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Azza
01-23-2008, 03:09 AM
Hey guys!!

Just a quick gripe I have with the current obvious contractual arrangements Tennis Warehouse seemingly have entered into with Nike!

I hate the way us peeps here in Australia can get our hands on any of the Nike Tennis gear.

What you have to understand for those of you who dont know is that 95% of all sporting retailers here dont stock any of these items detailed on your website.

Dont get me wrong, you can always get your hands on one type of new seasons shorts or a top but rarely ever are you able to purchase any of the higher end runners (Vapors, Cage, etc). I don't know either if any of our specialty tennis shops here in Melbourne carry any of the higher end runners.

Again you used to be able to buy the good stuff from the Australian Open as Nike used to have a tent there but that doesnt seem to be around anymore either (not for the past 3 - 4 years at least).

Also, the concept shop once open in Melbourne's city central closed midway through last year so the only real physical outlet to get your hands on any of the good stuff has seemingly gone.

Seeing as though I am a big fan of Nike apparel I gotta say its very frustrating! Please can someone shed some light or possibly go one better and get something changed here!!

Aaron

HyperHorse
01-23-2008, 03:35 AM
Just do what I do...
And boycott Nike full stop.

Azza
01-23-2008, 04:25 AM
LOL... thats looking to become a more viable option.

Again I have some friends who are sponsored by Adidas and I've got a few bits and pieces from there but I've never really liked the Barricades as much as Nike's flagship equivalent.

TW reps!! Your take on this matter please!

Babolast
01-23-2008, 07:28 AM
^How did they get sponsered?

BDAZ
01-23-2008, 08:22 AM
and what exactly does this have to do with TW?

Azza
01-23-2008, 03:09 PM
Read the first post

TW Responses!

PROTENNIS63
01-23-2008, 04:16 PM
Nike make the rules, not TW. I doubt they will alow them to ship to Australia ... but Spencer or Chris can give you an accurate answer.

baseliner87
01-23-2008, 08:58 PM
Azza i know a shop that has just got the right to sell nike stuff in melbourne if you want more info on it let me know.

Duzza
01-23-2008, 09:05 PM
Azza, I feel for you, living in Australia and all. I know a site though that now ships to Australia (new) but also ships Nike products. email me if you feel desperate.

Azza
01-24-2008, 12:36 AM
Baseliner... where is it... dont say Curnows or something!

esm
01-24-2008, 04:07 AM
Nike factory outlet in melb is having a store wide 30% starting this sunday until 31/01/08.

they have started "carrying" mens and womens tennis footware ranges and have always carried the clothing ranges.
they may not be current styles, but if you are lucky, you will get something decent at good prices (popular sizes are difficult to come by though.....)

BDAZ
01-24-2008, 07:47 AM
so, you want TW to change Nike's policies?

baseliner87
01-24-2008, 09:16 PM
Baseliner... where is it... dont say Curnows or something!


ok the shop is called ......the tennis shop . com don't go by their website they have much more stock than that, it located in beaconsfield about 45 min from melb the owner just got the rights to sell nike clothing so all their doing is know is some paper work and in about a month or two they will be the only ones in melb that sell authorised nike gear.

baseliner87
01-24-2008, 09:16 PM
Nike factory outlet in melb is having a store wide 30% starting this sunday until 31/01/08.

they have started "carrying" mens and womens tennis footware ranges and have always carried the clothing ranges.
they may not be current styles, but if you are lucky, you will get something decent at good prices (popular sizes are difficult to come by though.....)

what kind of footwear do they carry....cages?

esm
01-25-2008, 01:58 AM
what kind of footwear do they carry....cages?

breath and vapors. not sure about the cages, havent been there in a long while.:)
got a breath 3 a while back for "cheap" and there was only one left in my size.