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      Stay away from cheap DHS 3-star balls - Ebay!

      Just a heads up, I bought a 6-pack of these for $3.00, they arrived yesterday.



      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.
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      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

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      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.

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      Please rename, Stay away from Ebay
      Problem solved.
      BYE BYE

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      Quote Originally Posted by TTHopeful View Post
      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

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tony's Table Tennis View Post
      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.

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      Quote Originally Posted by M51 View Post
      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.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tony's Table Tennis View Post
      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?

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      Quote Originally Posted by TTHopeful View Post
      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

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tony's Table Tennis View Post
      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.

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      Is fastpaddle.com the ebay seller? If not, you need to change your photo.

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      Quote Originally Posted by gman4911 View Post
      Is fastpaddle.com the ebay seller? If not, you need to change your photo.
      Yeah, I guess I inadvertently implicated fastpaddle.

      Fixed.

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      Thanks for informing.I was about to buy balls like these bcos of their price.

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      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

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      they are fake !!

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