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Thread: stringing labor cost?
04-11-2013, 01:40 PM #18
last time i took mine to a shop near where I work, 28 UKP (42 USD) for a very average ashaway string. anything better (YY BG 66 or similar) will be in the region of 35 UKP.
04-11-2013, 02:05 PM #19
i only string for intermediate recreational players. not anyone who compete at a high level regularly.
on average i think tension is around 24lbs. with most ranging from 22lbs to 28lbs. but most are at the lower end of that range.
04-11-2013, 02:06 PM #20
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04-11-2013, 02:07 PM #21
04-11-2013, 02:10 PM #22
04-11-2013, 02:16 PM #23
04-11-2013, 02:24 PM #24
The best thing you can do is play and forget your equipment stats, you'll easily adapt to a drop of 2lbs as it goes gradually. It is more difficult to cope with 2lbs too much.
The bad thing about this forum is equipment obsession
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04-11-2013, 02:24 PM #25
last timei checked, badminton alley charges 18 for labor itself.
04-11-2013, 02:26 PM #26
04-11-2013, 02:42 PM #27
With all that, my ~21-23 minutes string jobs usually end up being 30 minutes.
And when I watch tv at the same time, it becomes 45 minutes lol.
But yeah, it seems some people charge ridiculously low and some others charge ridiculously high. I think there needs to be a middle point where your time isn't loss and the money gained helps pay back the machine in a decent amount of time.
04-11-2013, 02:45 PM #28
Currently I'm getting my rackets done by some bloke who works in a local fish-and-chip shop, who turns out to be an absolutely dynamite stringer. He charges £12.50 (about $19) including the string (BG 80).
04-11-2013, 03:09 PM #29
04-11-2013, 03:43 PM #30
In Indonesia, there is no labor cost if you purchase the strings at the same shop. I would give about US $1 to my stringer since he's that good (there are other 2 stringers at the shop but most people want him to string their rackets lol)
04-11-2013, 03:52 PM #31
In Lincoln, NE there is only 1 shop. Stringing BG80 or BG80P when I brought it the string is $21. When you buy the string there, it's $30 something.
04-11-2013, 03:56 PM #32
In Malaysia Labor + String
YONEX BG65 = RM 22+/-
YONEX BG66 = RM 27+/-
YONEX BG66 UM = RM 37+/-
YONEX NBG95 = RM 40 +/-
YONEX NBG98 = RM 57+/-
APACS SLAYER 66 OR SLAYER 88 = RM 35 +/-
THESE ARE THE STRINGS THAT IUSE.
04-11-2013, 04:27 PM #33
04-11-2013, 04:46 PM #34
I charge $10 CDN for labour + cost of string.
This is definitely on the low side (been charging this for 6-7 years). If we wanted to add inflation then it should be about $15 for labour alone to be fair.
I enjoy stringing a lot... and i get about 20 rackets a month. If it ever got to a point where i no longer enjoyed stringing or there are simply too many rackets that it would disrupt my day job, sleep, social and relationship commitments then the easiest way to reduce the number of customers is to simply raise the price.
I've never advertised and started out stringing just for club members which eventually through referrals was how i string for a lot of individuals living in the downtown area.
The only other scenario i can see myself raising the labour cost is if i sell my Gamma 6004 and go order a Yonex Protech 8