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Discussion in 'Tennis Travel' started by Turbo99, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. Turbo99

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    Hey. This is my first post. So im going to Tokyo, Japan in a few weeks and i wuz wondering where i could get some Yonex racquets at a good price, preferably the Yonex RDX 300. Thanx
     
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  2. Turbo99

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    Kay seriously, can anyone help me out?
     
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  3. POGO

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    If your an American, then your best deal is to purchase it in USA not Japan since the US Dollar is very weak against the Yen.
     
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  4. Turbo99

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    okay thanks. So how much do you think it would probably cost in Tokyo?
     
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  5. POGO

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    I don't know how much they sell that racket in Japan, but as of now, the currency exchange of one yen is about 91 cents.

    As you can see, the US dollar is weak, so you will have to pay more over there.
     
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  6. Askmeo88

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    Are you sure that's a good idea?

    Tennis gear, as with all stuff in Japan costs quite a bit more than it does in the States. The retail price of an RDX 300 (as suggested by the Yonex Japan website) in Japan is 31,500 Yen: almost $300 US.
    Shops in Japan sell the RDX 300 for about 22,000 Yen which is about $200 US; I think you'll be better off buying from TW and keeping them in business ;)
     
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  7. nation

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    yep what he said. tennis, along with golf, equipment is very expensive in japan. strange pricing structures over there. that and the weak dollar will hit you hard.
     
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  8. tennis4losers

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    Hey i lived in japan. Everyone pay double of what people pay here. An apple here in the US would be under a doller. In japan be ready to pay more.
     
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    One yen isn't 91 cents. Last time I checked, a dollar equaled about a 105 yen. That was fairly recently. A yen is about a penny, and I expect to see the Japanese currency worth more and more though.
     
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    hmmm how could a racquet cost 31,500 yen and be equivalent to $300 if the exchange rate is 1 yen = $.91 .
     
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  11. Andy Hewitt

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    Yeah what she said...
     
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    It is 111 yen for the US dollar right now, and 91 for Canadian dollar. Looks like I'm gonna need tons of extra cash to survive when I take my trip there :p
     
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    I'm going to Japan for 3 months pretty soon and I hoping only to buy some strings. How much does it cost to buy strings and restring on average? I was guessing for decent strings...$50.
     
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  14. tennis4losers

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    you guys for got tax. And prices "jump" regardless the price here in the US- Imma jap take my word for it
     
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    You can't. Not at a good price.
     
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  16. BreakPoint

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    Hey, look guys, even the Japanese people leave Japan to buy Japanese made goods because it's cheaper outside of Japan. And these are people that have lived in Japan their whole lives, so if they don't know better, I don't know who does.

    Just remember that we here in the U.S. have the cheapest prices for just about everything compared to the rest of the world (e.g., gas, clothes, and yes, tennis racquets and balls), so consider yourselves lucky (those who live here). Thank you market economy and fierce competition!!!
     
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    And thank you US-based Internet sites, for us poor American ex-pats living in Nihon. I refuse, on principle, to pay 50-100% more for a tennis racquet, or any other non-food goods.
     
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    How much are willing to pay for some Kobe beef? :D
     
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  19. tennis4losers

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    if i had $500 for one meal me
     
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    I had it once...in New York! I'm a big eater, so $250 for a 3.5 oz. "steak" doesn't cut it for me!
     
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