I figured that when the Yen started weakening, we’d see ALL Japanese companies start dropping their prices, but it’s pretty much just been YYR.
Sure they’re fine yoyos, I’ve owned a couple Max Bets and Leviathans as well as a Positron, but I definitely don’t think they’re worth what they cost. The only reason I acquired them is thanks to some strategic trading.
I have no doubt in my mind that it is a fantastic YoYo. YYR makes great throws, but a YoYo should not cost that much. Period. I understand titanium cost more to machine, but I know for a fact that it is not more than triple the cost to machine a Ti YoYo. Therefore it should not be triple the price to purchase one.
I agree, the prices are outrageous. Nobody’s telling us to buy them, and if you want a good throw you don’t really have to fork out more than 70 dollars. It’s not the most expensive throw that will get you results, it’s your skill.
This. Let’s face it, many times higher priced throws are of a higher quality. More thought out, nicer looking, unique designs, higher precision and testing. However, throws like the Isotope and 4B are not overly priced. Producers of similar products such as Oxygene hit a similar price range with their bi-metals. Arguably, YYJ puts out bi-metals around the $120 range, but at that point I would believe they have an advantage in the amount being produced compared to other companies.
Now, do you think CLYW prices are just as offensive? Or do you find their high fetching prices more justifiable?