anyone buy from there? the prices are ridic cheap and i think it could be bogus...thoughts/experiences?
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Set of VR blades, $300... yeah, probably not. And all the Callaway drives are $145, regardless of year.
Also, it's registered in China. http://www.whois.net/whois/factory-golf.com
Not saying that every Chinese shop is selling fakes, but... I'm going to guess this one is.
First off, they make no guarantee that the clubs are new. They just state that they are in good condition. Secondly, no major OEM will be selling 'factory direct' from their facilities in China. It just isn't going to happen. Think about it: is Titleist going to say "we'll sell to you (factory-golf.com) cheaper than anyone else in the world so that you can sell our products for less than any of our authorized dealers that we have worked with for many years to build a distribution network." I'm not saying everything is fake and used, but it is definately not on the up-and-up.
I purchased a club from them for my sons birthday and it turned out to be a fake. We called Callaway and the confirmed that was a knock off because the Serial number was missing and the Callaway name at the top of the club head is not there. The sad thing is that the club is not neutral, it is a draw so he cannot use it at all. I tried to contact factory-golf.com several times to return the item and have failed miserably. So buyer be aware.... as they say? You all know we all work hard for our money and this 100.00 bucks was all I could afford for him this year.
I hope this helps.
I bought a JAWS Wedge from there. It was 35 dollar shipping. Probs fake. It has some crazy chinese symbols all up and down the shaft. I ordered a regular flex. It says 'R' for regular on the hosel, but has a stiff stamp on the shaft. The grooves seem pretty "Mack Daddy" and have helped me spin the ball great, so whateves, right. But if id known all the new cool wedges that were coming out this year, I would've maybve just weaited (588, trusty rusty, sm4....there's only so much space in the bag!)
I own a lot of websites and maintain a bunch for other groups and the its very telling when the domain isnt used for emails.
Im very adamant about keeping my domain business separate from personal stuff and part of that is making sure to use the domains email accounts for all business matters.
At the very least its extremely unprofessional to use a hotmail account for domain business emails and at worst its some con artist who probably knows less about making those domain emails work (some can be a real pain to set up) than he does about ripping people off.
Yes, I just got ripped for $350 for a set of taylormade burner 2.0 irons. they have plastic backs, look like they were forged in a crock pot and painted with a paint brush. came in a hand made cardboard box with enough tape to keep the titanic afloat.I emailed them and they said i could return them for a refund but will not give me any return information and that was 15 emails ago...they will not answer me anymore. their phone # on their website is no good either. Take your money to the racetrack....
Not to laugh at you or your situation because counterfeit golf equipment is the biggest bummer ever, but that is a hilarious description. I can just see my wife with her 8 iron stewing in the crock pot over night.
Actually, reviews of online golf outlets would be a good feature here.
A quick search brought up this;
The only online golf retailer I've used is rockbottomgolf.com, and they were fine.
Your last sentence doesn't show up in the post preview - I just made a loud "whew" sound.