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The Li Ning racket is fake?

Discussion in 'Identify Fake Racket (Price/Source/Serial/Photos a' started by sunny110, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. sunny110

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    for a potential price of $35/racket........

    for sure a fake. we don't even need to look at anything else.
     
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    Just look at the price you will be able to determine?
     
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    always. price is the very first factor in determining fakeness.

    how much is a new one? around US$200. the wholesale is around $120 or so if i remember correctly. how on earth do they get $35?

    in fact, on the streets of China, you can probably find these fakes ones for around US$10.
     
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    and also, again DHgate is SOURCE of FAKES
    alibaba express also one of them
    if you want to buy a genuine racket go for trusted seller

    I would suggest http://mybadmintonstore.com/ if you want to buy a racket
     
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    I saw Li Ning's official website about the racket for sale $ 70, then they will certainly be lower than the wholesale price $ 70
     
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    where? can you provide a link?
     
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    according to the website, the LiNing N50 is ¥1,504.00 which is around US$232. am i missing something?
     
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    no,I just said other models.
     
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    well, you cannot compare a Porsche with a Civic... ;)
     
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    ok i know.
    So in addition to price what we can to identify the authenticity of it?
     
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    where you buy it from.

    which in this case, is dhgate which is full of fake items.

    similarly applies for alibaba and ebay. full of fake stuff. buy at your own risk.

    if you want to get real stuff, you need to pay the proper price at reputable dealers.
     
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    That is, only to the store to buy is safe?
     
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    you can buy it online, but remember to buy it from reputable website..
    one of them is http://mybadmintonstore.com/

    or Eric squash_mart in Ebay (one of few trusted sellers in Ebay)

    of course, don't expect N-90 for $30..


    and I would not go for li-ning
    they just came out of nowhere, sponsoring China squad, and then charge their racket HIGHER than Yonex
    they don't have history (Yonex is pretty long, at least 50 years), only by sponsoring China national squad and they think they can charge higher than Yonex?
     
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    Li nings have verification codes to help identify fakes. The paint job apparently looks different on the fakes and the bottom cap is apparently a sticker that looks like carbon on the fakes.

    Also, li ning didn't come out of nowhere, they acquired kason first to build on there badminton racquets but yes they are pretty expensive.
     
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    so,they expensive has there reason?
     
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    No offense but it's not like Kason is considered one of the best badminton manufacturers out there so your point, while technically true, adds little value to the argument. Li-Ning is taking rackets from a second tier manufacturer, putting on a new paint job, and selling them for twice the price. Great marketing but poor rackets (having strung more than a few).

    The last N50 I strung showed the string pulling through a grommet, never strung over 25 lbs.
     
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    To give Li-Ning the image of premium brand like Nike, Adidas, Yonex ...
     
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    Im not sure how you stringed it but i strung my N55 II at 25 lbs.
     

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