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#61 Break81

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:55 PM

yes there are some people with lots of $$$ who buy $47 a dozen balls because the difference for them is small when compared to a $25 a dozen.  I would say most likely those golfers do not golf a ton, or they have a ton of money. I admit I am frugal, but I think most avid golfers who are not bleeding money would rather have the $20 savings to go towards more rounds, more range balls, more lessons and more equipment.

I guess there is the possibility because I live in an area where housing, gas, taxes and everything else is higher than most areas, my buddies and I have to pinch pennies somewhere.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:59 PM

View PostNorth Butte, on 21 February 2017 - 11:29 AM, said:

Well cheapskates probably tend to hang around with cheapskates, don't you think?

Without getting too much into stereotyping (that's what the "Judge My Bag thread is for!) I know the guys I play regularly with are either deal-hawks like myself or they buy whatever is on sale at the pro shop whenever they get tournament pro-shop credit or in some cases they literally play with any premium balls they find on the course. All of us are "avid" by any reasonable definition.

But there are other groups of guys I see at my club who you can take one look at and tell they are not cheapskates. They are supremely image conscious in everything from the clothes and shoes they wear to the type of drink they order in the bar to their clubs and golf balls. Those guys routinely buy another dozen of ProV1x (never ProV1 for some reason) whenever their previous dozen runs low. If you see a foursome of these guys at least three if not all four will be playing ProV1x.

I once jokingly referred to that type of golfer as the guys who iron their golf pants. You know the type I mean, surely? My theory is that part of being image conscious is playing the ProV1x and another part of the image is not stooping to shop around for deals. I shudder to think what these guy's monthly bill from the club looks like, given their expensive tastes and willingness to pay list price for everything.

Lol, yeah I probably just labeled myself there I guess. Great counterpoint, and now just curious the ratio of the guys you describe vs the circumstance related purchases. Don't have a clue really and i should not base it on my observation for the reason you described.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:29 AM

Golf Galaxy has the deal up on their website now.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:05 AM

View PostTsarBomba, on 21 February 2017 - 09:59 PM, said:

View PostNorth Butte, on 21 February 2017 - 11:29 AM, said:

Well cheapskates probably tend to hang around with cheapskates, don't you think?

Without getting too much into stereotyping (that's what the "Judge My Bag thread is for!) I know the guys I play regularly with are either deal-hawks like myself or they buy whatever is on sale at the pro shop whenever they get tournament pro-shop credit or in some cases they literally play with any premium balls they find on the course. All of us are "avid" by any reasonable definition.

But there are other groups of guys I see at my club who you can take one look at and tell they are not cheapskates. They are supremely image conscious in everything from the clothes and shoes they wear to the type of drink they order in the bar to their clubs and golf balls. Those guys routinely buy another dozen of ProV1x (never ProV1 for some reason) whenever their previous dozen runs low. If you see a foursome of these guys at least three if not all four will be playing ProV1x.

I once jokingly referred to that type of golfer as the guys who iron their golf pants. You know the type I mean, surely? My theory is that part of being image conscious is playing the ProV1x and another part of the image is not stooping to shop around for deals. I shudder to think what these guy's monthly bill from the club looks like, given their expensive tastes and willingness to pay list price for everything.

Lol, yeah I probably just labeled myself there I guess. Great counterpoint, and now just curious the ratio of the guys you describe vs the circumstance related purchases. Don't have a clue really and i should not base it on my observation for the reason you described.

At my club which is somewhat upscale for this area, there is a big cohort of older guys and then a range of middle aged and younger members. Most but not all of the older bunch are what I semi-jokingly referred to as "cheapskates" like myself. The more image conscious cohort tends to be in their 30's 40's and 50's and probably represent a fairly small portion of the membership, maybe a third or so? But that's the cohort that is gradually growing while the older bunch are gradually disappearing for one reason or another.

I formerly played at a small town club sith somewhat different demographics but I'd say a third or so of the members being regular retail ProV1 buyers was probably true there. Now of course when I play at any of the entry-level public/muni type courses the ProV1x is not so ubiquitous. A guy paying $15 or $25 to play golf is probably going to think twice over paying 2-3x that much for a box of balls. Still, even there they sell 'em by the sleeve for $12.95 or whatever in the pro shop.  Pretty amazing.

Still, even among the older guys who don't fit the dress like a tour pro image there are some who have been buying a dozen ProV1's from the pro shop every few weeks for years and years. It may seem odd to us but I think there are many, many golfers for whom paying $48 every month or so for a box of ProV1's is just something they do without thinking about it. It's just a normative group behavior among the guys they've always played golf with.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 10:06 AM

Was having checkout issues at DSG while I was getting the XV's went from 4 to 3 then 2 Xvs in the cart.  Ended up adding 2 pack of Zstars figure I will use for the colder weather.  But I think supply must be running low, so get while you can.  Not fully confident I will even get them.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:10 PM

Just got 13 dozen vanilla z stars on gg shipped to my door for 17$ a dozen. Will flip at least 10 dozen of them on eBay probably.
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:32 PM

The last 4 months (approx) has been really good in terms of value for tour ball offerings...Obviously referring to the Nike rzn black/plat, srixons, ksigs.

