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Thread: Real or fake Yonex VT 80?
12-23-2011, 03:34 PM #1
Real or fake Yonex VT 80?
Hi, i was wondering if this yonex VT80 that i got from my friend is real or fake?
Serial number is 7631407
Cone serial is 300602jp
I need to know asap before i buy it off my friend. Thanks
12-23-2011, 08:25 PM #2
Are there any pictures?
12-23-2011, 08:35 PM #3
Shaft (7 digits ) - example : 1234567 ( This number is UNIQUE to each racket)Cone (6 digist + 2 alphabets) - example 110562JP
The first 5 digits show the date of manufacture of the racket.In case of the above example,the racket was manufactured on 11st May, 2006.The meaning of the last digits remains a mystery
what year did VT 80 come out?
12-23-2011, 09:50 PM #4
If it is not, it might be genuine.
From the cone code, racket was produced at 30th June 2010. It seems okay for VT80.
But i don't have any clue to connect cone code & shaft code, some people have the know how to relate shaft & cone code.
My suggestion is to walk around at badminton hall if any people out there have genuine VT80 on hand, you can compare it side to side, up and down.
Where did your friend buy it from? if he can provide original receipt from reputable store, then most probably it is genuine.
If he bought it from Online store or ebay, you need to check the credibility of that particular store or particular ebay username.
12-23-2011, 10:11 PM #5
Take a look at that picture, he said he got it from a cousin from the States.. Pretty sure its from a store somewhere down there
12-23-2011, 10:17 PM #6
When you rotate the shaft, do you see any JP wording ?
For JP Coded racket to enter US market, are either someone bought from Japan, brought back to US then sell it, or from some online store.
12-23-2011, 10:20 PM #7
I'm pretty sure the store shipped them from Japan
12-23-2011, 10:20 PM #8
Is it me or does the part where the cone meets the shaft looks weird?
12-23-2011, 10:28 PM #9
12-23-2011, 10:30 PM #10
How is this one, asking for more pictures from him.
12-23-2011, 10:51 PM #11
The grip looks a little bit weird, but it just me..
JP racket do come with cloth bag...it can be of any color, but usually it is black.
How much did your friend offer you?
12-23-2011, 11:28 PM #12
$150 said he got it for $175 or something like that
12-23-2011, 11:34 PM #13
The Voltric in Canada is going for around 260, where do you live?
12-23-2011, 11:36 PM #14
12-23-2011, 11:47 PM #15
Probably a fake. Where's the coffin-like full cover case that comes with it? And $175 for a JP coded VT80 is too cheap to be real. Look at mybadminstore for how much they charge for a JP racket (around $240 at least). Sounds like your friend bought it from ebay from a guy name Big Show (or something like that). A known fake seller as far as I've read in these forums.Locally at Tad's the racket sells for $200.
12-23-2011, 11:49 PM #16
yeah but he didn't buy from ebay, so i'm going to wait till he sends me the other pictures.
12-23-2011, 11:59 PM #17
Ok here's another tip. The first post on the VT80 thread is in Jan 2011 about shuttlehouse sellimg VT80. That's a 6 month differential for a racket to be produced and sold in Japan. Too long in my opinion. I bought 2 x VT80 CD coded and 1 x VT80 TW coded. All 3 came with the coffin-like case. If your friend doesn't have it...I'd be suspicious.
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