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09-15-2004, 08:38 PM #205
From the link, here is the picture in the auction you won.
Please take a picture of the red circle when you get the racquet on your hands so we can look better.
But for now, as what I am looking on the picture, there is no CSC fatty cap on the cone, and that's one of the points that I would say this racquet is not genuine.
Originally Posted by lovelyleese
09-15-2004, 10:25 PM #206
Not sure if my following idea is useable or not:
1. Ask post office employee standing by when u receive the package.
2. Open the package right in front of him/her.
3. Let him/her take CLEAR pictures of the racket, especially the shaft, the handle, the serial #, and the cone (as bluejeff circled). The above area should be cleared showed in the pic such as characters, serial #, etc.
4. Kindly ask him or her to give you written proof as you received this particular racket from the particular seller.(including pictures)
5. If the racket turns out to be a fake, report to Yonex and Ebay with ur written proof from post office. And see if there's anything they can do to reduce ur lost to a minimum.
Best of luck.
Last edited by LazyBuddy; 09-15-2004 at 10:27 PM.
09-16-2004, 02:46 AM #207Originally Posted by lovelyleese
I am also selling Yonex rackets on Ebay hence i am ALWAYS keeping a watch over fake sellers so that racket sellers do not have a bad reputation. First of all, we do not know if its a fake due to picture quality. I suggest you get the contact information and give the seller a call to express your concern. Let him know about this forum as well. I think you will know by talking to the seller. IF its a fake, make sure you get the full refund from the seller. Good Luck!
09-16-2004, 01:22 PM #208
Looks fake to meOriginally Posted by 604badder
I've just picked up the racket from the post office and it really doesn't look good. Although it's certainly a good fake and may even be quite a good racquet, I'm quite certain it is NOT a Yonex Armortec 800
I will take some pictures and post them here (if I can work out how) but from what you are saying, the serial number doesn't make sense, and seems to suggest it was manufactured in the year 2007, although it is etched on rather than painted on.
Also, the distance from the SP is a lot more than 3mm as suggested before.
The detail on the bag is sort of stuck on rather than stitched.
Also, heavy is spelt with a 'U' instead of a 'V' and some of the other lettering is not quite there. I'm sure such an expensive racquet would not have bits of lettering missing.
Finally, the Yonex symbol on the strings looks like it was done with a pot of nail varnish!
Anyway, I'm about to email the seller and tell her how disappointed I am that the racquet is a fake and tell her to return my money, including postage or I will have no option but to report her both to ebay and Yonex. She can only have the racquet back if she gives me back my money.
09-16-2004, 01:36 PM #209Originally Posted by lovelyleese
09-16-2004, 01:59 PM #210
eBay is a place with great selections of things, including some rare stuff.
However, you need to be aware of the fakes and be extra careful in deals.
That's why I started this thread.....too many fakes have wasted too many people's money.
09-16-2004, 02:13 PM #211
there has been some good badminton racket sellers on ebay before, but most of them have disappeared.
nowadays, there are only a couple of regular ones, and the others are usually one time sellers or fake sellers. i say around... 1/3 of the high end Yonex rackets sold there are fakes.
this is quite scary a situation.
09-16-2004, 02:15 PM #212Originally Posted by kwun
09-16-2004, 02:19 PM #213
yeah. it is sad as the penetration of the fakes has destroy a good outlet of badminton rackets.
i did pondor about setting a badminton auction site. but the more i think about it, the more i think it is way more trouble than it is worth.
09-16-2004, 02:22 PM #214Originally Posted by bluejeff
09-16-2004, 05:50 PM #215
Seller's responseOriginally Posted by robinhood47
This is the email I sent to the seller re my fake Armortec 800:
Yes thank you, I have received the racquet but I am extremely disappointed
and angry to see that the racquet is not a genuine Yonex Armortec 800 and is
in fact a fake.
Please return my money, including postage and I will return the racquet to
you in the same condition as received. Once this has happened, the matter
will be closed and I will not need to leave bad feedback.
If you feel unable to do this, I will have no option but to report you to
both Ebay and Yonex. I will also leave negative feedback to alert other
I hope we can settle this in a friendly way.
She has replied with the following:
Very sorry to hear that and very sorry to any inconvenience. Be
honnest, all my rackets from a sports good shop in Singapore. The shop has a
excellent public praise in local.
How do you know the racket is a fake one? Don't be misunderstand, but u
know, I'm not professional badminton player, even don't know discriminating
the authenticity, just for business, and just start business on ebay. If
it's truth, I'm also a victim. Still have 8 rackets there. But this is
one-off business between my supplier and me, no refund for me....
Anyway, I could refund all you money at first, but could u help me to
know the truth? I'm very hurry.
Hope your reply!
Very very sorry about this transcation.
So there we are. I have now pointed her in the direction of this forum and she may be taking a look.
I'll keep you posted.
09-16-2004, 06:08 PM #216Originally Posted by lovelyleese
I should know most of the supplier in Singapore. In fact i will be returning to singapore (home) next sunday. Let me know which shop it is from. I will make sure i report it to the police.
09-16-2004, 06:21 PM #217Originally Posted by robinhood47
LOL microscoping pictures in ebay does nothing LOL
LOL talking to sellers before hand mean nothing LOL
I can post anything i want
I can say anything i want
Last edited by cooler; 09-16-2004 at 06:24 PM.
09-16-2004, 06:28 PM #218Originally Posted by robinhood47
That would be nice
We have to kick those fakes rear hard if possible!
Please make sure to keep us updated!! Good Luck!!
To Rest of people:
Many people step into the business of badminton just because they are told they could make 5X money if they sell racquets. Fake racquets distributors sell those racquets to them at the price $20 each, and told them that if they sell those racquets on the internet, they could sell them at $100 each. This kind of information misleads many people and that's one of the reasons that fakes are everywhere on the internet.
Come on, people, wake up!! Making 5X money without much of effort?? It's just something will not happen in reality. So, if people come to you can want you to sell those fake racquets, please do not follow because you could make a meal ticket at the jail instead of bucket of cash.
09-16-2004, 06:33 PM #219
09-16-2004, 06:51 PM #220
One quick look at the serial number picture on the page below and we can conclusively say it's a fake. The font is even wrong, and the numbers are a thick white instead of the faint laser etching.
FAKE!!!!! Buyer beware. FAKE!!!!!
Originally Posted by bluejeff
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