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Daiso $2.80 Everything

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DAISO with its 90,000 lifestyle and novelty gift products opened its first Australian store on Thursday (28-10-2010) in the Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford.

Daiso, the multi-billion dollar Japanese phenomenon, has arrived in Australia. Each and every item in this variety emporium is priced the same – just $2.80.

In Japan its known as the 100 yen store. And I love the 100 yen store just like our $2 shop here except better quality and looks.

In Japan where price, quality and design holds such importance, Daiso is able to established itself as a household name, where Daiso products are indispensible in most Japanese homes.

DAISO | $2.80 Everything
Shop 23, 313 Victoria St Abbotsford Victoria 3067 Australia.
Telephone: (03) 9429 4567

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    I love DAISO!

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    100 yen roughly = AU$1.20. The Japanese have it even better!

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    awesome website!

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      HAHAHAHA - you got me!

      Awesome indeed :-)

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      You don't get a lot for 100 yen.

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    Hope we get one of these in Adelaide, they sound like fun!

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    Yeah!
    W.T.F. are we paying $2.80 for stuff from the 100 Yen store???

    It's better quality than our $2 shops, the Japs seem to have their own factories/quality control in China, but I wouldn't exactly crack a fat. It's still junky/novelty stuff.

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    I love Daiso in Singapore. Things are SG $2 there!

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    love daiso in malaysia its rm5 there! Wished they would come to sydney though

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    Singapore $2.00 = Aussie $1.50
    Malaysia rm $5 = Aussie $1.60

    & Always Y100 in Japan = Aussie$1.20

    So why $2.80 here???

    We are taking it up the pooper.
    Ok, only a couple of bucks at a time, but why?

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      higher overheads and wages here..?

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        Yeah I guess?
        The products no doubt would just ship straight from the factories in China.
        Can't see the wages being much different to Japan though.

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          Japanese wages aren't exactly low.

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      Technically ¥105 due to the 5% sales tax in Japan. They advertise prices ex-GST and tack it on at the register which is somewhat annoying but you get used to it.

      Yes it might be full of novelty products but you will always find a gem or two which really helped me out when I first moved to Japan. I was also surprised to find that there are quite a few things that are actually made in Japan.

      Only problem about bringing these products outside of Japan is the lamentable engrish that they have on the packaging. Surely it's not that difficult to hire a native English speaker to check through the instructions before it is printed?

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        hiring native english speaker will add extra overheads cost - so they try to proofread inhouse - that's why their english is funny!

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          I dunno. With the whole Eikaiwa industry seemingly on the verge of collapse, I am sure you can get some freelance native English speakers to proofread on the cheap. It has been pretty much a buyers market with the glut of teachers since the collapse of Nova, so it shouldn't cost all too much.

          If you really want to extract value out of them, get them to star in some commercials like the Softbank one ;)

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        how do you move to japan?? or even how can?? i would like to know

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      +1
      that's what i thought too

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      Try importing something from China to Australia and you will know why.

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    Please come to Canberra DAISO!!

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    i love Daiso. the hyuku yen shop was my favourite store in Japan. there was a 8 storey Daiso 100 yen shop/departo near my house in Chiba (funabashi).

    awesome.

    I've been waiting for it to come to Australia.

    now if only it would come to Brisbane.

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    Thanks heaps.. I went to Daiso Singapore and impressed. Better quality than reject shop for sure.

    However, is this really a BARGAIN post? (or normal price?) :) +ve from me nevertheless for the info. Cant wait for a visit.

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    I guess it's more expensive here as they have higher wages for the people working in the store and the cost of electricity, rent etc. It is expensive compared to other countries but it is cheap compared to the other shops in Australia. I hope they have a good range in the shop here. And yes, they should open one in Sydney!

    p.s. I find their range and quality much better than the $2 shops.

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      Australian wages aren't higher than Japanese, nor is rent.

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    What a rip off! The exact same items at other Daiso stores in other parts of the world cost significantly less. Do they think we are idiots or what?

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      delivery, GST, overheads, competition lots of different factors

      they should have charged 2 bucks
      dunno why the 80 cents…. makes its annoying with change

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      Ever studied economics?

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    in sydney, there is a japanese store, on clarence street, they sell stuff for 2.5
    very similar to these guys but they are more large scale so muhc more variety

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      where is it exactly?

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        283-285 Clarence St.

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    In Sydney, Bondi Juntion Oxford street mall, there is a $2.5 shop (Toku Toku ya or something like that), where you can get identical Japanese 100yen shop items.
    I only go buy items there only when in emergency - I will get others when I fly to Japan.

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      There is a Tokuya in Melbourne as well. Well, don't know if they're related but there is a store called Tokuya.

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    It is actually a really crap store… there's lke 4 aisles… just a cheapo $2 shop that is actually $2.80 for the Daiso name/logo

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    I went there on opening day and the queue was a mile long. I returned a week later and the shelves looked a little depleted but there was still plenty there. The aisles are very tight in a very small store. I was a bit disappointed though, I was expecting much more in terms of variety and kitsch. Plenty of combs, zippered pencil cases, plastic containers etc. Mostly Chinese crap with Japanese printed packaging. Nothing to get excited about. I wanted to see something like chocolate soft drinks, rhubarb flavoured chewing gum or weird products like they show on the New Inventors :) Unfortunately there was nothing there that you couldn't get at the Reject Shop for $2. I got excited at the concept but until they start stocking some funky unique Japanesey products, I probably won't be back.

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      I can agree with that sentiment. It pales in comparison with the ones in Japan. The local Daiso near where I used to stay in Japan was roughly 10 times bigger, with a lot more on offer. I particularly liked the food section where they had quite a selection (like my favourite Royal Milk Tea).

      I just hope they open a larger store somewhere in the suburbs where rent would be cheaper (but knowing Melb, it won't be that much cheaper)

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        no shops are better than 100 yen shops in Japan, - Daiso, Silk, CanDo, QQ shop etc etc. they are all fantastic and great even just to drop in and browse what they got. But thinking about they are mostly made in China (some are made in japan) and imported to Japan, why can't we (or any one of them) establish same valued item shop here??

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          That's due to the reasons aforementioned above.

          Duties, shipping costs, astronomical rents, high wages. It all adds up.

          Why it can be 100 yen in Japan is because their market is massive and can enjoy from economies of scale. Rent is still relatively expensive, but is nowhere near the record highs during the bubble economy 20 years ago. It also helps that wages are so very low. I remember a part time job advertisement at the local Lawsons for just 880 yen per hour. That's considered below minimum wage here in Australia.

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    none of these in QLD i take it?

    also is the website going to ever be fixed?

  • +1 vote

    This is a deal?

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