He says he takes most offers. They don't look pitted, so probably work fine, and if they are original they were made in the USA. If somebody paid $300 and they were correct for the car, I would say they did alright.
Of corse you can be a repro set that were made in China for less.
BUT lets focus here. I am more concerned about the dates and car they would have been installed in.
Kurt what was date on your original shocks that you removed from your (02D) car?