stevey828 wrote on 18 May 2010 - 11:09 PM:
Mygolfwholesale.com ........ someone please tell me you have used this site and had no problems because I want to buy a couple of these Scottys. If not please take a look at it and force me to walkaway before I spend too much money here [url="http://www.mygolfwholesale.com/"]My link[/url]
bunks10 wrote on 26 January 2010 - 10:16 AM:
Things tp Ponder
The sites mentioned in this thread are selling fakes......
Are fakes any worse than clones? Most pictures of the clubs are the same as the name brand they represent....
Are titanium driver heads made of titanium from both the fakes and clones?
The shafts are the exact match to the real thing....
Do the fakes not perform as well as the retail models or clones?
Aren't most name brand components manufactured in China?
What's to say that many clubs sold on e-bay weren't purchased from the China Wholesale sites....
What makes a fake a fake?
j.b.newton wrote on 20 July 2010 - 02:34 PM:
I appreciate the help guys, but has anyone found out that a site listed on this post turned out to be legit? Several of the "things to look for warnings" pass the test on a couple of these sites, so was wondering if any of the WRXer's made their first mistake on any of the posts? /smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> I have not purchased from the sites, so i am not basing this on experience. No accusatory tone meant, just a comment based in curiousity.
Also, anyone know anything about gppgolf.com? Great prices and looks legit, so would like some feedback before i drop $$
As some of you may know, I have a semi-longstanding interest in websites that offer deals on golf equipment that are too good to be true. Some of my personal favorites are
Note Recent Additions (6-10-09)
"dhgate.com" (This one seems particularly interesting. Sort of a Wal-mart for "interesting" merchandise)
More additions (8-27-09)
These sites are very closely related. Read the FAQ sections of each and you can see that they are written by the same person(s). Read through the text on each of these sites, and you will note very, very awkward phrasing, misspellings, and other markers that indicate that the text was written my someone who is not a native English speaker.
It seems that these wonderful business people have discovered GolfWRX. I have seen recent posts that indicate to me that there is a more or less concerted attempt by person or persons unknown (very Jack Webbish, don't you think) to get the names of these sites out to the WRX community in some legitimatizing form. You can make of them what you will. I know how I would take them - with a level of righteous indignation that I usually reserve for spiders, gophers, and other noxious varmits.
Please help in this effort. If you know of other sites that sell or promote golf equipment of dubious heritage, let your fellow WRXers know who they are. I will try to keep this list updated, with your help. Please help keep this business model in the perspective it deserves.
I know that I am not keeping up the list as well as I would like but the sites keep popping up faster than they can be identified. Feel free to add questionable sites to this thread. It's probably not much but if it keeps one person from wasting their money, it's worth it.
WITB....GOLF EQUIPMENT MATTERSPXG 0811X Gen2, 10.5* (9.5*), JDM Limited Edition 2016 Basileus AAA, 60XPXG 0341X Gen2, 13* (14.0*), Tensei Pro Blue, 70TXPXG 0341X Gen2, 18* (17.0*), Tensei Pro White, 80TXPXG 0317X Gen2, 19* (20.0*), Tensei Pro White HY, 100TXPXG 0311X Gen2, Extreme Dark, #2 DI, KBS TGI 100, XPXG 0311X Gen2, Extreme Dark, #4 & #5 DI, KBS TGI 110, XPXG 0311P Gen2, Extreme Dark, 6 - P Irons, KBS TGI 110, XPXG 0311T 46* Milled Sugar Daddy Extreme Dark, KBS TGI 110, XPXG 0311T 50* Milled Sugar Daddy Extreme Dark, KBS Custom Wedge Matte Black, 120SPXG 0311T 55* & 60* Milled Darkness Wedges, KBS Custom Wedge Matte Black, 120SScotty Cameron Custom "Murdered Out" Select Newport M2 PutterPXG Limited Edition Darkness Hybrid Stand BagPXG Limited Edition Darkness Umbrella
Anybody had any dealings with XXXXXXXXXXXXX.com. Lots of the atttributes of this site are similar to the warning signs put out in other posts. Titleist AP2 3-PW for only $400? Too good to be true? Thanks.