Thread: Registering your racquet
01-31-2005, 12:49 PM #1
Registering your racquet
I have recently bought an Armortec 800 badminton racquet on ebay, which it shipped from China. I received an e-mail from Ebay about registering my racquet in this web site to verify whether it is a fake or real. Can anyone tell me where do I go about registering it?
01-31-2005, 03:11 PM #2
01-31-2005, 04:15 PM #3
that's interesting! do you mind posting the email here?
02-01-2005, 09:34 AM #4
Below is the letter:
"Hello, when you get this racket from the seller, please check the laser engraved serial numbers on the shaft, should start with 4 followed by 6 numbers. This first 7 digit number is unique to each YONEX badminton racket. The second number is the date code DDMMYX = day month and year followed by cc distribution code, sp or ch or kh something like that then go to www.badmintoncentral.com and register your racket to check for verification! Many rackets that are sold in china are copies, not authentic YONEX rackets! YONEX rackets are only made in JAPAN, not made in tawian/china."
I went through a few badminton shops via the internet to check for the price of an Armortec 800 and it seems relatively high...over $200. However, the one that I just bought on ebay, was about half of its regular price at the shop. Any help to identify whether my racket is authentic or fake is appreciated (serial number: 3748033/270389SP). A cousins of mine bought two Armortec 800 rackets from a friend (imported from china) for $180 each and those rackets would not as smooth as the one that my other cousin bought from the shop. I have not had a chance to try mine so I don't know the taste of it.
Originally Posted by kwun
02-01-2005, 12:20 PM #5
Since the batch serial no is 270389SP, it indicates the date of manufacture is Mar 27, 2008; therefore, it is a fake since we are not in 2008 yet.
Originally Posted by Hawjchivkeeb
02-01-2005, 12:51 PM #6Originally Posted by Hawjchivkeeb
2. Shaft serial is too low. AT800 is 2004 model, which means it will start in high 4xxxxxx. = fake
Now, it's down to urself what u should do next. If you really want a yonex, u might consider contact the seller, and warn him and ask for the refund. If u just want a racket, hope this racket's quality is not too bad, and at least usable for a while.
02-01-2005, 02:19 PM #7Originally Posted by kwun
02-01-2005, 03:13 PM #8
bluejeff/kwun should be collecting royalty, if the email actually originates from Ebay, and not the seller.
Outstanding job, bluejeff.
02-01-2005, 04:43 PM #9
How certain that it is a fake? !00%?
The color and every thing looks exactly as those at the shop, except a sticker indicated its weight of 2u, 3g.
Originally Posted by LazyBuddy
02-01-2005, 04:48 PM #10Originally Posted by Hawjchivkeeb
02-01-2005, 05:40 PM #11
Ok, thank you for your judgement. I will contact the seller. As I received the email I posted above from some one in ebay, a suspicion is bubbling in my head.
Do you recommend to buy racquet from ebay? I was thinking about bidding for a MP100 on ebay, but I'm afraid that the racket is fake.
Originally Posted by FEND.
02-01-2005, 05:46 PM #12Originally Posted by Hawjchivkeeb
2) link the website here, so that experienced members can help you with identification
good luck to you for your next racket!
(p/s can you post the 'nickname' of the ebay seller you bought the racket from here, so that other users of this forum can be more wary when they make similar purchases and bids? thanks~)
02-01-2005, 07:13 PM #13Originally Posted by Hawjchivkeeb
02-01-2005, 08:19 PM #14Originally Posted by wood_22_chuck
Which means there are more and more people are awared of fakes; that's a good thing
02-01-2005, 08:20 PM #15Originally Posted by Winex West Can
02-02-2005, 10:57 AM #16Originally Posted by Hawjchivkeeb
Just keep in mind, bidding on ebay is totally blind, if u want to take teh chance for saving several $$$, u have to take the greater chance of risk. If you are worried, then, just settle a dealer with a reputable local / online dealer.
02-02-2005, 10:58 AM #17Originally Posted by Hawjchivkeeb
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