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Armotec 800DF.... Fake or Real ?

Discussion in 'Market Place' started by Amenh24, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Amenh24

    Amenh24 Regular Member

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    Hi everyone, I am new here and wish to share my experience with you.
    I won an Armotec 800 DF and OF on Ebay from "sportsinternational"... 200$CA
    I have yet to leave feedback to seller...
    Here are some pics, fake or real ? Thx for your comments :)
     

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  2. Amenh24

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    Part 2 of Armotec 800DF

    Here's some more pics.
     

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    WOW, the counterfeiter(s) is so good now.
    Without those closeup photos, even i can't tell from 2 ft away.
    Yes, it's a fake LOL :D
    100% certain
     
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    hum.. nice fake... i wonder.. the last pic looks lk a sumwut CSC mayb u got one fake n one real? cause u took mostly pics on nmly one of the rackets
     
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    The PBSI logo is too big and too distorted, and I am certain it's a fake racquet.
     
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    yonex butt cap got number also meh?
     
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    the cover is also..fake o.0 haha
     
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    wrapping too loose, pbsi logo too big, and serial number on the butt cap. definitely 100% fake. nice fake though
     
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    also, the "high modulus graphite+ultimum titatanium" and "ultra light weight/head heay blance/made in japan" lettering are suppose to be in black instead of white (unless my SP version AT800DF is the fake one).
     
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    100% fake.

    it looks like fake manufacturers are getting a better grasp of the meaning of the serial and date code, the date code is in the acceptable range:

    real:

    4828293 220342SP

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=169110&highlight=220342sp#post169110

    fake from radioheady, probably from the same manufacturer:

    4828445 220342SP

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=167626&highlight=220342sp#post167626

    however, this also means that if we see a suspicious racket with 220342SP as the datecode, there is more evidence that it is a fake.
     
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    Was wondering the same thing - my 800DE (Jp) doesn't have it...so I "panicked" for a while there....
    LOL!

    Think this post should be in the equipment forum tho...not marketplace

     
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    I think it could be either in here or equipment forum because we are talking about Fake rackets selling here.
     
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    ITs a fake.. but nice bag though... fakes seems to get better and better each time...
     
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    That just racket sort of confirms that sportsinternational is indeed radioheady2000...
    Both from Hong Kong
    Both has exact same 'quality' fake at800 with serial no - which btw should be a bit slanted.
    Both have lots of rackets to sell. from what i gather radiohaeady has 30 of de and 30 of of to off load. And when radio dissapear, sportsinternational came up..
     
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    Exactly like I said before ;), It is indeed very fishy.
     
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    Definitely a fake, just look at the grip different from those shown below.
     

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    One's man trash an other's treasure

    Thank you all for your comments ! :rolleyes:
    "sportsinternational" is no longer a registered user
    from Ebay so your work has paid off.
    I had the racket strung with bg85/21lbs and it hits good, just dunno what a real one would be.

    I will now jump smash myself to the wall for buying fake Yonex.
    :crying:
     
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    That's awesome, we beat him down :cool:

    You can file a claim and request a partial credit back on eBay (Final price -25) and Yes, I have done it before and it works. You just need to use help link at eBay and it will guide you through.

    This way, you will not be losing too much.
     
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    its original fakes dont have a bag like that
     
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    You need to learn, it's a fake.
     

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