Why do people try to rip people off

Discussion in 'For Sale or Trade' started by ttwarrior1, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. ttwarrior1

    ttwarrior1 Professional

    Apr 18, 2005
    If you buy a racket for 100 and its two years old , sorry its not worth 80 bucks.
  2. moist

    moist Rookie

    Aug 24, 2005
    If it sells, it was worth $80. Welcome to a free market.
  3. TNT

    TNT New User

    Feb 18, 2004
    supply and demand is what drives the price; you know that.
  4. snoflewis

    snoflewis Guest

    first of all...wrong section...

    2nd: there are always exceptions, few being st. vincents, and old rackets that have not been used that are in high demand. also, you can always be lucky and find rackets cheap and sell it for a higher price.

    im not sure why you posted this, but im guessing that you yourself have been ripped off. especially since this is on a forum w/ only tennis information, it's always a good idea to do some research of w/e you're buying BEFORE you buy it.
  5. louis netman

    louis netman Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    A product will sell for whatever the market for it dictates. I recently bought a discontinued frame from 1996 and had no problem paying $80 bucks for it. I had a want ad out for it for over 6 months to no avail. A Dunlop Maxply wood racket from 1970 sold for over $110 on ****. Remember, asking price means nothing. A classic XKE Jaguar is only worth what someone out there is willing to pay (and it happens to be a pretty penny). If someone is selling an unpopular, 2 year-old racket at a high price, he/she will (hopefully) figure it out in due time... I don't think anyone on these boards is out to "rip people off." However, beware of the scammers and examine references when dealing with unfamiliar posters.
  6. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Feb 18, 2004
    Price is set by the demand. A 20 year old St. Vincent PS 6.0 85 in mint condition could sell for over $400.

    Age is not a factor in racquets as much as condition is. Many people have racquets in their closets that they bought many years ago but have only used a couple of times. Those racquets still retain their value.

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