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Old 02-17-2004, 05:19 PM   #1
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Question How do they sell Saturn Oil filters so cheap on e-bay?

I bid on some Saturn il filters for my VUE. I lost but how do people get cases ot these filters and sell them so cheap? Are they stolen? On person won a case of 12 for $31. Less than $3 each
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just think of how much profit the dealer makes on them
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just think of how much profit the dealer makes on them
I pay $4.06 for them on my discount. That is 15% over their cost.. so they get them for ~$3.45.
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I don't think they are dealers selling thme but how can they sell a filter (Saturn) OEM for under $3.
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Counterfeit parts?

Theft from dealer or distribution network?
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Old 02-18-2004, 01:16 PM   #6
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Counterfeit parts are big problems in other countries for automobiles.

I think FORD recently raided a Chinese factory and seized a lot of parts for FORD Taurus's that were marked "Genuine Ford" parts.
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The only other thing I can think of is freight salvage.
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maybe factory seconds

the ones that have a blemish or something that makes it so they cant sell them as "New".
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No one complains about the seller so I guess Stolen
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No one complains about the seller so I guess Stolen
People may not know that they're bootleg, The only way to tell would be to pop one open and compare.

To read more about counterfeit car parts, check out this article.
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I bid on some Saturn il filters for my VUE. I lost but how do people get cases ot these filters and sell them so cheap? Are they stolen? On person won a case of 12 for $31. Less than $3 each
a co-worker dropped 3 crates FULL of oil filters for the new chevy equinox (vue platform) last night. Things will probably just get thrown out.
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