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  • 60footlipout60footlipout  27WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 27
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    Categorically ruling out eBay maybe simple, but would also take you out of a convenient and easy way to compare sellers. Don't forget eBay provides a buyer rating system which individual retail sites do not. There's now also a buyer protection system. And it's interesting to note that all of the major retailers that sell on Golf WXR also sell on eBay.



    Again, a little common sense and quick investigation go along way to determining seller reliability.


    dmattucci wrote:


    Just adding another... 51cheapgolfclubs.com...



    The name says it all. I was burned once on eBay. NEVER again. If it ain't from a pro shop, a WRX-er, or authorized dealer... just say no!!
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  • j_ssij_ssi  18WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 18
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    smith5606 wrote:


    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



    "golfinstock.com"

    "ebayoyo.com"

    "overstockseller.com"

    "maxdiscountgolf.com"

    "wowogolf.com"



    Note Recent Additions (6-10-09)



    "askforgolf.com"http://www.easybuygolf.com/Ping-G15-Irons-Set_199.html

    "dhgate.com" (This one seems particularly interesting. Sort of a Wal-mart for "interesting" merchandise)



    More additions (8-27-09)



    "easybuygolf.com"



    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.




    Heres a funny one: http://www.golfforsales.com/titleist-cb-712-irons-2012-39-p-p-583.html





    With chrome finish and $297? Give me a break. image/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



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  • AcesHighAcesHigh Hack!  86WRX Points: 45Members Posts: 86
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    I've seen a few sites while looking for some scotty's that where way to good to be true but you know what they say "theres a sucker born every minute"!
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  • Lamo70Lamo70  459WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 459
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    I bought a fake set of r9 irons off craigslist and was lucky enough to track the seller and threaten him to give me my money back or else I would make his life ****. I only buy retail or from a mfg pre-owned site like Taylor made. Learned my lesson
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  • samCitysamCity  2WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 2
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    Does anyone have any experience with "[url="http://www.supplydiscountgolf.com/"]http://www.supplydiscountgolf.com[/url]"? Not everything is so cheap, but I found some like AP2, MB are under $400. they said it's cheap because their [color="#454545"]clubs[/color][color="#454545"] are directly from the original factory which saves the cost. [/color]

    [color="#454545"]

    [/color]LOL - add this site.
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  • itsernstitsernst Digital Genius & wanna be golfer  434WRX Points: 1Members Posts: 434
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    Can we update the first post to mabye include the following. Here are a few tips if you find a site that is too good to be true.





    Copy the website address and go to[url="http://who.godaddy.com/"] http://who.godaddy.com/[/url] and type in the address in there. Once you submit it, there will return an address and who it is registered to. If it is registered to someone outside of the USA and they say they are shipping from the US, you should be cautious!



    Look them up on the BBB Website Lookup- [url="http://www.bbb.org/us/Find-Business-Reviews/"]http://www.bbb.org/us/Find-Business-Reviews/[/url] Search for them by domain name and city or state. If they don't come back with something legitimate or are not listed, please be cautious!



    There are many other ways to prove a company's legitimacy, so be cautious and I am beating a dead horse here, but if it is too good to be true then it probably is.
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  • Mr. HappyMr. Happy  222WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 222
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    Golfsales118.com just sent me an email for a r11s for $309.99 free shipping. I got to get it. Jk. Almost had me until i read this thread. Now i know what to look for. Can i report the website somewhere?
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  • lefty88lefty88  112WRX Points: 30Members Posts: 112
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    golffordiscount.com?
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  • puttnforthe8puttnforthe8 ARIZONA 3095WRX Points: 278Members Posts: 3,095
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    Headache and laughed at this new one: [url="http://www.luckgolfclub.com/faq.html"]http://www.luckgolfclub.com/faq.html[/url]



    Sux...because they are a paying sponsor on Facebook/....so they might get a few folks that way.
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  • NixLix26NixLix26  384WRX Points: 123Handicap: 4Members Posts: 384
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    [size="4"]Y'all can add golfforsales.com to the list.[/size] my buddy bought a scotty del mar putter from them. he was psyched, but at my first glance of the headcover it came with and the garbage color of the face insert on the putter i could tell it was a fake. I didn;t have the guts to tell him. but on a side note he did putt very well for the day. I'm a little worried because he ordered more stuff later that night. I swear his sticks are going to fall apart within a month. Shoottz!!!
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    TZoid Pro ii - 2 iron
    Z785 - 4-6 iron
    ZForged - 7-PW 
    51* - Clvlnd 588 raw
    60* - Clvlnd 588 gunmetal
    8802 style TW Ram Tour Grind

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  • itsernstitsernst Digital Genius & wanna be golfer  434WRX Points: 1Members Posts: 434
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    Headache and laughed at this new one: [url="http://www.luckgolfclub.com/faq.html"]http://www.luckgolfclub.com/faq.html[/url]



    Sux...because they are a paying sponsor on Facebook/....so they might get a few folks that way.




