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#61 SubaruWRX

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 09:02 AM

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 10:09 AM

Interesting thread...the moment I saw the pics, I felt pretty positive it was real (just have seen similar Scotties with cherry bombs on the face/heel and cavity, dancing letters on the bumpers and CT on the sole).  I have a feeling the buyer (not the OP) felt the same thing when he saw it too and was willing to take the risk for price.  I can understand the perspective that some feel bad for the OP, but the reality is that the putter was available online for purchase and someone at some point (maybe not associated with GolfWRX) would have realized the same thing and purchased it.

In this case, one person (the buyer) was willing to take the risk for a relatively low price while the other (the OP) waited to overcome his/her reservations and subsequently missed out.  I've done like the OP many times myself and found that the great deal I saw and waited on was no longer available the 2nd time around.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 10:18 AM

 mjbfyb, on 28 December 2018 - 03:06 AM, said:

I gave the OP plenty of time to pull the trigger. He had 7 hours from the first post, and 4 hours after someone said it was good. Even at that point, I didn't know for sure what I was getting. I knew it was there before he posted it. Like I said, I've been checking that site daily for a 350 Mil Spec.  If you're that indecisive, that's not my problem. I assumed he didn't want to take a chance. Do I feel bad about it?  A little, but come on. It's not like he posted it, and I bought it minutes later.

I figured this purchase was going to be nothing but a hassle if it actually shipped. I would have to send it in, get the news it was fake, and then have to deal with PayPal and 2nd Swing. This would have been a months long process. The Custom Shop would then ask me where I bought it, and 2nd Swing would have to deal with Titleist because a new employee didn't know what they were doing.

So you didn't know about it until you saw it here, you decided not to chime in at all, and then after a few hours you jumped on it?  If that's the case in my opinion you owe the OP a little finder's fee because if he didn't post this you don't get the deal of the year.  You did take the risk but it worked out that you profited based on what he found.

If this was already on your radar before the OP then you owe him nothing and we appreciate you keeping us up to date with how the story unfolded but if not I'd PM him and send him a couple dozen balls just for good mojo.  The Golf Gods will look down kindly on you, you'll sink more putts, and you'll still be way ahead of the game.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 10:20 AM

The most positive indication to me is the thickness of the flange with the blank sole, matched with the hand stamp in the cavity I figured there was a good chance it was a real CT but maybe some of those crowded bumper stamps or the crowded tour dot on the face was aftermarket.

Regardless, there's no honor among thieves.  It is an ongoing mantra around here to buy first ask later especially if you have any protection like it's not a shady meeting to exchange cash off of CL.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 10:52 AM

 delmer, on 28 December 2018 - 10:18 AM, said:

 mjbfyb, on 28 December 2018 - 03:06 AM, said:

I gave the OP plenty of time to pull the trigger. He had 7 hours from the first post, and 4 hours after someone said it was good. Even at that point, I didn't know for sure what I was getting. I knew it was there before he posted it. Like I said, I've been checking that site daily for a 350 Mil Spec.  If you're that indecisive, that's not my problem. I assumed he didn't want to take a chance. Do I feel bad about it?  A little, but come on. It's not like he posted it, and I bought it minutes later.

I figured this purchase was going to be nothing but a hassle if it actually shipped. I would have to send it in, get the news it was fake, and then have to deal with PayPal and 2nd Swing. This would have been a months long process. The Custom Shop would then ask me where I bought it, and 2nd Swing would have to deal with Titleist because a new employee didn't know what they were doing.

So you didn't know about it until you saw it here, you decided not to chime in at all, and then after a few hours you jumped on it?  If that's the case in my opinion you owe the OP a little finder's fee because if he didn't post this you don't get the deal of the year.  You did take the risk but it worked out that you profited based on what he found.

If this was already on your radar before the OP then you owe him nothing and we appreciate you keeping us up to date with how the story unfolded but if not I'd PM him and send him a couple dozen balls just for good mojo.  The Golf Gods will look down kindly on you, you'll sink more putts, and you'll still be way ahead of the game.

It's in the post you're responding to . . .

