Haha wow really? It’s rare to see attack ads by tennis companies. Although I do remember either prince or head having something to the tune of “every blade eventually loses its edge”.In before the thread gets deleted…
Was watching the semis yesterday and saw an ad by a competing company confirming the increase by 9/1
Wasn't an attack ad so much as an announcement. Competitor (to TW) was basically saying prices are going up soon, so buy now.Haha wow really? It’s rare to see attack ads by tennis companies. Although I do remember either prince or head having something to the tune of “every blade eventually loses its edge”.
Hence the recent Pro Staff substantial discount daununder; incidentally RF97 V.13 now retailing at TO for $379.95 AUD/$274.29 USDIt all goes back to economics 101.. market sets prices.. it's basically what are people willing to pay.. or not pay.. or find other means to satisfy the need/desire...
He wasn't getting good reception though, so he still had to go to the locker room.I just heard another reason for the price increase... Starting Sept 1 with the price increase...all Wilson rackets will include a Blue Tooth transmitter to allow direct communication protocols to coaches and smart devices..
I saw that frame being used in the Cinci Semi Final..
Yeah... it’s a little effed up on Wilson’s part. I’m wondering if the price increase will apply to the new Blade v8 as well? Like, here’s the new Blade with a US Open cosmetic, priced like its competitors now, but in just a few days...It's showing up on TW's website now - not just for rackets. Something like 'buy now, before Wilson's mandated price increase 9/1.'
Well….. 25K ex dock to mid west US for a 40HQ…. If you can find one. 35K…. If it gets to that I’m going to quit and go be a bartender in the keys.I work in shipping. You used to RARELY see a container being shipped from China to US get anywhere NEAR $10,000/40' container. We are seeing $35,000 bucks right now... PER CONTAINER. Assuming Wilson could fill a container with their **** that needs to be passed on to each product.
It got so bad that Home Depot just started buying their own ships instead of contracting out to other carriers. Its wild
My desire to holic just died a little. I’m wondering if the Pro Lab racquets will also see an increase.
Crap. Just got the email:
Anything’s possible. But when will the costs go down? Everything I’ve read says over 10K for all of 2022. Which is better than 25K. But it was 4500 in 2019.
It's always possible... in the tech markets prices fluctuate a lot... especially with RAM chips. Price does come back down usually, but that's due in a large part to competition and supply/demand. Without one or both of those forces in the consumers favor... prices could stay the same. If they do come back down it probably won't be to where they once were before they went up... especially if the demand is there.
I would start calling bars in the KeysWell….. 25K ex dock to mid west US for a 40HQ…. If you can find one. 35K…. If it gets to that I’m going to quit and go be a bartender in the keys.
Rackets don’t use electronics luckily, cause my team is also dealing with spot buy on OOS components that might be .17 and now are 10 bucks. It’s absolutely insane on everything.
If manufacturer costs go down I think this would more likely play out as prices staying the same for longer than usual rather than coming back down. As an example instead of the generation in 2023 going up the usual $10 or $20 it’d keep the 2022 price.
Blade V7 probably stays the same because the V8 will be introduced in September with a higher price.