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Thread: *New! Adidas Badminton
10-03-2013, 02:33 PM #1599
Yeah Li-Ning prices are usually lower than Yonex now. Their most expensive rackets cost like 220$ while Yonex has at least one new 240$ racket per year.
10-03-2013, 02:45 PM #1600
In the beginning, all N-series rackets were level with Yonex prices (150€). About a year later, everything dropped, and a couple months later than that, the N90 and N90II went up again. Now the N90/N90II are pretty expensive mostly (ranging from 150 to 180€) while the other stuff is between 110 and 130 in most shops. Yonex is consistently at 160€ with new top-of-the-line models now, while Victor is kinda inconsistent - the Bs LYD cost 135 on release, while the whole Meteor series was stupidly expensive (170-190€, depending on the shop and model). Imop Victor is getting worse in Germany, customer service is declining to the point where I didn't get any replies to my last 3 mails, and prices vary with some stuff being ridiculously expensive. SH9000 are an example, they cost 130€ in most shops, whereas Yonex' new models usually start at 100-110, and are FAR more easily available (I ordered my last pair of 9000s from Asia because here, I would've had to wait another 6-9 months, and when they got here, Victor tried to get customs to confiscate them claiming they were fake).
10-03-2013, 02:49 PM #1601
I do really want to give these racquets a try.
Mainly the APP and Adizero Pro since they're available in Western Canada.
Will have to see when they're available at the local shop
10-03-2013, 02:53 PM #1602
10-03-2013, 02:58 PM #1603
Ah yes, sorry. I meant loaner/demo racquets lol.
They're currently out right now I believe..
10-03-2013, 03:28 PM #1604
Victor as a brand may not have been popular as a brand in countries where badminton isn't as competitive until their Korean sponsorship but they were definitely known in "badminton" countries....
10-03-2013, 03:50 PM #1605
let's take MBS' price http://www.mybadmintonstore.com/shop/ :
N-90: $218 (discounted to $185 for now)
N-70II: $199 (discounted $179)
N-30: $199 (discounted at $179)
N-50II:$215 (discounted at $185)
adipower force / duoforce: $192
adipower pro: $185
adipower zero: $185Precision 88: $195
Nanoray 700FX / RP: $185
Nanoray 800: $195
Nanoray Z-speed: $199.95
arcsaber 10: $189
arcsaber 11: $192
arcsaber 7 / 9: $175
arcsaber FB: $187
arcsaber Islash: $169
MX80: $162 (yes their high end)
Mx JJS: $169
BS 12L / LYD / LHI: $162
see and compare why people said li-ning is so expensive (not including discounted price)
plus in Indonesia, Li-ning is more expensive than most of Yonex and victor
*not saying that MBS reflect 100% real market price, it is different from one and another, but MBS is a store in Hongkong where there is no tax, it should be more accurate than taking USA or UK website with their heavy taxes and mark up.
Last edited by Avenger; 10-03-2013 at 03:53 PM.
10-03-2013, 03:52 PM #1606
MBS prices are inflated to take into account their free shipping. So imagine what the actual prices would be if shipping wasn't built it!
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10-03-2013, 04:29 PM #1607
The reason it is that way (I think) is that Li-Ning's pricing policy are way more strict than Yonex's and the reason it works, is because the market accepts it.
MBS sells way under the minimum sale price that Yonex is trying to enforce, while they respect Li-Ning's minimum sale price. If no one would buy Li-Ning products at those prices, then stores would stop respecting their minimum sale prices and they'd have to lower them.
MBS probably buys their Li-Ning equipment for way cheaper than they buy their Yonex equipment...
10-03-2013, 04:54 PM #1608
Just had my first two hour training session with the APP.
There are some real power in that baby. Already looking forward to my next session with it.
10-03-2013, 07:00 PM #1609
Dang it, I'm so tempted to get an APP after trying out a fellow player's racket 2 days ago.
Was at the store today and measured 4 APP. Owner tells me that's all he's got left as he sold 15 in past 2 wks! But he's got more ordered coming next wk. Phew.
Head wt / Dry wt
37.5 / 86.4
37.5 / 86.5
37.9 / 87.7
38.2 / 88.4
The first 2 would be perfect for me. Argh! I can't justify getting another racket so soon.
10-03-2013, 07:03 PM #1610
Get it. Lol. Is it the black with red or the red with black?
10-03-2013, 07:10 PM #1611
There's different versions? This one is predominantly black with some red accents.
10-03-2013, 07:12 PM #1612
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10-03-2013, 11:54 PM #1613
10-04-2013, 12:11 AM #1614
Recently Li-ning launched their 3rd generation N series with cheaper price than previous generations.
For me, the price of high-end rackets I got from both brands are more comparable now.
10-04-2013, 12:24 AM #1615