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How do I spot a fake

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by Warriec, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Warriec

    Warriec Regular Member

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    I have been playing badminton for a few years and today I purchased some racquets for cheap.

    2 x Armotec 700
    1 x nanospeed 8400
    1 x nanospeed 50000

    how doi i know its the real thing. it says its made in japan
     
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    if it is new and it is really cheap, like less than 50% of retail price, then most likely they are fake.
     
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    oh, and of course, nanospeed 8400 and nanospeed 50000 are not models from Yonex. so they have to be fake.
     
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    What should the price be. How do I spot a fake.
     
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    There are lots of posts in the the forums about how to spot fakes you can research this up. As for pricing, go to a Yonex authorized dealer (either online store or shop) and look at their prices.
     
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    I am going thru the yonex web page & came across the article how to spot a fake.

    i am convinced that tha nanospeed 8400 & 50000 are fake but the armotec looks like the real deal. the engraved serial # & the correct logo
     
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    did they come from the same dealer? who is this dealer? how much did they cost you?
     
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    Warriec,

    Can you provide us a picture of those rackets you have please.
     
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    fake? do not buy it in a hurry cause it is super cheap. scout around, check around stores the same exact model. any difference of cosmetic etc... just never do greedy.
     
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    USD 20 a piece for the armotec 700, here are the pics
     
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    i think u had answered your own question
     
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    My armotec 700 pictures
     
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    my pics of my armotec
     

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    It looks too real and the logos and the markings are real.
     

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    racket born on 30th day, 17th month, year 2002?
     
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    "racket born on 30th day, 17th month, year 2002?"

    ????
     
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    yeah, its counterfeit. the font for the date code is wrong too.
     
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    The serial # is engraved too. The logo is correct too.

    Does any one know who manufacture these fakes. There is a rumour that its done by an authorised dealer. Sorry, I cannot mention the dealer for my own safety but most players knows the source and is fully aware of it.
     
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    Yeah too counterfeit. The pictures speak for itself.
     
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    Both the engrave and serials are incorrect just by looking at the picture (look at the fine details). The engrave also does not look like a laser engrave either.
     

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