Back in May I started sourcing used equipment from Japan and started selling on Etsy. Then in November I teamed up with Devin at Baduk Club in his mission to bring people together with affordable equipment!
The vintage sets are coming from pawn shops, antique shops, estate sales, and from peer-to-peer sites in Japan. When I find something decent for a good price I buy it, mark it up to cover shipping (and my time), and I consequently have a half-dozen boards and sets of stones and bowls ready to ship from Japan. At the same time, I have another couple bowl and stone sets that are currently in Colorado where I have been refurbishing them.
I’ve learned a lot and have some pretty extensive Care Instructions in case you already have a set but need help taking care of it.
This is as much a labor of love as anything else - we’re not trying to make a living doing this - so you’ll notice that our prices are pretty reasonable. We will have gear to fit any budget, with some very inexpensive club sets coming soon, both for players as well as teachers and organizers. I have done several Custom Orders, so if you see what we have and it’s not what you’re looking for, message me what you’re after and I can give you a quote.
I look forward to your feedback!