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08-07-2007, 10:43 PM #1
Taipei Twn, where to buy authentic equipment?
visiting Taiwan again, want to buy shoes, and look at authentic yonex racs, where to go that has good selection and trustworthy to be authentic at good prices
08-07-2007, 11:00 PM #2
out of the lists in here, if they are still around, which ones are good?
These 3 seems to be the official dealer for yonex:
08-07-2007, 11:30 PM #3
This is one I usually deal with. However it is in Taichung. Anyway, call those 3 stores and ask if they will match the price with YoYo. #1 is good but might not give you too much discount.
08-07-2007, 11:54 PM #4
The second one in your list is my favourite, it's located near Tse Lin, which is a popular night market and eating place for tourists and locals in Taipei city, so if you are there might as well kill 2 birds with 1 stone!
If the store still operates the way they used to, they also carry quite a wide range of Fleet and Victor rackets, so besides Yonex, you can also view the other brands.
08-08-2007, 11:43 AM #5
When I went to TW 2 yrs ago, I went to #1 and #3. Both offers quite a bit discount as I bought a lot of stuff from each one of them. Personally, I like #1 better, as it's the "flagship" store, which offers more varieties.
08-08-2007, 12:40 PM #6
Agree with LB. However, may be LB was a valume buyer. I could not bargain too much on the string in #1. I bought 5 packs of BG85 lav only. The kid smile and I think he is wondering what the hell was I doing there. In Taiwan, the shop usually does the stringing for you.
08-08-2007, 01:44 PM #7
08-08-2007, 01:57 PM #8
As I said, they were nice. It was about 3 yr ago and I spoke to a young kids. I did see an old guy at the reg. I was there only one time before. As you know, I got my source now...
08-08-2007, 07:57 PM #9
what type of discounts we talking about? 30% is the typical discount only, anyone of these shops offering more?
08-08-2007, 11:03 PM #10
08-13-2007, 11:40 PM #11
The first store and the third store as running by brothers & sisters. The big sister is at the third store while the younger brother is the first store. Both are very reputable in stringing though.
08-14-2007, 01:42 AM #12
If you have time, you might like to check out these shops:
One of my favourite shops besides 松山 and 龍騰虎躍.
There is also a basement outlet at Gong Guan area located at the junction of Roosevelt Road and Xin Sheng South Road.
Located near Macdonalds at Gong Guan area. You may wish to drop by if you are going to 龍騰虎躍 and 文瑞Gong Guan outlet. There are also factory outlets nearby - New Balance, Nike, Adidas etc.
You might like to drop by if you are going to Guang Hua Bazaar. Need to pre-order if you are looking for Yonex rackets/clothing.
Last edited by Sealman; 08-14-2007 at 01:48 AM.
02-09-2008, 10:18 AM #13
02-10-2008, 08:01 PM #14
Is it cheaper in Taiwan thank Hong Kong for Yonex gear (eg. racquet, shoes, bags)? And what if you don't speak mandarin, can the owners speak cantonese or english?
02-10-2008, 11:42 PM #15
If you can print them in chinese, I think most taxi driver should be able to bring you there. Location vise speaking, I think the 1st one is fairly easy to get to, consider the traffic is not too bad over there. The other 2's locations, are in fairly busy street, which can cost u a bit during peak time. Of course, it also depends on where you stay. You can ask the hotel ppl for suggestions.
However, I don't think most of taxi drivers speak english, though. If you prefer english speaking ones, contact the hotel to arrange some higher level limo pickup. Of course, it will be more expensive.
Last edited by LazyBuddy; 02-10-2008 at 11:44 PM.
02-10-2008, 11:46 PM #16
02-11-2008, 01:41 AM #17
uh.....in taiwan....theres a yonex dealer in guang hua sang chang...i think they are reputable...they sold me a racket
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