In recent years have there been other sub -$20 deals to watch for?





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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:37 PM

There was the Woot Lethal deal a couple years back. I got some Z-Star XV's real cheap some time around then too.

But I agree there are more deals, cheaper than normal lately. But the bulk B330/B330S are drying up quickly and I'm guessing the next few months may not be as easy pickings.
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:45 PM

View PostNorth Butte, on 22 February 2017 - 08:37 PM, said:

There was the Woot Lethal deal a couple years back. I got some Z-Star XV's real cheap some time around then too.

But I agree there are more deals, cheaper than normal lately. But the bulk B330/B330S are drying up quickly and I'm guessing the next few months may not be as easy pickings.

I forgot to mention B330s..last time I had before this year was on TP Red LDPs, but in between those and the recent stuff I did not spend enough time here seeing what was going on. Was not familiar with "Woot", but heard it mentioned several times in the context of ksig convo.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:50 PM

Woot was offering a bunch of Lethal PRACTICE balls super, super cheap. Advertised at something less than K-Sig type pricing. By some sort of warehouse error they ended up shipping 3-dozen packs instead of the individual dozens they advertised. IIRC it may have been 3 dozen for under $10 with free shipping or something like that. I remember it was far less than a dollar a ball.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:56 PM

View PostNorth Butte, on 22 February 2017 - 08:50 PM, said:

Woot was offering a bunch of Lethal PRACTICE balls super, super cheap. Advertised at something less than K-Sig type pricing. By some sort of warehouse error they ended up shipping 3-dozen packs instead of the individual dozens they advertised. IIRC it may have been 3 dozen for under $10 with free shipping or something like that. I remember it was far less than a dollar a ball.

Wow! That was a nice find.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:27 PM

View PostTsarBomba, on 22 February 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

View PostNorth Butte, on 22 February 2017 - 08:50 PM, said:

Woot was offering a bunch of Lethal PRACTICE balls super, super cheap. Advertised at something less than K-Sig type pricing. By some sort of warehouse error they ended up shipping 3-dozen packs instead of the individual dozens they advertised. IIRC it may have been 3 dozen for under $10 with free shipping or something like that. I remember it was far less than a dollar a ball.

Wow! That was a nice find.

That's a great price.  MY best find ever was the 2014 TPX at $17.99/dz at a local pro shop here.

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:14 PM

So after placing my order 5 days ago, I got an "order cancelled" email from DSG.  I only was purchasing 6 (6 packs) 3 dozen XV.  Weird it took 5 days to realize they are now out of stock.  Not too happy with DSG on this. A) if your out of stock why did the web allow me to place and order and B) 5 days later?

    Oh well, guess I will have to stick with my dozen of Chome Soft 2016, or my 6 dozen B300 RX 2014, or my almost 2 dozen Ksigs for now.
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Posted 24 February 2017 - 08:59 PM

Similar happened with me with golf galaxy. 15 of my 25 6 packs shipped.

Got an email saying 1 of them is cancelled. Still not sure where the other 9 are.
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Posted 25 February 2017 - 12:10 AM

The srixon zv are sold out what do the regular Zstars compare too?


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 07:17 AM

View PostRmd0559, on 25 February 2017 - 12:10 AM, said:

The srixon zv are sold out what do the regular Zstars compare too?
I have yet to try this year's Z star besides chipping and putting, but previous versions were my go to.  it is very similar to previous year pro Vs or any premium ball in the softer, slightly more spin genre. If you like the softer style or just want to play a premium ball at a great price I doubt you will be disapointed.

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 09:42 AM

View PostNew Edge, on 24 February 2017 - 08:59 PM, said:

Similar happened with me with golf galaxy. 15 of my 25 6 packs shipped.

Got an email saying 1 of them is cancelled. Still not sure where the other 9 are.
  At least you got some.
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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:10 AM

View PostEBLefty17, on 14 February 2017 - 09:37 AM, said:

Everyone is trying to make a quick buck off of balls

Trying? :pimp:
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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:53 AM

View PostMathwiz, on 25 February 2017 - 11:10 AM, said:

View PostEBLefty17, on 14 February 2017 - 09:37 AM, said:

Everyone is trying to make a quick buck off of balls

Trying? :pimp:

Lol, exactly.

In many cases (mine included) the market kind of forced the move also.

Bought kirklands with every intent of using them, then found a scenario where I could dump 2 dozen kirklands, replace with 5 dozen z stars...rinse repeat. Too easy. It would have been kind of lazy not to.


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Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:27 AM

I picked up 2 dozen of each Z-star and XV at my local Golf Galaxy (OKC).  Previously played the Chromesof.  After 2 rounds all I know is one of these Srixons will be my gamer for 2017, but which one???  Both are excellent.