"I knew it was there before he posted it. Like I said, I've been checking that site daily for a 350 Mil Spec."


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Posted 28 December 2018 - 10:58 AM

 straightshot7, on 28 December 2018 - 10:52 AM, said:

 delmer, on 28 December 2018 - 10:18 AM, said:

 mjbfyb, on 28 December 2018 - 03:06 AM, said:

I gave the OP plenty of time to pull the trigger. He had 7 hours from the first post, and 4 hours after someone said it was good. Even at that point, I didn't know for sure what I was getting. I knew it was there before he posted it. Like I said, I've been checking that site daily for a 350 Mil Spec.  If you're that indecisive, that's not my problem. I assumed he didn't want to take a chance. Do I feel bad about it?  A little, but come on. It's not like he posted it, and I bought it minutes later.

I figured this purchase was going to be nothing but a hassle if it actually shipped. I would have to send it in, get the news it was fake, and then have to deal with PayPal and 2nd Swing. This would have been a months long process. The Custom Shop would then ask me where I bought it, and 2nd Swing would have to deal with Titleist because a new employee didn't know what they were doing.

So you didn't know about it until you saw it here, you decided not to chime in at all, and then after a few hours you jumped on it?  If that's the case in my opinion you owe the OP a little finder's fee because if he didn't post this you don't get the deal of the year.  You did take the risk but it worked out that you profited based on what he found.

If this was already on your radar before the OP then you owe him nothing and we appreciate you keeping us up to date with how the story unfolded but if not I'd PM him and send him a couple dozen balls just for good mojo.  The Golf Gods will look down kindly on you, you'll sink more putts, and you'll still be way ahead of the game.

It's in the post you're responding to . . .

"I knew it was there before he posted it. Like I said, I've been checking that site daily for a 350 Mil Spec."

I missed that.  He's good to go then in my opinion.  I appreciate him finishing the story out too.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 11:00 AM

 delmer, on 28 December 2018 - 10:18 AM, said:

So you didn't know about it until you saw it here, you decided not to chime in at all, and then after a few hours you jumped on it?  If that's the case in my opinion you owe the OP a little finder's fee because if he didn't post this you don't get the deal of the year.  You did take the risk but it worked out that you profited based on what he found.

If this was already on your radar before the OP then you owe him nothing and we appreciate you keeping us up to date with how the story unfolded but if not I'd PM him and send him a couple dozen balls just for good mojo.  The Golf Gods will look down kindly on you, you'll sink more putts, and you'll still be way ahead of the game.

I already knew it was there. I have been checking that site every morning and evening looking for a Mil Spec 350. I have a search saved for Cameron Newport sorted from lowest to highest price. This putter was on the first page.

It crossed my mind to post it here like the OP, but I knew exactly what would happen. I know how the internet works. I guarantee someone contacted 2nd Swing and tried get this before it shipped. Vnutz scored a similar deal on eBay. Someone posted it on TCC right after it was sold, asking if anyone got it. The seller canceled because someone there contacted the seller allowing him to realize his error.

Pics coming soon...

Edited by mjbfyb, 28 December 2018 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2018 - 11:39 AM

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 01:08 PM

Looks good. Is there supposed to be a cherry dot on the heel? I'll give you $250 for it. :D

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 01:28 PM

Topline is clean.  Id throw that putter into the rotation and wouldnt look back.

Nice find.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 01:47 PM

Awesome score! Been cut to 32" so maybe not all original? If I got it I'd extend it to 35" and game it. Thing is in really good condition! Getting the COA and a Custom Shop restoration done would cost a lot (any experts take a guess? $300?). But keep it as is and if/when you think about selling it you should still make a huge profit.

This story is up there with the infamous GolfWRX Play It Again Sports Circle T (009?) ~$150 score from a few years ago.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 02:26 PM

 delmer, on 28 December 2018 - 10:18 AM, said:

 mjbfyb, on 28 December 2018 - 03:06 AM, said:

I gave the OP plenty of time to pull the trigger. He had 7 hours from the first post, and 4 hours after someone said it was good. Even at that point, I didn't know for sure what I was getting. I knew it was there before he posted it. Like I said, I've been checking that site daily for a 350 Mil Spec.  If you're that indecisive, that's not my problem. I assumed he didn't want to take a chance. Do I feel bad about it?  A little, but come on. It's not like he posted it, and I bought it minutes later.

