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You are probably not the customer they're looking for, I am the customer they want.

 

I went to a Titleist fitting day and got into a TS2. Wasn't impressed with the shafts in the cart, i just chose the one that looked the nicest. The day my TS2 was delivered I took it along with a fairway to Club Champion and got new shafts, with the fitting, shaft, and build, came out to 1200.

 

After a few weeks I didn't like them and they stayed in the closet until this week when I took them back into Club Champion for a new fitting. So another 1200 for new shafts.

 

 

With that insane shopping habit, you're the customer EVERY retailer wants!

 

It's just how I choose to spend my money.

 

I know a couple that are "foodies" they spend between 2-4k a month eating at restaurants

 

I know a guy that spends 4k a month on call girls.

 

I know a couple that spends 3/4 of their earnings on their mortgage

 

I budget 500 a month for golf equipment

 

*heavy breathing*

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You've completely misread or misunderstood my post. Don't start with the "elitist" nonsense, because you're just way off base. The poster I was responding most directly to 1) said he wanted to try STOCK offerings (which CC just doesn't carry), and 2) gave them a budget well below your example. He believed that there was a whole market out there for people like him [that CC doesn't satisfy]. I believe that one already exists -- and those are the big box stores that carry exactly what he's looking to try out. Now, that's a pretty low bar set there. Personally, I don't think the poster should relegate himself to that market. However, he did set his budget well below the example you gave, and said he wanted to try stock shafts that CC doesn't carry. (He even suggests that the fitter at CC should gear him toward something cheaper because of his "level" and how often he plays. Why should those things matter? How is a CC fitter supposed to assign a dollar amount to that?) I think the poster could be doing himself a disservice with his approach and criteria. If he is willing to adjust his budget AT ALL, and/or if he wants to compare his stock offering to other aftermarket head/shaft combos, then CC IS HIS MARKET. And with the bar being set so low to consider yourself banished to the big-box-stores-only market, it doesn't take much to find that CC really could be an appropriate market to be in. He only needs to decide what he's willing to pay for, or what performance he's willing to forgo by sticking to his budget. As soon as he does that, CC is THE MARKET between off-the-shelf and the-skies-the-limit. And what he'll likely find there is that most people are in the same exact camp, who "want the best performance from our equipment but prefer to keep the spending a little more in check." Now, if you think that CC doesn't actually cater to those people, or wish they charged less, or you don't like their business model, then that's another conversation.
I never mentioned in my post or to him that I wanted to specifically try stock option shafts. I said I did not want to spend $1000 on one club and I suggested my budget being $500-$700, then I was told he can not fit me into a club that I can order from the manufacturer in that price range. Which my price range suggests that $100-$200 upgrade shafts that manufacturers offer are still in my price range. Maybe the phrase "stock option" wasn't the right one, by stock I meant ordered from the manufacturer. I also never expected the fitter put a dollar amount to my budget "because of my level and how often I play", which is why I told him my budget from the very beginning. I simply said I'm a weekend golfer and that was my personal reason as to why didn't want to spend $1000 on a driver. In my eyes the difference between a $700 driver (which you can order from the manufacturer and not through club champion) and a $1000 driver is not significant enough for me to justify spending the extra money. But what do I know, I've only been golfing for two years and have never even swung another driver besides the one I've been using the last two years from craigslist. Which bring ups a good point, as you said about comparing stock offerings to other aftermarket options. I was never asked or offered the chance to even think about adjusting my budget. I said I didn't want to spend $1000 on one club, gave him my budget, and was told I could not order anything from the manufacturer in that price range. I would have been more than happy to hit higher end shafts to try and change my mind. Isn't their job to sell and upgrade products just like any other retail store? I'm paying the cost of a fitting, wouldn't the best thing to do be hit stock options and higher end options to open my eyes to the difference between the two? Not steer me out the door because I said I didn't want to spend $1000 on one club. Maybe it was just bad communication between us from the beginning I'm not sure. Either way, they have made it right and have proved they really care about their customer service.

 

You are probably not the customer they're looking for, I am the customer they want.

 

I went to a Titleist fitting day and got into a TS2. Wasn't impressed with the shafts in the cart, i just chose the one that looked the nicest. The day my TS2 was delivered I took it along with a fairway to Club Champion and got new shafts, with the fitting, shaft, and build, came out to 1200.

 

After a few weeks I didn't like them and they stayed in the closet until this week when I took them back into Club Champion for a new fitting. So another 1200 for new shafts.

 

Some retailers pursue a strategy that doesn't involve chasing every dollar. Retailers that pursue a low price strategy can attract customers that want to haggle and return items.

 

Burning your money might save a trip out.

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Does anyone happen to know whether Club Champion orders clubs at a wholesale price and then marks them up to retail or if they just buy them at retail from an authorized dealer and then swap out the components?

 

I’m trying to figure out whether they make money on the equipment or just the labor.

 

They are listed as an authorized retailer on every vendor’s website.

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Does anyone happen to know whether Club Champion orders clubs at a wholesale price and then marks them up to retail or if they just buy them at retail from an authorized dealer and then swap out the components?

 

I’m trying to figure out whether they make money on the equipment or just the labor.

 

If you're worried about a couple of hundred bucks, you're not their target customer. Get recommendations for a local club fitter

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