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09-10-2004, 10:54 AM #188Originally Posted by robinhood47
If pics are closer, then I might be able to tell better.
09-10-2004, 08:07 PM #189
09-10-2004, 08:09 PM #190
those serials looks like they have been printed on instead of laser etched on?
09-10-2004, 09:50 PM #191Originally Posted by vienly
Plus their PBSI logo and the weight sticker are all wrong. Wrong size and wrong color.
09-13-2004, 03:27 AM #192Originally Posted by robinhood47
09-13-2004, 02:17 PM #193Originally Posted by JChang04
09-13-2004, 02:24 PM #194Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
09-13-2004, 03:02 PM #195Originally Posted by kwun
By the way, I sold the Team China track suit on ebay for $125 USD. I got one bidder!
09-14-2004, 11:30 AM #196Originally Posted by reaper
09-14-2004, 11:33 AM #197Originally Posted by kwun
09-14-2004, 05:18 PM #198
09-15-2004, 06:42 PM #199
More than likely a fakeOriginally Posted by robinhood47
I'm new here so please go gentle on me!
I bought the above raquet a few days ago and was kindly alerted by the above user (sadly when I had already paid ) that it just might be a fake. It's waiting for me at the post office and I'll pick it up tomorrow but having read the whole of this thread with interest and dread, it certainly looks like I'm going to be unlucky.
I like a good game of badminton and consider myself to be pretty good (although I'm sure you're ALL much better!) but I'm no expert on racquets. I simply searched the internet looking for reviews and discovered that the Yonex Armortec 800 is a pretty excellent racquet so I looked on Ebay to see if I could find one cheaper than the cheapest online source. It certainly did not occur to me that people out there were selling fakes! I suppose it should have done as I'm an experienced Ebay seller and I should have known better.
This seller is quite new to Ebay and has 9 positive feedbacks to date, mostly for badminton racquets. However, when I contacted one of the other buyers, he said that he was not an expert either. He couldn't tell that it was fake but didn't really know what to look for. Much the same as myself. This sellers of fakes are preying on people like me and this other buyer!
When I get the racquet tomorrow I'll let you know what my first impressions are, but I'm not too positive about it, in view of what has been said here. I'll also be taking it to a local racquet shop to ask their opinion.
Don't know what I should do if it turns out it is fake. Any suggestions?
09-15-2004, 06:55 PM #200
When you get the racquet, please post the serial number on it here. We now know what the meaning of the numbers are and that is a good way of beginning the evaluation as to the racquet's "fakeness". A quick search here on serial numbers will enlighten you on that long and thorough discussion.
See if you can feel indentations as you scratch the serial numbers. The real racquet should feel uneven to the touch, while the fake racquet serials are usually painted on, giving a smooth feeling where the numbers are.
I dread the day when the fakes have laser etched serial numbers
09-15-2004, 07:04 PM #201Originally Posted by lovelyleese
i am not too convinced that the racket you bought is inded a fake. the pictures isn't very clear for one, and there are racket bags like that.
but please post detail picture of it when you get the racket, we will be able to identify whether it is a fake or not.
09-15-2004, 07:17 PM #202Originally Posted by kwun
Clearly two separates rackets, yet identical serial numbers, and the same looking racket cover design..
09-15-2004, 07:21 PM #203
correction to my above post..
the serial numbers are not entirely identical..
4828421 - 220342SP
4828424 - 220342SP
Just a one-digit difference.. which means they're probably from the same batch.
09-15-2004, 08:27 PM #204
Sorry to say that it look like the fake shown here:
Based on the SP lettering on the base of shaft, which you can see on the Ebay auction picture. The distance from the beginning of the cone to the P in the SP is only about 3mm in distance (indicated by red line in my SP AT800DF), however, in the fake in the previous fake AT800 post and in Lisa's AT800 from Ebay, looks about 15mm in distance.
Originally Posted by kwun
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