Outlet Stores in bangkok

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by HotShotEd, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. HotShotEd

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    As I'll be heading over to Bangkok, Thailand. Can someone advise me where the outlet stores for Nike, Adidas, etc ... are? Since I have some Nike Sphere Drys that were made in Thailand so I assume they should have discount outlets. Any outlet for tennis rackets as well? Thx in advance.
     
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  2. anirut

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    Hi HotShotEd:

    When are you coming over? Drop me a mail. We have a few TT user community overhere.

    As for Nike & Addidas ... well, I have no idea. There are many big stores for you to try your luck. I usually don't see discount outlets for those shoes. As far as I know, Nike's are now made in Vietnam, aren't they?
     
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    Hey HotShotEd, I live in Bangkok.
    I don't know of any popular racket outlets here but if you go to Siam Pa-ra-gon, but I can assure you that you will not be disappointed when buying rackets because as far as I know, Pa-ra-gon has the biggest selection of rackets. They even have Tecnifibre rackets... You cannot find Tecnifibre rackets anywhere else apart from Pa-ra-gon. I think. Oh, but the downside of racket-buying in Thailand is that all of the new rackets, like the Wilson nBlade, nPro Open and the Yonex RDS 001's and 003's aren't here yet. Not even the sponsored players of which I know of have them. You should also visit Pa-ra-gon for string matters too. They have a large choice there ranging from Wilson and Babolat to Gosen and Tecnifibre.
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    Sorry, guys.
    This stupid typo thingy won't let me put the full name of the shopping centre down. Anirut, you should know of Pa-ra-gon. If you don't understand me, then you should put those 3 short words together and that would spell the name of a popular shopping mall in Bangkok. The downside of the place is that it is damn crowded.
     
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  5. HotShotEd

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    Thx for the info, guys. Is Pa-ra-gon the new shopping mall in Siam? The last time I went it was still under construction. Anyway I'll be here from May 3rd to 6th, from Hong Kong.
     
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  6. Tottoa

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    As Hotshoted said, "Siam Pa-ra-gon" is the place where you can find various tennis equipments, however most of thai tennis player usually bought equipment from their tennis trainer or independent sale who could offer 30-40 % off, so when u arrive thailand just drop emil I wanna help u to see the real tennis world in thailand.


    I just baught brand new babolat apd at 140 us
     
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  7. paulfreda

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    I live here in Bangkok.
    There is a huge sports building across the street from Rahmkanheng University out Soi 71. Near the Hua Mark Stadium. It is called FBT. It is a seven story building with sports equipment on all floors. The tennis dept is outstanding. They will string up a new racquet for you while you wait (30-40 minutes). Pretty much any brand you can think of. They even have a small room with a wall where you can hit with a frame and see how it feels. I highly recommend you take a taxi out there and see for yourself if you have time.

    Siam Pa-ra-gon is an expensive shopping mall, very new. The tennis dept there may fill your needs and it is much more convenient as it is right at the Siam BTS stop.
     
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    Tottoa, you got an APD for 140 USD? Wow. That is a good deal. Did you get that from a sponsorship or from your coach or from someone you know? I know of people who got their nSix-One's for at least 80 USD. Very good deal indeed. And Paulfreda, I forgot about FBT. That is also a good place to get tennis gear. Do they sell Tecnifibre? Sorry, I haven't been there in a long time. And do any of you guys play in the tournaments like the Thai Tennis Magazine tournaments or the Lawn Tennis Association tournaments?
    Cheers
     
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  9. Tottoa

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    FBT -->no technifibre
     
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  10. Tottoa

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    from independent sale
     
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  11. anirut

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    Hey, Tottoa, if you mean the Tecnifibre racket then no. But FBT HAS Technifibre strings. I think they're the importer of the string brand. I may be wrong.
     
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  12. altis

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    Was in Bangkok recently. No offence to the Thais, if you're coming from Hong Kong, I believe racquet prices in Hong Kong are more competitive compared to prices in Bangkok. But its fun window shopping in Bangkok!

