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Date: 26 May 2005 22:56:54
From: Spammy Sammy
Subject: Sale at local alley q
Hi.

Sale at my local alley. Plastic balls $100, urethane balls $65.

I'm very confused. I thought Urethane was a step up from Plastic. Can
someone please explain what I've missed here?

Australian currency btw.

tia.






 
Date: 26 May 2005 12:49:23
From: Darby
Subject: Re: Sale at local alley q
Some plastic balls are more expensive if the have special covers like my
Elvis ball. They sell for over $100.00. There are new resin and urethane
balls priced under $100.00, they are entry level balls. Or these could be
older stock they're getting rid of. If the plastic balls are the usual
"white dot" that is too much to be asking and I'd ask the reason. Are you
looking for a spare ball?
Dar

"Spammy Sammy" <Someone@microsoft.com > wrote in message
news:1117114148.925077@teuthos...
> Hi.
>
> Sale at my local alley. Plastic balls $100, urethane balls $65.
>
> I'm very confused. I thought Urethane was a step up from Plastic. Can
> someone please explain what I've missed here?
>
> Australian currency btw.
>
> tia.
>
>




  
Date: 27 May 2005 12:01:56
From: Spammy Sammy
Subject: Re: Sale at local alley q

"Darby" <darlene@caves.net > wrote in message
news:119c328c8727oe7@corp.supernews.com...
> Some plastic balls are more expensive if the have special covers like my
> Elvis ball. They sell for over $100.00. There are new resin and urethane
> balls priced under $100.00, they are entry level balls. Or these could be
> older stock they're getting rid of. If the plastic balls are the usual
> "white dot" that is too much to be asking and I'd ask the reason. Are you
> looking for a spare ball?

The plastics are Maxims mainly with one or two White Dots. Here in Australia
a plastic ball is around $135 new so $100 is around a 25% discount. I was
told by an alley employee that they buy them in for around $75 so they carry
a fairly hefty markup anyway.

At the mo I sometimes use a Hit (which I ought to get plugged and redrilled)
and a houseball as a spare but I'm due for a new plastic one in a few weeks
anyway as the league I'm currently in is one of the "have-a-ball" variety. I
was wondering, though, whether there's any benefit in opting for one of the
cheap urethanes instead of one of the plastics when I do.




 
Date: 27 May 2005 01:02:21
From: Spammy Sammy
Subject: Re: Sale at local alley q

"Spammy Sammy" <Someone@microsoft.com > wrote in message
news:1117114148.925077@teuthos...
> snip

Sorry - additions to the original question.

As I understand it, Urethane has a softer surface than polyester. If this is
the case how do Urethane balls compare with reactive balls?
Are Urethane balls any better/worse than Poly's for spares?
At $65 should I really care :)