Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

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  1. PT630Wannabe

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    Very head light. Great for doubles!
     
  2. mixtape

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    Saw a large trash bin full of racquets and didn't find anything worthy but I did find this PS 6.0 midplus 95 for $7 hiding behind some framed artwork. I think someone tried to hide it to pick it up later. Oh well...:cool:

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  3. Henry Hub

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    Stumbled upon and quickly shelled out £50 for this new Vantage with bag - bit pricey for a charity shop purchase but probably worth it, I reckon?
     
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  4. MrRandom247

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    Wilson Profile Mid - $5 inc cover, good condition
    Prince Spectrum Ltd Ed 110 - $5, bright yellow frame, grip has expired.
    Pro Kennex Pearl Ace MP - $5, a few scuffed paint marks, white & black paint details

    Dunlop squash racket - $5
    Odd newish design squash racket orange - $5
     
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  5. Sarcastic

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    Saw these two today and passed on them. The Donnay had never been hit with. The grip had been man handled in the the thrift store though.
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  6. Henry Hub

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    Picked up a rossignol Vectris 9000 DP and a tecnifibre racket bag for 99p each. For the London charity shoppers, that was in oxfam at Dalton Jct (Dalton is not bad for rackets but specialises in uninspiring mid-Noughties Slazenger rackets). Of more interest, if anyone's in the market for a pair of Fischer Fascinations (apparently unknown to google) or a Lew Hoad wooden Conquest racket (with ankh), I'd recommend a trip to the Salvation Army shop on Mare Street...
     
  7. shockmaster

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    Actually picked this up yesterday at a thrift store for $2. Strings were broken so I clipped them. Chicago wilson 85. 9/10 condition. Sold on **** for $100 today. I have a st. Vincent in my collection so no need for this one.
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  8. frinton

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    A couple of finds in the last weeks, in different thrift-stores and on the Swiss-bay:
    • Break Fearless (Break was the tennis-brand of major retailer Migros in the 70s to 90s or so). My guess is, that the were made by Snauwaert, I love the "especially made for Switzerland" print. One is a grip 2, one a grip 4, both almost like new.[​IMG]
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    • CIS Woodline Wing from Intersport, produced in Italy by SIRT - brand new with plastic over the leather grip[​IMG]

    • Wilson Chris Evert Professional Champ - almost like new...love the design.
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    • Snauwaert Brian Gottfried Flex - in very nice shpae[​IMG]

    • Snauwart Vitas Gerulaitis Autograph, not in great shape and unfortunately with broken strings.
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    • Head Special Edition Pro Mid Plus - like new with a beautiful Head leather grip (feels almost as tacky as a Fairway), unfortunately a grip 5. Came with the fluffiest, thickest cover I have ever seen on a racket (for 1 racket)
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    • Last but not least, my 3rd Bumblebee, finally one in my grip-size and it's the one that is in best shape out of the 3, so I offered it a dark-grey/blue Fairway in.
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  9. vsbabolat

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    I have an SE Pro too. its 100% graphite.
     
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  10. Sarcastic

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    That Snauwaert is one I've always wanted to find and hit with.


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  11. frinton

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    Which one?


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  12. Sarcastic

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    The Vitas


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  13. Antónis

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    The Vitas was my second racquet, very fond memories of it
    Very nice pick, by the way
     
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    First post for me. I'm glad to see so many fellow bargain hunters. My glory story is spotting a ProStaff case (sorry, I don't know PS models well, but it was a blue case with a name something like 6.1 printed on it). I opened it to check out the condition and inside was a Prince Precision Mono, in about 7/10 condition. Just $5.00!

    I'm trying to decide whether a 9/10 Black Max for $20 is worth picking up at another shop.
     
  15. dak95_00

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    Not unless you're just dying to own and use it.

    The Mono is worth 10 times the $5 you paid.
     
  16. PT630Wannabe

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    Found this very clean Wilson Avenger. Same mold as the PS85 and according to Dino's RDC log an RA of 49. Static weight of 381g. Hit with it today and it is really marvelous. Low SW and does not at all feel like 381g. Dreamy volleys. $7 at Goodwill.

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  17. ItalianStallion

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    Nice Avenger specimen there PT630Wannabe!

    I found a 93 sq inch version a few months ago, but left it behind because it needed more work than I was willing to do...have too many racquet projects now, LoL.

    I did snap this pic...I don't know if its a 'ceramic' version or just a white pj...
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  18. PT630Wannabe

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    ^^^*I have one of those too. Actually compared them today. I think I prefer the 85 version. I hit a bit long with the 93.
     
  19. MrRandom247

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    After much dreaming & a little begging to the tennis gods, I own:
    Wilson Pro Staff 85, hoping its a St Vincent.
    All caps PRO STAFF font with rounded 'P'
    no mention of 6.0
    white buttcap red [W] code below OTA or QTA logo with (R) trademark.
    small white PWS logos
    little red flecks at some grommet holes.
    has a small black bumper guard
    comes with correct carry bag.
    in about 7/10 condition
    Finally...
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    Bought a few other things in same deal:
    $10 Wilson Pro Staff 4.5si - looks like a Profile dual taper beam
    grip has seen better days. A few paint chips.
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    $10 Prince Spectrum Comp 110 - white 7/10

    $2 Head Tritech 9000 oversize - poor scuffed condition, no cracks, no grip, tired yellow strings, will be getting a makeover in my spare time. 4/10
     
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  20. ItalianStallion

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    I saw a Mitt Rocker tennis racquet this weekend, looked to be a wide body and 110 size - not in great shape, so left it behind.
     
  21. Henry Hub

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    Latest finds have been a pro staff classic 6.1 si in Golders Green for a pittance (UGP code, bumper has some scrapes but otherwise scrubbed up well) and an unused Wilson staff comp high beam for a tenner in Wimbledon Village (may have overpaid).

    For other London charity shoppers, Wimbledon shops are finally bringing out their racket stock - oxfam near the station has a well used Head Magnum Plus for £3, a Prince Thunder Longbody 820 and a nice Slazenger gilesport woodie plus the usual flotsam. Meanwhile oxfam up in the village has a batch of mediocre Dunlops and Wilsons but pride of place is given to a Snauwaert gold seal which may be of interest. Speaking of Snauwaert, there's a Speedshaft in the All Aboard on Finchley Rd.
     
  22. PT630Wannabe

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    Just found another Pro Kennex Copper Ace for $5 (CDN). Really glad to have a pair now. The QC on these is impressive. Both racquets are 340g on the nose.
     
  23. graycrait

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    Anyone ever see a Babolat Aero Pro Drive in a thrift store? I keep looking and hoping:) I want one but don't want to pay serious money for one.
     
  24. BlueB

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    Just saw a nice condition 22x28 pattern mid size Rucanor, yesterday. It looked like a copy of some old Wilson or possibly Head...
    Didn't pick it up...
     

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