    If you're looking for Yonex, there are Yonex showrooms at Seacon Square and Central City Bangna. You can get Yonex racquets, tennis shoes, strings, grips etc.

    There's a Wilson store near National Stadium BTS and Tesco Lotus (a hypermart) if you're looking for Asian versions of Ncodes.

    Adidas and Nike apparels are available at major department stores - Siam P aragon, Emporium and Central Chidlom. You can also check out other brands like Volkl, ZONS, Pro Kennex, Fischers etc.
     
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    I wanna go back home.. but it's darn hot right now.

    We should set up a Bangkok Tennis Tournament for local TT users.
     
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    He is right, hint, better do yr homework while yr in HK, 'sports/tennis shops (not the big HK Dept. stores or sogo), before heading to BKK. In BKK i've only found some limited items frm adidas (thai made gear), nike for asia market all made in prc or viet w/ higher imported goods pricing, so no 'deal' hr.
    No rackets r made in thailand so all rackets r subject to import duty. Hint, HK is a duty free area.
     
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  15. HotShotEd

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    I got my N6.1 Tour 90 USL today from a local pro shop. Strung it with Alu Power Rough on crosses and X-one biphase on Mains ... Hope it plays good.
    I was actually thinking of getting some discounted Nike Sphere Dry shirts from Bangkok and hopefully it's cheaper than here in Hong Kong.
     
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  16. dennis1188

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    Hv u tried the Nike factory outlets (in kowloon side). ask at the main nike shops 4 locations.
     
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  17. HotShotEd

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    No I haven't tried. Can you pls tell me where in Kowloon it may be, rather then me asking the main Nike shops?
     
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    for more info, send me a email at dennis60622@yahoo.com
     
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  19. HotShotEd

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    I'll be leaving for the airport in 6 hrs, I know it's a bit rush to ask, but can anyone tell me which is the closest BTS station to FBT? Many Thanks.
     
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  20. anirut

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    Hi HotShot:

    Hope you check this post when you're in BKK.

    There's no BTS to the FBT Building in Ramkhamhang. Too bad for that. You've got to take the taxi.
     
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  21. jonolau

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    Hi Anirut,

    How far is FBT from The Dusit Thani?
     
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  22. Tottoa

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    HI Jonolau ,
    Estimately, you will take 40 mins by a cap to FBT (Ramkamhang Road) , Have a nice sport shopping day. :)

    HeadMan
     
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  23. Tottoa

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    One more thing, goto 8th floor for tennis gear.
     
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  24. jonolau

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    WOW! 40 mins is a long way ... might rethink going there! I just wanted to walk around to get a feel of the tennis equipment scene in Bangkok, but from what I've seen so far at places such as Super Sports, the prices are very expensive compared to Singapore, and quite limited in range.

    I've also seen quite a few Thais buying racquets at my regular tennis shop here.
     
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    Thanks, Tottoa. By the way, do they carry Volkl gear there? I'm thinking of getting a Volkl 6 pack racquet bag ...
     
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  26. Tottoa

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    Usually, Thai bought their gear from independent sale ....
     
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    Hi guys, I'm back from Bangkok and bought absolutely nothing. I went to FBT and things are not cheap but with great selections though. It's much better off to get stuffs from Hong Kong. There's a promotion going on at Super Sports when I was in Central Chidlom yesterday. An (Asian Ncode 95 or Ncode Tour 90 or Ncode NPS) + 1 case of Wilson Australian Open tennis balls (3X24) only cost 5555Baht. I was really tempted to get the Ncode Tour 90 to use as my backup but was too lazy to bring the case of tennis ball back ... but fot those of you who live in Bangkok, I think this is a great deal!
     
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  28. paulfreda

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    This deal is available at many stores and I actually went for it. Got a backup nCode 6195. But I did not want to chance on the balls so I talked them into giving me 1/2 case of the Dunlop Fort's which I know are good and play with all the time.

    BTW, The Siam Pa-ra-gon tennis dept is very poor. Small selection, not much of a department.
     
