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Thread: Racket purchase
05-18-2004, 08:26 PM #1
Greeting for the Phillippines
Where the badminton is now starting to become a craze.
I would like to purchase a Armourtec 700 racket, i recently visited the site and noticed that it is available in taiwan for NT 1000 however there are one here that are selling way below that.
Is there counterfeit or knock offs ? and how can one tell other than the serial no.
Where can one verify the serial no.
i have tried to check the yonex website but they do not have an email add to contact them.
05-18-2004, 09:26 PM #2
NT$1000 = USD$30-35. No way AT700 could be this cheap. I think 99.9% is a fake racket.
For knowledge of Yonex serial #, go to: http://www.badmintonforum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=8152
Check the serial format, and see if it lines up with the graph(s) in the thread.
05-18-2004, 11:32 PM #3
Paolo-, looks like you are new to buying high-end badminton racquets. You must remember, if the prices are too good to be true, then they are imitations or fakes. There is nothing wrong with that, that is provided you pay pittance for it. However, it would be a tragedy if you are conned into buying a fake one and paying the price of the real one. For a real Yonex Amortec 700 racquet, the lowest price you can get now is in Hong Kong at HK$890.
05-18-2004, 11:36 PM #4
Palo, as you are from the Philippines, why don't you contact Kukula-you can check from the members list-and ask for his advice/assistance as Kukula has bought Amortec 700 and 800 (the real stuff, not fakes).
05-19-2004, 03:30 AM #5
Hello Palo. I believe the price you mentioned is ridiculously low for an original AT700. Currently the price in HK is around HK$900 more or less. I believe that the best price would be to get it from Bangkok. They have the best price for Yonex stuff. The only drawback is that the Yonex they sell is TH, which IMHO is not as high quality as the other regions. As Taneepak mentioned, just send me a PM if you need help. We are all here to help one another. But I dont sell rackets. I can just show you where to get them.
05-19-2004, 10:33 PM #6Originally Posted by Palo-
05-19-2004, 10:38 PM #7Originally Posted by kukula
05-19-2004, 11:04 PM #8Originally Posted by bambini
There are tons of fake racket sellers in the US, but most of the fake rackets are actually made in China. Where the racket is sold doesn't mean where the racket is produced, because we have ways of transportation, such as Airplanes and boats.
05-19-2004, 11:08 PM #9
1.I am going to add that 0.1% to Lazzy to make it to 100% It can't be true because its price is way to low, even 2X lower than the dealer's invoice.
2. NT1000 fake racquet is too expensive. I have seen a fake AT700 selling in Taiwan (website) and it's only $499NT (or $15USD).
Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
05-19-2004, 11:14 PM #10
Well sometimes they might say , this is Yonex "overruns" which is not true. Before we buy any so call Real Yonex and someone give us a ridiculous cheap price , ourselfs we have to survey the general market value for the item that we buy. Do some checking before buying some goods that you suspect something is not right.
05-20-2004, 04:02 AM #11Originally Posted by bambini
05-20-2004, 05:31 AM #12
Agreed. Buying from reputable stores and authorized Yonex outlets will save you the heartache and disappointment of getting a clone or a fake
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