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02-11-2009, 02:31 PM #1
The most you've paid for a restring?
Having just come back from the 1 shop in my area that offers restrings £30 lighter (BG68Ti - it was that or BG65 for £27) I was wondering if that is about as expensive as it gets?
There is another shop about a 30min drive away, but I need the racket back by Friday and I couldn't get there (£14 and a much wider range of strings).
So, tell me.... how bady was I royally ripped off? How many have paid more than this for a restring? Looking for some horror stories
Last edited by mhigham; 02-11-2009 at 02:32 PM. Reason: I can't spell...
02-11-2009, 02:42 PM #2
I think its around £17.99 for BG65/ti + restring around most places in essex
02-12-2009, 02:52 AM #3
We've paid way too much! The total was the price of stringing + cost of broken/damaged rackets. Stringer always seemed more concerned with setting record stringing times so he consistently runs his turbo on high boost. In the end, the boost was just too high and the mechanicals just couldn't take the high pressure so as a result, things break
02-12-2009, 03:06 AM #4
I paid 36.00 USD (BG66) at a Badmintoncentre in Baden, Switzerland for a very mediocre stringing job - arrrgh, what a rip-off!
Best job ever: USD 4.00 (Top range Gosen String) in Kuala Lumpur by the same stringer who strings LCW's rackets ... WOW!
02-12-2009, 03:18 AM #5
30 pounds. Wow. Very expensive. And how much did the racquet cost??
02-12-2009, 04:27 AM #6
02-12-2009, 04:43 AM #7
The racket was an Edgesaber 10 costing £50 (yeah I know )... ludicrous. It came to me mis-strung, and didn't have enough time to send it back to the supplier as I'm playing a tournament on Saturday.
Apparently it's strung on a top of the range Babolat machine blah blah blah, but still.... if I could drive the 30 mins it would have been less than 1/2 price.
The premium one pays when one is desperate....
02-12-2009, 04:52 AM #8
there was a guy who did stringing in my club for £15, bg65.
i would never pay £27 for bg65, it only costs me rm25 to have bg65 strung in malaysia, which is under a fiver.
02-12-2009, 05:08 AM #9
This is why I want to buy my own machine... £30 a pop pays for itself even if I only restring my own rackets.
02-12-2009, 05:12 AM #10
Most expensive was £22 but I was desperate!
Currently paying £12 for BG80
@mhigham - Edinburgh's a pretty big place, I'd be surprised if you couldn't find a private individual (rather than a shop) who does restrings for half the price, possibly you'd get a more personal service too.
At the risk of being flamed...I've noticed there's a few posters on the badders.com forum who are based in Scotland, maybe there's someone in your area who could help you?
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02-12-2009, 05:14 AM #11
I posted a message for stringer in London and one person PM'd me (ended up being someone known to some of my friends). Also being relatively close he picked up and gave back my rackets meeting me around my work place.
Anyway - used him twice to string Nanogy 95 for 15 quid each time. Think he was charging 13.50 for BT 65TI.
So for you 30 quid I had 2 rackets with nanogy 95.
02-12-2009, 05:28 AM #12
OMG... in Malaysia u nvn pay for tat price
02-12-2009, 05:31 AM #13
I could get someone cheaper but it was more the time factor. I needed it back Friday.
I'll have a look for people in the area, but not isn't so important as somewhat ironically I've just received my other Edgesaber (wasn't expecting it until next week) so there was no urgency after all.
02-12-2009, 06:08 AM #14
I think the issue with restringing service is that, it usually takes;
~2 hours (beginner)
~1 hour (intermediate)
< 1 hour (Expert)
Considering £5 per hour (plus ~£4 for the string) minimum wage in the UK, hence £12 is very cheap, bargain.
02-12-2009, 06:27 AM #15
NBG98 at USD15.........
02-12-2009, 06:48 AM #16
02-12-2009, 07:17 AM #17
If one day I ever decide to open a shop for re-string, I know where I should go now.
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