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Deciding To Buy A Falcon Cue But There's A Problem


Deciding To Buy A Falcon Cue But There's A Problem

Well I found a decent cue to start playing with but the problem is that it's on eBay. They advertise it as a Canadian made cue from a while back. I just want to confirm if this cue is an imitation or not.

cgi.ebay.ca/Falcon-Pool-Cue-Custom-Billiards-Canada-made-inlaid-Cue_W0QQitemZ140293341409QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item140293341409

The cue number is Falcon #99751.

I've tried searching it up and found nothing on this cue.

Can anyone help me?

Deciding To Buy A Falcon Cue But There's A Problem

Replies & Comments

  1. bata_pinoybilliardsforum on 1/8/2009 4:56:24 AM

    I have found evidence that "99751" is indeed a Falcon Cues ID number (but more of an internal identification number). I've found that Falcon pool cues can have a number like that, but then also have a "customer-facing" number and/or name. I only found ONE reference linking 99571 to a falcon cue - so you should ask the seller where he is getting that number, and to send you photo proof.

    I've also emailed my contact at Falcon, and If he has any information about that particular number, I'll post it here...

    Unfortunately, however, that is not proof enough that the cue is not a counterfeit. Those falcons typically sell for between $250 and $650 when new. The seller discloses that the cue is damaged, if you read his description. He has a 100% positive seller rating, with over 130 previous auctions. You might weigh that as well.

    You could always contact the seller and request more detailed history/catalog information before you bid.

  2. bata_pinoybilliardsforum on 1/8/2009 6:45:59 AM

    Here is the reply I received from the seller...

    ...all my falcons are 5 years old, they were made for one distributor only,Js Sales which merged with imperial international they used their own model numbers because every one of these cues was made different from regular production. IE Inlays ,wood, etc. All cues were made in ontario. Thanks, mrbreaktime

  3. bata_pinoybata_pinoy on 1/8/2009 6:01:55 PM

    Thanks you so much for the information! Yes, the seller does have a 100% rating but people can speculate.

    Again, I thank you for the information and advice.

  4. bata_pinoybilliardsforum on 1/13/2009 4:27:40 AM

    I have heard back from my contact at Falcon. He has access to their master database of who/when they supplied cues to throughout the years. Here is his reply:

    After digging into our data base, I believe this was a cue that was either sold as a unique piece or used for sponsorship purposes. I do not have much information for this cue but it was set to retail between USD $350.00 to USD $400.00. It is constructed with Canadian first grade Birdseye stained grey, ebony, bone and shell inlays, real nickel silver rings, hand polished stainless steel joint, 5/16 14 thread standard joint pin, hand wrapped and pressed genuine Irish linen wrap. Shaft is Canadian number 1 white first grade maple with Triangle tip and phenolic ferrule.

  5. bata_pinoyba2can on 1/5/2010 1:43:26 PM

    i have the same cue but it is stained blue

    i will try to post a picture later... the cue was built in the Ontario Canada plant sometime ago

  6. bata_pinoyquickshot on 1/5/2010 2:01:29 PM

    I checked it out and the entrie has been removed. I'll give you one word of advice. Be very careful about buying on ebay. I didn't an got burned.

  7. bata_pinoyba2can on 1/5/2010 2:23:08 PM

    here is another link to ebay... http://cgi.ebay.com/Falcon-Pool-Cue-Custom-Billiards-Canada-Vintage-Cue_W0QQitemZ140370346730QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item20aeb982ea

  8. bata_pinoyba2can on 1/6/2010 8:20:22 AM

    oh you know what, my cue is exactly the same... with stainded grey birdseye... not blue....

    it is a very nice cue

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Deciding To Buy A Falcon Cue But There's A Problem

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  • Published: 1/7/2009 11:15:33 PM