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    Heard that N90-III is targeted for being fake just about the time folks was aware about its launching news, I suppose it's due to the famous Lin Dan then, hopefully the other newly launched i.e N50-III, N55-III, N7, N9 are safe bets. I just had a chance to hold a N9, and it looks fine as far as I can tell

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    Quote Originally Posted by awchris@singnet View Post
    Lining N90III fake racket came into my shop for re-string,the same day launched in Singapore.He bought only Singapore dollar $60.With no Halogram on the fennel.At first feel,i know is fake.I have the racket.Racket is too light (even balance)with vibration.The original white grip with zig-zag embossed is not deep enough.More like a 4u racket.For your info,Singapore Lining Racket is one of cheapest.HK Lining rackets has to supply over from Singapore.
    There are different grades of fakes.

    Since he bought it for $60 SGD retail, it must cost around $20 to make the fake, therefore making it a quite low quality fake.

    I have seen some fakes that look and bp feels just like the real thing. UNTIL i flex the shaft and actually playing it after string it up at a high tension. Like you have mentioned, the vibration is quite bad, and I also did not kike the torque that head is twisting when it contact with the shuttle

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    Quote Originally Posted by mms6a View Post
    There are different grades of fakes.

    Since he bought it for $60 SGD retail, it must cost around $20 to make the fake, therefore making it a quite low quality fake.

    I have seen some fakes that look and bp feels just like the real thing. UNTIL i flex the shaft and actually playing it after string it up at a high tension. Like you have mentioned, the vibration is quite bad, and I also did not kike the torque that head is twisting when it contact with the shuttle
    The markup on rackets are very high. Even the original ones most likely only cost 1/4 of MSRP. I'm going based on the price discrepancies for the same model imported vs buying locally. And I'm sure places like MBS, RKEP and others are making money even though they sell at what seems like rock bottom prices even with shipping.
    The manual labour is why most rackets are manufactured where they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha View Post
    The markup on rackets are very high. Even the original ones most likely only cost 1/4 of MSRP. I'm going based on the price discrepancies for the same model imported vs buying locally. And I'm sure places like MBS, RKEP and others are making money even though they sell at what seems like rock bottom prices even with shipping.
    The manual labour is why most rackets are manufactured where they are.
    not as high as one would imagine. I had a surprise when I was shown the distributors price and the retail price a number of years ago. The biggest markup must be from manufacturer to distributor and distributor to retail outlet. Retail to customer is a much higher markup for those big chain stores compared to some specialist badminton shops to customer.

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    It's true from personal experience, the verification stickers are not to be trusted. I bought a Li Ning N90ii online, happily typed in verification code and although code passed, racket is definitely a fake. Terrible spelling mistakes and printing design in the wrong place.

    I just bought a N90iii from a shop in queensway, hopefully queensway qualify as reputable shops!

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    How much did you get it online?

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    Pro's here please give this racket of mine a check,pretty sure it's original(from Lining Thai) but who knows? thanks alot!
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/110767643@N05/

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    http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...408735218.html

    looks pretty good in pictures lol...

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    I've seen some fake Li-Ning racquets as well. Strung a fake N90-II with a messed up colour - was yellow and red and lime green. Wonky stuff!!!I think the best bet is to just buy from an authorized distributor as oppose to buying off someone. I had one scenario where I was walking around the mall and saw 2 people exchanging racquets so I thought they may have been interested in Li-Ning gear. After talking to them for a bit, I found out they were exchanging fake racquets with each other (you can tell by the shotty "fisher price" grommets - hahah thanks Elisha). Tough to really know unless you string racquets or see them on a daily basis!

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