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Thread: Going to Vancouver
05-03-2005, 11:55 AM #1
Going to Vancouver
I will be visiting Vancouver soon,
where is a good place to buy badminton related stuff?
I need new raqckets - would the stores be cheaper than online stores?
05-03-2005, 12:14 PM #2
Try the search for abbies sporting goods, Tad's, and Racquets and Runners in vancouver. Those threads will give you a good lead.
05-03-2005, 01:16 PM #3
also try Clear One and Sports Expert/Sports Mart..sometimes they have discontinued models from name brands. Good luck
05-03-2005, 02:52 PM #4
You're buying badminton related stuff in Canada? Isn't it cheaper back home?
05-03-2005, 03:01 PM #5
As others have posted. You have Impluse Sports at Aberdeen Mall in Richmond, the various Sports Chek/Sports Mart, ClearOne Badminton Centre, the Hovel at the Vancouver Racquets Club, Abbies on Main/33rd, Tad's on Granville/72nd.
Give us a shout when you are here and we can help out more. BTW, if you interested in trying non-Yonex stuff, then Tad's probably have the best selection. You can also get SOTX stuff too (limited selection).
05-03-2005, 03:08 PM #6
Where I live, there isnt any place to buy racquets or restring...
btw, I am unfamiliar with Vancouver, which shop would be closest to Port Coquitlam?
mm... off the topic, any good chinese/taiwanese restaurants in Vancouver anyone here can recommend that I must visit?
05-03-2005, 03:22 PM #7Originally Posted by janeadai
05-03-2005, 03:29 PM #8
Almost all of them are nowhere near Port Coquitlam. Maybe there's a Sport Mart or Sport Chek around there somewhere, but don't bother if you're looking for high end stuff.
Originally Posted by janeadai
05-03-2005, 04:06 PM #9Originally Posted by wood_22_chuck
05-03-2005, 04:08 PM #10Originally Posted by janeadai
05-03-2005, 04:55 PM #11
If you're a visitor, you can claim back the 7% PST tax. There're outlets in the Pacific Mall downtown, somewhere in Eaton's. I think you have to bring the goods there to show them plus the receipts.
05-03-2005, 05:09 PM #12Originally Posted by wood_22_chuck
05-04-2005, 01:06 PM #13Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
05-04-2005, 04:16 PM #14Originally Posted by janeadai
Most of them carry top brands like Yonex, Gosen, BK, Winex, Victor, etc. You might want to consider compare the price case by case.
05-04-2005, 04:54 PM #15
Here's the restaurant name/loc:
05-18-2005, 03:27 PM #16
Do you guys know where I can get Yonex Jersey ? I have been to Tadz but no luck
05-18-2005, 05:11 PM #17
I've seen some in the sporting goods store in Crystal Mall in Burnaby. I don't recall the exact prices but they are expensive -- maybe the higher end shirts.
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