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Fake Rackets Ebay Auction Watch

Discussion in 'Market Place' started by bluejeff, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. bluejeff

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    These auctions I think are very suspicious:

    Yellow lettering on the case? weird
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3653034104&category=2919

    Fake case, no MP grommet strip, and its subtitle is weird ,too
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3653531442&category=2919

    Very Nice Try! :D MP-631TI??? The number is like the sum of all MP series rackets!:D
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3653531325&category=2919

    Please be careful about these auctions:)

    PS:Kwun, I think I am going to keep on updating the suspicious auctions in this thread. What do you think?
     
  2. Winex West Can

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    First one is definitely fake. Real Yonex bags do not have the model number on the case.

    Second one, case look okay although colour is probably wrong but the lack of a grommet strip is a definite give away.

    Third one ... HAHAHAHA!

    Not only that, the seller also provide a link to Yonex US web page. Good luck finding that model on the web site. Strangely, there are people bidding on these items!
     
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    Re: Re: Fake Rackets Ebay Auction Watch

    Well, he can claim this one is an "over sea" model. lol... How he come up with such a weired model #...
     
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    3rd one. anyone managed to read the text on the shaft? something like Supreme Amor 631Ti.

    the seller for racket #2 and #3 are the same person. so #3 discredited #2. #3 also have a simlar racket case as #1.

    nice find bluejeff. good to be cautious when dealing with ebay auctions...
     
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    The seller for #2 and #3 has good record. Don't know what he's thinking to throw away his reputation for laughs.
     
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    I believe it says "Supreme Arch 631Ti", whatever that means!
     
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    scary alternative situation: he's always been selling fakes but no one's every complained! :eek:
     
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    The second racket, MP99SP, is a fake. No doubt. I've strung 3 exact same rackets here in Australia so far and each and every owner is quite annoyed to find their rackets are not the real thing.

    The dead give away part is the side decal where "UltimumTi - power transfer technology" sits in relation with the grommet. The real Yonex rackets I have strung have decals just clear of the 12th grommet. Fake ones have decals either far off or overlapping the same said grommet, as less care is taken when applying in the factory.

    Why do I know this? Had a huge debate with others when fake MP99s started to show up in Oz shores so have gone thru with many MP99s with a microscope...

    Also the grommet in MP90/99s are square slim type not the normal round ones.

    Ok I admit we were geeks! :rolleyes:
     
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    In his description, he claims that he bought the racquets a few months ago. Seems like he mostly sells other stuff other than badminton racquets so he might not even know how to tell the difference from fake or real.

    Has anyone emailed him telling him that those are fakes?
     
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    Bluejeff,

    Hey! On your last post... the last 2 items (ebay 3653531442 & 3653531325) are my auctions on eBay. Someone on eBay directed me to this forum. I am not a pro seller of racquets... just happen to have 2 which my brother purchased and gave to me as Christmas gifts... I don't play Badminton so am selling them.

    The 2 racquets were purchased in Taiwan around Sept 03 in a "LEGIT" badminton & Tennis Racquet store. This store has been around for more than 20 years and a lot fo people shop there. I really believe these are not fakes... would it even make sense/profit to produce fake racquets??? Is there that many out there??

    Anyway... please educate me and tell me why my racquets are fakes. If these are truly fakes... I will stop the auction and have my brother bring these racquets back to Taiwan to the store and demand an explination.... and a refund!

    If you want more detailed pics... I'll gladly provide them.... just tell me what angle and which part of the racquet you would like to see.

    Please help me confirm these are or are not fakes.

    Thanks!

    Ken Wu
     
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    Hi Ken, thanks for showing up in BadmintonForum.

    the community in BF have seen many fake rackets and over time, we have seen many of them to be able to spot the reals from fakes.

    on the 3rd racket. a Yonex MP-631Ti just doesn't exist. it is a model that Yonex has never made before. that alone tells us that they are fake.

    for the mp99, read ayl's post above...
     
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    1. Those two rackets are really Fake rackets; I am not kidding.
    2. I am from Taiwan, too. Where is that shop?
    3. The retail for a real MP-99 ranges from US $150~200. Now you see why people would make fake MP-99.
    4. Selling Fakes on ebay would give you a legal problem and it's a good idea to stop the auctions. Last time, I was dealing with a fake racket seller(kevinXXX) resided in L.A. and I had Yonex-USA chasing after him.
     
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    NO Yonex rackets in Taiwan has "SP" on the shaft.
    So, they are not made in Taiwan and I really wonder where they originally from.
     
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    Yeah and the cone on the handle is the wrong design and graphics too.....Sorry the MP99 doesn't look real, like Bluejeff said....
     
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    Hey heating,

    I don't see the red color on the frame of the Ti-10. Maybe the picture is too dark and it doesnt show the red color. I also don't see the serial number on the handle, or maybe it is normal...

    It would be cool if its a real tough...
     
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    Ken,
    Welcome to the forum. Yes, the two racquets that you have up on auction are fakes! There no doubts about it. If you want more confirmation, check out the Yonex Badminton catalogue and you will see the grommet strip on the bottom half of the head frame on the real MP99.

    Another way to tell are the serial numbers on the shaft/cone. Yonex engrave the numbers using laser (so you should be able to feel the ridges) whereas the fakes are painted on.

     

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