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yikes...i've got a bad feeling about this, but my wife bought me this

http://www.icesportsshop.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_482_500&products_id=2891

it apparently shipped from china? but thought replicas didn't get faked according to the 'how to spot a fake' thread, perhaps a new trend? i'll check it out thoroughly when it comes in

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That site looks pretty shady; no contact address, and descriptions are written in very poor English. I would be surprised if they actually sold legit merchandise, but for your sake I hope I'm wrong... At least it looks like returns are possible, under certain conditions.

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yikes...i've got a bad feeling about this, but my wife bought me this

http://www.icesportsshop.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_482_500&products_id=2891

it apparently shipped from china? but thought replicas didn't get faked according to the 'how to spot a fake' thread, perhaps a new trend? i'll check it out thoroughly when it comes in

its fake, they just used that picture from another website or something it seems..

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call the credit card company... or end up looking like this guy

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call the credit card company... or end up looking like this guy

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ouch, thanks guys

thats what i was afraid of, already talked to the wife about it, she said she got a text message saying the jersey was out for delivery (from a phone number in state) she texted them back asking if it was authentic why was it coming from china, dont recall what she said they said back, so we'll see what it looks like.

only reason she went there is cause i prefered that 3rd jersey to the dark one thats on icejerseys.com (and it was already customized) but may have to suck it up and get the dark blue one with the smaller crest or just buy the plain 2010 at the regular price at a local store, if this one is a fake...

unless anyone happens to know where i can get the 2010 3rd done up with orpik for a nice price?

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There are about 40000 sites like this out there, they cant shut them down fast enough to keep up. I think the Govt. Division of ICE shut down like 5k counterfeit websites in 2012.

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That's definitely fake. Real Pens jerseys are made of fore-skin. But seriously, that doesn't even look like EDGE material.

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Am I wrong, or is that embroidered into the jersey?

It definitely looks embroidered into the jersey.

yeah, i'm not home to check it, wife sent that pic, i'll look tomorrow, but that L in the NHL is typical knockoff is it not?

pretty bad if they're making knock offs of the premier line

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Am I wrong, or is that embroidered into the jersey?

It definitely looks embroidered into the jersey.

yeah i thought that was odd too, seems like a lot of work on their part for a knock off of a premier jersey rather than a game jersey

the stitching is still really sloppy though

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seems like a lot of work on their part for a knock off of a premier jersey rather than a game jersey

the stitching is still really sloppy though

A lot of the fake sites mix the marketing language and size information between the replica/premiers and authentics. The site you linked had "L/50" "XL/52" etc. and used stock photos. I would guess that when you get home it has a fight strap and probably doesn't have a jock tag on the front and is a fake authentic.

The fake sites have gotten a bit smarter, instead of selling at $30-40, they up the price to $100 and use stock photos to make people think it's a more reasonable "deal" on a customized replica when it's the same fake jersey either way. Then they count on people not caring when they get the jersey that it's an "authentic" instead of a replica/premier.

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A lot of the fake sites mix the marketing language and size information between the replica/premiers and authentics. The site you linked had "L/50" "XL/52" etc. and used stock photos. I would guess that when you get home it has a fight strap and probably doesn't have a jock tag on the front and is a fake authentic.

The fake sites have gotten a bit smarter, instead of selling at $30-40, they up the price to $100 and use stock photos to make people think it's a more reasonable "deal" on a customized replica when it's the same fake jersey either way. Then they count on people not caring when they get the jersey that it's an "authentic" instead of a replica/premier.

just got home, yeah its fake, the white areas of the crest are all wavy (as are some of the other areas, the numbers are really shiny (and dingy) there is no 'size' tag in the bottom front corner, but there is a fight strap...they can't even make up their minds what they want to dupe...

jeesh, i just noticed the E in penguins....

so can anyone suggest a place that has better than msrp prices? (with or without customizing)

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Buy direct from the team and get the best of the best- http://jjdistributing.weebly.com/weekly-sale-items-new.html

That is their sale stuff. Look through game issued of the other seasons under the 'jerseys for sale' link. Lots of very good deals.