I figured this purchase was going to be nothing but a hassle if it actually shipped. I would have to send it in, get the news it was fake, and then have to deal with PayPal and 2nd Swing. This would have been a months long process. The Custom Shop would then ask me where I bought it, and 2nd Swing would have to deal with Titleist because a new employee didn't know what they were doing.

So you didn't know about it until you saw it here, you decided not to chime in at all, and then after a few hours you jumped on it?  If that's the case in my opinion you owe the OP a little finder's fee because if he didn't post this you don't get the deal of the year.  You did take the risk but it worked out that you profited based on what he found.

If this was already on your radar before the OP then you owe him nothing and we appreciate you keeping us up to date with how the story unfolded but if not I'd PM him and send him a couple dozen balls just for good mojo.  The Golf Gods will look down kindly on you, you'll sink more putts, and you'll still be way ahead of the game.

Is this serious? The new owner owes nothing. He bought it while it was available. Anyone could have. Sorry for the OP, but he should have bought it as soon as He saw it.

The fact that you think the new owner owes a Finders fee is absolutely ridiculous.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 03:26 PM

Wow, those photos are much better and it's actually in better shape than I would have guessed from the 2nd swing photos.

Absolutely I'd throw a butt extension or new shaft into that putter and put it in play (if it was a lefty obviously).  Well, actually I would probably media blast the top line, shoulders, and tops of the bumpers, but that's because I can and I hate glare.  And... I'd probably freshen up the paint fill and buff the sole.  Okay, okay, who am I kidding... I'd pretty much do a home restoration and play it every day.  Or send it in for a COA and flip it, because I would be too worried it would get stolen out of my bag.  :)

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 03:50 PM

 justasgood, on 28 December 2018 - 02:26 PM, said:

 delmer, on 28 December 2018 - 10:18 AM, said:

 mjbfyb, on 28 December 2018 - 03:06 AM, said:

I gave the OP plenty of time to pull the trigger. He had 7 hours from the first post, and 4 hours after someone said it was good. Even at that point, I didn't know for sure what I was getting. I knew it was there before he posted it. Like I said, I've been checking that site daily for a 350 Mil Spec.  If you're that indecisive, that's not my problem. I assumed he didn't want to take a chance. Do I feel bad about it?  A little, but come on. It's not like he posted it, and I bought it minutes later.

I figured this purchase was going to be nothing but a hassle if it actually shipped. I would have to send it in, get the news it was fake, and then have to deal with PayPal and 2nd Swing. This would have been a months long process. The Custom Shop would then ask me where I bought it, and 2nd Swing would have to deal with Titleist because a new employee didn't know what they were doing.

So you didn't know about it until you saw it here, you decided not to chime in at all, and then after a few hours you jumped on it?  If that's the case in my opinion you owe the OP a little finder's fee because if he didn't post this you don't get the deal of the year.  You did take the risk but it worked out that you profited based on what he found.

If this was already on your radar before the OP then you owe him nothing and we appreciate you keeping us up to date with how the story unfolded but if not I'd PM him and send him a couple dozen balls just for good mojo.  The Golf Gods will look down kindly on you, you'll sink more putts, and you'll still be way ahead of the game.

Is this serious? The new owner owes nothing. He bought it while it was available. Anyone could have. Sorry for the OP, but he should have bought it as soon as "He" saw it.

The fact that you think the new owner owes a "Finders" fee is absolutely ridiculous.

