Originally Posted by mmk
I was shocked at the price of balls the first time I was in Oz. Shipping costs have to be lower since you are much closer to the factories than we are here in the States. On the other hand, prices for most things are higher there than here. Part of it of course is your GST, but it seems to me that a larger part is collusion by importers. I know that Costco opened a store or two there over the last year, have you checked to see if they carry balls? I saw open stock Yonex balls in a bin at Rebel Sport for 0.99 each in March, but I don't know if they were meant to be pressureless, and what quality they are. Factor in higher racquet prices there, and almost no free public courts (we have tons), I'm surprised at the number of people who do play tennis there.
WHAT?! You guys have free courts. Whoah. Yeah here almost all courts cost $20 an hour or something.