Graphite Design Fakes on Ebay
This happened a few months ago, but just getting around to post it.
I ordered a GD-IZ on Ebay. From a guy who seemed to have a lot of "used" shafts for sale at great prices. The seller had great reviews, over 100 feedback reviews raving about his products.
I get the shaft and something seemed a bit off.
- First, graphics looked kind of weak, since I have never owned an IZ I was not positive but the looks did not sit right
- Second, The shaft was ungripped... Odd for a used shaft...
- Third, The butt of the shaft seemed off, so I cut the grips off two of my other GD Shafts. They were a smooth, matte black with a hologram logo so not even close to matching the picture of what the fake looked like.
I emailed GD and got a response almost immediately, sent them the pics of what I had and they confirmed it was fake. I gave them the name of the Ebay account and the account was gone within 48 hours. So that's a plus. But I still had to go out and purchase another shaft.
Here are pics:
Real on Right, Fake on left. Also the grip section of the fake.