Where to buy a decent yo-yo locally? (Austin, TX)


#1

Hello everyone, I’m new here. I was into yo-yo’s about 10 years ago when I was in high school. I recently bought a $3 Duncan yo-yo at Walmart while on vacation for something to do. I’ve been bit by the bug again and want to get back in the hobby. I was amazed that my muscle memory still remembered how to do “split the atom” even after a decade of not doing it.

As usual with my impatient self, I’d like to buy a decent yo-yo locally instead of having to wait for one to be shipped. Is there a retail chain that sells these? I know HobbyTown sells some, but judging from their website, they are all Yomega. I used to have a YYJ DragonJam and would like to buy something like a Dark Magic (or anything comparable in that price range). Anyone know of a specific place in Austin (or even San Antonio) that sells decent yo-yo’s? Short of calling every hobby shop and toy store I don’t know where else to look. I might just end up doing that tomorrow. Google didn’t return many results for this.

Thanks for any help!


#2

The Texas State Yo-Yo Contest is coming up soon. You should be able to find a yo-yo there if you can go.

http://yoyocontest.com/detail.php?ContestID=172

That’s about all I can find, so buying one online might just be the better bet for getting it sooner.


#3

That’s awesome. I’ll have to see about going to that.

I’m going to keep my eyes open for a place locally. Part of this is because my wife is going out of town for a week starting Tuesday and I’ll need something to occupy my time.


#4

branching on this theme, do any stores sell quality yoyo’s? i mean besides duncan and yomega, i can never find yoyo’s at stores. so besides online and at contests, is thier any, i suppose drivable places, that yoyos can be bought at?


#5

Well, whether or not they are “drivable” will be based on where you live, but there are some.


#6

so what stores sell them. by stores i mean like walmart, target (which do not sell them) type stores


#7

In that case, nope. I hear that they used to have Freehands at WalMart and maybe ToysRUs, but not anymore.


#8

that…stinks :-[


(JonasK) #9

You have no idea how lucky you are. Just make the best out of what you have.


#10

I guess, i’m just frusterated on how downgraded yoyoing is, i mean, i seriouly had no idea yoyo’s were sold any more until i found one on the street, got intrested, and looked it up online!

but your right, i should be more optomistic of what i gots! :wink: