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Thread: Too good to be true?
07-10-2012, 12:10 AM #1
Too good to be true?
Saw this ad on hardwarezone:
23 dollars for Yonex AS-40. But this is imports from China. Too good to be true? Likely to be fake?
07-10-2012, 04:40 AM #2
Sounds kind of fishy to me. What do AS-40s usually cost in your area? Here in Germany they cost around 20€ which is like 31 SGD. You still could meet up with the guy and have a closer look at the tubes and shuttles
07-10-2012, 04:58 AM #3
yup, i had tested the AS 40 from china - guangzhou from a seller and is same as AS 40 which had sunrise sticker, heard from seller he direct take from china and it cost me RM 60 per tube ^_^
07-10-2012, 05:04 AM #4
In SG, the retail shops are selling AS-40 in the higher 30 bucks region - 37 to 40 SGD. Therefore I do think it's very fishy as well. Thanks for the advice! I will meet up and have a closer look at the tubes and shuttles before buying.
It's kind of funny that there's a 'Recommended by China Badminton Association' brand there haha.
07-10-2012, 05:42 AM #5
07-10-2012, 10:35 PM #6
Hi there ..... please see this post that was in the Buy/Sell Forum some time back ....
Just look at the pics posted by the topic starter and see his replies to the queries posted by the members here .... it kinda tells you a lot.
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07-11-2012, 12:29 AM #7
Thanks bro! The thread very conclusive and helpful!
07-11-2012, 01:57 AM #8
Your places are so expensive @___@ I get as-50s here for about $25
07-11-2012, 02:08 AM #9
I highly doubt they're legit. Try buying from a local store in big numbers and get a discount
07-11-2012, 05:29 AM #10
Hi Canti, where are you getting such cheap shuttles? Perhaps I should get my friends in US to buy and ship them over lol.
Thanks Timothy, I feel so much safer dealing with shops. How about going to Queensway shopping centre there and buy from there?
07-11-2012, 06:31 AM #11
I doubt your friend can get them at the same price as me because I don't buy it full retail, I always get discounts from the dealers. However you can still get aeroplane black for a damn good price with a bulk discount.
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