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    Default So many fakes... waht is real??

    currently there has been so many threads metioning fake armortec's.... im about to buy one this weekened..but now im not sure if i should becuase there are so many fakes as other forum memebrs said.. please help me and teach me to tell the differences... thnx...I HATE THE FAKES...AND I WOULD HATE TO GET RIPPED OFF

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    #1 rule of not buying a fake:

    price. if you buy a brand new AT700 for US$20, i can guarantee you that it is a fake.

    #2 rule of not buying a fake:

    buy from a credible store. a authorized yonex dealer will very very unlikely sell fakes.

    #3 rule of not buying a fake:

    search the forums for all the fake info.

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    Yup , this forum can also help you in identifying fake rackets.. there is alot of members here that can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hc806
    currently there has been so many threads metioning fake armortec's.... im about to buy one this weekened..but now im not sure if i should becuase there are so many fakes as other forum memebrs said.. please help me and teach me to tell the differences... thnx...I HATE THE FAKES...AND I WOULD HATE TO GET RIPPED OFF
    I think buying from canadian retailers are pretty safe.
    Fakes are mostly sold by club players or friends(unknowingly) who say they got some good deals from his or her asian trip. Some people dont like bad news either. I've told one guy that he got a fake cab25 and he stare me down as tho i was the culprit.

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    Make sure the store is a Yonex authorized retailer; they have a sticker that says so.

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    Don't believe it if they say its the factory's overrun. Get it from a reputable seller. If you are not sure if the seller is authentic or not , ask the Bcfers

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    Ask the seller to write down all the particulars about the racket that you would like to buy, I mean serias Number (most important one), Model, Date, seller signiture.....(just add in anything you can)on the invoice and keep all these paper work safely.
    This will be very helpful when you found that the racket you buy is the fake one.


    Quote Originally Posted by hc806
    currently there has been so many threads metioning fake armortec's.... im about to buy one this weekened..but now im not sure if i should becuase there are so many fakes as other forum memebrs said.. please help me and teach me to tell the differences... thnx...I HATE THE FAKES...AND I WOULD HATE TO GET RIPPED OFF

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    well.. u guys say that i shoudl check if the store is a yonex retail store.... but then how would i know if it is..becuz if i ask them..they would say yes even if it isnt..... and TheGr8Two says that ther is a sticker... but where would it be posted..and i dun think all retail yonex stores will have one...will they? will they have like a certificate or somethin on the wall ...saying YONEX CERTIFIED or somethin?//

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    check if they also sell yonex shoes, tennis rackets, grips and strings as well.

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    I believe that bigger, high end stores would generally avoid fakes, since they have a reputation to look after. Here in my country we also have Yonex stores, which sells all Yonex stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by hc806
    well.. u guys say that i shoudl check if the store is a yonex retail store.... but then how would i know if it is..becuz if i ask them..they would say yes even if it isnt..... and TheGr8Two says that ther is a sticker... but where would it be posted..and i dun think all retail yonex stores will have one...will they? will they have like a certificate or somethin on the wall ...saying YONEX CERTIFIED or somethin?//
    Ask around ur friends and fellow club members. I am sure at least some of them should know reputable local stores.

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