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Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by bluejeff, Feb 11, 2004.

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    Fake stuff ....
     
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    its fake how? im going to the guys house to take a look at it but can you explain how it's fake?
     
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    first of all, there is no PBSI logo
    second, the bag looks cheap
    third, even though it is SP coded, there is no SP print on the shaft

    lastly and the most fundamental one:
    the cone code makes no sense
    cone code is the date that racket being produced
    it is DD MM Y X CC
    D: day
    M: month
    Y: year (yes only 1 number)
    X: batch or revision number
    CC: 2 area code

    so, let's break down that racket cone code:
    18 69 5 9 SP
    so, this racket is produced day 18, month 69, 2005 for SP distribution
    yup, there is no such thing as month 69.. it makes no sense, so we know it is a fake racket
     
    #3688 Avenger, Apr 28, 2012
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    Thank You Very Much Avenger ^^
     
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    this one should be fine
    the cone code and shaft serials is as expected, and the sources of the racket (central sports) is yonex authorised dealer

    btw, the racket has some marks, which could be from clashes, so buy it at your own risk (actually, add 35 pounds and you can buy a new one + goodies)
     
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    Thank you very much for your swift reply!
     
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    that's what i'm thinking, but you couldn't get away with selling that much stuff and have a 100% rating if they were all fake?
     
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    ebay 100% rating means nothing

    I saw an obvious fake seller that have 100% buyer feedback. most people don't know that they are buying fake racket. they are too ignorant since thinking it is a good bargain

    also, buyer feedback can be manipulated, using bot, they could create hundreds or even thousands new account and used it to rate their seller account
     
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    Wow...thanks for the insight Avenger. I'm kinda glad I enquired here first. I had a look on Mybadmintonshop and they quoted a price of $220AUD for the N90II..that was where I started to get doubts.
     
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    believe it or not, if it's from China, it would be even more expensive
    because in China, their pricing policy: expensive = better quality
    heck, I saw a report from Mintel (as marketing student) that they increase price of beer by 400% in 1 year and people still buy it
    or how zara in China cost you £119 while in UK cost you £109, in Italy cost you £88 (based on same product)

    so yeah, stay away if the price is too good to be true :)
     

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