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Thread: Hairline Crack on my Arcsabre 10
11-04-2009, 07:20 PM #1
Hairline Crack on my Arcsabre 10
I was just inspecting my racket just a couple weeks ago when I found a hairline crack near the T-Joint and also that there are paint cracks on the vertical shaft. I can also clearly see a crack on the actual frame itself.
I brought it to Mandarin where I got it and they told me that it was as a result of stringing and sending it back to the manufacture would be a waste of time and $25.
I don't know what to do and I still have till late December to send it back and get warranty.
All your opinions would be welcome and appreciated.
11-05-2009, 12:43 AM #2
better safe than sorry
you still have time, why not?
even if they don't approve the claim, at least you try
Arc 10 is an expensive racket, don't regret it
11-05-2009, 08:15 AM #3
11-05-2009, 09:50 AM #4
The internet is a wonderful place and really can help in these types of situations.
First, make sure it's actually a crack in the racket and not just the paint. Then, as long as it's CD coded, email Yonex Canada in Calgary with a picture of the crack and racket specifics (serial numbers, retail store, string type and tension) and ask whether it's a valid warranty claim before sending it.
11-05-2009, 10:05 AM #5
mine is SG coded though. They say that they must ship it back to Asia so does that mean I could not get a good chance of it being replaced?
11-05-2009, 10:09 AM #6
1) in SE Asia, warranty is usually 3 mo.
2) Cost of sending it back.
3) You are at mercy of the shop owner.
4) You will be lucky to get a replacement back in 2 month.
Next time, buy CD coded if you live in Canada. May be US coded if you know the owner.
11-05-2009, 10:16 AM #7
I'm assuming you mean the mandarin badminton club in Ontario is where you bought it? I just looked up their website, they say all their yonex rackets are made in china...
11-05-2009, 10:50 AM #8
Yea I mean SP.
And yes I bought it from Mandarin Badminton in Ontario. They sold the Arc - 10 for about $30 less then a CD coded one.
They told me there were no difference but apparently there is.
11-05-2009, 10:59 AM #9
11-05-2009, 11:44 AM #10
I agree, take it back to Mandarin. They are obviously circumventing the established distribution network by bringing in rackets from some other country as opposed to Yonex Canada and doesn't want to mail it back there for warranty, if there is one.
11-05-2009, 04:06 PM #11
I assume Mandarin is a Yonex authorized dealer. If true, then they are in violation of the terms and conditions of being an authorized dealer because they only allowed to sell the racket code which is meant to be sold in their country - that being CD.
11-05-2009, 04:45 PM #12
I tale it you still have the reciept for the racket ?
Hope this helps
11-05-2009, 04:56 PM #13
I highly doubt that the club is an Authorized Yonex dealer by Yonex Canada. What some of these retailers do is set themselves up as an authorized dealer in singapore or malaysia buy them there then ship them here. Is that against the rules sure... do you think Yonex Taiwan cares? Who knows... I'm sure Yonex Canada cares but will the headquarters do anything is the question?
Also, when you're talking about a $200+ racket does $30 really matter that much?
11-05-2009, 05:39 PM #14
11-05-2009, 05:48 PM #15
11-05-2009, 06:06 PM #16
Let just put it this way, they import the other coded rackets to save cost. To put it in perspective, the customer sees SP cheaper by $30 dollars. However to the business, they see it a way to get more profit because the racket is actually marked up therefore they get more profit per racket selling an SP compared to CD.
If I were to buy a coded racket, I would actually buy it from the authorized dealer that is authorized to sell the particular racket code, not from one which is not.
Just for example, I buy SP racket - I won't go to Mandarin, I would go with Misterkeen Sports.
Last edited by Matt; 11-05-2009 at 06:13 PM.
11-06-2009, 04:43 PM #17
Thanks for the replies. From them I gather that I should just bring it back to Mandrain and get them to send it back to where they got it from for a replacement racket and see what happens.
Also is it illegal for them to sell SP rackets in Canada? I have heard something of the sort and that Mandarin's rights to sell CD was confiscated due to the fact that Yonex Canada found SP rackets in their possession. It's pure rumor but it's been going around for a while.
I also think that my Arc 10 is legit as I have compared it with other rackets and they correspond in every way. Also they claim that I used 25 ibs as my tension and that is over the recommendation for the Arcsaber. However, I only strung my racket at 22 and was corroborated by many people.
So I'll be taking it back and hope that they'll replace one for me.
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