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05-22-2020, 08:38 PM

make something scarce and add a big line for years for you to get one you want built and that feeds alot of people to want one . kinda like the big toy at xmas , you cant find it , your kid wants it so you go out and spend 1,000 bucks for a teddy ruxpin ..

im no expert and i dont own one but a buddy does . its hits well and nice , but to me way overpriced .

and that 10 year waiting period is bs . just saying . its just economics .

why would they say it was a long wait when the more they make they could sell ?
its because they got business model , they got a ton of capital . they can inflate wait times because it not hurting the wallet .

now a small start up cue maker cant hedge a bet on saying it takes years. they turn out as many as they can .


and before i get piked ,they are nice ,sweet cues but not what its made out to be .
  
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05-23-2020, 02:14 AM

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make something scarce and add a big line for years for you to get one you want built and that feeds alot of people to want one . kinda like the big toy at xmas , you cant find it , your kid wants it so you go out and spend 1,000 bucks for a teddy ruxpin ..

im no expert and i dont own one but a buddy does . its hits well and nice , but to me way overpriced .

and that 10 year waiting period is bs . just saying . its just economics .

why would they say it was a long wait when the more they make they could sell ?
its because they got business model , they got a ton of capital . they can inflate wait times because it not hurting the wallet .

now a small start up cue maker cant hedge a bet on saying it takes years. they turn out as many as they can .


and before i get piked ,they are nice ,sweet cues but not what its made out to be .
The wait list at South West is legitimate, not bs, in fact it's longer than 10-years.
Laurie Franklin can only produce so many cues, and her key people are getting old
with physical problems not allowing them to work.
The company is small, they work out of a house and it's amazing the produce as many cues as they do.

I can't find anything wrong with South West, they play good, well balanced cues, and
one of the only cues I don't lose money on when I sell.


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06-02-2020, 09:42 AM

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The wait list at South West is legitimate, not bs, in fact it's longer than 10-years.
Laurie Franklin can only produce so many cues, and her key people are getting old
with physical problems not allowing them to work.
The company is small, they work out of a house and it's amazing the produce as many cues as they do.

I can't find anything wrong with South West, they play good, well balanced cues, and
one of the only cues I don't lose money on when I sell.
Legendary cues, For Sure
Laurie Franklin does her very best to make all her customers happy too.
The shop also does quite a bit of repair work , jp sets, xtra shafts , etc...
Which also takes a serious amount of time,
Especially with the South West shop's methods and procedures-
Always trying to produce the best possible end results in their work


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06-11-2020, 08:16 PM

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Legendary cues, For Sure

Laurie Franklin does her very best to make all her customers happy too.

The shop also does quite a bit of repair work , jp sets, xtra shafts , etc...

Which also takes a serious amount of time,

Especially with the South West shop's methods and procedures-

Always trying to produce the best possible end results in their work


Why are they legendary? I just donít get it. They are certainly not the best looking and certainly not the best playing so I wonder what makes them legendary? Sheep following sheep.


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07-12-2020, 10:54 AM

I have played with about 20 different true custom cues. Each one is very good in its own way. I just like cues - period. I am sure that SW is an excellent cue too. It all depends on what plays best for each person- beyond that - what is someone looking for in a cue- design, resale value potential, prestige, etc. etc. If you have unlimited money- you buy whatever you feel like trying. If you just want the best cue for YOU to play your game- then one needs to do all their research and try many different cues, if possible, to find their favorite and just stay with that one.

I have said this before, my $2500 Richard Black is my favorite playing cue- but I have a $25 Imperial cue that I picked out of a batch of 200 of them 20 years ago in one of those pool and spa chain places that I can honestly make NO EXCUSES for if I miss a ball or position- it plays THAT good!
  
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09-01-2020, 03:08 PM

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Hi together, I'm wondering why southwest cues are such exspensive.

In first instance: It's the market, that's clear.

But besides the market effects, there must be reasons WHY this market situation is so extreme at southwest. So, what is the difference of southwest, is there anything that makes a southwest cue better in playing performance in comparison to other high quality custom cues?
Shrewd marketing.
  
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