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Purchasing a new board in Tokyo in February

Am intending to purchase a new board in Tokyo next february however im not sure what the stock or prices would be like

Anyone have any experience purchasing a board around this time? The brands im looking at are

K2 (WWW, Raygun)
Never Summer (Evo)
Rome (Garage Rocker, Factory Rocker, Reverb Rocker)
Ride (Crook)
Rossignol (Taipan, Trickstick)
Gnu (Street Series)
Burton (Nug Flying V)

And will be intending to pay no more than RRP

I looked at some of the japanese websites and their prices were ridiculous some were multiples of the RRP
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my guess is tokyo is one of the most expensive places you can buy a snowboard in the whole world.

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Mate I was in Ochanomizu which is like disneyland for snowboard shops in the off season, empty shops with 4 or 5 too cool for skool staffers smoking out the front.
They are paying sky high rent and employing way too many people. The prices are fucking sky high.

If you must buy in japan you are better off out of tokyo, where are you going to be riding in japan and where do you live?
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will confirm that it is obscenely expensive to buy in Tokyo... saw prices that were roughly 50% or more above online shop prices.

will also confirm that it is like disneyland for snowboard shops. they seriously have anything and everything and in mass quantities as well.

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Mate I was in Ochanomizu which is like disneyland for snowboard shops in the off season, empty shops with 4 or 5 too cool for skool staffers smoking out the front.
They are paying sky high rent and employing way too many people. The prices are fucking sky high.

If you must buy in japan you are better off out of tokyo, where are you going to be riding in japan and where do you live?
I live in Singapore and I intend to snowboard in Hakuba

The postage forwarding companies were gonna charge shitloads to forward a snowboard from US stores but it sounds like Tokyo is even more expensive
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It will be cheaper to buy on sale from the states now and have it shipped IMO.
There are also a few big sports stores in nagano city if you can get there, sports depot and xebio super sports. They have lots of stock and probably cheaper than tokyo.
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It will be cheaper to buy on sale from the states now and have it shipped IMO.
There are also a few big sports stores in nagano city if you can get there, sports depot and xebio super sports. They have lots of stock and probably cheaper than tokyo.
The shipping forwarding company is $150 to ship a board

We have to go via Nagano on the way, are those stores likely to stock those boards at a decent price?
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The shipping forwarding company is $150 to ship a board

We have to go via Nagano on the way, are those stores likely to stock those boards at a decent price?
They have heaps of stock but I cant say they will have specific boards lol.
What dates are you going? Ill be there from early december so if I get the chance I can have a look for you
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They have heaps of stock but I cant say they will have specific boards lol.
What dates are you going? Ill be there from early december so if I get the chance I can have a look for you
Thats ok we just bought the board from evo.com instead

The reverb rocker was only $254 which is around retail with shipping
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Good deal. My last board was bought from the US as well (got one of my American friends to bring it over for me). Though despite being so expensive to buy boards, past season models and factory sales do happen a lot. Plus the auction sites often sell stuff WAAAAYY cheaper than retail, and even sometimes US prices.
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