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Thread: How not to buy a fake racket?
01-15-2005, 11:35 AM #1
How not to buy a fake racket?
I'm considering buying a Yonex Armortec 800 Offensive from e-bay. I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on how not to get stung with a fake. (or whether to buy from e-bay at all). The prices that some sellers are offering vary a great deal (£50-£150) if I pay £50 is it probably going to be fake?
If I can the serial numbers first is there a guaranteed way of checking there authenticity?
Any advice would be appreciated.
01-15-2005, 07:58 PM #2
theres dozens of threads regarding this.
first place to look - check the stickies near the top of market place.
there is a large thread that is updated quite frequently.
01-16-2005, 07:51 AM #3
I'm new to the forum and this probably wasn't the best section to post my question.
01-16-2005, 02:31 PM #4
Just buy it from the seller sumai03. His stuff is genuine.
01-16-2005, 06:09 PM #5Originally Posted by Dave18
01-16-2005, 09:59 PM #6
01-16-2005, 10:10 PM #7Originally Posted by JustJon
2. Never think you win the grand prize, by getting some racket as like 25% as it should cost. I am not saying there's absolutely no 0.0001% of chance, but the chance to get a fake and get pissed off could be much larger.
3. The serial number could be a good way to "scare off" some not-yonex-expert fake sellers. However, it's NOT a guranteed way. I can simply copy paste a # (from a real racket) for u, and still mail u the cheap fake one after i get your $$$.
4. Download bluejeff's upated "fake e-bay seller" list, this is at least prevent u from some big fake sellers. However, u still need to pray, not to be a 1st victim of some newbies.
01-16-2005, 10:22 PM #8Originally Posted by JustJon
Another seller in the UK who sells genuine stuff is chockablocka, take a look http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...126926554&rd=1
His stuff is a bit pricy though.
01-18-2005, 12:08 AM #9Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
i scored a steal of a deal on a pair of karakal slti-80's and carlton ab superlites through ebay before.
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