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BowlingforSoup

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KingPin
on: October 19, 2017, 11:26:24 AM
Whats up with these ridiculous prices on these newest made in mexico balls.164.95 for the KingPin and the Quantums are ridiculous too.Have not seen a single new Quantum in my area.Brunswick is like non existence around here.

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Re: KingPin
Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 11:37:23 AM
Kingpin is same price as every other hp line ball. I personally like the Brunswick/DV8/Radical balls and i dont see any difference in quality. I've had my Absolute Nirvana for 9-10 months now and im finally at the point where i need to detox it after 100-125 games on it.
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Re: KingPin
Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 11:39:40 AM
just wait for it to go on clearance like I do! lol
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Re: KingPin
Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 11:46:13 AM
just wait for it to go on clearance like I do! lol

Yea, the Brunswick/Radical/DV8 stuff goes into a price freefall as soon as it gets discontinued. It makes no sense to pay full price, just wait until the next new one comes out.
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Re: KingPin
Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 12:12:50 PM
Whats up with these ridiculous prices on these newest made in mexico balls.164.95 for the KingPin and the Quantums are ridiculous too.Have not seen a single new Quantum in my area.Brunswick is like non existence around here.

On Buddies the Intense and Gauntlet Fury are starting out at $169.95. Jackal Ghost and Trident Quest are $167.95. It's not Brunswick/Mexico inflating prices. Just another "natural" price increase.

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Re: KingPin
Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 12:23:05 PM
Supposedly Quantums are expensive due to being 2 piece.  Whole lot of coverstock.
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Re: KingPin
Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 02:17:54 PM
Well I don't buy that excuse either.The Hyroads are no filler balls and 113$ and so is the 900 Global Honey Badger 115$.Don't see 60$ worth of difference.

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Re: KingPin
Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 02:24:25 PM
Well I don't buy that excuse either.The Hyroads are no filler balls and 113$ and so is the 900 Global Honey Badger 115$.Don't see 60$ worth of difference.
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Re: KingPin
Reply #8 on: October 19, 2017, 02:32:59 PM
http://www.bowlerx.com/Storm-Pink-Hy-Road-Bowling-Ball-STHYROADPNK.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_eDi8rX91gIVVBuBCh3HGQqFEAQYASABEgJRL_D_BwE

Hy-Roads are good, and their cause is good, but that price is a bit steep for the average Joe.
I wonder if they will wish they had made more than 300 of these.   Has anyone here seen anyone with one of these yet?

The Kingpin price looks consistent with other balls on the home page...



Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 02:41:38 PM by notclay
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Re: KingPin
Reply #9 on: October 19, 2017, 03:10:35 PM
Well I don't buy that excuse either.The Hyroads are no filler balls and 113$ and so is the 900 Global Honey Badger 115$.Don't see 60$ worth of difference.

I don't exactly buy that excuse either but at least with the Hy-Road that cover stock material is at least a decade old.  Probably cheaper to produce I assume.  Not sure if the Hy-Road has as much coverstock as the Quantums do either.
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Re: KingPin
Reply #10 on: October 19, 2017, 07:46:10 PM
Supposedly Quantums are expensive due to being 2 piece.  Whole lot of coverstock.
I don't think so. I suspect they're high because of the high demand for those balls when they first came out in the late 1990s, early 2000s. They were great balls back then. Now, I'm not so sure. What they did with the 14 lb. core was inexcusable - it was cheap and myopic. For all practical purposes, the 14 lb. Quantums are a completely different ball from  the 16s and 15s.(Same is true for the AMF Honey Badger). I so wanted a Fire Quantum but would never buy the new one at any price.
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Re: KingPin
Reply #11 on: October 19, 2017, 09:08:51 PM
Moving to Mexico was supposed to save Brunswick money so they could pass it on to the bowler. I'm sure a rep will chime in soon enough.

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Re: KingPin
Reply #12 on: October 19, 2017, 10:36:26 PM
Well I don't buy that excuse either.The Hyroads are no filler balls and 113$ and so is the 900 Global Honey Badger 115$.Don't see 60$ worth of difference.

You do realize you are comparing different product lines/price points. Hammers urethane no filler options are $126. Clearly more then the Honey Badger and the Hyroad. What's the point?
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Re: KingPin
Reply #13 on: October 20, 2017, 09:24:28 AM
I was actually talking about price of the newer releases from Mexico.Somehow the no filler Quantums was brought up expensive to make.My point on that was it bull cost no more to make.Was comparing price points on other no filler balls.Theres your point!

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Re: KingPin
Reply #14 on: October 20, 2017, 01:06:09 PM
Just paid top shelf price for a More Cash myself but at least with a Mo Pinel special you know the ball isn't going to be a me too. 
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