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    Question COUNTERFEIT Yonex at SPORTCHEK

    So, today I was near a SportChek and when I looked at the badminton racket area there was a Nanoray 700RP.

    I could tell it was a counterfeit because of many things.
    Some of them are;

    Grainy buttcap
    The racket has misplaced many things in the design.
    Extra spot after YONEX on the handle
    Shrink wrap not very tight
    Fake codes
    Shaft looks lighter
    Bad Grommets
    Incorrect string tension
    Nanoscience did not have the red on symbol. Only white ( forgot to take picture )

    Also the shaft seemed a bit thicket.

    I'm having trouble with pictures. I'll see if I can figure it out later.
    Until then, here is link with picture that show it.
    There is one picture to show that I was in SportChek and one to show what the CH on shaft should have been.

    http://imgur.com/UuLUT4V,D4ouFBZ,1pP...DAON,PFRZ8U8#0

    Serial Numbers
    5199579
    168000CH

    lol 80 Month, 0 in last spot, and code doesn't match

    The final question is, since SportChek is an authorized dealer, why is there a counterfeit racket with CH code?

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    that's a good question...

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    If this is true, it amounts to fraud.
    Could you not take it up with the staff at SportChek?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecko_lemons View Post
    So, today I was near a SportChek and when I looked at the badminton racket area there was a Nanoray 700RP.

    I could tell it was a counterfeit because of many things.
    Some of them are;

    Grainy buttcap
    The racket has misplaced many things in the design.
    Extra spot after YONEX on the handle
    Shrink wrap not very tight
    Fake codes
    Shaft looks lighter
    Bad Grommets
    Incorrect string tension
    Nanoscience did not have the red on symbol. Only white ( forgot to take picture )

    Also the shaft seemed a bit thicket.

    I'm having trouble with pictures. I'll see if I can figure it out later.
    Until then, here is link with picture that show it.
    There is one picture to show that I was in SportChek and one to show what the CH on shaft should have been.

    http://imgur.com/UuLUT4V,D4ouFBZ,1pP...DAON,PFRZ8U8#0

    Serial Numbers
    5199579
    168000CH

    lol 80 Month, 0 in last spot, and code doesn't match

    The final question is, since SportChek is an authorized dealer, why is there a counterfeit racket with CH code?
    Wow this is quite shocking.... Maybe someone tried to get them in trouble by placing a fake racquet on the racks?..., are they anymore fakes or is that the only fake?, did you talk to the people who we're working there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exert View Post
    Wow this is quite shocking.... Maybe someone tried to get them in trouble by placing a fake racquet on the racks?..., are they anymore fakes or is that the only fake?, did you talk to the people who we're working there?
    From what I seen, that was the only fake. My mom was in a rush to get things done so I didn't ask the staff because we had to go.

    I really wonder what happened though :i

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecko_lemons View Post
    From what I seen, that was the only fake. My mom was in a rush to get things done so I didn't ask the staff because we had to go.

    I really wonder what happened though :i
    Never mind you're in Calgary as I am referring to your authenticity code sources, was it from a mall? Sunridge mall? Marlborough? Chinook? Market? Cross iron? I'm in Calgary as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by gecko_lemons View Post
    From what I seen, that was the only fake. My mom was in a rush to get things done so I didn't ask the staff because we had to go.

    I really wonder what happened though :i
    Okay I found a clue kinda... Sports chek has this lock thing on the shaft to prevent theft I'm pretty sure, this one does not have a lock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exert View Post
    Never mind you're in Calgary as I am referring to your authenticity code sources, was it from a mall? Sunridge mall? Marlborough? Chinook? Market? Cross iron? I'm in Calgary as well
    Yeah I'm in Calgary c:
    Should Be the Beacon Hill SportChek according to my mom :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exert View Post
    Okay I found a clue kinda... Sports chek has this lock thing on the shaft to prevent theft I'm pretty sure, this one does not have a lock.
    This one did have a lock...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecko_lemons View Post
    This one did have a lock...
    Oh.... Did not see that... The locks are different at the sportschek I go to :0 sorry my mistake!. What centres do you play badminton at? :3 maybe we could play together? (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exert View Post
    Oh.... Did not see that... The locks are different at the sportschek I go to :0 sorry my mistake!. What centres do you play badminton at? :3 maybe we could play together? (:
    Yeah each SportsChek has different locks >_>
    I go to ClearOne sometimes :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecko_lemons View Post
    Yeah each SportsChek has different locks >_>
    I go to ClearOne sometimes :3
    Clear one.. That's pretty far from me as I am from the SE, I usually goto Sunridge badminton centre and village square leisure centre! And also welcome to the forum! Enjoy your stay! As I see you're a new member


    Also for the nano speed and the nano ray comparison I think that nano speed might be fake as well? It's CH coded and sportschek stores are suppose to hold CD coded :000 I'm very interesting on what happened now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exert View Post
    Clear one.. That's pretty far from me as I am from the SE, I usually goto Sunridge badminton centre and village square leisure centre! And also welcome to the forum! Enjoy your stay! As I see you're a new member
    Ah, I'm in the NW. Thanks c:
    I've watched the different discussions for a while now. c:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exert View Post
    Also for the nano speed and the nano ray comparison I think that nano speed might be fake as well? It's CH coded and sportschek stores are suppose to hold CD coded :000 I'm very interesting on what happened now
    lol, the nanospeed 100 and sigma 7 were bought in China from a yonex store. so it *should* be good

    ... :c after i post it the edit button works :c

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    It could have been a smart customer making a purchase of a genuine one and then making a "return" to a sales person who isn't clued in to how to check this stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobalt View Post
    It could have been a smart customer making a purchase of a genuine one and then making a "return" to a sales person who isn't clued in to how to check this stuff.
    That's a one heck of a con.

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    ^ but a likely explanation. I really cannot see a large corporate like Sportchek shooting itself in the foot by stocking a counterfeit racquet when they make enough margins on the real stuff without any issue.

    Likely this happened during the year-end sales when things were hectic and someone slipped one in...

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