Had to share.
Just unboxed a recent order of parts that arrived from China. It happened to be a couple of Volkswagen items- disregard the fact I don’t own a Volksawagen. Anywho…
Very cheap, free shipping, wasn’t expecting much- they’re not critical parts or anything that would cause an accident should they fail. While examining the parts and hardware I noticed the package was clearly marked “Made in Germany.”
I pulled the box out of the recyling bin and checked the label. Hmmm, the origin of the contents was marked China on the label.
So I guess the seller either lied about the origin of the parts or they’re counterfeits marked as genuine VW product. I guess this shouldn’t surprise me. After all, they were a quarter of the price quoted by the dealer. But blatantly shipping them with an OEM parts tag from Deutschland just seems wrong.