Are Last Years Racquets Worth…Less?
It happens every year.
You know, introducing “new and Improved” tennis racquet(s)! Not one, but many!
How much better can they be? Make no mistake, new materials are always available, and those can be beneficial to the properties of a tennis racquet; however, in my opinion, and history, most of those properties will not be a significant “positive” to the player, and in some cases may be less than “desirable”.
So are last year’s racquets worthless? Absolutely not!
To make room at retail for the new racquets, last year’s models are substantially reduced. Sometimes to an unreasonably low price for the product! This is “good news” for manufacturers and online giants but not necessarily for your local tennis specialty shop. So what, you say!
This is “what”
From what we see at the World Headquarters of Racquet Quest, the online and other non-tennis specific outlets’ preparation of the racquet(s) may be sub-standard, and in fact, sometimes the racquets are not the desired model (another story for another time). We don’t believe this is intentional, but it does create issues for the purchaser and maybe the seller.
The business model of Racquet Quest has always been to provide the very best preparation for every tennis racquet! We recognize that players want the best possible deal on everything purchased. However, we keep a supply of outstanding tennis racquets that are best sellers of last year, and maybe two years ago! These racquets will not be relegated to the scrap heap, nor will they be “given away”! They are valuable!
Of course, our “full custom” racquets are always available for those demanding the very best and are willing to invest what it takes to get there! It may be less than you think, and it may be a racquet that is not a “current” model.
All we ask is that you take the time to confirm what you intend to get and that you consider using your local tennis specialty shop for preparation!