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Stringing price in your area

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by silentheart, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. silentheart

    silentheart Regular Member

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    Hi BCBF Members,

    I would like to compile some info on place and cost in your area. Please help me and post the place you go to string your racquets and price you pay for the following 2 type of strings (in local currency/USD). This will help other members to decide where to get their racquet serviced. Please no private stringinger because they the love of badminton is priceless.

    Thanks again

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    Cost for BG65 (local/USD):
    Cost for BG80 (local/USD):
    Rating -1/0/+1 (bad/ok/good):
    Story (not too long)
     
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  2. DinkAlot

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    City: El Monte, West Los Angeles, Orange County...awww heck, Greater Southern California

    Name of Shop: Panda's String House. Doesn't normally string for the public but does so on occasion. Normally strings for panda, close friends and panda's double's partner.

    Cost for BG65 (local/USD): $15 strung for the typical Joe; $10 strung for close friendsl free for my Double's Partner or Kwun.

    Cost for BG80 (local/USD): $18 strung for the typical Joe; $12 strung for close friends; free for my Double's Partner or Kwun.

    Rating -1/0/+1 (bad/ok/good): I think panda strings OK.

    Story (not too long): it takes panda paws a bit longer to string but panda is willing to do the work.
     
  3. azn_123

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    City:Vancouver, BC
    Name of Shop:Tad's Sporting Goods
    Cost for BG65 (local/USD):$19.1496USD
    Cost for BG80 (local/USD):$$23.9371USD
    Rating -1/0/+1 (bad/ok/good):+9
    Story (not too long) Excellent quality, if you bring your own strings it's about $9.57561USD for just labour.

    Note the Prices above does not have tax included in yet.
     
  4. silentheart

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    Thank you AZN for the info.
     
  5. DinkAlot

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    Hey! What about my panda info? :( It's hard to come by, you know.;) :p
     
  6. silentheart

    silentheart Regular Member

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    1) You are in LA! You can not be everywhere.
    2) Your "House" is one of the best and fastest place in LA. However, it is not "Usually" open to public. It is a better club than Score!
    3) I want the official price. Did SGVBC stop stringing business because you just took over the stringing op?
    4) Did I see the sign say "Will work for Bamboo"?
     
  7. cooler

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    City:canada
    Name of Shop: sportchek
    Cost for BG65 (local/USD): any price
    Cost for BG80 (local/USD): any price
    Rating -1/0/+1 (bad/ok/good): -big number
    Story (not too long): avoid with extreme prejudice
     
  8. silentheart

    silentheart Regular Member

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    Hi Cooler,

    So, it is safe to say cost for BG65 = $20+-5 CAD or you do not have their price?

    Thanks!
     
  9. LazyBuddy

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    Please give the definition of private stringingers. I know there are local gym owners / managers either string themselves or collect jobs to give to the shops / private stringers. They have a list of fixed prices, and openly accept business (during open gym time, mostly). However, none of them really own a physical store front or being licensed.

    The only ones own physical store front are the big sports chains, and most of them have no clue about badminton stringing. Of course, my suggestion is "NO NO".
     
  10. LazyBuddy

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    One suggestion to the rating is to give a wider range. I would like to see a scale of 10 rather then 3. Maybe 1 to be "very bad", and 10 to be "excellent"? :rolleyes:

    Just my 2 cents. ;)
     
  11. malayali

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    City: Dallas, TX
    Name of Shop: -no badminton shops in dallas-
    Cost for BG65 (local/USD): $ 15/- for BG65
    Cost for BG80 (local/USD): $ 18/- for BG80
    Rating -1/0/+1 (bad/ok/good): absolutely good
    Story (not too long)[/quote]: Only a few stringers in dallas, but the prices are moderate/average.
     
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  12. silentheart

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    Thank you LB.
    I would like to def non-"Private Stringer" as following all fits.
    1) Do openly accept business (open or calling).
    2) Do have a set price for anyone ask for stringing service.

    Yeah, I think -5 for bad. 0 for OK and +5 for excellent.

    Help me LB, did I miss anything?
     
  13. cooler

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    i dunno any store prices as i don't track or care much about them as they are no competiton to cooler:p
     
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  14. silentheart

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    I got it, I can call them from my work and get a price quote.
     
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    Hmmm i could reply some danish prices but it will be expensive with all the postage :D
     
  16. Neil Nicholls

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    Location:
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    City: Coventry UK
    Name of Shop: Central Sports
    Cost for BG65 (local/USD): 6.99+12.50 GBP / 40.02 USD
    Cost for BG80 (local/USD): 9.99+12.50 GBP / 46.17 USD
    Rating -1/0/+1 (bad/ok/good): +1
    Story (not too long)
    The 12.50 labour charge may just be for if you supply your own string.
    They might be a little bit cheaper if you buy the string from them.
     
  17. azabaz_ipoh

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    i dont know much about stringing quality but so far it has been good. no major problem. and here in Ipoh, malaysia, if you bring your own string or if you buy from the shop, they will charge you RM5 for stringing. that would be about USD1.45 per stringing. :D
     
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    in asia/asean, it is much cheaper to string.
    bg series, vary from RM20-30, that is below USD10
     
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    City: Manchester UK
    Name of Shop: Cramp Sports (Cheadle Hulme, near M'cr)
    Cost for BG65 (local/USD): £15/ 31.5 USD
    Cost for BG80 (local/USD): £16/ 33.6 USD
    Rating -1/0/+1 (bad/ok/good): +1
    Story (not too long)
    £8/USD$16.8 for labour charge if you bring your own strings. 2 ladies run the shop, v friendly and helpful, former county players. Operates from within their own house, so may be hard to find for 1st timers!
     
  20. LazyBuddy

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    City: New York, US (Metro Area)
    Name of Shop: NYC Badminton
    Cost for BG65 (local/USD): US$16 (member), US$24? (non-member)
    Cost for BG80 (local/USD): Don't have the exact number, but should be in US$20 range for member
    Rating -5/0/+5 (bad/ok/good): 2 - fairly decent
    Story (not too long): They mainly use 2 knots method, collect/return rackets during club sessions.


    City: New York, US (Metro Area)
    Name of Shop: Brooklyn Badminton Club (a big portion of jobs come to me :p)
    Cost for BG65 (local/USD): US$15
    Cost for BG80 (local/USD): US$17
    Rating -5/0/+5 (bad/ok/good): 3 - can't match Pete LSD's 5+ standard :D
    Story (not too long): Use 4 knots method, collect / return rackets during club sessions. Private arrangement of pickup/delivery is avilable, if you know me well. ;)
     

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