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Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by mhigham, Feb 11, 2009.
if you charge £27 per restring, there's no way the nessie will appear.
not unless he's playing in a tournament and needs it urgently ;p
Here is an idea.
£12 for BG65 and add £3 for other string and return within 1 week.
Charge by £ by tension for next day return. For example, £15 if you want 15 lb tension, £20 for 20 lb tension. £27 for 27lb tension.
I will use the lest over strings to make a net to catch Nessie when she come over for resting... Nessie will not come for the cake and cookies. They are not that good...
One of my friends went into a local sports shop (somewhere in Berkshire) and they tried to charge him £40 (~$60) ) saying "it was very difficult and a rare thing to happen on a badminton racket". He then tried to sell him another racket... He went for the "I'll go somewhere else" option.
The cheapest I've found £7 (nanogy 95) from my coach (he strings for £10 normally). No idea how he makes a sensible profit. Average is £13-£15 in Bristol depending on string.
£40 for a string job. That's 25% of the price of a Pro's pro shuttle express stringing machine. Outrageous
The most I've ever been charged is £15. It wasn't a bad string job though.
I think I've paid £17 to get a BG65 restring on my racket from a private guy. Its the only strings he does. Other wise its £14 for labour and I have to supply my own strings.
Then theres the shop in town they have done BG80 for £22 and BG 68ti for £20 for me before. But they make a fuss when I ask for a tension of 24lbs, saying thats really tight etc. and try to talk me down on the tension.
If anyone knows any stringers in the Leicester area (preferably with a good range of strings) please let me have their details.
I've only ever gotten my racquet restrung once. I don't know what string was used, but it was a Badminton store so it was probably reasonable quality. Anyway, the standard price was €14, but the guy recognised that it was a Cab 8 and so I got it for €12 since he had played with one when he was my age =]
Well not only did they take my £30 from me with a smile (no bleeding wonder!) they have restrung it with the WRONG FLIPPING STRING, so rather than BG68Ti I have a bottom of the range Ashaway which will probably snap (it's allegedly @ 27lbs).
As I mentioned I need it for tomorrow, so will play with it then take it back to get restrung yet again. Failing which I'm going to snap the racket over the stringer's head!
24Lbs is not really tight at all.
Looking at those prices, why don't you buy a cheap stringing machine and do it yourself? You'd make your money back very quickly.
time, effort, lack of space at home, lack of stringing ability ... take your pick.
yikes, should have checked before you left the shop.
i always check if i'm not familiar with the stringer.
Did you find out on the spot or afterward? If on the spot, you should insist them to re-string it right now, instead of making another trip. That's definitely not acceptable to me.
If afterward, then that's part of your fault as well, as you should double check before leave the shop.
I found out in the shop. It's not far from where I work so when I'm back in next Thurs I'll go see them.
Pretty much I'm after my money back (was in a bit of a rush today, and it was just a store assistant on rather than the manager), and I'll pass it to someone in my club to do for £10 (although it will take 2 weeks).
Hey Mhigham, would that store be Bruntsfield sports?
As I'm looking for a restring on my racquet... And as you may well know, Edinburgh seriously lacks good badminton shops.
Hey tcy, good to see a fellow scot on here
Indeed it was Bruntsfield sports. I'll be going to see them again next week and will be doing no further business with them after that.
Rapid repairs in Gullane is the place that comes recommended as they are very reasonably priced and I know numerous people that go there. I'll take my rackets there when my others arrive and get them all done (variety of string/tension).
Otherwise (and it gets complicated) a guy I work beside has a mate in Glasgow that does it at home for under a tenner but he only sees him at weekends so would be >1week without the racket(s).
Hence my desire to buy my own machine.
Do it then
Just get a basic machine to start with and learn to string well (not necessarily quickly). Once you're good, you could maybe string for other people for a bit of money - there seems to be bit of a shortage of stringers in Scotland.
I used to pay £14 for a restring, then my dad bought a machine and we can do it for £3 a racket.
Working on it. Don't really have a spare £200 at the moment... but then again it is my birthday soon
Ah yes, thanks to my birthday, I've got together enough money for an upgrade. I'm currently looking at some electronic models.
Good luck with getting a stringing machine.
Most I've ever paid for a restringing was £22.50 - late night , before a tournament.
But normally I get it for £8 - from a stringer I dislike , because he overstrings racket tension buy a lot!
I'm saving for a stringing machine aswell.