I'm canceling my 8 Searings immediately!!!Cue buyers generally fall into two categories: one is the work-of-art collectible buyers and the other is the basic tool buyers. There is NOTHING a hi-dollar 'wait til your kids graduate college' cue can do that a $80 Chinese sneaky won't do as well. To each his own. What i find kind of amusing is that after about 40yrs of playing it seems that the worse a player a plays the fancier the cue. This isn't written in stone but fairly on-point.
My SUV is 21 years old,you have a new car compared to me.People buy expensive cues because they can. I got a twelve year old car that runs as good as a very expensive one. That works for me, other folks like expensive new cars so I am not paying why would I care.
I have had 5 or 6 of them, Chinese made cue that most have stickers on them and even thier grips show wear within a year normally. Tried to like them, bought enough to give them a good chance, still don't like them. The difference between a Predator and their lower priced cues is only one final inspection, which is not much on build quality. But the price they charge people for the quality of thier cues... for someone else but not me.Far from cheap if you're talking about quality. Have you ever seen/played one? I've gotten a couple in trades that were flawlessly made and played great.