theflightyellz's guide to fakes and searching.

Thank you. But how come the item says Takara Tomy but it's fake apparently?

and also would this be a reliable one? because im looking for one under 50 dollars

http://ever-wish.com/takara-tomy-beyblad...ew-in-box/
The image is real; however, the seller is clearly fraudulent. You'll likely be able to file a report with eBay and receive your money back but it can be a pain.
(Dec. 27, 2018  11:01 PM)TerrorIncarnate Wrote: Hey I found I beyblade that seems very cheap and it claims to be takara tomy this is the link

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Takara-Tomy...3523176746

Would you say that this is real and if it isn't real could you direct me to an actual link where I can buy a takara tomy cho-z spriggan customize set. Sorry for the bad grammar...

Yeah, if it seems too cheap to be true, it probably is. This in particular is stupidly cheap. Nobody would ever make money selling beys for $4 overseas if they were legitimate.

Checking the seller's feedback can also help you figure out if someone is legit or not. For instance, except for literally 2 sales (both for some coins) every sale on that seller's feedback list is private. That reeks of alternate accounts making nonexistant "purchases" trying to make this account look better, especially since a lot of them are just the same people over and over saying the same messages.

To help identify actually good sellers, I've recently started labeling my feedback saying it comes from WBO MagikHorse, which is a surefire sign that whatever seller that comment is on is someone I've confirmed as legitimate. Although I haven't gotten to do so to every one of these sellers, taka.ohno, 2011sizemore, jp_market, maruyuu-k, pvccard.expert, and skyliners2012 are all good sellers.
Check out this ebay listing! It's a gold L-Drago 105f for about 14 bucks. It smells fishy because I normally don't see this type of Beyblade for under 50 dollars. However, the listing clearly says "Takara" in description, title, and label from the packaging's photo. Plus, the seller is beybladewholesaler, which I've gotten authentic beyblades from before.
So, for you authenticity experts out there, is this listing genuine or fraud?
Thank you! Have a happy new year!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/TAKARA-TOMY-Jap...rk:10:pf:0
(Dec. 31, 2018  7:41 AM)mediocrekid Wrote: Check out this ebay listing! It's a gold L-Drago 105f for about 14 bucks. It smells fishy because I normally don't see this type of Beyblade for under 50 dollars. However, the listing clearly says "Takara" in description, title, and label from the packaging's photo. Plus, the seller is beybladewholesaler, which I've gotten authentic beyblades from before.
So, for you authenticity experts out there, is this listing genuine or fraud?
Thank you! Have a happy new year!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/TAKARA-TOMY-Jap...rk:10:pf:0

Although the price is a lot lower than expected, there's an upside that they have a few neutral and negative reviews which more than likely come from actual customers (although I'll take it with a grain of salt since all those negative reviews are for fake beys... but they're also all over a year old). Also in terms of upsides, you say you've gotten legit beys from them before, which means that they do sell legit products at least most of the time (or else there would be more than 6 negative reviews). The big kicker though is that I can't find that exact image used anywhere else on EBay, which means it's his legitimate image and not a stolen image from elsewhere, which is a pretty big red flag.

Overall there's that single red flag of the price, but everything else looks legitimate enough so it's probably just a guy who wants to clear out some of his more stagnant stock.
Easyest way to find it's fake or not is don't buy beyblade from outside of Japan especially China, HK, Taiwan and Korea seller in Ebay.
They have real TT beyblade but, They also have fake Beyblades more than real
(Jan. 17, 2019  5:22 PM)Adarsh Abhinav Wrote: [Image: Screenshot_20190117-064534_Samsung_Internet.jpg]
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Whoa... They're quick...
The things people do to make a quick buck.
Fakes are quite a good source of cheap parts to make and test mods out ahahaha
(9 hours ago)Rouzuke Wrote: Fakes are quite a good source of cheap parts to make and test mods out ahahaha

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