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M51
04-09-2014, 10:46 AM
Just a heads up, I bought a 6-pack of these for $3.00, they arrived yesterday.

http://i.imgur.com/rU6NgOD.jpg

They turned out to be absolute garbage, wobbly as hell, uneven inconsistent bounce, and overall they just felt weird. Sounded weird too.

I've played with DHS balls before, and they were fine. I suppose these could be fake, but they look legit. Anyhoo, 1-star Donic balls we have at the club will have to do for the time being.

NichoMarpaunk
04-09-2014, 10:48 AM
they are fake. i used those balls (like in the picture) and they are fine.

i am sure the balls from ebay are fake therefore they can sell it cheaper

TTHopeful
04-09-2014, 11:24 AM
I bought these from Ebay to. Around 50% are okay to practice with but rest are no good. They are definitely not usable for matches. For multi ball or training its okay.

Tony's Table Tennis
04-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Please rename, Stay away from Ebay
Problem solved.

Tony's Table Tennis
04-09-2014, 11:50 AM
I bought these from Ebay to. Around 50% are okay to practice with but rest are no good. They are definitely not usable for matches. For multi ball or training its okay.

Then its a bit expensive imo
$0.50 per ball to practice/multiball with

M51
04-09-2014, 12:09 PM
Please rename, Stay away from Ebay
Problem solved.
That's a little harsh. I bought some cheap DHS glue a couple of years ago and it turned out OK. Also, I played with cheap Friendship rubbers from Ebay too for a while, and they were decent for the money.

Tony's Table Tennis
04-09-2014, 12:31 PM
That's a little harsh. I bought some cheap DHS glue a couple of years ago and it turned out OK. Also, I played with cheap Friendship rubbers from Ebay too for a while, and they were decent for the money.

Well Ebay is only a trading site. You have no idea who the seller is and the consistancy of the service.
What you pay is what you get.
Sorry if it sound harsh, but that is reality.

I rather buy from reputable stores and willing to pay the extra bit for insurance or peice of mind, than to regret or have doubts - both leading to more money being wasted than saved.

And as time goes on, more fraudsters will abuse ebay. I'm already seeing more and more compared to years ago.
Ebay isn't going to get any better for you.

TTHopeful
04-09-2014, 12:43 PM
Then its a bit expensive imo
$0.50 per ball to practice/multiball with

Yes true. On ebay I managed to get around 100 of the balls for £12. Do you get your practice balls cheap from somewhere Tony?

Tony's Table Tennis
04-09-2014, 12:58 PM
Yes true. On ebay I managed to get around 100 of the balls for £12. Do you get your practice balls cheap from somewhere Tony?

Hmm.. I import directly from the factories (Yasaka, DHS, 729 Balls is what I sell)
My selling price for 144 balls is:
R450 for 729 1 star
R550 for DHS 1 star/Yasaka Superior
And shiping to South Africa is so expensive....

1 USD = R10.60 at the moment, was R11.00 not so long ago.
That is $42.50 and $52 repectively or $0.30 and $0.36 per ball

I'm pretty certain many online stores in Europe's pricing is similar

TTHopeful
04-09-2014, 01:04 PM
Hmm.. I import directly from the factories (Yasaka, DHS, 729 Balls is what I sell)
My selling price for 144 balls is:
R450 for 729 1 star
R550 for DHS 1 star/Yasaka Superior
And shiping to South Africa is so expensive....

1 USD = R10.60 at the moment, was R11.00 not so long ago.
That is $42.50 and $52 repectively or $0.30 and $0.36 per ball

I'm pretty certain many online stores in Europe's pricing is similar

That's cool. Yeah shipping is becoming darn expensive everywhere. Yea Europe's pricing is similar to this I think.

gman4911
04-09-2014, 01:11 PM
Is fastpaddle.com the ebay seller? If not, you need to change your photo.

M51
04-09-2014, 01:23 PM
Is fastpaddle.com the ebay seller? If not, you need to change your photo.
Yeah, I guess I inadvertently implicated fastpaddle. :)

Fixed.

mahomedy13
04-09-2014, 02:42 PM
Thanks for informing.I was about to buy balls like these bcos of their price.

Cabbage
07-14-2014, 07:02 AM
Yep I also bought cheap DHS 3 star balls previously from ebay and they were crap! I learnt my lesson and only buy from reputable sellers nowadays

boxpox
07-14-2014, 11:27 AM
they are fake !!