross string - restrung with Luxilon Adrenaline 1.25 @54lbs. Original leather grip.
    $30 Wilson [K] Blade 98 - wall practice with it twice, broke Babolat Pro Hurricane mains string - at 12o'clock. Will restring with Spinfire Ignition black 1.25. Adding Fairway Wilson leather grip & some lead tape at 3 & 6 o'clock

    Trash Centre - $10 the lot
    $3.33 Prince Graphite II oversize - Prince Overtime lime string. Looks pretty good.
    $3.33 Wilson Surge Junior 26- broken original strings - will restring with Klip Syn Gut 1.4mm copper.
    $3.33 Donnay Executive Pro midsize - strings OK

    Garage Sale - Big bag of odd 10 rackets for $10 - including
    Rossingol F240 - strings OK
    Rossingol midplus metal - broken string repair - will be restrung with Nylon 1.3mm lime.
    Bridgestone BX Pro 95 midplus - broken pink string - not sure on future restring?
    Plus a few other basic metal rackets, squash & badminton things that aren't that interesting to hardcore tennis fans.
     
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  6. Pepecom

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    Hi BorgCash,
    There are several second hand stores, but the best ones I got them from the classifieds.... whith lots of patience and searching. Let me know if you're looking for anyhitng special and I can help you to find that if you want.

    Best Regards
     
  7. BorgCash

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    Hi, thank you. I understand you. I'm interested in classic racquets from 80's - 90's.
     
  8. coachrick

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    That is quite a haul! Some playable, some collectible...excellent. What sort of store was this?
     
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    Not a speck of oxidation or flecking on the overlays...grip looks unused except for 'shop' wear. Not too shabby for 45+ years old! I looked much worse at that age!!!
     
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    Not same store at same time.
    Refined my post to describe this.
    Will try & post some pics.
     
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    Hyper Hammer 6.6
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    Prince CTS Graduate 90
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  12. Steve_j_theo

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    Grabbed a like new Max200g, with black dunlop grip and half case, for $6 :)
     
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    $5 Prince Graphite oversize - 1 stripe, no bumper guard, passed on another for sale average graphite repair for entire throat. With original half cover.

    $5 Pro Kennex Destiny grey paint midplus. Broken main string at 12.
     
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    $20 2x Prince Synergy DB26's in excellent condition with original covers & purple Prince 3 pack bag.
    Still strung with PSG. Includes original receipt & info hang tags in zipper. Grips have gone off.

    $4 Head Graphite Director - black, blue grip gone off.
     
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    2 Euro's, played once. Don't know why i keep buying them, i can't play tennis anymore. I still need to unload my collection one of these days.
     
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