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ALL 2011-2012 BLACK AND WHITE GAME ISSUED JERSEYS 150.00

http://jjdistributing.weebly.com/2011-2012-callups-preseason--game-issued.html

To get a game issued jersey for the price of a replica is pretty solid Id think but stick with the fakes I guess.

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PITTSBURGH PENGUINS SABOURIN 30 B 2008-2009-1 175.00

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS BORTUZZO 64 B 2009-2010-1 175.00 PRE-SEASON

ALL 2009-2010 BLACK AND WHITE GAME ISSUED JERSEYS $100.00

ALL 2011-2012 BLACK AND WHITE GAME ISSUED JERSEYS 150.00

ALL 2011-2012 PRESEASON JERSEYS $200.00

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS CONNOR 16 ALT-2 2011-2 275.00 GAME ISSUED

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS TANGRADI 26 ALT-2 2011-2 275.00 GAME ISSUED

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS HUTCHINSON 8 ALT 2010-2011 350.00 CONSOL PATCH

In the misc section he has blank black or white for under $100 in addition to the sales listed above. Do you want to keep getting fakes or spend a couple of dollars and get something legit?

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I don't blame someone for wanting to have a legit premier customized to their favorite player instead of a game issue of another player etc.

From what I've seen, there's not many places that still carry those light blue Premier Penguins jerseys at all, and those that do are full retail price $125-130, and that's for a blank.

HockeyMonkey has them for $130 in all sizes, other places mainly had only XL or XXL.

HockeyJerseysDirect is one of the cheaper places to buy Premier replicas at $88 but they don't show 3rd jerseys so no idea if they have them, but worth a call.

Either way you're looking at having to get it customized which will probably run you another $40-60. I'm not an expert on Pens jerseys, so if you get to that point I'm sure one of the guys here can tell what your options are.

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ok, i dont know where a couple of you guys are getting the idea that i want a fake,

obviously i don't, considering my posts here

but nor do i want a game issue jersey with someone already on it i dont follow (or that i'd feel uncomfortable wearing something unique like that out) especially at some of the prices, not saying that some of those deals on the jj site aren't bad

why would i buy something that isn't what i'm looking for?

akteon, thanks, yeah the light blue is getting hard to come by, will probably just buy a blank from a local 'sports' shop for 125 unless i can find someplace online that can do it customized for a reasonable amount (local place that i had my ahl jersey customized for said it'll run about 70 to do this one now...)

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For a Pens blue, you're looking at $200+ customized for a premiere ... if you can find one ... after shipping, taxes, etc. For a white or black blank, $80 from JJ distributing. Or $100-150 for a black or white potential strip project. With any luck you can return that fake otherwise your total cost just jumped up by over $100.

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Some of us are pickier and would rather have an authentic. Some of us also have the experience, as well as the patience, to know how to strip the previous players name and number off of a game-issued jersey. I don't blame you if you'd rather not do that.

For the record, I've bought and traded with JJDist. a few times, so if you ever do decide to go that route, you can take comfort in the customer care. My white 2.0 Malkin jersey w. the 2009 SC finals patch is a game issue from them that I stripped. Cost me a little more than $200, but I'm a lot happier than I was with a Malkin premiere jersey before that.

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The guy clearly doesn't want to buy fakes. Why are people throwing that in his face? He doesn't want to buy fakes, he just doesn't want to spend that much on a game issued of a player he may not want. Ease up on him.

If you want a legit blank authentic baby blue, let me know. I can get those. Check my store in the trading post.

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Some advice on these couple would be great, thanks. Curious about the Blues one, I thought that the vintage hockey line were numbered sizes? Or are there both?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321135181137

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281114303655?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230989129876?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

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