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How Much Should I Sell My Racquet For?

Chloe le Bopper
07-13-2007, 12:01 PM
Let's just say that I have a potential buyer... I don't, yet, but I will soon enough :p

I have a Volkl racquet that I received in 2001. It's never been removed from the packaging. Tags, case, plastic cover on the handle... it's all still there. When I was given the racquet it was worth about $200, but I recieved it in 2001 so it would be worth less on the market these days.

The key is that it's also been signed by Boris Becker and John McEnroe. I won it for participating in some contest blah (and just generally being awesome).

I'm not going to sell it for peanuts. I'd rather just keep it if that is the case. But, I'm planning on moving soon so I'm trying to liquidate as many of my assets as possible. So if I can sell it, all the better.

Thoughts?

scarecrows
07-13-2007, 12:09 PM
ebay auction

azza
07-13-2007, 12:10 PM
$8.45c

Chloe le Bopper
07-13-2007, 12:16 PM
I'm not putting it on ebay unless I get an idea of what I should ask for it. I'm fully aware that I can set a reserve on ebay and go from there. I've also recently checked ebay to see what comparable items are going for... I didn't really find what I was looking for. I actually meant to put that in the first post to save myself the "ebay" responses. I'm sure that was well meaning, though, so thank you.

Chloe le Bopper
07-13-2007, 12:16 PM
$8.45c
Only for you, azza.

bad gambler
07-13-2007, 01:04 PM
I wouldn't sell it

adee-gee
07-13-2007, 01:21 PM
I'm not putting it on ebay unless I get an idea of what I should ask for it. I'm fully aware that I can set a reserve on ebay and go from there. I've also recently checked ebay to see what comparable items are going for... I didn't really find what I was looking for. I actually meant to put that in the first post to save myself the "ebay" responses. I'm sure that was well meaning, though, so thank you.

If you were going to put it on ebay, don't put a reserve on it, it puts people off. Just get a friend to win the bid if it isn't going for enough.

No idea how much you should ask for, you'll need to ask an expert :shrug:

Shahar26
07-13-2007, 02:14 PM
I'm not putting it on ebay unless I get an idea of what I should ask for it. I'm fully aware that I can set a reserve on ebay and go from there. I've also recently checked ebay to see what comparable items are going for... I didn't really find what I was looking for. I actually meant to put that in the first post to save myself the "ebay" responses. I'm sure that was well meaning, though, so thank you.

I found James Blake Autograph Tennis Ball With Photo Shadowbox - 399 (http://cgi.ebay.com/James-Blake-Autograph-Tennis-Ball-With-Photo-Shadowbox_W0QQitemZ150137579108QQihZ005QQcategoryZ 1226QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem)
and Andre Agassi Pete Sampras Tennis Signed Autograph GAI - 259 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Andre-Agassi-Pete-Sampras-Tennis-Signed-Autograph-GAI_W0QQitemZ140136628343QQihZ004QQcategoryZ43371Q QrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD10VQQcmdZViewItem)

I think if you can prove the signature is real you can charge more too.

El Legenda
07-13-2007, 02:23 PM
Becker and McEnroe auto shirts and tennis balls are going from $4.99 to about $50, since both are on there, take the avg. of that, 27x2(two of them)= 54+100(for the racquet)= $154.

baghdatis
07-13-2007, 02:26 PM
why don't you sell something else instead of the racquet. I would keep it!

Chloe le Bopper
07-13-2007, 07:11 PM
I wouldn't sell it
I wouldn't either if I could think of something else to sell. ;)

Johnny Groove
07-13-2007, 07:33 PM
Post a nude picture of you "using :aplot:" the racquet, and watch the bids roll in like fat kids at a fucking buffet

Burrow
07-13-2007, 07:43 PM
^^^ sick fuck.

Johnny Groove
07-13-2007, 07:46 PM
^^^ sick fuck.

The way you follow me around the forum is really touching :hug:

Chloe le Bopper
07-13-2007, 08:01 PM
Ideally I won't have to sell it. But if I don't sell something, I can't come up with the money to secure a passport for another three weeks. Which means another month before I can be taken seriously for overseas job applications. And if I don't get out of this town soon, my head will pop.

I'm willing to give a hometown discount to anybody here that wants it ;)

Seriously, I will probably put it on ebay once i can secure proof of signature and blah, which I more or less have, somewhere.

Fee
07-13-2007, 08:18 PM
Go to the Tennis Warehouse forums and ask there. Some of those nuts might be willing to pay more for it, and you don't have to pay the Ebay commission.

+alonso
08-02-2007, 03:29 AM
:p

Allure
08-02-2007, 04:31 AM
Johnny Mac and Boris Becker? Probably $150-$200. Don't sell it for cheap. If I had money, I'd probably consider buying it. :p

Vass
08-02-2007, 06:23 PM
don't sell it yet. Not for another 10 years or so.