Saturday, 30 April 2011

Just some advice

I'm not sure what this particular situation is like around the rest of the world, but ever since i have moved to Australia i have never been able to get over how expensive all the sports gear is "down under."

As i've said before, my dad and I are both very keen on sport and we both play a lot of tennis, so every now and then we need to buy some more stuff, and we look in all the renowned Australian sports shops (Rebel Sport, Nike/Adidas/any other sports brand shops) and we are still just amazed by how expensive it all is. For example one pair of Adidas Barricade's are $199 at Rebel Sport. So my dad and I thought about it, and we did realize a way around this. 



We shopped on the internet, buying gear from shops in America (Tennis Warehouse etc). Now Tennis Warehouse charges a minimum shipping fee of $40 (US) for any item you buy, but get this, if you buy two items they only charge an extra $6 or so depending on where you live (which ads up to $46).

SO THIS IS MY ADVICE!!!
BUY IN BULK FROM OVERSEAS AND IT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY! (especially for you Australians)

So in the end my dad and I bought:
2 x pairs of shoes (one pair was $69 the other $105)
6 x tennis shirts (about $40 each)
30 x overgrips ($29)
1 x tracksuit  ($100)
10 x socks  ($7 each)
 and with the amount of stuff we bought, the shipping only ended up being about ($70)


And all the items were either Adidas or Nike, not some unknown piece of....... you get my idea.

N.B YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUY A LOT OF 1 ITEM
you can buy 1 pair of shoes, a few shirts, 1 of this, 1 of that and so on.
So instead of buying one thing from America, buy 10, 20 ,30 ,50 things or whatever.


This might not be the same for other things, i don't know.
Hope this was useful

From the one and only
HAZA

13 comments:

  1. It must be real expensive over there to shell out that for shipping

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  2. Trust me, you have no idea. $200 for shoes $70/80 for shirts, $150-170 for tracksuits, its just ridiculous

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  3. oh and its also $15 for 3 overgrips. 3!!!!

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  4. actually on hindsight shirts can range from $70 - $120 in Australia

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  5. deep and meaningful, Hazza... I like it!!!!

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