ridiculous price difference leadtape reel TW an TW Europe

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  1. martin

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    I wanted to order a leadtape reel from tourna but because i live in Europe i want to order it from TW Europe also because of the shipping costs.
    To my surprise the leadtape reel costs at TW international $29.99http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Lead_Tape_Reel_12_inch/descpageUNIQUE-LEADMED.html which is a normal price. But the same reel leadtape costs at TW Europe 71,90 eurohttp://www.tenniswarehouse-europe.com/descpageACUNIQUE-LEADMED.html .

    This doesn't make sense to me. It has to be a mistake!!!

    Can anyone explain??
     
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  2. forthegame

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    Can't explain but do you know anyone who travels between the US and Europe? Might be an option for you.

    Hope TWE will give you a satisfactory answer, best of luck.
     
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  3. Bas

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    Yes, with these prices I would never buy any leadtape reels from tenniswarehouse europe. If I calculated right, the small packages of tourna are +- the same price. How ridiculous is that..
     
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  4. Dave M

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    There are a few oddities, (and of course the different prices depending on what country you want it shipped to before shipping) the TW hoodie is 37 euros or $20 from the US store!
     
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  5. jmverdugo

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    You may want to check the customs taxes for things like lead tape. Also I guess it can be expensive to ship lead, not only because of the weight but because it is lead, I do not know in EU but in some countries just because it says lead the want to charge you with some hazardous materials fees. Anyway, I am just guessing.
     
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  6. NJ1

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    That is a big difference for sure. Verdugo may be correct about the lead/safety point.

    BTW, No price differences are more ridiculous than those of Nike. They try to charge people in the US $135 for a jacket that costs $98 in the UK, among myriad other examples.
     
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  7. scotus

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    You might want to post this question in the TWE section.

    Just yesterday Meaghan got TWE to lower their prices on older Boris Becker racquets to match the TW prices.
     
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  8. martin

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    This was their answer on my question:

    we have found that the increase in price is related to
    importing this particular item.

    Unfortunately, it does cost quite a bit more to bring the Tourna Lead
    Tape Reel into European countries from the United States as opposed to
    ordering them domestically, as we do here.
    _________________________________________________________________

    As you see the price is three times higher because of the importing and they won't do anything about it which means i won't buy this particular item from TWE.
     
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  9. scotus

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    I see. Why don't you check some golf stores or hardware stores to see if you can find lead tape at a cheaper price?
     
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  10. martin

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    I did and the problem has been solved.
     
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