FAKE GOLF CLUBS AND DRIVERS ON Ebay TODAY!

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VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE 
I WAS JUST ASKED BY AN EBAYER FOR MY OPINION ON SOME TAYLOR MADE R7 CGB IRONS HE SAW ON EBAY - I HAVE JUST SEARCHED AND FOUND THAT 99.99% ARE FAKE (I ONLY FOUND ONE I WASNT SURE OFF) - COM'ON EBAY GET A GRIP AND STOP YOUR CUSTOMERS GETTING RIPPED OFF FOR THEIR HARD EARNED CASH!!!!!

PLEASE VOTE ON THIS AND WE MAY BE ABLE TO GET IT POSTED ON EVERY SEARCH AND GET RID OF THE SCOUNDRELS WHO SELL FAKE CLUBS ON EBAY.

Hi, So the answer is - yes it is loaded with them, i get emails almost daily from Asia offering me the current drivers for £50 and for £120 for a complete set of the latest models woods and irons with golf bag and putter from Titleist, Callaway, Ping, Taylor Made etc. etc.

Titleist are the only ones that try to do something about it, but then the seller states they are used and have only been hit a couple of times and the product stays listed. The problem lies with the seller using images of the clubs from the manufacturers website and thus not what you are always getting.

The fact of the matter is you dont get a £300 club that is a current product for £50. You should always check the seller and make sure he is a legimate seller with a proper online shop. You should always note the people who state they are genuine clubs and that the club can be registered on the manufacturers website. Check postage costs and make sure the item isn't from China. Be weary of the ebayers selling clubs direct from china - if they are, by a miniscle chance, a geniune model the swingweight and length would be incorrect for a european golfer.

IMPORTANT - 70% OF THE CALLAWAYS, TAYLOR MADE AND PINGS ONLINE ARE FAKE - BUYERS LEAVE FEEDBACK AND THEN FIND OUT A FEW WEEKS LATER THAT THEY ARE FAKE WHEN THE HEAD FALLS OFF. REMEMBER MANUFACTURERS DONT SELL TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC - CHECK THAT THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC SUPPLIER AND THEY SELL ALL GOLF ITEMS AND NOT JUST A COUPLE OF SETS OF IRONS

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I am looking at a set of clubs on eBay. How can I tell if they are authentic? Does the deal sound too good to be true?  - If it does, it probably is.

Are multiple clubs being sold together in one auction? - Merchandise sold through auctions featuring 14 clubs and a bag often turns out to be counterfeit product. Also, metalwoods sold in groups, such as a driver together with fairway woods, often turn out to be counterfeit. Look at where the goods are coming from. If the goods are being shipped from outside of the UK - and particularly if the goods are being shipped from China or Hong Kong - there's an increased chance they are counterfeit.

It may still be difficult to determine whether the goods the seller will send you are authentic. Sellers of counterfeit goods have resorted to tactics such as lying about the location of the goods and depicting pictures of authentic product while shipping goods that are counterfeit.

I bid on what I thought were authentic clubs on eBay. I received them, and they appear to be fake. What should I do next?

Your best recourse will be against the seller. You should contact him or her immediately. You should also notify eBay of the situation, referring to eBay's policies and guidelines. You should then inform the manufacturer and the local trading standards office.

If you paid via PayPal, you should contact PayPal to inquire about whether they may be able to help you get your money back. PayPal's policies and guidelines will also be clearly identified.

ABOVE ALL BUY FROM A RESPECTED EBAYER THAT HAS THE FEEDBACK - MAKE SURE THEY SELL OTHER GOLFING ITEMS IN ADDITION TO CLUBS.

REMEMBER THIS - WHERE OR WHERE WOULD AN INDIVIDUAL OFF THE STREET BE ABLE TO BUY GOLF CLUBS CHEAPER THAN ME UNLESS THEY WERE STOLEN GOODS. THE MANUFACTURERS DONT SELL TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Hope this helps
Andy

**** A humerous story to add from today (7/7) - someone came in the pro shop about a callaway he brought on ebay, he asked was there something wrong with it as he couldn't get along with it and it was making a funny noise........................... we informed him you spell C-A-L-L-A-W-A-Y not calloway...... ****


If you do buy a fake club let me know and i will list them on here to hopefully ward off the sods. Remember if we dont buy fake clubs they will go away

OK THE SHAME LIST BEGINS:

golf_club_outlet - 14/5/08
Selling fake clubs checkout his feedback from the ones who were not caught out - he has sold 375 items!!!!!!

KINGSHOES.0232 - 7/7/08
Reported to me by ebayer who brought Ping G10 - misled by image as a fake was sent from china - his feedback was kept private but is now down to 50% - watchout he may resurface !

2QRRAO - 29/6/08
Reported to me by ebayer who brought nike sasquatch - like most people they didnt find out until to late to report - CHECK IF HIS NAME IS ON THE FEEDBACK FROM WHERE YOU ARE BUYING FROM - HE IS IN A WEB OF SELLERS THAT KEEP POPPING UP UNDER DIFFERENT NAMES EVERYTIME HE GETS KICKED OFF - His feedback and the buyers feedback who buy from him are the biggest amount on non registered users i have seen for a while

lyndenhamaa - 29/6/08 **** changed name to "shouderup"   *****
REPORTED TO ME BY EBAYER - WATCH OUT - LIVE - NOW ACTIVLY SELLING CALLAWAY FAKE 460 big berthas - when you come to pay they state PAYPAL NOT WORKING AND ASK FOR CREDIT CARD DETAILS - STATE PRODUCTS IN THE UK BUT TRACKING DETAILS FROM CHINA

REPORTED THEM TO EBAY 28/6 NOTHING DONE ABOUT IT 
 - C'MON EBAY PEOPLE ARE GETTING RIPPED OFF!!

2aadaad - 1/7/08
Selling fake clevelands - linked through feedback to va25riedd and other dodgy ebayers whose list includes 2QRRAO listed above for selling fakes and numerous other dodgys dealers in their ring who have been kicked off

scrowredwa - 7/7/08 - now kicked off and re-emerged as below........
WATCH OUT - LIVE - NOW ACTIVELY SELLING CALLAWAY FAKE 460 big berthas - friends are also shill bidding for him!!!!

5hesion - 1/8/08
WATCH OUT - LIVE - NOW ACTIVELY SELLING CALLAWAY FAKE 460 big berthas - friends are also shill bidding for him!!!!


 
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