my loot from TW/HK

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  1. kwun

    kwun Administrator

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    I was running short in strings so i ordered a bunch from Asia. this batch are orders from MBS and squashmart.

    10x VS850
    5x NBG98
    10x BG80
    10x BG66UM
    10x BG65
    10x ZM62
    5x ZM67

    and another 2 dozen RKEP G09 grips in pink, green and red. the best of the best...

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    ah, bg80s, still the best around.
     
  3. Andy05

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    Does it not work out cheaper for you to buy the 200M rolls?
    I haven't been to those stores though, I'll go check them out.

    (MBS - My Badminton Store?)
     
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    you have left out this good string BG66M.
     
  5. kwun

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    yes. mbs=mybadmintonstore.com

    reel... seems to be similar in price. and i have to buy more. some of these are partly experimental and not sure if it will sell.
     
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    yes i did. but unfortunately BG66M is really too expensive. most places are importing and resaling from japan and that drives the cost way up. in the end, it is nice to try but not cost effective.
     
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    I can't remember which shop I bought them from but I got a reel of BG66UM from Europe for something like $130 US. I agree that with such good strings around the BG66M is not competitive in pricing enough.

    I think you need more ZM62 though considering how easy they are to break...
     
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    Can't seem to edit my post here so...

    Just remembered that the place I got the 200m reel from was stringers world in the UK. Ended up costing about $95 USD per 200m reel (about $5 per set then).
     
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    agree.

    i have yet to try the BG66M that i got as i haven't have time to break the string on my ARC10s (my test rackets). but given how good ZM62 and BG66UM are right now, the cost of BG66M isn't worth it.

    as for ZM62, i bought a reel last time and still have a few left. this should last me a few months.

    $95 for a reel of BG66UM is very cheap!!
     
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    it is listed at 63 quid per reel right now...
     
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    dam that's pretty good compared to here in canada =P too bad i don't have a stringing machine to experiment with.
     
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    I just bought 2 more reels (1 white, 1 yellow) and after shipping it was around $180 usd. I think I need to find more people to string for...
     
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    link please? maybe i found the wrong store?
     
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    When I changed the currency to USD... I found

    "You are viewing our site with pricing in US Dollars. The prices are for guidance only. You will pay in GBP and the exact exchange rate you receive will depend on your card issuer / Paypal. The prices are displayed including 17.5% UK VAT. If you are outside the EU this will be removed when you checkout and have confirmed the delivery country."

    The string price is $79.38 (Price Ex VAT: ) for 200m reel for BG66UM
     
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    I just ordered 2 reels (1 white, 1 yellow) just like you for GBP113.84 (via Airmail)... thanks for the info !!!
     
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    http://www.stringersworld.co.uk/section/1404/1/bg_66_ultimax

    When you put the string into the cart and choose your location they remove the VAT as stated by sendspacemax. There is about $6.50 in shipping per reel so with the exchange rate of the credit card (which is never as good as the daily spot rate), it ends up being about $90 USD per reel.
     
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    So how much does everything cost you?:D
     
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    an arm.

    and a leg.
     
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    Ooo.... so $4.50 a pop. that's pretty good price.
     
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    Anyone fancy ordering & posting back to me:)

    By the way the VAT should be 20%, not 17.5%. As of January 4th.
     

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