02-27-2013, 08:15 PM #1
Question when buying Game-Used Sticks
Recently have an opportunity to buy a Luongo GU stick from a guy on ebay and was wondering what peoples experiences are. He says he will send a COA, but it is made from him. He states that he has a hockey auctions business since 1981 and has 100% feedback and money back guarantee. By looking at his feedback everything seems legit. Wondering what peoples opinions are on this
02-27-2013, 08:20 PM #2
hockeyauctions is the seller, and wondering if anyone has had any dealings with this company before. I know this is kind of an ebay question, but I hope it stays here as it's not an ebay issue
02-27-2013, 09:59 PM #3
I guess just do your research. Try and find out what year it was used in, observe the taping job and the knob of the stick if you can, then try and compare in pictures. As for the COA -- made from him, unless he's a VERY reputable company -- its pretty much worthless, sorry. Heck I could start my own "Sharkaholic" business and make my own COA and it wouldn't mean a thing unless I became a very reputable company down the line. I have collected a pretty decent (in my opinion) Sharks game used stick collection, and each time I obtain one (unless its from the Sharks equipment sale directly) I go through the same process as collecting as much information as possible and then using photos for comparison. There have been times my process has even proved a sellers claims as false (such as in the case a seller was advertising an item as a rookie year used stick -- when in fact it wasn't). Good luck either way.
02-27-2013, 10:02 PM #4
Obviously I would check around with the name, but I can't really add too much in that regard. But also what might help, although this might seem obvious, but make sure the style of stick is correct and that the name he has on the stick matches. Like I said, I'm sure you've thought of that already, but just wanted to make sure as if either of those don't match, it's most likely not real
02-28-2013, 01:21 AM #5
I dunno where you live, but have you tried the Canucks Team Outlet store at Hastings and Renfrew there? They get stock in all the time....... I saw Louie GU pads there one time. A leeeeeetle outta my price range tho...............
02-28-2013, 05:10 PM #6
anyone else? Thanks for the comments so far
03-02-2013, 02:53 AM #7
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03-02-2013, 03:05 AM #8
03-02-2013, 03:16 AM #9
seems kinda sketchy to me..idk..id deal with a reputal company..a few that i like are: classicauctions, NHLPA auctions, Canada Olympic auctions, NHL auctions, and there are even sellers that have great stick collections and you know their stuff is real such as sureshotcollectibles. ..like sluggo said, the store on hastings street has a great supply of game used stuff..i bet that you could probably phone in and reserve a lui stick..Hidden Content
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03-02-2013, 09:45 AM #10