- Sunny Health & Fitness: Quality at low-cost is available from this manufacturer, which is featured by Amazon.com and other retailers. Selections include bicycles, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, steppers, weights, and more!
- Weider Fitness: Featuring affordable free weights, stacked weight systems, and body weight systems (e.g., Power Tower and Ultimate Body Work), this company provides quality which can be obtained low-cost through discount retailers such as Amazon.com.
- Tiashan Sports: Formal gymnastics equipment is available low-cost through the formal supplier to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as an import direct from China. For instance, an Olympic pommel horse, parallel bars, and rings with support frame, plus 3 landing mats, shipping to an Eastern USA seaport, and import tax (approximately 5.5% in the USA), were quoted in February 2015 to be only $13,000. Equipment must be picked up at seaport, or shipped within the USA at additional expense. Importing can be done by any individual in the USA without a business license, just as with a personal trip to a foreign country. However, if the steps above seem too complicated, importing can be arranged with a licensed import agent, who will add a service fee. This fee may be lower than markup at a traditional store, but does add to the cost. Other foreign suppliers can of equipment can be located on the Made-in-China website, and other foreign trade websites.
Synthetic Ice Rinks
- Dzshentong: Synthetic ice, or UHMWPE, is available at ultra low-cost directly from China. An entire Olympic-sized ice rink (100'x200') plus sideboards and shipping to an Eastern USA seaport is approximately $21,280, according to quotes from February 2015!
- Dongbiaoqd: A Tension Fabric Structure is a convenient, energy-efficient building which lets in white ambient light during the day. Ideal for multiple recreational uses, it can house gymnastics equipment, ice rinks, and equestrian arenas at a tiny cost compared to traditional structures. This manufacturer provides buildings at only $6 per square foot, as quoted in August 2015. Additional charges include shipping to a seaport, import tax (approx. 5.5%), within-USA transportation, and setup expenses.
- Qingdao Jinfei Steel Structure Co., Ltd.: Steel pole barns and steel buildings are available for purchase directly from China, at an ultra-low cost of $3.5 to $6 per square foot, plus shipping to a seaport. Remember to add import tax, within-USA transportation, and setup expenses to estimates.
- Taishan Turf: FIFA recommended and FIH approved, this artificial turf can be purchased and shipped low-cost from China, directly from the supplier to the 2008 Beijing Olympics! Suitable for football, hockey, tennis, golf, rugby, and basketball, this turf can also be used for multifunctional sports. Remember to add import tax (approx. 5.5%), within-USA transportation, and setup expenses to estimates.
- Winer Home Portable Spa: Swim spas are affordable, easy alternatives to swimming pools. Small enough to fit into a garage parking space, home addition, greenhouse, shed, or small yard, these swim spas allow convenient exercise against power jets of water. The costs of a swim spa (approximately 16'x7'x4') were quoted at less than $7000 in February 2015 from this company, including shipping costs to an Eastern USA seaport. Remember to add import tax (approx. 5.5%), within-USA transportation, and setup expenses to estimates.
- Qingdao Daison Composite Materials Co., Ltd.: At least two motorhomes were quoted at only $23,000 each, including both large and small models, in August 2015. When calculating cost estimates, remember to add shipping to seaport, import tax, USA/state vehicle inspection costs, and within-USA shipping.
- Shanghai Jouyu Industrial Co., Ltd.: A large motorhome was quoted at only $37,500 in August 2015. When calculating cost estimates, remember to add shipping to seaport, import tax, USA/state vehicle inspection costs, and within-USA shipping.
- Zhejiang Xingmei Electrical Vehicle Co., Ltd.: Compact, efficient travel trailers are available from this company, with a minimum order of three units. When calculating cost estimates, remember to add shipping to seaport, import tax, USA/state trailer inspection costs, and within-USA shipping.