    They are pretty clever too. It is registered as being located in Mass., but domain was registered in China. Clever...but the language on that FAQ is awful.
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  • birdyfreebirdyfree  3WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 3
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    Hi people! Here're some traps:



    1. golfcheaoclubs.com



    2. golfdiscountsales.com



    3. wygolfclubs.com



    4. yygofclubs.com



    Just a thought! Any sites that comes with " LIVE HELP " service you'd better be careful. They looks more like hunters than helpers!
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  • dspavindspavin  181WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 181
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    found this one this morning. sorry if its already been added

    Would we agree that even this is too cheap (keepin mind Australian dollar is similar to US at the moment) for a rocketballz fairway?

    Also, the lack of shaft options and the fact that you can only choose 3 or 5 wood is a bit sus

    http://www.wholesalegolfau.com/Wholesale-TaylorMade-RocketBallZ-RBZ-Fairway-Woods-1238.html
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    Bridgestone j33R 460/Bimatrix 80X
    Taylormade V-Steel 3 Wood
    Adams Idea Super LS 19* Hybrid
    Wilson Staff ci7 4-GW
    Cleveland CG16 56* & 60* Wedges
    Ping My Day Putter
  • Renomarie7Renomarie7  11WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 11
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    Just wondering what everyone thought of cheapgolfbuy.com. Their prices seem to good to be true. A quick whois shows a registrant from the US. My buddy just ordered some clubs from them and I'm a little worried for him.
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  • RomoRomo  64WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 64
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    Renomarie7 wrote:


    Just wondering what everyone thought of cheapgolfbuy.com. Their prices seem to good to be true. A quick whois shows a registrant from the US. My buddy just ordered some clubs from them and I'm a little worried for him.






    Looking at their horrible misspellings on the footer tells me they aren't legit and may be a Chinese knock off site. You can also look at the Scotty prices to get an indication...anyone knocking off close to 80% off retail for Camerons is not legit in my mind.
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  • MarcoMarco  1755WRX Points: 313Members Posts: 1,755
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    Is this site fake ?



    http://www.auonlinegolf.com/Titleist-AP2-712-Irons-Discount-Sale-42.html



    Was hoping to buy the vokey at 110
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  • Renomarie7Renomarie7  11WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 11
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    Romo wrote:


    Looking at their horrible misspellings on the footer tells me they aren't legit and may be a Chinese knock off site. You can also look at the Scotty prices to get an indication...anyone knocking off close to 80% off retail for Camerons is not legit in my mind.




    Yup, My buddy ordered a set of Titleist 712 AP2's and they turned out to be fakes. He has contacted his CC company for a refund. He is also returning the clubs to the original shipper in China. Do no buy from cheapgolfbuy.com. Too good to be true.



    I'd like to help him report these guys to the correct authorities. Any steps of action we could take to get the ball rolling on these scumbags?
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  • jabrchjabrch  3915WRX Points: 1Members Posts: 3,915
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    Renomarie7 wrote:

    Romo wrote:


    Looking at their horrible misspellings on the footer tells me they aren't legit and may be a Chinese knock off site. You can also look at the Scotty prices to get an indication...anyone knocking off close to 80% off retail for Camerons is not legit in my mind.




    Yup, My buddy ordered a set of Titleist 712 AP2's and they turned out to be fakes. He has contacted his CC company for a refund. He is also returning the clubs to the original shipper in China. Do no buy from cheapgolfbuy.com. Too good to be true.



    I'd like to help him report these guys to the correct authorities. Any steps of action we could take to get the ball rolling on these scumbags?




    Honestly - with that name, I wouldn't be considering it.
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    Callaway XR Pro 3 Wood
    Callaway Xhot 3 and 4 Hybrid
    Callaway XR 5-AW - Recoil 680 F4 shafts
    Vokey 60 degree
    STX Putter
  • nower22nower22  330WRX Points: 40Members Posts: 330
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    anyone heard of outsalegolf.com? R11's for $349 seems to good to be true but didn't see the website flagged anywhere.



