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Arcsaber 008 fake?

Discussion in 'Identify Fake Racket (Price/Source/Serial/Photos a' started by tasmi, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. tasmi

    tasmi Regular Member

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    I just bought this arcsaber 008 and some of my friends are saying it's weird or not real and I wanna know just in case! Thanks!

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    racket model: Yonex Arcsaber 008 (Or is this something else?)
    shaft serial: 6421376
    cone code : 230414CD
    source : "What's Your Racquet and Ski, Calgary Alberta Canada"
    price : $130 CAD
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    My friend's said it was fake cause of how it loooked and how it didn't say where it was made at the bottom of the handle. Here's a few pictures of it. I don't really know what to take pictures of, so I just took a few pictures of whatever I thought looked important:
    http://imageshack.us/g/24/img2567gr.jpg/
     
  2. silentheart

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    Your friend is wrong.
     
  3. tasmi

    tasmi Regular Member

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    So it's real? A few people have told me its too flexible or something too :S
     
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    $130 CAD??? That's almost double what I paid for my 008 almost a year back! It may or may not be an original but it sure is a rip off! Or is it so that rackets are normally double the cost in Canada as compared to Germany??
     
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    Yeah my coach told me AFTER I BOUGHT IT that I overpaid :| But not by THAAT much, maybe $20 or $30 too much?
     
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    May be $10~$20. $130 CAD is about the regular sale price for ARC008 in CAN.
     
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    Well here's the link of the website I bought it from. Its one the more reputed Badminton handlers in Germany.
    http://shop.badmintonversand.de/shop/product_info.php?products_id=2126

    Its price is given as 54.99 Euros which roughly translates to $72 CAD. Whats weird is that I paid 49.50 Euros for the same racket from the same shop last year in April!!! I guess the popularity of 008 just went up!!!;)
     
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    Oh wow that's so much cheaper! But did you have to get it strung and stuff? Cause that costs more, and mine came pre-strung.
     
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    that's also same in UK
    it cost around £50

    http://www.centralsports.co.uk/shop.php?page=yonexd&product=8711

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    bought mine, arcsaber 008T (limited edition) around 2 years ago and cost me around £66 (104.6 CAD) including string NBS95

    the normal one should be cheaper..
    and now they have arcsaber 008DX.. (I really want this one lol..) and it will cost £72 with strings and grips ($114.1 CAD)
    yeah, it's still below your price..

    http://www.directsportseshop.co.uk/Product.aspx?Category=DS_Badminton&Dept=badminton-rackets&Section=yonex-badminton-rackets&ProductID=6699&Name=Yonex+Arcsaber+008DX+Badminton+Racket+(Silver-Red)+&FromSearchPage=No
     
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    Yup, mine came pre strung as well! Although there still are some other websites where you can get it for the same cost with your choice of strings and tension!
     

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