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 06:45 PM

Just received my 5 6-pack from DSG. Purchased online on 2/19.

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:00 PM

View PostPingKing, on 27 February 2017 - 06:45 PM, said:

Just received my 5 6-pack from DSG. Purchased online on 2/19.

   Which version?  I ordered the XV on 2/20 and my order was cancelled 5 days later.
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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:12 PM

View PostBreak81, on 27 February 2017 - 07:00 PM, said:

View PostPingKing, on 27 February 2017 - 06:45 PM, said:

Just received my 5 6-pack from DSG. Purchased online on 2/19.

   Which version?  I ordered the XV on 2/20 and my order was cancelled 5 days later.

Regular z star

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 11:30 PM

If someone is interested in purchasing 3 dozen of the 2017 Z Stars, I have them for sale in the lefty's forum for $25.33 a dozen. Basically what I purchased them for plus shipping.
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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:05 AM

View PostNew Edge, on 22 February 2017 - 08:10 PM, said:

Just got 13 dozen vanilla z stars on gg shipped to my door for 17$ a dozen. Will flip at least 10 dozen of them on eBay probably.

Enjoy the $5/dozen profit!

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 01:25 PM

Just a heads up my local Academy Sports has the trial packs in stock if anyone has store in their area.
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 01:36 AM

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View PostNew Edge, on 22 February 2017 - 08:10 PM, said:

Just got 13 dozen vanilla z stars on gg shipped to my door for 17$ a dozen. Will flip at least 10 dozen of them on eBay probably.

Enjoy the $5/dozen profit!

I said the same thing in one of the other Z-Star threads, and the flippers got mad. I don't think these people figure the 10% eBay fee into their margins, because it's not immediately realized. eBay is sneaky... rather than deduct it right away so you feel it, they hit you with your entire 10% fee on a monthly basis when you're not looking.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 07:09 AM

View Postacy274, on 01 March 2017 - 01:36 AM, said:

View PostArb8889, on 28 February 2017 - 11:05 AM, said:

View PostNew Edge, on 22 February 2017 - 08:10 PM, said:

Just got 13 dozen vanilla z stars on gg shipped to my door for 17$ a dozen. Will flip at least 10 dozen of them on eBay probably.

Enjoy the $5/dozen profit!

I said the same thing in one of the other Z-Star threads, and the flippers got mad. I don't think these people figure the 10% eBay fee into their margins, because it's not immediately realized. eBay is sneaky... rather than deduct it right away so you feel it, they hit you with your entire 10% fee on a monthly basis when you're not looking.

And shipping golf balls always eats into your margin.
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:37 PM

View PostNorth Butte, on 01 March 2017 - 07:09 AM, said:

View Postacy274, on 01 March 2017 - 01:36 AM, said:

View PostArb8889, on 28 February 2017 - 11:05 AM, said:

View PostNew Edge, on 22 February 2017 - 08:10 PM, said:

Just got 13 dozen vanilla z stars on gg shipped to my door for 17$ a dozen. Will flip at least 10 dozen of them on eBay probably.

Enjoy the $5/dozen profit!

I said the same thing in one of the other Z-Star threads, and the flippers got mad. I don't think these people figure the 10% eBay fee into their margins, because it's not immediately realized. eBay is sneaky... rather than deduct it right away so you feel it, they hit you with your entire 10% fee on a monthly basis when you're not looking.

And shipping golf balls always eats into your margin.

Exactly. They're selling for ~$30/doz on eBay. $30 - $3 (eBay) - $1 (PayPal) - $5 (shipping) = $21. If you're paying $17/dozen, that's a $4/dozen profit to deal with the hassle of listing/packing/shipping/eBay scammers. That seems like -EV to me.

Edited by acy274, 01 March 2017 - 05:40 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:51 PM

View Postacy274, on 01 March 2017 - 05:37 PM, said:

View PostNorth Butte, on 01 March 2017 - 07:09 AM, said:

View Postacy274, on 01 March 2017 - 01:36 AM, said:

View PostArb8889, on 28 February 2017 - 11:05 AM, said:

View PostNew Edge, on 22 February 2017 - 08:10 PM, said:

Just got 13 dozen vanilla z stars on gg shipped to my door for 17$ a dozen. Will flip at least 10 dozen of them on eBay probably.

Enjoy the $5/dozen profit!

I said the same thing in one of the other Z-Star threads, and the flippers got mad. I don't think these people figure the 10% eBay fee into their margins, because it's not immediately realized. eBay is sneaky... rather than deduct it right away so you feel it, they hit you with your entire 10% fee on a monthly basis when you're not looking.

And shipping golf balls always eats into your margin.

Exactly. They're selling for ~$30/doz on eBay. $30 - $3 (eBay) - $1 (PayPal) - $5 (shipping) = $21. If you're paying $17/dozen, that's a $4/dozen profit to deal with the hassle of listing/packing/shipping/eBay scammers. That seems like -EV to me.

What a waste of time to earn minimal profit and keep somebody else from getting this same benefit of low cost balls...


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