    [url="http://www.outsalegolf.com/taylormade-r11-irons-p-257.html"]http://www.outsalego...rons-p-257.html[/url]



    thanks,
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  • rodneymillerrodneymiller  28WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 28
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    This site appears to be a little suspicious as well



    www.discountgolfoutlet.com
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  • Lax21Lax21  40WRX Points: 0Handicap: 5Members Posts: 40
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    golffastbuy.com ? seems to good to be true
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  • Tee Time!Tee Time!  398WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 398
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    If you're in for a laugh, check out the prices at [url="http://www.bestwebshop.co.uk/"]http://www.bestwebshop.co.uk/[/url] , [url="http://color-laser.net/"]http://color-laser.net[/url] & [url="http://www.clubsstore.com/"]http://www.clubsstore.com/[/url]



    ...wish they were legit, they have 712 AP2 sets for $339.99!!! 910D3's for $149.99!!!



    ...two of the sites have hotmail addresses & the third reads "powered by Callaway Golf" next to the copyright info at the bottom...wonder if Callaway is aware of this lol



    Addition: http://www.ohshoppingmall.com
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  • Tee Time!Tee Time!  398WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 398
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    Marco wrote:




    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
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  • Tee Time!Tee Time!  398WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 398
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    birdyfree wrote:




    Just a thought! Any sites that comes with " LIVE HELP " service you'd better be careful. They looks more like hunters than helpers!




    +1 on the "LIVE HELP" - big red flag
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  • cen_14cen_14  34WRX Points: 45Members Posts: 34
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    ap1 712's for $399 and Scotty Cameron putters for under $150 lol



    http://www.salegolfbuy.com
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  • jc123jc123  156WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 156
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    you can also tell when you look at their shipping methods. if EMS is listed they are def from out of the country... all the reputable sites i've been on to buy equip use USPS, UPS or Fedex.
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  • TidiliwompTidiliwomp  169WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 169
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    This might be on the thread already but here is the way i check wether or not a website is legit



    1) Try to find any phone number or adress on the site if not listed probably not a good sign



    2) Go to [url="http://website.informer.com/"]http://website.informer.com/[/url] and type in the website address press search (sometimes it takes a few minutes for the results to come up)

    -For example i just put in salegolfbuy,com from a recent post, under the whois report section it alerted me that it was a godaddy domain and provided me with a link to the godaddy lookup page ([url="http://who.godaddy.c...prog_id=GoDaddy"]http://who.godaddy.c...prog_id=GoDaddy[/url]). copy paste that into address bar>go>type in text verification to the right>results

    -On this page it provides me with this info



    [color="#ff0000"]Administrative Contact:

    moll, nancy [email protected]

    415 Glenalby Rd

    New york, New York 14025

    United States

    (716) 527-1258



    [color="#000000"]3) take the address and plug it into google maps... and no suprise this address doesnot exist within the zip code but it does send me to a residential suburb in a different town and zip in NY state



    4) a quick google search of the phone number lists it as a mobile phone in western NY, so hey why not give it a call and no suprise disconected



    So you can now buy with confidence online with these easy steps



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  • TidiliwompTidiliwomp  169WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 169
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    [color="#00bfff"]Is this site fake ?



    [/color][url="http://www.auonlinegolf.com/Titleist-AP2-712-Irons-Discount-Sale-42.html"][color="#00bfff"]http://www.auonlineg...nt-Sale-42.html[/color][/url]



    [color="#00bfff"]Was hoping to buy the vokey at 110



    [/color]Fake







    [color="#00bfff"]anyone heard of outsalegolf.com? R11's for $349 seems to good to be true but didn't see the website flagged anywhere.



    [/color][url="http://www.outsalegolf.com/taylormade-r11-irons-p-257.html"][color="#00bfff"]http://www.outsalego...rons-p-257.html[/color][/url][color="#00bfff"]



    thanks,[/color]



    Fake
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  • TidiliwompTidiliwomp  169WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 169
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    Lax21 wrote:


    golffastbuy.com ? seems to good to be true




    It is too good unless they operating out of a small mansion in the suberbs of gerogia.



    >phone number associated with the site actually matches the house though which is the most effort i have seen one of these fake websites put into covering there tracks.



    >Registered owner of the site is a made up name and cannot find any record of her in the state,

    email address listed has no record so probably also fake.



    >a lot of other clues on the site such as only taking visa no pay pal, shipping via largely international shippers, poor english throughout
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  • Forrest77Forrest77  1WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 1
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    I was looking at a site xxxx but from reading some posts it appears this site has all the signs of being fake.



    Glad I found this forum.
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