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how to spot fake yonexes

Discussion in 'Identify Fake Racket (Price/Source/Serial/Photos a' started by sharkboy, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. sharkboy

    sharkboy Regular Member

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    how would you know, is there some missing symbol or something,

    how would I make sure one is real while in the store?
     
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    fake's have "sp" written some where on them
     
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    WRONG. please don't spread mis-information like this.
     
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    not really,
    sp just means its from singapore
     
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    Run a search and you'll find plenty of fake racquet threads and they'll tell you why it is fake. Anyways, fakes usually have bad paint jobs (Messed up logos, not properly aligned etc). Their paint job is usually horrible. Most of them don't have the region code on them:

    http://www.badmintonforum.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7724

    Those are the main ways to spot them. And the price! It's very unlikely you'll find a fake Yonex from North America but if you want to be certain, find a ceritifed Yonex dealer.
     
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    also wrong. please read the FAQ...
     
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    but is there something really obvious that I can spot rigt away while I'm in the store?
     
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    the price.

    if you find a MP100 for US$50 in the store. you should be aware.
     
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    SORRY..I have been mis-lead to believe this
     
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    Oh... I see now, sorry for the troubles
     
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    Oh no..no..no, all fake Yonex racquets have the word "Yonex" written on them with that funny logo on the throat...:D :D :D

    I think that you will be hard pressed to find any fakes available for sale in the N. American market. The chances of fakes are higher in places like the Philippines & Thailand.

    First thing is that if the price is too good to be true, then it is probably a fake.
     
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    I thought that meant it was distributed from singapore to the reast of south/east asia. In that sense, he would be correct.
     
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    Wasn't there a mp200 on ebay awhile ago that fetched for $170 USD?
     
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    Real: serial number cut by laser. Others are etched, pressed or painted on.
     
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    Well the first things you'd look at is price but that doesn't mean you don't look at availability on the website and such :) I'm sure you've all done research on racquets before you bought it so it can't be that hard.

    Yodums
     
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    Buy from reputable stores / personnel. Even though, the price won't be too attractive, but u don't have to keep worrying about getting a piece or rock instead of gem. Also, reputable stores have good services such as re-string, with good discount price.

    Don't think u r lucky today, if u seems "saving" 75% on a Yonex racket, unless it's ur friend doing u a big big favor / trouble (eagerly need $$$ on some new games, and selling his brother/sister's brand new racket... :D )
     
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    when he says "it has SP written somewhere on it" i think he meant beside the musclepower 100 thingy, cause mine does, i think i have a fake... >.<
     
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    your daddy has a beard doesn't mean that all bearded men are your daddy. :D
     
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    true, but after looking at some pics of the mp100, i dont think i have seen one that says "SP" right beside "MusclePower 100"...

    is it possible for a fake to play almost the same as the real one?
     
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