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07-10-2010, 08:00 PM #1
Fake Yonex Nanospeed 9000 Tyoe-X
I have been playing badminton since childhood but never was serious about it. It was last month when i played with few excellent players here in my university and got passionate about it. I am just a beginner and was looking for a racket because i don't like to use our activity center's rackets. I had no idea where should i look for quality rackets and unfortunately went on ebay to buy. I ended up buying a Yonex Nanospeed 9000 Type-X in just $29 with free shipping.
I was very happy with my purchase until i joined badminton forum. I came to know that all rackets that are sold on ebay are fake and was really worried about my purchase. I was praying that my racket should not be fake but it was evident that it can't be a real one with that price.
After reading here at the badminton forum, i sent a mail to the seller asking about the originality of racket and told him that i want my money back in case of a fake racket. Fortunately, the seller agreed to pay me back all the money including return shipping and that was a big relief for me. I thought of sharing my experience with all of you so that beginners can avoid making the same mistake. I have taken some pictures of the racket that i got and have attached here so that you can see how good they have become at copying everything. I observed that near the cone, there was a metal deposit which can't be true in case of original racket.
Since i was not aware of these issues, i purchased a fake racket but now i am not going to make the same mistake again so i went through the list of sellers mentioned in this forum and was wondering if someone has purchase anything from the following link (http://www.directsportseshop.co.uk). Please give your suggestions or comments about the same.
Thanks to all of you who have worked hard and mentioned important information regarding this sport here in the forum.
07-12-2010, 10:35 AM #2
sorry, i think its fake
on cone write code 208882Jp that mean this think producted on 20th 88 2008
07-12-2010, 09:01 PM #3
Even without looking at the serial and date code, lots of hints that this is a counterfeit...
07-12-2010, 09:22 PM #4
Thanks for your comments. I know this is a fake racket and thats why i returned it. But i wanted to post some pictures here so that new players like me do not make these kind of mistakes in future.
07-12-2010, 10:36 PM #5
wow everything got fake nowsaday
fake jersey , fake racket , fake shuttlecock , fake shoes ,fake socks....
07-12-2010, 11:30 PM #6
07-12-2010, 11:45 PM #7
While it's great that you're sharing your story.... if you do a search for "fake yonex" on here you'd probably find a hundred stories just like yours. Unfortunately, most people, just like you, don't actually look until after they've made the purchase.
Let's be honest... if you think you're going to get a $200 plus retail racket for $30 then you've got to give your head a shake.
Also, there are some good sellers of Yonex in the US, why would you buy from Europe? And if you were going to shop overseas there are a ton of legitimate online stores from Hong Kong (or other parts of asia) that are cheaper.
07-13-2010, 02:05 AM #8
@ ryim & druss: I completely agree with your opinion. I didn't search for it and suffered. I had no idea about the prices of high end yonex rackets and that why i ended up buying that racket.
Oh, btw i have to buy a new racket and was searching here in Arlington, TX but unfortunately could not find anything. Now i am left with online option only but want to buy a original racket so if you could please suggest a good online store from where you have purchased earlier. I was going through a post where everyone has posted the link of online stores in each country. Some of them are working and some of them are not. If you could provide me a link or online store name in US, it would be a great help. I am particularly looking for low end rackets b'coz i am not a very mature player and want to improve my game at this point.
Thanks for your help in advance
07-13-2010, 02:07 PM #9
Being in Canada I don't know many online stores in the US but have heard mention of the following:
http://www.badminton.net/cart/index.php (san diego badminton supply)
http://www.badmintonalley.com/ (badminton alley)
I'm sure there are a bunch more though. I personally buy quite a bit of stuff from www.mybadmintonstore.com which is located in Hong Kong and many members here have bought from.
07-13-2010, 02:55 PM #10
Thanks a lot druss. I appreciate your help. I will look through these stores.
I came across this web store: http://www.badmintonbay.com/index.php. It seems nice and i saw a thread mentioning them in this forum also. One guy has purchased 2 rackets from them and is very happy with the service. I am thinking to buy from them since there price range is within my budget.
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