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12-10-2012, 06:18 AM #1
Why is Wise 2086 in Australia so expensive?
So i was looking to get a Wise 2086...
Unfortunately after contacting Wise America they didn't want to send to Australia claiming they already have a distributor here and refereed me to tenniswarehouse Australia.
Email also stated tenniswarehouse has comparable prices as the US...........
So i checked their prices and am shocked to see its selling for $750 without shipping.
As a last resort i am thinking of using US forwarding services which would mean i'll have to pay is 10% of total value + shipping which is no less than $150. That said i would be able to save an estimate of $100.
Would anyone in badmintoncentral know ways of purchasing a Wise 2086 else where? instead of using forwarding services?
12-13-2012, 05:15 AM #2
I too am shocked with the aus price. I guess it's the classic "because they can" excuse . I'm interested to hear others' experience too since I've been wanting the WISE but not willing to pay THAT much more compared to our geographically advantaged friends.
12-14-2012, 08:03 AM #3
Prices are always ridiculous here. Think it might partly be the import duty and taxes as although we have $1000 duty free, it gets pretty pricey for anything above that. I got my Wise from the UK for about $630 (AUD) with delivery.
12-25-2012, 03:53 AM #4
I too wanted to get one, asked if they would ship from US, referred me to the NZ distributor: $1.5kNZD
12-25-2012, 08:29 AM #5
I believe it's all about profits!There's still no way to justify their price similarities "claimed by wise usa" as the price difference is $200-$250 when compared to euro/Asian countries.... Even UK has high tax rates and still cost $550 aud.Final outcome, I got mine from UK and saved at least $100.I could have gone with a cheaper alternative from HK and would have saved $200, but bought my machine from UK, hence bulk shipping.
12-26-2012, 10:16 AM #6
Not being rude to tenniswarehouseAustralia but IMO their goods are seriously overpriced.
Being in Oz I am afraid there are no economically better ways than using a mail forwarding service - unless you have a friend coming down under from the statesr.
I believe even with extra $150 shipping it is worth the hassle to have it shipped from the states. I am thinking of upgrading my stringing machine and am planning to have it shipped from the states (darn, things are so expensive here)
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01-09-2013, 11:13 AM #7
Not sure if Mark and myself both bought the Wise 2086 at the same place but there's the link if anyone needs it or may be of use to them,
Found it too much of a hassle to organise a freight forwarder from the US when the price is virtually the same anyway, so got it from the UK with direct shipping.