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    Talk about the Wilson promotion in Thailand ...

    If you'd like to get a 50% off an nCode model, WITHOUT the 24 cans of balls, let me know.
     
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    Anirut, you seem to be well-connected with the tennis fraternity there!
     
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    I just happened to have run into this guy by accident ...
     
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    It's good fate! You were in the right place at the right time.
     
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  33. gianboy

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    how much would be the the price of Wilson Ntour 105 and N4 Encode?

    Cheers!

    Noel
     
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  34. Tottoa

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    around 7000 Baht (Discount 35 %) --> aournd 4,500 Baht
     
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  35. ericsson

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    hi guys, anyone knows where i can find volkl rackets in bangkok? i will be there in januari. i will be looking for a C 10 pro...
     
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  36. anirut

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    Will see if I can find the C10PRO. mid or mid plus? Email me , please.

    Regs.

    Merry Christmas Everyone!

    (just got back from my Cchirstmas patrty.Sorry for mispellings. I'm drunk ...)
     
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    thanks Anirut, i will be looking for a C10pro 98 sq.inch, it's for a friend of mine. but it has to be 4 1/2 gripsize.

    do they have volkl rackets in FBT, or th emporium? i could have a look there.
     
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  38. anirut

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    Ericsson,

    Finding 4 1/2 in Thailand is like trying to find a needle in the ocean ... 4 3/8 should be possible. And, yes, FBT and Emporium should have Volkl rackets, but I'm not sure about the C10Pro 98 as this is an older model. I plan to visit FBT tomorrow for some leather grip, will find out for you.

    Merry Christmas!
     
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    Thanks a lot man! i guess if the price is good i could always change the pallet to a 4 1/2.

    Merry Christmas.;)
     
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  40. Duzza

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    Anirut, I forgot to tell you. I'm going to Thailand/Bangkok in the June/July break next year. I'm unsure about what racquet I'll be using at that time, but what are the prices like?
     
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  41. paulfreda

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    Duzza
    Prices here are high due to duty taxes. Same is true for computers and many autos, cameras, etc.
    Buy at home and bring it with you.
    Cheers
     
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  42. Duzza

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    Haha OK. Looks like I'll just enjoy the sights.
     
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  43. anirut

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    Ericsson,

    Went to FBT today and found out that there don't seem be any stock of the C10 Pro 98 in the country.

    However, I ran into a regular customer of FBT who has a "good condition, strung once" C10 Pro 98 (per his words) that the pallet has already been changed to 4 1/2. The guy said he stopped using the C10 for sometime and is now using the DNX9.

    I have his number. Would you be interested? Please let me know.

    Best wishes of the season to you all!
     
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  44. ericsson

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    Khop Khun Krap Anirut, can you ask what price we are talking about? does that guy has a mail?
     
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  45. anirut

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    Ericsson, I forgot to let you know the price. He's asking for THB 3,000.
     
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    Anirut, i would be interested if the racket is in very good shape, could he take a picture of it so i have some kind of reference? you can mail me at krismerlot@yahoo.com
     
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    Hi Anirut, I'm in Koh Samui right now and we're planning a one day visit in bangkok (last day) for some shopping (mainly my tennis stuff..). Could you tell us the address to Siam Pa-ra-gon and/ or Central Chidlom? Also, you wouldnt happen to know if they are close to the national airport?
     
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  48. jonolau

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    Hi Janne,

    In case Anirut hasn't seen this email. From my experience, Central Chidlom and Siam Para-gon are in the middle of the city, which is about 45 minutes by taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport, provided there isn't a jam. It could take up to 90 minutes if there is one.

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    Hi Janne & Jon,

    I just got back from dinner.

    Janne, you can just tell the taxi to the places. The only thing is, yes, as Jon said, the places are quite far from the airport and can take a lot of time.

    Could you please be a little specific about what you'd like to have and how much time, precisely, you will have in order to get your stuff. I'll see if I can plan something, like your shopping routes.
     
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  50. ericsson

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    anirut, did you hear something from that guy? does he have a pic?
     
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