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North Neo Kite from Vietnam

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Created by andosouza 7 months ago, 21 Apr 2017
andosouza
NSW, 5 posts
21 Apr 2017 7:02PM
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Hi there,
I was offer to buy a neo north kite that was bought in a shop in Vietnam. The person brought it to Australia and is trying to sell it here. I would like to hear from anybody that bought kites in Vietnam and if the quality is the same as if you would buy in Australia or Europe. The same person claims that there is only one factory for North kites, in Malaysian, and that the kite he bought in Vietnam is legitimate.
Cheers

cauncy
WA, 5590 posts
21 Apr 2017 6:06PM
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andosouza said..
Hi there,
I was offer to buy a neo north kite that was bought in a shop in Vietnam. The person brought it to Australia and is trying to sell it here. I would like to hear from anybody that bought kites in Vietnam and if the quality is the same as if you would buy in Australia or Europe. The same person claims that there is only one factory for North kites, in Malaysian, and that the kite he bought in Vietnam is legitimate.
Cheers


North is manufactured in a multi brand factory in
sri Lanka , ozone are manufactured in their own factory in Vietnam

cbulota
WA, 1100 posts
21 Apr 2017 7:20PM
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Yep, all North kites come from a single factory. There is no such thing as fake big brand kites so you have nothing to worry about

andosouza
NSW, 5 posts
22 Apr 2017 2:36PM
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thank you man. i think i feel more relax and going to buy it. it would not be a bad idea to travel to vietnam for kitesurfing and only buy the gear once you are there.i think is about 200 oz dolat cheaper than buying here. then bring them to australia and sell here.

towradgi
NSW, 163 posts
22 Apr 2017 3:08PM
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What only 200 Oz dolat cheaper ??? Surely at least 40% Oz dolat cheaper??

andosouza
NSW, 5 posts
22 Apr 2017 8:11PM
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hei guys, I spoke again to the guy that wants to sell the kites today and asked him to send pictures of whatever may be wrong with the kites and so he told me there is a mark on the trailing edge from robing on the sand (which is normal) and email me some pictures. So while looking at them, I notice, in particular the green, that it does not have the same colors of green kite 2017 model that can be found on the actual North Kites website. So I rang the guy again and he is saying that the name NEO is written in black, however I was saying to him that it should be in PINK according to the North Kites website. Anyway, he will send me some more pictures tomorrow. In the mean time, while waiting for more pictures, I thought to share these pictures with you guys and see if you guys can recognize the kites as 2017 model just for now. I also asked him to describe the serial numbers on the kites and these is what he described: 9 m - GNK17NEO090397; 7m - GNK17NEO070425; 5m - GNK17NEO050166.






Spitfire
WA, 322 posts
22 Apr 2017 11:02PM
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I'd be more concerned about that big toe getting anywhere near the canopy.

Woott
WA, 88 posts
23 Apr 2017 4:57AM
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200 cheaper.......there are end of season deals everywhere. just call your local shop and you can get 25% off easy.

djt91184
QLD, 1032 posts
23 Apr 2017 8:28AM
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Those nab pens are handy as

Smithy
VIC, 768 posts
23 Apr 2017 9:24AM
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I'm confused, are you buying a new or secondhand kite?

andosouza
NSW, 5 posts
23 Apr 2017 12:08PM
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they are second hand, smithy.

RosieKB
VIC, 225 posts
24 Apr 2017 9:53PM
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I looked into Kites from Bali a few years ago and the discount is about the same (a few hundred dollars)

Tia my word for it - the 'North Face' gear in Vietnam is NOT from the factory .. haha its just crap knock offs but still with a few hours walking around the shops.

good on them.

cauncy
WA, 5590 posts
24 Apr 2017 7:56PM
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Not sure if relevant
but a mate bought a bride from vietnam
ended up having a cock
moral of the story,

Matt988
WA, 140 posts
24 Apr 2017 7:58PM
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That green is current 2017 colours from what I can see in the pic.

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1254 posts
24 Apr 2017 9:27PM
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I think my 2017 10m neo is that green but im pretty useless at colours. My 8m is blue, no idea what the 6 colour is!

Puetz
NT, 2035 posts
24 Apr 2017 11:31PM
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cauncy said..
Not sure if relevant
but a mate bought a bride from vietnam
ended up having a cock
moral of the story,


... moral of the story is,,,,,,,your mates need to pay a bit more attention to what they buy,,,,, you need to let them know,,,,, demo demo demo before you guy!!!!! Unless that's what your after then all Ozone power to you!!!!

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 527 posts
25 Apr 2017 7:10AM
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For the sake of saving $200 I would rather buy local and peace of mind. Keep Aussie jobs here

JBFletch
QLD, 1198 posts
25 Apr 2017 6:53PM
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As said above, almost all stores have deals going at the moment.For the sake of a few bucks, go with a local store and get the back up support to go with it.If anything goes wrong, down the track, you'll have nothing but headaches trying to get a solution out of Vietnam.Good luck



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