You should read the whole thread.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 05:56 PM

 delmer, on 28 December 2018 - 03:50 PM, said:

 justasgood, on 28 December 2018 - 02:26 PM, said:

 delmer, on 28 December 2018 - 10:18 AM, said:

 mjbfyb, on 28 December 2018 - 03:06 AM, said:

I gave the OP plenty of time to pull the trigger. He had 7 hours from the first post, and 4 hours after someone said it was good. Even at that point, I didn't know for sure what I was getting. I knew it was there before he posted it. Like I said, I've been checking that site daily for a 350 Mil Spec.  If you're that indecisive, that's not my problem. I assumed he didn't want to take a chance. Do I feel bad about it?  A little, but come on. It's not like he posted it, and I bought it minutes later.

I figured this purchase was going to be nothing but a hassle if it actually shipped. I would have to send it in, get the news it was fake, and then have to deal with PayPal and 2nd Swing. This would have been a months long process. The Custom Shop would then ask me where I bought it, and 2nd Swing would have to deal with Titleist because a new employee didn't know what they were doing.

So you didn't know about it until you saw it here, you decided not to chime in at all, and then after a few hours you jumped on it?  If that's the case in my opinion you owe the OP a little finder's fee because if he didn't post this you don't get the deal of the year.  You did take the risk but it worked out that you profited based on what he found.

If this was already on your radar before the OP then you owe him nothing and we appreciate you keeping us up to date with how the story unfolded but if not I'd PM him and send him a couple dozen balls just for good mojo.  The Golf Gods will look down kindly on you, you'll sink more putts, and you'll still be way ahead of the game.

Is this serious? The new owner owes nothing. He bought it while it was available. Anyone could have. Sorry for the OP, but he should have bought it as soon as "He" saw it.

The fact that you think the new owner owes a "Finders" fee is absolutely ridiculous.

You should read the whole thread.

I read the whole thread. Doesnt change the fact that no matter how this played out, the owner owes nothing to anyone who hemmed and hawed about buying the putter.

Its like me announcing that Im thinking about playing a set of numbers on the lottery but decide its not worth the risk. Then someone plays the numbers I posted and wins.

Nobody owes me anything. My choice not to play and the OPs choice not to buy.


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Posted 28 December 2018 - 09:41 PM

Id pull the shaft, strip the head, clean the hosel/head, and send the head off to the CS for new paint fill, a new shaft, a new CT shaft band, a new grip, my specs, and a COA.  Then upon return Id throw it in the bag and use it (and if I didnt like it/putt well with it, itd be easy to offload and likely command a higher premium).  Whatever your decisions, enjoy it!

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 10:58 PM

 justasgood, on 28 December 2018 - 05:56 PM, said:

 delmer, on 28 December 2018 - 03:50 PM, said:

 justasgood, on 28 December 2018 - 02:26 PM, said:

 delmer, on 28 December 2018 - 10:18 AM, said:

 mjbfyb, on 28 December 2018 - 03:06 AM, said:

I gave the OP plenty of time to pull the trigger. He had 7 hours from the first post, and 4 hours after someone said it was good. Even at that point, I didn't know for sure what I was getting. I knew it was there before he posted it. Like I said, I've been checking that site daily for a 350 Mil Spec.  If you're that indecisive, that's not my problem. I assumed he didn't want to take a chance. Do I feel bad about it?  A little, but come on. It's not like he posted it, and I bought it minutes later.

I figured this purchase was going to be nothing but a hassle if it actually shipped. I would have to send it in, get the news it was fake, and then have to deal with PayPal and 2nd Swing. This would have been a months long process. The Custom Shop would then ask me where I bought it, and 2nd Swing would have to deal with Titleist because a new employee didn't know what they were doing.

So you didn't know about it until you saw it here, you decided not to chime in at all, and then after a few hours you jumped on it?  If that's the case in my opinion you owe the OP a little finder's fee because if he didn't post this you don't get the deal of the year.  You did take the risk but it worked out that you profited based on what he found.

If this was already on your radar before the OP then you owe him nothing and we appreciate you keeping us up to date with how the story unfolded but if not I'd PM him and send him a couple dozen balls just for good mojo.  The Golf Gods will look down kindly on you, you'll sink more putts, and you'll still be way ahead of the game.

Is this serious? The new owner owes nothing. He bought it while it was available. Anyone could have. Sorry for the OP, but he should have bought it as soon as "He" saw it.

