I just made a purchase from Advance Auto Parts that I would have made from Autozone except for a puzzling price issue. The exact same part and manufacturer, same price at both. A discount was offered by both except the Autozone discount is only available for buy online ship to home. The part is in stock at the store near me but the discount does not apply. Advance allows the discount for an online order and pick up in store, therefore I purchased online from Advance and picked up in store although the Advance store is a few miles further away. I am puzzled why Autozone will not allow the discount for a store pick up but will for an online ship to home. The part is well over $100 so the shipping is free.
Reported some of the high risk counterfeit items to eBay some time back and they are still being sold. What confidence can a person have in items being sold if nothing is being done to prevent the proliferation of counterfeit items.
Sorry to inform you that counterfeit Timken bearings are being sold that are made in China. Just check Alibaba, the source of many sellers on eBay. Genuine Timken are great bearings, the counterfeit are not so.
A very serious item that is being sold on eBay by many sellers and sourced through Alibaba is counterfeit bearings. These range from automotive wheel bearings to engine and other. They are of poor quality and are creating a safety hazard to the buyers and others on the highway. True Koyo bearings are used on many new vehicles and are of the highest quality and reputation. Most of the Koyo bearings being sold on eBay are poor quality counterfeits. The reputation that eBay is developing for counterfeit items is driving many of us away.