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    Default Arc Saber10 FAKE or REAL ? Help!!

    hi, i bought a yonex Arc Saber on Ebay and i know that its a fake, but the serial number is engraved and the year its been made is 07-12-2008... its weird that fakes now have a correct number

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean_luc50 View Post
    hi, i bought a yonex Arc Saber on Ebay and i know that its a fake, but the serial number is engraved and the year its been made is 07-12-2008... its weird that fakes now have a correct number
    why it is a correct date? r u very sure it was made on July 12, 2008?

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    no but usualy, fakes are listed as 2002 racket

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean_luc50 View Post
    no but usualy, fakes are listed as 2002 racket
    It's more like a hit and miss. Sounds like some random date generator ROFL, whihc includes giving some obvious dates which makes no sense.

    Still, the date and serial have to relate to each other to be valid.

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    it would be interesting for you to post a pic maybe of the serial no. and maybe the base of the racket?

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    It is not hard for fakes to have similar serials as the real ones, especially when they want to trick you into buying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red_dragon View Post
    it would be interesting for you to post a pic maybe of the serial no. and maybe the base of the racket?
    no need, he know it's a fake already. It is not news or a special event to get a fake from ebay.

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    Don't expect to be able to buy a brand new Yonex for cheap, there are no free meals!

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    there are the pics of my racket.
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    Ahhh.... I know this fake!!! I've seen it in a local traditional market in Semarang!!! There's some kind of waves in the T joint rite?
    Actually I'm testing the seller and he's saying it's a bloody second hand racket ... There's some reason these Yonex fakes are flooding anywhere There's people out there who can't even afford the clones.

    Anyway, my information so far, Arc 10 which is made from September+ (I don't know exactly), has laser engraved. Like this.



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    on mine, i cant see the waves on the T joint. the seller on ebay told me that its a Grade A fake. dont know if it play well, i will compare it sathurday to my armortec 700 but i already know which one play the best lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler View Post
    no need, he know it's a fake already. It is not news or a special event to get a fake from ebay.
    no......... it would be good so others can see and compare or take in experience of what to look for.

    but i must admit, the fakes are getting pretty good. looking very close to real ones. especially the laser engrave and the Y0NEX number 2 even looks real.

    and yes, its true fakes can easily generate similar serial numbers to real ones since everyone out there knows what to look for in a fake, they will try to overcome it. grade A, grade B or C fakes are all fakes, so will not play like the original


    thnx for posting the pics up jean_luc50 !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean_luc50 View Post
    on mine, i cant see the waves on the T joint. the seller on ebay told me that its a Grade A fake. dont know if it play well, i will compare it sathurday to my armortec 700 but i already know which one play the best lol.
    what about on the frame, normally fake Arch10 doesn't have many layers on the white/black/red color.
    You can feel by nail on the white/black/red color on the frame, fake one is one layer, real one has 3 layers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4n5ip View Post
    what about on the frame, normally fake Arch10 doesn't have many layers on the white/black/red color.
    You can feel by nail on the white/black/red color on the frame, fake one is one layer, real one has 3 layers.
    thats true.
    i tried it on both arc10s i have, they both feel that way.
    also, the new ones, on the side of the frame between the red and white parts, there is a roughish texture. its not like most rackets which are glossy or at least very smooth though after playing and mishitting, this might wear off.

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    the serials are wrong for the date code, but i must admit though, they've got the font looking much closer to the actual fonts used by yonex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red_dragon View Post
    no......... it would be good so others can see and compare or take in experience of what to look for.

    but i must admit, the fakes are getting pretty good. looking very close to real ones. especially the laser engrave and the Y0NEX number 2 even looks real.

    and yes, its true fakes can easily generate similar serial numbers to real ones since everyone out there knows what to look for in a fake, they will try to overcome it. grade A, grade B or C fakes are all fakes, so will not play like the original


    thnx for posting the pics up jean_luc50 !!!
    ebay?! whyy?! I completely agree, fakes hardly ever play like the original they are representing. Better off buying Apacs, I own 2 which are great. Ebay should really do something about all the Yonex fakes.

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    It's a fake racket...

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