Can anyone else help me identify if this bat is a real English Willow GM Luna 505 or have I been ripped off and purchased a copy / fake bat?
Thanks for your posting and message. Sorry for the delay in replying but I have been overseas for a wee while.
From the pictures I would say that this is a GM bat made by our official, approved licensee in India.
Not sure if my conclusion helps or hinders you,but that is my view!
Posted - 04/03/2012 : 17:51:42 A number of Australian retailers sell Indian made GMs. GM have slightly differing models for the Indian market and they're made in India.
As Australia allow parallel imports, whereas the Uk don't, some of these Indian made GM bats (which are genuine, but made specifically for the Indian market) end up on the shelves of the Australian suppliers and on eBay.
Posted - 01/03/2012 : 03:50:00 GM bats have always been made in Nottingham ? lol
Posted - 29/02/2012 : 22:18:01 Most defiantly a fake, not a Luna profile and no scooping. The stickers for fakes are not bad but fake no embossed writing and no ToeTek and poor face stickers with Bouchers name on. GM bats have always been made in Nottingham, they looked into making in the sub continent but decided the finish and overall product would be better if made in the UK using DXM (CAD,CAM) It is always best to buy from a reputable dealer to buy your bats from, even the best dealers use ebay if you look.
Posted - 25/02/2012 : 14:41:39 Think Ed said bats made for the UK market English Willow are , however i believe other countries bats maybe different. Moral of the story is you have no come backs from buying off eBay, you could easily have wasted your money. There are tons of Stickered up bats on ebay, for the sake of a few quid i would rather get the assurance of a buying from a reputable retailer.