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    Default how to spot fake yonexes

    how would you know, is there some missing symbol or something,

    how would I make sure one is real while in the store?

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    fake's have "sp" written some where on them

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    Originally posted by wonger47
    fake's have "sp" written some where on them
    WRONG. please don't spread mis-information like this.

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    not really,
    sp just means its from singapore

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    Run a search and you'll find plenty of fake racquet threads and they'll tell you why it is fake. Anyways, fakes usually have bad paint jobs (Messed up logos, not properly aligned etc). Their paint job is usually horrible. Most of them don't have the region code on them:

    http://www.badmintonforum.com/vb/sho...&threadid=7724

    Those are the main ways to spot them. And the price! It's very unlikely you'll find a fake Yonex from North America but if you want to be certain, find a ceritifed Yonex dealer.

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    Originally posted by sharkboy
    not really,
    sp just means its from singapore
    also wrong. please read the FAQ...

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    but is there something really obvious that I can spot rigt away while I'm in the store?

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    the price.

    if you find a MP100 for US$50 in the store. you should be aware.

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    SORRY..I have been mis-lead to believe this

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    Originally posted by kwun
    also wrong. please read the FAQ...
    Oh... I see now, sorry for the troubles

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    Originally posted by wonger47
    fake's have "sp" written some where on them
    Oh no..no..no, all fake Yonex racquets have the word "Yonex" written on them with that funny logo on the throat...

    I think that you will be hard pressed to find any fakes available for sale in the N. American market. The chances of fakes are higher in places like the Philippines & Thailand.

    First thing is that if the price is too good to be true, then it is probably a fake.

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    Originally posted by kwun
    also wrong. please read the FAQ...
    I thought that meant it was distributed from singapore to the reast of south/east asia. In that sense, he would be correct.

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    Originally posted by Winex West Can
    First thing is that if the price is too good to be true, then it is probably a fake.
    Wasn't there a mp200 on ebay awhile ago that fetched for $170 USD?

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    Default Re: how to spot fake yonexes

    Originally posted by sharkboy
    how would you know, is there some missing symbol or something,

    how would I make sure one is real while in the store?
    Real: serial number cut by laser. Others are etched, pressed or painted on.

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    Originally posted by bigredlemon
    Wasn't there a mp200 on ebay awhile ago that fetched for $170 USD?
    Well the first things you'd look at is price but that doesn't mean you don't look at availability on the website and such I'm sure you've all done research on racquets before you bought it so it can't be that hard.

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    Buy from reputable stores / personnel. Even though, the price won't be too attractive, but u don't have to keep worrying about getting a piece or rock instead of gem. Also, reputable stores have good services such as re-string, with good discount price.

    Don't think u r lucky today, if u seems "saving" 75% on a Yonex racket, unless it's ur friend doing u a big big favor / trouble (eagerly need $$$ on some new games, and selling his brother/sister's brand new racket... )

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    when he says "it has SP written somewhere on it" i think he meant beside the musclepower 100 thingy, cause mine does, i think i have a fake... >.<

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