The fact that you think the new owner owes a "Finders" fee is absolutely ridiculous.

You should read the whole thread.

I read the whole thread. Doesn't change the fact that no matter how this played out, the owner owes nothing to anyone who hemmed and hawed about buying the putter.

It's like me announcing that I'm thinking about playing a set of numbers on the lottery but decide it's not worth the risk. Then someone plays the numbers I posted and wins.

Nobody owes me anything. My choice not to play and the OP's choice not to buy.

That's a bad analogy because you both could've played the numbers.

This all doesn't really matter because the buyer had the putter on his radar but my point is that I view topics like this as all of us watching each others backs so if I posted a "hey I'm thinking about buying this, is it legit" and someone took that info and then bought the putter out from underneath me I would be miffed.

That's not the case here and like Norm said it's a dog eat dog world and I'm wearing milk bone underwear.  If we all live by that mentality this is not the forum to ask for pre-purchase advice.  Too bad.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 11:16 PM

 delmer, on 28 December 2018 - 10:58 PM, said:

That's a bad analogy because you both could've played the numbers.

This all doesn't really matter because the buyer had the putter on his radar but my point is that I view topics like this as all of us watching each others backs so if I posted a "hey I'm thinking about buying this, is it legit" and someone took that info and then bought the putter out from underneath me I would be miffed.

That's not the case here and like Norm said it's a dog eat dog world and I'm wearing milk bone underwear.  If we all live by that mentality this is not the forum to ask for pre-purchase advice.  Too bad.

There is no moral absolute on this scenario. You're projecting your own arbitrary ideas onto everyone else, and expecting that thousands of people will follow them is ridiculous.

One could argue that it's really selfish and unfair to think that you can post an item asking for advice, and require that thousands of people refrain from buying it until you've made up your mind.

Notice the OP is not even upset. Because he knows there's no such thing as staking a claim to a 2nd Swing product!

You can post photos asking for authenticity opinions without disclosing the link to buy the item, which is what the OP did.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 03:34 AM

 johngalt312, on 28 December 2018 - 09:41 PM, said:

Id pull the shaft, strip the head, clean the hosel/head, and send the head off to the CS for new paint fill, a new shaft, a new CT shaft band, a new grip, my specs, and a COA.  Then upon return Id throw it in the bag and use it (and if I didnt like it/putt well with it, itd be easy to offload and likely command a higher premium).  Whatever your decisions, enjoy it!

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:26 AM

 straightshot7, on 28 December 2018 - 11:16 PM, said:

 delmer, on 28 December 2018 - 10:58 PM, said:

That's a bad analogy because you both could've played the numbers.

This all doesn't really matter because the buyer had the putter on his radar but my point is that I view topics like this as all of us watching each others backs so if I posted a "hey I'm thinking about buying this, is it legit" and someone took that info and then bought the putter out from underneath me I would be miffed.

That's not the case here and like Norm said it's a dog eat dog world and I'm wearing milk bone underwear.  If we all live by that mentality this is not the forum to ask for pre-purchase advice.  Too bad.

There is no moral absolute on this scenario. You're projecting your own arbitrary ideas onto everyone else, and expecting that thousands of people will follow them is ridiculous.

One could argue that it's really selfish and unfair to think that you can post an item asking for advice, and require that thousands of people refrain from buying it until you've made up your mind.

Notice the OP is not even upset. Because he knows there's no such thing as staking a claim to a 2nd Swing product!

You can post photos asking for authenticity opinions without disclosing the link to buy the item, which is what the OP did.

Say you found the car of your dreams at a steal of a price and your buddy is a mechanic so you ask him to take a quick look at it to make sure you aren't missing something.  Fast forward two days and all of the sudden you see him driving past your house in it because he bought it out from underneath you.  You aren't mad at him?

I know that isn't what happened here but that is the scenario you are arguing.

I get that you can't stake a claim on something that someone is selling but I was hoping that a group of enthusiasts like are gathered here wouldn't be do cut throat.  I was thinking people would say "looks good and it's a great deal so jump on it."

