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    Price of new irons

    Anyone else notice that the price of a new set of irons is on the increase?
    Titleist's new 718 MB are now running at £150 per iron so a set of 8 irons is now £1200. The new Taylormade P730's are expected to be over a £1000.
    And Mizuno's new MP-18 are around £900. Clearly these are retail prices but I still don't see them offering much discount and as the 3 models chosen are all blades the manufacturers can't say it's the technology involved like the Callaway Epic Pro's and they're £1500!!

    I haven't bought a new set for few years so was very surprised when I started hunting around for my potential new set. Have I missed something, price of metal, exchange rates etc?
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    Re: Price of new irons

    Quote Originally Posted by mhwgc View Post
    Anyone else notice that the price of a new set of irons is on the increase?
    Titleist's new 718 MB are now running at £150 per iron so a set of 8 irons is now £1200. The new Taylormade P730's are expected to be over a £1000.
    And Mizuno's new MP-18 are around £900. Clearly these are retail prices but I still don't see them offering much discount and as the 3 models chosen are all blades the manufacturers can't say it's the technology involved like the Callaway Epic Pro's and they're £1500!!

    I haven't bought a new set for few years so was very surprised when I started hunting around for my potential new set. Have I missed something, price of metal, exchange rates etc?
    falling value of the pound against the dollar

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    Re: Price of new irons

    Quote Originally Posted by pauljames87 View Post
    falling value of the pound against the dollar

    brexit.
    The pound has dropped about 10% against the dollar but prices have risen much more than that. Manufacturers are cashing in and trying to take us for a ride.

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    Re: Price of new irons

    I got a full set of MP4 (3=PW)when they came out, what 3 years ago. less than £800, new set same spec £1000. with no significant gain of any sort. that sort of increase isn't the weakness of the pound

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    Re: Price of new irons

    you can get the titleist irons for £128 but £150 does make your post sound better.


    they are charging it because people are paying it. only 1 hour ago my friend just bought the Taylormade p770 4 to pw for £470 on eBay that are only a few rounds old. just goes to show what you can still pick clubs up for. if your the type of person that loves the new stuff then its gonna cost you. otherwise, just wait 6 months and its business as usual
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    Re: Price of new irons

    Rich man's sport - people will and can afford these clubs. I personally am not on the bread line but I also don't drive a Bentley either!

    I generally buy a set that's a year old - you can normally still get fitted and the clubs are normally cheaper.

    Also I spoke with my pro when I upgraded to the 2016 EZ Forged and set up a direct debit payment and it cost me £75 over the course of a few months.
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    Re: Price of new irons

    I'm glad I got my clubs when I did

    When I got my first adult set at 15 I got Texan classics.. £150 complete set job

    When I was 25 I got ping g15s now at the time g20s were out so last year model.. £399 I paid for 4-SW

    Just before my 30th (in line with the double trade in deal) I decided to treat myself to a current model set.. before prices went sky high.. that years models

    So titleist ap1 716s £559 however got £225 for the pings (not bad for their age at the time!)

    Got brand new 3 wood and driver again used trade ins

    However when I got new wedges I saved a bit got all sm5s rather than sm6.. 2 off eBay brand new and one off this forum

    my plan is (which having kids will make it almost unable to not stick to) is nothing else until im 41 ish... when I get my £500 vouchers from work for 25 years service.

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    Re: Price of new irons

    I generally buy a set that's at least thirty years old.

    Much better than today's stuff and the most I've paid is £35 for 3 to SW, the least £15.
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    Re: Price of new irons

    Quote Originally Posted by hovis View Post
    you can get the titleist irons for £128 but £150 does make your post sound better.


    they are charging it because people are paying it. only 1 hour ago my friend just bought the Taylormade p770 4 to pw for £470 on eBay that are only a few rounds old. just goes to show what you can still pick clubs up for. if your the type of person that loves the new stuff then its gonna cost you. otherwise, just wait 6 months and its business as usual
    I just went with the price on the Titleist web site and I'm sure you can buy used clubs for a lot less but that's not really the point is it?
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    Re: Price of new irons

    I was trying make the point about the price of new irons rather than how cheap you can buy an old set for.

    I thought it might be brexit/exchange rates or the cost of the metals involved (apparently they have increased significantly in Japan) or is it because one of the manufacturers have increased their prices and the rest have followed?
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