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« on: February 26, 2014, 02:42:12 PM »

I've been told by a couple of parts men that some aftermarket parts that come in boxes with a label stating "Made in U.S.A." are not necessarily made in the U.S.A. Does anyone have any evidence of this being the case? Once upon a time parts that could be stamped were stamped with the county of origin. Now a lot of parts are not stamped so we have to rely on the country of origin stated on the box to be correct. Any experiences, opinions? Thanks, Joe.
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 02:48:23 PM »

I may be wrong on this, but I believe 'raw parts' can be shipped from overseas, and then a minimum amount of work added here (in the US) and still qualify for a 'made in the us' tag without violating any current laws; that 'minimum amt' of work might involve as little as 'boxing' up individual parts in individual boxes which ARE 'made in the USA' and labeled as such.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 03:14:20 PM »

Not car part related, but a similar story. I bought a sprayer for the farm to spray weeds etc...About the third use it quit, it was the pump motor. I took it off and on the bottom it was cast into the part - MADE in CHINA. On the side of the plastic tank was a decal that said, PROUDLY MADE in the USA! The company is called FIMCO. They would not honor their product or replace it and I swore them off and I wouldn't buy anything from that company again. They probably make condoms as far as I know based on their quality.
I try not to buy anything made in the last 20 years. If I need a shovel or similar, I buy used at auction rather than new at a store. Stuff today is just a cheap facsimile of what it used to be.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 07:05:58 PM »

 FIMCO... You mean...  Faulty International Motor Company. I sure hope they don't make condoms Cry
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 10:24:45 PM »

Damn you FIMCO condoms!..... now I have 4 kids... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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