Posting an image pulled from a listing is basically the same as posting the link to it.  It isn't that hard to do a google image search.  I didn't need to do a search because for some reason the first thing I noticed was the top of the 2nd swing logo.

I guess if people share your sentiment the moral of the story is buy first, ask questions later.  Like I said that's unfortunate in my mind.

Edited by delmer, 29 December 2018 - 10:28 AM.


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:20 AM

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 12:01 PM

View Postdelmer, on 29 December 2018 - 10:26 AM, said:

View Poststraightshot7, on 28 December 2018 - 11:16 PM, said:

View Postdelmer, on 28 December 2018 - 10:58 PM, said:

That's a bad analogy because you both could've played the numbers.

This all doesn't really matter because the buyer had the putter on his radar but my point is that I view topics like this as all of us watching each others backs so if I posted a "hey I'm thinking about buying this, is it legit" and someone took that info and then bought the putter out from underneath me I would be miffed.

That's not the case here and like Norm said it's a dog eat dog world and I'm wearing milk bone underwear.  If we all live by that mentality this is not the forum to ask for pre-purchase advice.  Too bad.

There is no moral absolute on this scenario. You're projecting your own arbitrary ideas onto everyone else, and expecting that thousands of people will follow them is ridiculous.

One could argue that it's really selfish and unfair to think that you can post an item asking for advice, and require that thousands of people refrain from buying it until you've made up your mind.

Notice the OP is not even upset. Because he knows there's no such thing as staking a claim to a 2nd Swing product!

You can post photos asking for authenticity opinions without disclosing the link to buy the item, which is what the OP did.

Say you found the car of your dreams at a steal of a price and your buddy is a mechanic so you ask him to take a quick look at it to make sure you aren't missing something.  Fast forward two days and all of the sudden you see him driving past your house in it because he bought it out from underneath you.  You aren't mad at him?

I know that isn't what happened here but that is the scenario you are arguing.

I get that you can't stake a claim on something that someone is selling but I was hoping that a group of enthusiasts like are gathered here wouldn't be do cut throat.  I was thinking people would say "looks good and it's a great deal so jump on it."

Posting an image pulled from a listing is basically the same as posting the link to it.  It isn't that hard to do a google image search.  I didn't need to do a search because for some reason the first thing I noticed was the top of the 2nd swing logo.

I guess if people share your sentiment the moral of the story is buy first, ask questions later.  Like I said that's unfortunate in my mind.

Asking one "buddy" is obviously much different. Since they are my personal friend, there is an implied trust and I would be upset if a friend did that.

But asking a public forum is a totally different animal.

I'm not saying you are wrong for how YOU would approach it. But expecting everyone else to approach it exactly how you would, is silly.

And then you start suggesting things like paying a finder's fee?  I wasn't going to comment on that but you kept going like you're the authority on this issue.

The guy who bought this said he ended up waiting some hours before purchasing, even though he was already aware of it before the thread. Most people do operate with generous courtesy on these things.

I've never purchased something based on what someone posted on here, but I wouldn't blame someone else for doing so if that's what they felt okay doing.

Again, we're talking about public items for sale and a public forum. You don't even have to be a member to read these topics. Very different from asking your buddy the mechanic.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 12:57 PM

All I have to say is great find. I’ve learned over the years to watch out what you post and ask on forums. Because if it’s something that is legit at a to good to be true deal someone is going to snag it from under you.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 01:13 PM

View Postgolf_junky, on 29 December 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:

All I have to say is great find. I’ve learned over the years to watch out what you post and ask on forums. Because if it’s something that is legit at a to good to be true deal someone is going to snag it from under you.

I've learned that from this thread as well.  The best advice I guess is to just pull the trigger and file a PayPal claim if it isn't legit.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 01:20 PM

View Postdelmer, on 29 December 2018 - 01:13 PM, said:

View Postgolf_junky, on 29 December 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:

All I have to say is great find. I’ve learned over the years to watch out what you post and ask on forums. Because if it’s something that is legit at a to good to be true deal someone is going to snag it from under you.

