Sunday, August 12, 2007

Bizarre yo-yo listings on eBay from China.

On a recent eBay search, I stumbled upon a seller named penptech. I first noticed that penptech had a slim metallic yo-yo with slight butterfly shape and rubber rims. This bizarre yo-yo was listed as a "Metallic Missile" and was further described as "This is the flagship in Yomega's High Performance fleet". Most striking was the yo-yo's low price; $.99.

I've seen many scams on eBay, but this item seemed legit. Shipping was about $7 and there was good buyer feedback, so I went ahead and bought two of these "Metallic Missiles" and one of their "Power Brain" yo-yo.

A few weeks later, the yo-yos arrived. I couldn't believe. Yeah, they are totally cheap POS's, but it wasn't a scam. One of the metallic missile knock offs was missing it's bearing, which wasn't a big deal since the first thing I did was but Buzzon SPR guts in it anyway. The Power Brain knock off was just a cheap ball bearing butterfly yo-yo. Not great, but worth 8 bucks. To be honest, the Metallic Missiles actually play really well with SPR kits in them. Do yourself a favor and pick up some of the remaining stock. You could also feel free to buy the size 44 Valentino Jacket for me while you are at it. It's only $.99!







3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

but doc..... those yo yo's make my pen0r frown.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous slotsurfer said...

The yoyo looks like it's stamped aluminum? Instead of machined ?
Slotsurfer

9:03 PM  
Blogger Steve Brown said...

That looks more like a Wingforce knockoff than a Metallic Missile.

12:12 AM  

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