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Saw this scrolling through eBay. I feel it's a fake but can any experts confirm?


Red flags for me are the face grooves. The color looks to be black instead of the normal 'slate'. The Ping logo on the back cavity is too small compared to other Vault Anser 2's. Ping on the sole and hosel are too thick. Headcover isn't a normal Ping cover. And the cellophane wrap looks cheap. 

 

The seller claims it could be a Japan only model but I didn't think Japan had different face grooves. 

 

This could be a real deal but just wanted to see what everyone else though. TIA.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284386179923

My Current WITB:

Ping G400 LST - Project X EvenFlow T1100 White 6.5

Ping G - 5 & 7 Wood - Project X EvenFlow Blue 6.5

Cobra Amp Cell - 4 Iron – Project X EvenFlow White 6.5

Ping i200 5-PW – KBS Tour

Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50,54,58 – TT Dynamic Gold

Ping Vault Anser 2 – KBS CT Tour 
 

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1 hour ago, golffeen007 said:

It may be a Japan only model that came over via DHgate. I'd steer clear. 

Those are chinese models from dhgate and alibaba. All Garbage


The actual JDM stuff is good to go. 

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Thanks all. Definitely wasn't going to buy it since I already have one. Hoping others see this and don't buy it thinking they got some rare putter. 

My Current WITB:

Ping G400 LST - Project X EvenFlow T1100 White 6.5

Ping G - 5 & 7 Wood - Project X EvenFlow Blue 6.5

Cobra Amp Cell - 4 Iron – Project X EvenFlow White 6.5

Ping i200 5-PW – KBS Tour

Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50,54,58 – TT Dynamic Gold

Ping Vault Anser 2 – KBS CT Tour 
 

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17 hours ago, FlashNoonan said:

Thanks all. Definitely wasn't going to buy it since I already have one. Hoping others see this and don't buy it thinking they got some rare putter. 


You can report the item to eBay as counterfeit.  They will remove the listing.

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