There is a large proportion of sellers unfortunately advertising counterfeit golf products on eBAY.
I have been a Professional Golfer for 25 Years and sell genuine branded products periodically on eBAY. I use this to clear end of line stock and some overstocked items I may have of golf products or golf clothing.
Top tips to avoid counterfeit goods:-
- Always check a sellers feed-back. No matter how genuine the article may look. Pay attention to the last 10-15 items they have sold and view what they were. This will give you an unbiased view of the sellers reputation and confidence to "bid" or "purchase"
- Ask for some technical detail about the club, clothing etc. A genuine seller will be able to give you the information you require.
- Callaway have thier serial number on the head of an 8 iron in sets of current irons. If this is not advertised. Ask if there is a serial number on the irons. A seller should be able to offer which club if not the number. Sellers are sometimes vague on this point, as Manufacturers have the power to withdraw a product, should they be able to trace it.
- If still unsure. Look to see who the previous product has been sold to. If there is a pattern of buyers, beware and avoid.
Hope this is of some assistance and comfort to genuine buyers and sellers