Legit or Counterfeit club on ebay

fochs13fochs13 Members Posts: 124 ✭✭
There is a price on a new club on ebay that is about $50 less than what you would expect to pay. The seller has a 99.8% rating with nearly 2000 reviews. Is there any reason to think the club might be counterfeit? In fairness it is a model that is two generations old.

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  • GolfGuitarsCarsGolfGuitarsCars Members Posts: 447 ✭✭
    edited Aug 11, 2018 #2
    How could we possibly know without a photo of the club in question?
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  • fochs13fochs13 Members Posts: 124 ✭✭
    It's a stock photo.
  • GolfGuitarsCarsGolfGuitarsCars Members Posts: 447 ✭✭
    Roll the dice then.
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  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 4,039 ClubWRX
    I don't know how anyone here could possibly know based on the info given... I would pay close attention to the return policy on it if there is no actual photo and the price is too good to be true. With that said, I bought a Cobra LTD black still in the wrapper a couple years ago at which I thought was an amazing price for a "new" club. When I got it I found out that even though it was in the wrapper, it had blemishes around the trailing edges, never mentioned... Didn't bother me too much but new, may not mean "perfect".
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  • fochs13fochs13 Members Posts: 124 ✭✭
    Nixhex524 wrote:


    I don't know how anyone here could possibly know based on the info given... I would pay close attention to the return policy on it if there is no actual photo and the price is too good to be true. With that said, I bought a Cobra LTD black still in the wrapper a couple years ago at which I thought was an amazing price for a "new" club. When I got it I found out that even though it was in the wrapper, it had blemishes around the trailing edges, never mentioned... Didn't bother me too much but new, may not mean "perfect".




    I guess my main concern is if there are many counterfeit clubs in general being sold on ebay from sellers with established ratings. I don't here much about it, but I figured I would check here for what other people have experienced.
  • GuiaGuia Members Posts: 8,693 ✭✭
    I don't bid on items that use stock photo's.
  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 4,039 ClubWRX
    fochs13 wrote:

    Nixhex524 wrote:


    I don't know how anyone here could possibly know based on the info given... I would pay close attention to the return policy on it if there is no actual photo and the price is too good to be true. With that said, I bought a Cobra LTD black still in the wrapper a couple years ago at which I thought was an amazing price for a "new" club. When I got it I found out that even though it was in the wrapper, it had blemishes around the trailing edges, never mentioned... Didn't bother me too much but new, may not mean "perfect".




    I guess my main concern is if there are many counterfeit clubs in general being sold on ebay from sellers with established ratings. I don't here much about it, but I figured I would check here for what other people have experienced.




    It could happen, but most of the time, sellers with a lot of feedback and good positive feedback aren't a concern. Also, what kind of club is it? That would matter as well as it seems some clubs are easier, or more prone to counterfeiting. Just check for a return policy and make sure you are protected just in case.
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  • Titleist_242Titleist_242 ClubWRX Posts: 1,622 ✭✭
    fochs13 wrote:


    There is a price on a new club on ebay that is about $50 less than what you would expect to pay. The seller has a 99.8% rating with nearly 2000 reviews. Is there any reason to think the club might be counterfeit? In fairness it is a model that is two generations old.




    $50 not really a deal for eBay standards.
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  • ASU TylerASU Tyler SFO via PHX Members Posts: 13 ✭✭
    fochs13 wrote:


    There is a price on a new club on ebay that is about $50 less than what you would expect to pay. The seller has a 99.8% rating with nearly 2000 reviews. Is there any reason to think the club might be counterfeit? In fairness it is a model that is two generations old.




    Based on the description, Is the seller discountgolfcenter? If so, they're fine IMO. Bought from them once before. Just check the review/ratings if it's someone different. Most sellers that have a high volume of transactions will just use stock photos.
  • asw7576asw7576 Members Posts: 1,089
    Notify the seller to email you with more pictures of the club you want to buy, for examples close up photo of serial number, markings around the shaft.



    If the seller won't bother to respond your email , you either walk away from this purchase or gambling with it.



    From my experiences shopping from ebay in the past 4 years, ebay sellers with good ratings ( between 100 pct and 97 pct ) are not scammers.
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  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX Posts: 1,778 ClubWRX


    How could we possibly know without a photo of the club in question?


    Or a link to the item.

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  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool! Members Posts: 6,285 ✭✭
    edited Aug 13, 2018 #13
    Fake.

    Real.

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  • TheInfidelTheInfidel Gotta let the Big Dog eat.... Members Posts: 1,436 ✭✭
    dbdors wrote:



    How could we possibly know without a photo of the club in question?


    Or a link to the item.




    Even if I was telepathic, I wouldn't be solving eBay crimes over the internet lol.

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  • Hot Rod 71Hot Rod 71 #TheWRX ClubWRX, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 8,879 ClubWRX
    OP, you should post a link to the item you are referring to. Its really tough to make the real/fake call without more information.
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