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Bowling: is the dream gone?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by scorpionldr, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. This weekend myself and my brother travelled home for his birthday to see my parents. We decided basically since myself and him individually were getting more into bowling we should get him some gear (i already had some). bowling alleys in new jersey currently run around 5 dollars a game per person. This is worrisome considering my brother (32) can recall in his childhood games costing like 50 CENTS, nowhere near the amount charged today.

    is this similar other areas of the nation? my folks are planning on moving out of state, maybe out of country, in a couple years (IE when myself and my sister have each finished college) .

    any good states to go where bowling is on the cheap?
  2. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
  3. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    My local bowling alley has a 15 dollar bowl all night special sometimes. Usually about 3 bucks a game otherwise.
  4. I haven't been in a few years, but last time I went I think it cost $12 for shoe rental and two games.

  5. getfunky


    Jun 12, 2008
    Simple economics my man... supply, demand, inflation. The more people want to bowl, the higher the price will go.
  6. crimson_basser


    Jul 9, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    for me up here it costs around 3.50-5 bucks a game plus 2.50 or so for shoes

    depending on where you go, if its "cosmic bowling" or wtv
  7. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    One of the lanes here has a $8 lane and shoe rental for three hours, plus fries and a coke. We'll get six or seven games in.

    Only bad thing is that if your not done with a game by the time your limit is up, you don't get to finish.
  8. When I opened this thread, I thought you were going to mention something along the lines of Bowling Alone, but you did not. I am so disappointed in you right now :mad:

  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Bowling is really the best and most accepted alternative to suicide. You know, "I don't know whether to kill myself or go bowling."
  10. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV

  11. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    I like bowling!!

    But yeah it does get expensive. Just rent a lane for an hour or two and bowl as fast as possible.
  12. I sign up for brunswick lanes email coupons. I usually get a "one hour fre" coupon, and a .99 cent bowling a game, up to 10 games. These come every week or so, sometimes once every two weeks, which is enough for my use. But if I were to pay regularly, it would cost a heckuv alot. Shoes are 2-3 bucks a person, and games are 4-5 a person. I love it though, its a great date thing.

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