Pretty sure this is fake, but want to make sure.
The Select Newport 2.0 putters did not come with the heads wrapped in plastic, did they?
Or does this look authentic?
I'm not a scotty expert but does it have the appropriate Titleist Authenticity sticker?
Looks something like this..
I noticed that label's absence when I got tipped off by the paint looking somewhat sloppy. Any other doubts I had were just solidified by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqy5_oDO8Dg . The fake putter shown in the video is identical to this one.
I didn't realize these things were so often counterfeited. It never crossed my mind when I picked it up off of this guy on Craigslist. Sigh. Oh well.
Honestly, the construction was done very well and is a very convincing piece. There are a couple of small aesthetic pieces that I think the vast majority would have overlooked.
I was very close to having never been the wiser, but I stumbled across the counterfeit world and my heart sank.
As far as reporting the seller, Craigslist doesn't really have that feature. A guy posted it for sale. We texted most of the day. I ended up buying it and he was going to check with a friend of his since he was interested in my Odyssey. I'm not sure he knew it was fake or not. The backstory was that his wife bought the putter for his birthday, but then they found she was pregnant with their second child so the putter was being sold as it was a luxury. I got the putter, its head cover, a second white grip, and a second white headcover. She allegedly bought it all off of eBay.
Apparently the wife has already spent the money on bills and they don't immediately have the money to refund me, so I don't have high expectations of this panning out too well for me. I only put out $200 for all of it. I see the grip sell for about $50 on eBay. I have no idea what the second headcover would sell for since it has embroidery for Louisiana specifically as well as Scotty logos (that headcover looks to be much better quality). I'll sell the Scotty as a known counterfeit. I'm not entirely sure what it will bring though.
Thanks for the heads up!