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Personally, I have had great experiences on eBay buying and selling so far with ~40 or so transactions. I'm sure I will have a bad one eventually but if you are slightly selective about picking your spots (avoid prices that are too good to be true, no/little seller history, bad reviews, only stock photos) you can find some really good deals! Also, I tend to message most sellers before bidding/buying too.

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With the 5A the could possibly be an old prototype ball...hope to hear what Titleist has to say....personally, just do not purchase items off of eBay......there is always a rotten apple in every barrel...especially if you are purchasing from overseas.....

 

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DRIVER - TSI3 10.75* - Fujikura Speeder 661 TR S  

FAIRWAY - TSI2 16.5* - Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.1 S

HYBRID - 816H1 18.0* - Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour Spec S

HYBRID - 818H1 21.0* - Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour Spec S

IRONS - T300 (2019) - 5-W - True Temper AMT Red 107g-95gm R300

WEDGES - VOKEY SM9 - 52.08F, 56.10S - True Temper AMT Red 94gm R300,  SM7 - 58.12D N.S. PRO 950GH R300       

***  GolfPride MC+4 Midsize Grips  (all woods/irons/wedges) 

PUTTER - 2020 CAMERON SPECIAL SELECT CUSTOM  - 35" Newport 2                                                    * GolfPride SNSR 104 Grip

GOLF BALL - TITLEIST - Prov1 

GOLF BAG - TITLEIST - Midsize Tour Bag Black/Black/Red and Black Cart 14 

GOLF GLOVE - FOOTJOY - StaSof, Hyper Flex, StaCooler, Rain Glove

SHOES/APPAREL - FOOTJOY 

RANGEFINDER -  BUSHNELL - Pro XE

 

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1 minute ago, ChuckZ said:

With the 5A the could possibly be an old prototype ball...hope to hear what Titleist has to say....personally, just do not purchase items off of eBay......there is always a rotten apple in every barrel...especially if you are purchasing from overseas.....

 

 

... I have found eBay to be safe if you only deal with US sellers that have tons of positive feedback. I broke that rule once with a new P760 4 iron from someone with about 20 positive feedbacks and it turned out to be counterfeit. It was priced reasonably and the pictures looked good. He refused to issue a refund and eBay stepped in and refunded my money.  

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Driver:     :cobra-small: LTDx 10.5* ... LinQ M40X 6F3
Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/16.5/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R
                 :taylormade-small: DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
                  :taylormade-small: Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:        :cobra-small: 5-Pw Forged Tec ... Steelfiber i80R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 50*/MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :cleveland-small: Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:           :taylormade-small: Maxfli Tour '22/TP5x '21

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I always stock up on the buy three get four deals on new balls, but also buy mint Titleist balls on eBay from time to time. I always read the Seller’s feedback and description in great detail and usually only buy a dozen or so for days when I am not swinging as well and may burn through a few. And I NEVER buy refurbished balls or water balls. 

  • Taylormade SIM2 8° Fujikura Ventus Blue with VeloCore 6-R
  • TaylorMade M5 15° Project X HZRDUS Red 75 6.0 or Srixon ZX 16° KBS Tour Prototype 85 R
  • Callaway Big Bertha 19° KBS Tour Prototype 85 S
  • Srixon 4-AW Nippon Modus 3 105 R
  • Cleveland ZipCore 54° Mid and 58° Mid DG Spinner
  • Sub70 Mid-Mallet Sycamore 002 34.5"
  • Titleist Pro V1x
  • Arccos Gen 3 sensors
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I have bought 5A or so golf balls used a few times. Generally I buy Vice Pro Plus, but my alternative is Bridgestone Tour BX. When Vice has had shortages I've bought used BX's. It is hard to counterfeit the dimple pattern and reactiv cover.

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Callaway Mavrik Subzero 9*,  Project X Hrzdus Black 65

Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Fairway 15* 

Callaway Rogue Hybrid 19*

TaylorMade Gapr Lo 4 Iron 

Callaway Rogue Irons (5-AW) Dynamic Gold X100

Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Wedges 

Ball: Vice Pro Plus / Bag: Sun Mountain 4.5 Cobalt Blue

 

 

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There are no "deals" on any golf balls, unless they come from the manufacturer or an authorized retailer with an authorized manufacturer's promotion. PERIOD!

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Ping G425 Max Driver 10.5° w/Diamona S+ LTD Blue-Board 70 R Flex

Ping G410 5 Fairway Wood Mitsubishi Tensi Orange R Flex

Ping G410 4-5-6 Hybrids Mitsubishi Tensi Blue R Flex

Ping i500 Irons 5-U w/Recoil SmacWrap F3 Flex (power-spec lofts)

Ping 3.0 Eye2 Glide Wedges 54°-58° w/Recoil SmacWrap F3 Flex

2021 Ping Fetch Putter/1996 Original Odyssey (not Callaway) Dual Force Rossie Blade

PING Pioneer Cart Bag

Lamkin Sonar+ Mid-Size Grips

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I recently bought 4 dozen Taylormade TP 5's from the lost golf ball website.  They are pristine but I'm telling myself they're not counterfeit 🤔  I did back up one this morning with a lob wedge and I only do that about twice a year.  If it is a fake, it's a good fake.

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Ping G425 Max

Callaway Epic Max 5 wood

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Callaway Epic Max 11 wood

PXG 0311P Gen. 3  6-GW

PXG 0211 5-GW

PXG 0211 sand wedge bent to 53 degrees

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 60 degree

Evnroll ER2

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

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