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Old 08-17-2003, 11:56 PM
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What to Charge

This is kind of off topic, but I was hoping I could get some imput. I was asked what I would charge to buff golf club heads.
Not remove any scratches, just buff the finish already there. This guy is buying and reselling used clubs. I told him I would try them at $4 per club for the first batch of 8 clubs. Sounds low to me after thinking about it, but it looks like this could be a regular thing with him.

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Old 08-18-2003, 03:26 AM
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Mike, it could be a nice sideline. You never know where hobbies/occupations will lead you, thats the fun part of living.

There are all kinds of abrasive wheels and buffs out there. I use the "chicken plucker" nylon string type to remove fire scale off forged copper medallions, then cotton buffs with buffing compound for the final finish.

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Old 08-18-2003, 04:25 AM
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Hi Mike,

How long does it take you to do each one? Sounds like a nice side venture for a couple extra bucks...but sounds like you're having the same trouble I always do, how much to charge...I'd always just do everything for free if it weren't for my wife always reminding me about the bills!

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Old 08-18-2003, 09:19 AM
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I'd charge $4.00 for 10 and up and $5.00 for less than 10 clubs.


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Thanks Guys:
Im hoping this could turn into an extra income to pay for the "Extras" I always seem to need for the shop!

Yes Darren, The box made it fine, just been too dang bussy to even open it!

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Mike, golfers normally don't think twice about what there paying for there toys, I'm sure the guy thats buying them and then re-selling them is making a bunch off them and most likly the only improvement that is being done to them is you buffing them. I have no idea as to how many clubs are in a set but 5 bucks a peice sounds fair to me.


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Old 08-18-2003, 08:35 PM
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i asked

I work at a golf course as a superintendent and asked what the pro charged to buff/clean golf club heads, he told me the cart guys do it and just work for tips. that's at a country club though so i wouldn't go by that. I'll keep asking around see if i find anything.
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