I've learned that from this thread as well.  The best advice I guess is to just pull the trigger and file a PayPal claim if it isn't legit.

Well since it was being sold by a Titleist distributor I would have bet any amount of money that it was legit. Because that distributor didn’t want to explain to Titliest why they were selling a fake putter.


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Posted 29 December 2018 - 02:27 PM

View Postgolf_junky, on 29 December 2018 - 01:20 PM, said:

View Postdelmer, on 29 December 2018 - 01:13 PM, said:

View Postgolf_junky, on 29 December 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:

All I have to say is great find. I’ve learned over the years to watch out what you post and ask on forums. Because if it’s something that is legit at a to good to be true deal someone is going to snag it from under you.

I've learned that from this thread as well.  The best advice I guess is to just pull the trigger and file a PayPal claim if it isn't legit.

Well since it was being sold by a Titleist distributor I would have bet any amount of money that it was legit. Because that distributor didn’t want to explain to Titliest why they were selling a fake putter.

While I do agree in general, plenty of titleist account and distributors have been fooled in the past. Often I’ve found counterfeit putters in used sections of golf shops, even as new from trade ins.

Buyer did nothing wrong, but I’m not surprised it’s taken this turn around here. In the world of internet buying there’s no such thing as calling dibs on something just because you start a thread on it. Know what you’re buying and there’s no issue.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:56 PM

hot damn. thats a legit in the bag gamer condition. great snag.
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Posted 03 January 2019 - 03:11 PM

View Postmjbfyb, on 28 December 2018 - 11:39 AM, said:


Awesome, awesome deal my man.

What happened to the face milling?  The registry link you sent had deeper mills.
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Posted 03 January 2019 - 04:09 PM

View Poststealthrt91, on 03 January 2019 - 03:11 PM, said:

View Postmjbfyb, on 28 December 2018 - 11:39 AM, said:


Awesome, awesome deal my man.

What happened to the face milling?  The registry link you sent had deeper mills.

It's probably just the lighting and the angle.  That is the putter in the COA for sure.

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 05:55 PM

View Postdelmer, on 29 December 2018 - 10:26 AM, said:

View Poststraightshot7, on 28 December 2018 - 11:16 PM, said:

View Postdelmer, on 28 December 2018 - 10:58 PM, said:

That's a bad analogy because you both could've played the numbers.

This all doesn't really matter because the buyer had the putter on his radar but my point is that I view topics like this as all of us watching each others backs so if I posted a "hey I'm thinking about buying this, is it legit" and someone took that info and then bought the putter out from underneath me I would be miffed.

That's not the case here and like Norm said it's a dog eat dog world and I'm wearing milk bone underwear.  If we all live by that mentality this is not the forum to ask for pre-purchase advice.  Too bad.

There is no moral absolute on this scenario. You're projecting your own arbitrary ideas onto everyone else, and expecting that thousands of people will follow them is ridiculous.

One could argue that it's really selfish and unfair to think that you can post an item asking for advice, and require that thousands of people refrain from buying it until you've made up your mind.

Notice the OP is not even upset. Because he knows there's no such thing as staking a claim to a 2nd Swing product!

You can post photos asking for authenticity opinions without disclosing the link to buy the item, which is what the OP did.

Say you found the car of your dreams at a steal of a price and your buddy is a mechanic so you ask him to take a quick look at it to make sure you aren't missing something.  Fast forward two days and all of the sudden you see him driving past your house in it because he bought it out from underneath you.  You aren't mad at him?

I know that isn't what happened here but that is the scenario you are arguing.

I get that you can't stake a claim on something that someone is selling but I was hoping that a group of enthusiasts like are gathered here wouldn't be do cut throat.  I was thinking people would say "looks good and it's a great deal so jump on it."

Posting an image pulled from a listing is basically the same as posting the link to it.  It isn't that hard to do a google image search.  I didn't need to do a search because for some reason the first thing I noticed was the top of the 2nd swing logo.

I guess if people share your sentiment the moral of the story is buy first, ask questions later.  Like I said that's unfortunate in my mind.
No one owes him the right to purchase first, welcome to reality.

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